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Re: GSBN:New Feature for TLS Web Site

I, too, think it is great idea, and recommend integrating it in some form with the already existing natural building wikibook, which Duncan Lithgow (I believe) launched. <<a target="_blank" href="http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Straw_Bale_Construction";>http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Straw_Bale_Construction</a>>


--On August 27, 2006 9:13:53 AM +0200 Andr&#xC3;&#xA9; de Bouter forum@... wrote:

Dear Joyce,

I think your idea for the FAQ etc is a good one (but personally I can't
find the time to add to it).
Would it be a good idea to do this work in Wikipedia?


Joyce Coppinger a &#xC3;&#xA9;crit :
Hello everyone,

There are many frequently asked questions about straw-bale construction
that could be answered by adding a list of FAQ's, Do's and Don'ts,
Helpful Hints to the TLS web site. I started making a list and thought I
should ask the GSBN for input and assistance. Examples of things that
might be included:

1.  Parapets don't work - and the reason(s) why.

2.  Felt paper on the bottom two rows of bales - extend roof eaves

3.  Trim the bent/folded side of the bale to reduce amount of fill
required between bales and between courses (with photo of how to).

4.  Cutting and retying a bale (illustrations).

5.  Plaster mixes and recipes.

6.  Pros and cons of interior staking, exterior pinning, stitching.

7.  Does the R-value increase with the size of the bale - small square,
jumbo bale.

I'm sure there are many others that you could add to the list and that I
have on file that could be shared.

This list could be continuously updated and changed as methods,
techniques and practices change and as we think of other frequently
asked questions that could be answered. We should cite sources for
additional information. We should acknowledge people's ideas, too, like
trimming the bent side (Tony Caniglia in Colorado was the first person
who mentioned this to me - I don't know if he was the originator but it
sure works!).

Please let me know what you think about this idea - and, of course,
please contribute your Frequently Asked Questions Do's and Don'ts and
Helpful Hints as well.

Joyce Coppinger, Managing Editor
The Last Straw journal
GPFS/TLS, PO Box 22706, Lincoln NE 68542-2706 USA
402.483.5135, fax 402.483.5161

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