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Re: GSBN:Re: Moisture


In the specific situation I talked about, the house in IJburg I think
dew point formation is happening on the inner surface of the outside
plaster. This is because there is no inside plaster. Actually in our
(Dutch) type of climate I would prefer to first put on an inside
plaster. In the fall we experience big temperature swings from 15C down
to -1 at night sometimes even bigger with very high humidity levels.

With finished SB walls I don't think dew point formation is a big issue
air tightness and leaks have a much higher potential to cause problems.

On Nov 16, 2005, at 21:52, Graeme North wrote:

Sorry - a further comment - we are not seeing dew point formation in
strawbale walls are we? - I understood that this has never been
detected in
strawbale walls, but logic suggests that it could happen.

Graeme North Architects,
49 Matthew Road,
RD1, Warkworth,
New Zealand 1241
Ph/fax +64 (0)9  4259305


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