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RE: GSBN:Strawbale size

<x-charset windows-1250>We've been using those bales, and I've been delighted with them.  Having the
rough, cut sides touching, rather than the slick, hard folded sides, seems
to result in a better fit, not a worse one.  Also, the bales are very
regular and square (not one corner a bit longer), and we can cut them and
retie them without pressing or doing a tie to hold them in place.

John "Cross Grain" Swearingen

John Swearingen
design and construction
HYPERLINK "www.skillful-means.com"www.skillful-means.com

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Laura Bartels
Sent: Tuesday, October 31, 2006 7:09 AM
Subject: Re: GSBN:Strawbale size

This is exactly what I question about using bales on edge. Has this been on
anyone else's mind? Best, Laura Bartels

Bob Bolles wrote:

> The cut side of the bales consist of a series of ridges and grooves 
> (where each flake is cut off), and thus in these bales, as the bales 
> are stacked,
> the Bales above rest on the ridges, leaving a series of corrugated
> grooves
> between the Bales that I speculate might allow greater air "flow" than
> would
> typically pass through the mass of the Bales. That might even become more
> pronounced if two corrugated surfaces were put together.
> Regards~
> bb
> Sustainable Building Systems, Inc
> San Diego/Southern CA
> Bob@...
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