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[Cob] cob on earthbagPatrick Newberry PNewberry at habitat.org
Tue Feb 13 13:27:31 PST 2007
Yes, it is true, the earth bags function more a form, thus they can be removed and cut away. I do not use any straw in my earth bag mix and the mix is only damp never wet as wet will not compress very well when you pound the bags. I have plastered over both the bags and the bags and the cut away bags, but generally I leave the bags in place. Basically any coating over the bags or over the bag stripped wall is simply a plaster. It can be a pain to plaster over the bags, but I've done a bunch. Best bet is to realize early that it will take more than one coat / layer. I generally focus in on the indentation between the layer of bags rather the bulging center of the bag on my first layer. The plaster will never make the bag wall weaker. It can only add strength. Pat Newberry www.Gypsyfarm.com -----Original Message----- From: coblist-bounces at deatech.com [mailto:coblist-bounces at deatech.com] On Behalf Of Shody Ryon Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2007 3:58 PM To: coblist at deatech.com Subject: Re: [Cob] cob on earthbag <Shody Ryon> I was told that the bags are not considered part of the strength of earthbag construction, and the bags can be cut a way. If this is done and the fill in the bags is compatable with cob, there would be a surface to adhere to. </Shody> --- Udit <youdit at gmail.com> wrote: <Udit> > I've been looking thru the archives and haven't had > much luck finding any > info on using cob on top of earthbag (as a coating). > Has anyone > experimented with this? I would think that the > strength of the cob would be > compromised if it's not applied really thick. I'd > also think that the cob > wouldn't want to stick to poly bags. Any feedback? > </udit> >
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