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Tim Wells
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I have a pallet and wattle wall I want to cob. I have pure sand and pure clay on my land. What mix should I use?
 
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I have been wondering about this idea for a shed. I would love to see some pictures of this type of construction.
 
Tim Wells
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my cob cracked when drying, so i upped the sand, it still cracked, was it too thick? was 2 inch thick on wattle
 
Andrew Parker
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Tim,

You may want to contact these folks: http://www.cobinthecommunity.org
 
Lucynda Riley
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Tim Wells wrote:my cob cracked when drying, so i upped the sand, it still cracked, was it too thick? was 2 inch thick on wattle


Could it have been too wet?
 
Deagen Demientieff
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i love pallets! the reason why is the way the wood is spaces and they are squared! they are kinda like 17th century style lathes the wood is spaced perfectly aparty to just plaster over! here in alaska iam building a arctic entryway out of palets and just plastering right over them with 3 parts sand 1 part lime and lots of straw
 
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i also used pallets to plaster over my eartbag walls and connect my roof to the walls! i framed a squatre and used pallets to shim out the difference! then the roof was stuck in place after the plaster dried! heres a picture to better describe what im talking about!
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