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Luna Faery
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I'm looking for info on completely waterproof cob for sinks and tubs.

Also, can anyone ID these images? (all I have is an image) Where are they from?

http://pinterest.com/pin/133137732704243216/

http://pinterest.com/pin/27021666483954705/

Both seem to have cob plastered in areas that would (hopefully!) hold water.

Very curious. Any takers?
 
Jami McBride
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The first is from an Earthship. I don't recognize it as being from one of the three books, but I could have missed it.

The second one I haven't seen before.

There are ways to waterproof cob - it is done the same way cement is with additives.
Also look into Earth cement, but I don't have the link just now.
 
Luna Faery
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Thank you for the reply

I have heard something about adding gypsum to earth plasters, but i think that's only water-resistant.
 
Jorge Villarreal
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Save the pictures and drag them in to Google search by image. Lots of possibilities come back.

In Google click "images" a camera icon appears... drag the saved picture in to the rectangle. And there you go.
 
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I have read something somewhere (long lost to bad memory)

They built their cob sink with broken tile mosaic grouted with regular grout and high-end eco-friendly(ish) grout sealer.
 
LaLena MaeRee
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The earthship can be seen in Garbage Warrior
I know I have seen that sink too, but not sure where, I would try hereFirst Earth Site

Both are great documentaries for anyone interested in natural building, or even not interested in it yet, I have watched them many, many times.
 
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