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Re: GSBN:Strawbale size



Bob,

I am having a little bit of a hard time imagining the look of these bales -
as different from the "old fashioned" bales (like we used on our house).
Can you explain why you think there would be more air leakage around the
bales?

Nehemiah Stone
stoneandstraw@...



> [Original Message]
> From: Bob Bolles Bob@...
> To: GSBN@...
> Date: 10/30/2006 2:15:37 PM
> Subject: Re: GSBN:Strawbale size
>
> On 10/30/06, Barbara info@...:
> <snip>
> >
> > Has anyone else used bales from a Massey Ferguson baler that feeds from
> > below? These have the cut sides on the top rather than on the side,
which
> > makes trimming much easier. (thanks for your contact on that one, Chug)
>
> Barbara,
> Bob Bolles here, San Diego, California, USA
> We are seeing more and more of them; Our Straw (and Hay) Broker/Trucker
told
> me that their cost is around half of what the others cost, and for that
> reason, all of the old ones will be phased out and replaced with the type
> with the cut side on the top.
> I am a little concerned that this configuration might cause increased air
> filtration along the grooves;
> Does that seem to be a valid concern to anyone?
>
> Regards~
> bb
>
> Bob Bolles
> Sustainable Building Systems, Inc
> San Diego/Southern CA
> Bob@...
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