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[Cob] wattle and daub

john fordice otherfish at
Mon Feb 4 20:43:20 CST 2008

Don't see why it wouldn't work.
Just make sure to have at least one floor joist or row of solid  
blocking under each wattle & daub interior wall.  The flooring boards  
atop the floor joist alone are most likely not sufficient strength to  
support the load of a wattle & daub wall .  At a minimum, a joist or  
blocking directly below the wall load will be required.  This is a  
rough estimate, figuring the actual weight of the wall & checking it  
against the span capacity will be the proof.  If you need a more  
specific analysis, contact me directly.
john f.

On Feb 4, 2008, at 12:38 PM, Damon Howell wrote:

> This isn't exactly a cob question, but still relative; I would like
> some mass on the interior of the house, but would also like a wooden
> floor instead of dirt. Would wattle and daub work for this situation
> you think? I'd love to hear from anyone who has thought about this.
> Damon in GA
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