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Re: GSBN:bugs in bales

Hi Bruce,

that you are turning your test results into a book is excellent news for
all baleheads, I think psochids are an area that could be looked into,  I
have heard of problems with these critters in SB buildings, and nobody
seems to know how or why they appear and then how or why they dissapear.
<a  target="_blank" href="http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ip/bryanturner/other/index-psocids.html";>http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ip/bryanturner/other/index-psocids.html</a>
there is also a Bugs in Wet Conditions.pdf  in the files section of

keep up the excellent work
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bruce King" ecobruce@...
To: "Int'l SB network" gsbn@...
Sent: Friday, July 16, 2004 8:10 PM
Subject: GSBN:bugs in bales

Howdy, baleworld -

The EBNet test program is done, and we are now in the process of turning
findings into a book.

Along with Moisture, Fire, Structure, and Thermal chapters, it seems like a
good idea to have a chapter, however brief, about bugs and other unwanted
invaders.  To my knowledge there has been no formal testing or research,
there does exist a modest bounty of anecdotal knowledge, which I am now
compiling and digesting.

So far I have scrutinized various emails saved over the years (from Matts,
Bill Steen, Andre de Bouter, Catherine Wanek, and others, and reviewed old
issues of TLS (especially #31).

Do any of you have useful or important stories or connections that you'd be
willing to pass along?  I would be very grateful, and, not expecting a lot
of responses, suggest you reply to GSBN as I'm sure others would want to
hear as well.

Finally, if anyone doesn't want to be quoted for some reason, let me know.
I'll be happy to let any &amp; all see a draft when it's done.

Many thanks to all,

Bruce King, PE
Director, Ecological Building Network
209 Caledonia St.
Sausalito, CA 94965
(415) 331-7630
fax 332-4072
bruce@ ecobuildnetwork.org

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