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[Cob] RototillerHenry Raduazo raduazo at aol.com
Tue May 13 12:34:57 PDT 2008
Note regarding rototiller mixing of cob. Use a sharp lawn mower to shred and break up the straw "flakes" before you till it into the mix. Chopping up the straw a little ensures that it will not wind it's self up on the tines of the tiller, but it will still be plenty long enough to act as a reinforcement in your wall. Alternatively, if you have a field of standing hay, straw or dried grass, you can use a lawn mower to harvest the straw for a cob wall. Ed On May 13, 2008, at 10:04 AM, Mitch Ventura wrote: > Am still gathering as much info as I can on cob building prior to > my cob project sometime in late 2010 (when I should be finished > here in Iraq... still a perfect region for cob but may not ever see > that technology, ironic as that may seem); this Forum has been a > great source for data and links to other sites (my thanks to almost > everyone). > > Anyway, came across the following website that had a few twists > on views that I have previously seen written and argued on in this > Forum: > > www.islandnet.com/~anngord/builders.html > > Never thought of using a rototiller (and would have relegated it > to the same negative views that I read on cement mixers). > > The use of added straw may not be good for me as I maintain a > residence in a subtropical climate (great for bacteria, mold, > termites, and other organic consumers). > > Wonder if the more technically inclined members of this Forum > could voice their opinion on the rototiller and added straw... > > Ma'a salama. > > Mitch > (somewhere near Sadr City, Baghdad, Iraq) > > P.D. Fellow firefighters laugh at me all the time as I am a bit > of a tree hugger, but a realistic one at that... sure the > rototiller uses some gas, but how many of us have guzzled gallons > of fuel in order to attend an eco-seminar far from home? (LOIL... > Lots Of Ironic Laughter) > > > --------------------------------- > > Yahoo! Deportes Beta > ¡No te pierdas lo último sobre el torneo clausura 2008! > Entérate aquí http://deportes.yahoo.com > _______________________________________________ > Coblist mailing list > Coblist at deatech.com > http://www.deatech.com/mailman/listinfo/coblist
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