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[Cob] traditional building, sort ofGergo Szekely gergo.szekely at yahoo.com
Mon Sep 13 14:03:16 PDT 2010
It sounds like an interesting idea to me. I am just wondering if you still get the same bound between the previous layer and the layer you have freshly put on. For some reason I have a feeling if there is a larger amount of fresh cob on the wall it could be harder to work the two layers together and create a good bound in between them. How do you feel about it? -- Gergo ________________________________ From: Damon Howell <dhowell at pickensprogress.com> To: coblist at deatech.com Sent: Wed, September 1, 2010 11:16:36 AM Subject: [Cob] traditional building, sort of I've been using the pitchfork to heave the cob onto the wall. After I throw several heaps up there I climb up on the wall and walk around on it, letting it splooge out the sides if it needs to. I go back a day or two and slap it down with a 2x4 to the shape it should be. This goes surprisingly fast. I don't work on it much though, so I have no idea how much I could put up in a day. I have really noticed how important the straw is while using the pitchfork. If there isn't enough straw the mix just slips through the tines. I haven't done the mixing with the cattle because I don't have any. I mixed a huge pile of cob with the bobcat in about 10 minutes, which would have taken me several days, and a lot of labor, to do by the tarp method. All you have to do is get the proportions right, so if it dries out a little too much, just wet it down and stomp on it to pack the clay together and it's ready to build with again! Damon in Ga _______________________________________________ Coblist mailing list Coblist at deatech.com http://www.deatech.com/mailman/listinfo/coblist
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