Burra Maluca wrote:Day 1 at Allerton Abbey
Jesse Grimes wrote:
Jesse Grimes wrote: The purpose of the cob plaster in this application is not structural, but to provide a surface to be white washed, reflecting more light into the house.
Tim Skufca wrote: I am curious as to how the cob will hold up on the log substrate. Wood is not the ideal material for cob to stick to, and would benefit hugely by putting a steel mesh onto the logs first. The wood expands and contracts with the humidity, and even a little amount will crack the cob. Hopefully this won't be true for you guys.
Weston Ginther wrote:
I might have missed a stated change in the plans but I was under the impression that Paul wanted to avoid any heating due to solar gain. That way if the WOFATI is a success people can't attribute the heating to passive solar.
allen lumley wrote:- After some (understandable ) comments about iron/steel within the COB mass or the COB shell I just want to understand
(or a close approximation ) What the lath is going to be used for !
allen lumley wrote:- O.K., color me Stupid ! I see its presence, but that part was pretty well secured by the previous '' Buck'', and the installation, So was the Metal Lath
a case of Belt AND Suspenders, or does it have another Function ? Like a frame work to stabilize the Structural Cob and Lime Coat shell ?
jesse markowitz wrote:So I see you guys are using a car to mix cob! Does this help? Do you still have to mix it a little bit after the car runs over it a few times? Would you use this process again?