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[Cob] Insulation-cob walls for stablesYun Que yunk88 at hotmail.com
Sun Jul 5 08:51:24 PDT 2009
Cat here! Damp is not good for horses they are sensitive to upper respiratory thing. Horses need lots of good ventilation. How cold is not as important as keeping the rain and wind off in low temps. My herd will collect together in rough weather in the pasture and keep each other warm. Always when building an environment for anything keep as close to it's natural inclinations as possible...half way up a hill is better than in a bottom by a creek for cold months...etc etc.... No leaders, No followers! CAT > Date: Sun, 5 Jul 2009 08:43:17 -0700 > From: qi4u at yahoo.com > To: coblist at deatech.com; tinkasbonus at yahoo.dk > Subject: [Cob] Insulation-cob walls for stables > > > I am not a cob builder, if your horse area is really damp most all the time, I wonder if asphalt emulsion should be added to the mix with a coat of lime as waterproofing on the outside might be an option. > > Probably a better option would be to build a small test "wall" in a stable with a horse and damp conditions with no additives, a pure cheap simple complete test, well if you build 2 opposing walls on the sort of foundation you are proposing with a roof. Accept it would be lacking the brace support provided by the side walls. Since cob is known to support a roof, this point should mute, unless you are planning thin walls, which were already ruled out. > > I imagine cob stables we used in Devon, UK as many houses have been there for 4 or 500 years, and since autos have been around just over 100 or so, one might make some assumptions, including ones about dampness as the UK as a whole is damp. > > After rereading the question, I realize by the first meter, you meant the first meter in elevation up from the ground, not as a facing. I am not used to meters. Do you have access to that much rock? That sounds great, but I don't know. > > Out of curiosity, what is the lowest daytime high temperature in the winter and how many nights to temps go below freezing, do stables ever need to be heated where you are, or anywhere, for that matter? > > What I am getting at is; does anyone insulate cob? > > In a cold area, I would consider insulation it, with XPS insulation, and under the floor, too. Perhaps that is just because I don't understand how cob works. To me, the primary purpose of a house is to create a separation from uncomfortable or lethal weather condition; water tight, draft/wind proof and thermal insulation would all be essential, in most areas, to me. > > Shody > > --- On Sun, 7/5/09, Mia Hessel <tinkasbonus at yahoo.dk> wrote: > > > From: Mia Hessel <tinkasbonus at yahoo.dk> > > Subject: Re: [Cob] cob walls for stables > > To: coblist at deatech.com > > Date: Sunday, July 5, 2009, 6:20 AM > > I have had some of the same concerns; > > Not only if it is strong enough, but if it can take > > the moist and sour invironment there is in most stables. > > Cob needs to be protected from moisture or it will break > > down, so I have considered making the first meter or so out > > of stone. Any ideas or prior experiences? > > > > MH > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > Coblist mailing list > Coblist at deatech.com > http://www.deatech.com/mailman/listinfo/coblist _________________________________________________________________ Windows Live™ SkyDrive™: Get 25 GB of free online storage. http://windowslive.com/online/skydrive?ocid=TXT_TAGLM_WL_SD_25GB_062009
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