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[Cob] plastic jugs in walls?Marilyn Pratt marilyn.pratt at sbcglobal.net
Thu Dec 10 10:30:53 PST 2009
I'm not an engineer... But the place where the failure finally occurred in the earthquake test that went wild and got up to 9 on the scale failed up near where the roof meets the walls. You're in earthquake country, right? How are you tying your roof in - are you putting wood deadmen in the walls to link to later? One possibly silly thing I've wondered about is whether it might be a good idea to put the deadmen at somewhat different heights. Putting them all at the same height seemed like creating a perforation all around the wall, with the weight of the roof attached. I've been curious about the wisdom of that. thanks - marilyn ________________________________ From: Tys Sniffen <tys at ideamountain.com> To: coblist at deatech.com Sent: Thu, December 10, 2009 10:07:49 AM Subject: [Cob] plastic jugs in walls? So, as my walls get up over 7 feet high, I'm starting to remember how lower down, when I had them laying around, I would toss in the occasional urbanite chunk to take up some space. Now I'm starting to think about tossing in some one gallon plastic jugs (vinegar jugs, that are slightly thicker plastic than the common 1 gal milk jug) again, to take up space, but also I'm thinking having a void in the wall that size could insulation in a way, and, of course, would make my tall parts a bit lighter. Does that sound like a bad idea to anyone? Tys _______________________________________________ Coblist mailing list Coblist at deatech.com http://www.deatech.com/mailman/listinfo/coblist
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