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[Cob] MixJanet Standeford janet.standeford at gmail.com
Sun Jul 18 11:32:46 PDT 2010
Thanks, and I call them flakes as well. All the ranchers do that I know of. Now my walls will be three feet thick at the base and taper on the inside to 2 feet at the top. The interior measurements are 25 x 10 with an 8 x 10 bedroom off one back corner. The highest (south) wall will be 14 feet high and the lowest (north) wall is about 8 feet high. The clay is sandy clay and is great. I made some awesome strong cylinders though one came apart straight across at about the middle. Guess there was too much straw in that? The 2 sections are really strong. How thick are your walls? On 7/18/2010 11:08 AM, Dulane wrote: > Amazingly, I only used about 3 sixty pound bales in my whole (12x12) cob > house. I probably did it wrong, but after I mixed my clay and sand (which is > specific to the local materials) I added 1/10 the total mass of straw. Which > was like a 3" flake per 40-50 lb load. > > Janet Standeford OR www.buildingnaturally.info (Owned by you) A resource for healthy homes.
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