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[Cob] Coblist Digest, Vol 8, Issue 49Kathy Dunster unfoldinglandscapes at gmail.com
Tue Mar 9 13:52:17 PST 2010
Re barley - it's the straw he used not the grain. Barley straw (leftover from barley grain harvesting - beer the end product) is readily available as an option here in Canada as of course is wheat straw. The newspaper article had a poorly constructed sentence - it should probably have said "clay, stone, and barley and wheat straw" to avoid confusion. Here's some background info from 2002 on this house. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/house-and-home/property/the-medieval-house-of-king-cob-746518.html and Kevin McCabe's website http://www.buildsomethingbeautiful.com/ and a link to the Devon Earth Building Association http://www.devonearthbuilding.com/ (click on "leaflets" for one on regulatory compliance - building regulations) regards, Kathy On 9 March 2010 12:00, <coblist-request at deatech.com> wrote: > Send Coblist mailing list submissions to > coblist at deatech.com > > To subscribe or unsubscribe via the World Wide Web, visit > http://www.deatech.com/mailman/listinfo/coblist > or, via email, send a message with subject or body 'help' to > coblist-request at deatech.com > > You can reach the person managing the list at > coblist-owner at deatech.com > > When replying, please edit your Subject line so it is more specific > than "Re: Contents of Coblist digest..." > > > Today's Topics: > > 1. Cob House Fire (David Anderson) > 2. Re: Cob House Fire (Janet Standeford) > 3. Re: Cob House Fire (Dulane) > > > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- > > Message: 1 > Date: Tue, 09 Mar 2010 17:52:11 +1300 > From: David Anderson <david1anderson at me.com> > Subject: [Cob] Cob House Fire > To: coblist at deatech.com > Message-ID: <D6013284-0755-421D-9186-B62985CB3F7B at me.com> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii > > I just found this sad article about Kevin McCabe's Cob roof fire that > happened yesterday. > > > http://www.thisisexeter.co.uk/news/Ottery-guts-cob-house-roof/article-1891430-detail/article.html > > I noticed in the article that they mention that the cob mixture was made of > clay, barley, wheat straw and stone. Does anyone know how the barley was > used to make cob?? Barley grain? or Barley straw? > > Thanks, > > David Anderson > North Island, New Zealand > > > ------------------------------ > > Message: 2 > Date: Mon, 08 Mar 2010 23:13:12 -0800 > From: Janet Standeford <janet.standeford at gmail.com> > Subject: Re: [Cob] Cob House Fire > To: coblist at deatech.com > Message-ID: <4B95F508.8050207 at gmail.com> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed > > Kevin, > If you are seeing this, you and your family have my deepest heartfelt > sympathy. > > Janet Standeford OR > www.buildingnaturally.info (Owned by the worldwide > community of alternative material builders) a resource > for healthy homes. Created in TikiWiki (identical to > WikiPedia)Let's not just talk about it/Let's make it happen! > Ask for Admin ID& Password to help create the site. > admin at buildingnaturally.info > The Green Globes standard, American Code Standard > for Green Building is to be released in late Spring. > > > > > > ------------------------------ > > Message: 3 > Date: Tue, 9 Mar 2010 10:31:07 -0800 > From: "Dulane" <silkworm at spiderhollow.com> > Subject: Re: [Cob] Cob House Fire > To: "'Janet Standeford'" <janet.standeford at gmail.com>, > <coblist at deatech.com> > Message-ID: <mailman.2.1268164801.12061.coblist at deatech.com> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" > > But...it can be rebuilt, as that is the nature of cob. One blessing, but > that is not a small thing. Maybe he can amend little design flaws and > develop some better fire protection techniques in his next model. Sometimes > we are faced with lessons we didn't know we were supposed to learn...ie. > taller chimneys, screened caps, heat deflectors, etc. > I don't mean to make light of a sad situation...but this doesn't make me > love cob any the less. > > -----Original Message----- > From: coblist-bounces at deatech.com [mailto:coblist-bounces at deatech.com] On > Behalf Of Janet Standeford > Sent: Monday, March 08, 2010 11:13 PM > To: coblist at deatech.com > Subject: Re: [Cob] Cob House Fire > > Kevin, > If you are seeing this, you and your family have my deepest heartfelt > sympathy. > > Janet Standeford OR > > > > _______________________________________________ > Coblist mailing list > Coblist at deatech.com > http://www.deatech.com/mailman/listinfo/coblist > > > > > ------------------------------ > > _______________________________________________ > Coblist mailing list > Coblist at deatech.com > http://www.deatech.com/mailman/listinfo/coblist > > > End of Coblist Digest, Vol 8, Issue 49 > ************************************** >
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