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[Cob] embedded postsShody Ryon qi4u at yahoo.com
Wed Jul 29 09:19:30 PDT 2009
I am not a cob builder, but I do not follow the design, and I would like to. Is the center log installed vertically, as a center post? Are the radiating logs horizontal with the 2x12 floor joists or rafters? Is the cob going to be built on the ground? Shody --- On Wed, 7/29/09, uli hamann <uli.hamann at gmail.com> wrote: > From: uli hamann <uli.hamann at gmail.com> > Subject: [Cob] embedded posts > To: Coblist at deatech.com > Date: Wednesday, July 29, 2009, 3:34 AM > 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 > _______________________________________________ > Coblist mailing list > Coblist at deatech.com > http://www.deatech.com/mailman/listinfo/coblist >
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