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Cattail down/fluff uses in building

 
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I wanted to know if anyone out there had experience with adding cattail down to an earthen plaster, most notably for the finish coats. I found one reference in an article but thought it was a great idea! such an abundant and hearty plant! Also an excellent insulating material! should be more applications for the plan in natural building
 
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My experience with cattail down is limited to use as tinder. It works really well for that! So while i can imagine it beeing great as fiber reinforcement in plaster, i would not use it as insulation if there is any risk of fire.
 
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The company in the video seems to use the leaves and stems, not the down. Still really interesting, though!
 
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