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[Cob] Living roof and (a somewhat steep) pitch - methods to help soil from sliding off?

joe r dupont joedupont at
Fri Sep 19 13:30:21 CDT 2008

why dirt?
why not paper pulp?  
and add a little more each year. 
On Fri, 19 Sep 2008 10:30:33 -0500 "Brian Liloia"
<evacindustry at> writes:
> I just finished constructing my reciprocal roof frame. (A reciprocal 
> roof is
> a self-supporting, spiraling, conical structure with poles that all 
> bear the
> weight of one another at the top of the frame.) I am concerned that 
> my pitch
> is a little steeper than is common for living roofs. I do not know 
> the
> angle, but you can get an idea of the pitch from this photo:
> - (I may borrow a 
> scribe
> to calculate the angle later.)
> Does anyone have an recommendations for preventing soil from sliding 
> off of
> one's roof? I know of the method of nailing 2x4s across the roof to 
> act as
> steps, but I'm looking for something that might be even more 
> effective and
> efficient. I am not excited about nailing lots of 2x4s across my 
> decking.
> Thanks!
> - Brian
> (For more info. on my house and reciprocal roofs, here is my 
> website
> address:
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