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[Cob] Wattle and Daub versus CobBarbara Roemer roemiller4 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 4 12:16:25 PDT 2008
> Shannon wrote: > > I'm by no means an expert in wattle and daub though I have done some, but > here is my take for a very coarse comparison: > > Cob Wattle and Daub > ---------- ------------------ > Labor High Moderate > Build time Long Short > Water Lots Some > Straw Lots Some > Sticks/wattle None Lots > Compressive strength High Low > Tensile strength Moderate Moderate to high > Building life Long Moderate to low > > These are of course heavily dependent on the techniques used, the > materials at hand and other factors. SNIP Labor & building time for cob can be cut waaayyyy down with the use of forms, and further still with the use of mechanical mixing. Barbara
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