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[Cob] earth roof with lip of drainpipe to hold soil on

Charmaine Taylor dirtcheapbuilderbooks at
Mon Nov 24 14:42:16 CST 2008

a while back some one was stuck with how to keep the soil on the top
of their planned living roof-- was it Ziggy?

I had taken pics of the drain pipe- slit- and slid over on the edge of
a  demonstration shed at Real Goods solar center here in CA.

anyway-- Dee  just sent pics of her cobhollow rumford stove-- but the
exciting part  is the page showing how they did the living roof with
plastic layer, carpet, 3" manure and seeds, the black rugged plastic
drain pipe is slit- it looks like- and secured to the edge of the
plywood roof base, this making a raised edge to keep the soil from
sliding off. once the seedlings set roots this  is a non issue,

here is the living roof page on Diane's ( Dee)  cobhollow site--

Ms. Charmaine  Taylor/ Taylor Publishing
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