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[Cob] cobbing a metal stoveCharmaine Taylor dirtcheapbuilderbooks at gmail.com
Sun Nov 23 14:32:22 CST 2008
How do you handle the problem of cracks in the cob, due to the metal wood stove expanding/contracting more than the cob? The result is excellent in terms of thermal performance, but there are some unsightly cracks in the cob. Not serious but annoying. Robert ++++++++++++++++ This will be my first winter with a cobbed edge on the stove -- so I can't say yet.. I am just now preparing the stove. I could also use a very high lime -clay mix and see if it just converts back to limestone and stays put without cracking.. I cant say yet. thanks for the warning-- I will alter my recipe and I htink I will use a rolled tube of wire mesh to hold the cob 1/2 inch from the face of the metal itself, possibly the heat dispersion will not affect the cob as hotly if not in direct contact? we shall see. -- Ms. Charmaine Taylor/ Taylor Publishing 707-441-1632 www.dirtcheapbuilder.com www. papercrete.com PO Box 375, Cutten CA 95534