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[Cob] Brian's living roof QCharmaine Taylor dirtcheapbuilderbooks at gmail.com
Fri Sep 19 15:02:48 CDT 2008
Hi Brian, yeah, NOT having a multi-deca-hedron circle of short 2x4s is a good idea. I have seen the large plastic, round drain hoses cut the entire length and slid onto the lip edge of the roof for a smooth circle. if the roof lip is thick then taking a 2" or so strip from the entire length of the hose will help it slide over the edge easier, ( makes a 'C' shape). go to an appliance or big hardware store and look at all the ROUND shaped hoses and connectors, baffles and drain systems and think outside the box for using those possibly: heating ducts, commercial drain hoses, etc can do the trick. Using folded over hardware cloth, several 4' + long pieces to make a light wire mesh baffle can also work, lining it with thin Lexan strips ( offcuts from a local shop, and considered waste) can be slid into the mesh to hold small dirt but allow water to run thu and off. Also cutting long wide strips from large plastic soap or kitty litter containers gives you a stiff but bendable insert too. I will email you the chapter by Rob Roy from his book on underground houses, that tells how to build. and a pic I have of the small demo shed with the plastic hose edge at the Solar Living Center in Ukaih -- Ms. Charmaine Taylor/ Taylor Publishing 707 -441-1632 $10. book sale thru 12-31 www.dirtcheapbuilder.com www. papercrete.com PO Box 375, Cutten CA 95534