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[Cob] embedded postsuli hamann uli.hamann at gmail.com
Tue Jul 28 23:34:45 PDT 2009
hi everyone, i am building a 35ft circular cob house (near bellingham wa). foundation is in 12 logs radiating out from a cedar center log,there is a 6x6 on the foundation postbased into concrete under each log and fastened on the top with 4inch wide metal strapping around log and unto 6x6(for uplift--this being eathquake country and all). got 2x12rafters across top on 12 inch centers,2 layers of 3/4 plywood for 1 1/2 total screwed down(anal german builder) am about to install reinforced 60mil epdm shortly. here's my question though.i haven't started cobbing yet but my plan is to leave the posts on the foundation and cob them right in. has anyone done that? i'm planning on 24inch walls tapering to 18 inches.will that cause a perceptible weakness. thinking of drilling in wooden or bamboo dowels into the posts to hopefully integrate them. anyone have any thoughts on this? uli
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