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[Cob] cob vs adobe

Leslie Moyer Unschooler at
Fri Jun 27 15:11:16 CDT 2008

Also, Maggie, the "form" doesn't have to be complicated at all.  I've 
seen plans online and elsewhere that call for an elaborate built-form to 
mold around, but moist sand makes a perfectly good, easy mold and can be 
built in about 10 minutes.

Maggie Henry wrote:
> Does anyone have any experience using both? Recommend one over the other? I
> have read EVERYTHING I could get my hands on dealing with cob oven
> construction. I found the Sunset Adobe Oven project directions and because I
> want a Quebec-style was hook immediately because of not needing to build the
> form. (The alder branch form from the Bread Ovens of Quebec looked
> daunting!)
>  I didn't really read the materials list on the Sunset oven and it was news
> to me when someone posted "don't use portland cement"  Cement? That's not in
> Kiko's book. So I actually read the entire project article. Sent me off
> researching adobe.  My new question is which is better? Longer lasting? Can
> I just cob over the form? Has anyone actually built one of these. I am
> determined to get this done this summer!
> Thanks in Advance for all your help!
> Maggie
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