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[Cob] cob vs adobeShody Ryon qi4u at yahoo.com
Fri Jun 27 18:07:08 PDT 2008
--- On Fri, 6/27/08, Leslie Moyer <Unschooler at atlasok.com> wrote: > From: Leslie Moyer <Unschooler at atlasok.com> > Subject: Re: [Cob] cob vs adobe > To: "coblist at deatech.com" <coblist at deatech.com> > Date: Friday, June 27, 2008, 5:09 PM > Maggie, > > IMO, there are only a couple reasons to use adobe instead > of cob: > > 1. It is pre-made by someone else / mass-produced / > labor-saving for you > / quick to install. > 2. If you have to make the cob in one geographic location > and move it to > another location (more than "people" distance > apart) for your application. > 3. If you have the opportunity to make adobe at one time > when your use > is further distant in TIME. (i.e. a renter who is > stockpiling adobe for > an eventual home) > > Otherwise, I don't think there is any advantage to > using adobe in the > application you gave and I think there are probably > disadvantages to > it. Cob will, sculpturally, be a lot more flexible. > However, there's > no reason that you can't mix the two (and I think there > are probably > advantages to doing it this way--drying time will probably > be less, for > example). > > --Leslie > > 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 > > _______________________________________________ > > Coblist mailing list > > Coblist at deatech.com > > http://www.deatech.com/mailman/listinfo/coblist > > > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > Coblist mailing list > Coblist at deatech.com > http://www.deatech.com/mailman/listinfo/coblist
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