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charlie brown
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Cheap, efficient, recycling materials, no lost place inner rooms , it's a good solution for retrofitting!
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Walter Jeffries
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Fire risk?
 
Brian Knight
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I am a stupid american that cant read french! I do know however, that this looks like hempcrete which is reported to have an R-value of 2 per inch but I think it would test out closer to R1 per inch... thats pretty lousy insulation. I think when you add the above ingredients, they would perform more like a thermal mass than insulation...
 
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http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=fr&u=http://www.apper-solaire.org/Pages/Experiences/Amet%2520Pierre%252004/Isolation%2520mur%2520exterieur%2520avec%2520du%2520chanvre%2520banche/&ei=zJbHT6CVA-iE2gW3ktWFCw&sa=X&oi=translate&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CDAQ7gEwAA&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dhttp://www.apper-solaire.org/Pages/Experiences/Amet%252520Pierre%25252004/Isolation%252520mur%252520exterieur%252520avec%252520du%252520chanvre%252520banche/%26hl%3Den%26biw%3D1358%26bih%3D607%26prmd%3Dimvns

Google translated link. Still hard to read.

It is not the greatest insulation according to R ratings, but it is monolithic and outside the existing mass so it works much better in real life than the R rating would suggest.

 
Brian Knight
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Thats a good point Scott about continuous exterior insulation performing better compared to cavity insulation values but its not going to perform above its rated R value. Cavity insulation enjoys a better Rvalue reputation than it deserves because its only describing whats between the framing. In this instance however, the R value of the hempcrete (R1 per inch) is about the same as framing or wood (R1 per inch). Dont expect much continuous exterior insulation advantages with this product.
 
Bella Donawitz
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my french is pretty good any specific questions?
also isn't hemp a big no-no is the US?

"I let it dry hemp tt summer and waited for the right temperature to coat "

The french version tells you in needs ALL summer to dry before you plaster it.
 
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