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Re: GSBN:GSBN re Ecohouse
One important point that I left out, is that at the time the test was done,
there was ZERO wood in the structure. No ceiling joists. No rafters. Not
even a top plate or, if I remember correctly, a window buck. Burning of
the exposed straw has only tight straw (think closed phone book) to try to
ignite. Please do not think of the Yuba Fair Grounds test to be directly
applicable to a home. Sorry if I gave that impression.
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> [Original Message]
> From: billc billc_lists@...
> To: GSBN GSBN@...
> Date: 1/12/2007 3:48:23 PM
> Subject: Re: GSBN:GSBN re Ecohouse
> At 6:42 PM +0100 1/12/07, André de Bouter wrote:
> >Hello everybody,
> >I'm not so surprised that the straw behind the currogated polycarbonate
> >sheeting still looks good as it never receives any rain (only humid air).
> Hopefully they had the sense to douse the straw
> really well with boric acid solution or some
> other fire retardant before placing the
> polycarbonate. Were I foolish enough to attempt
> unplastered bales somewhere, I'd at least do
> that. Despite Nehemiah's Yuba story.
> Bill Christensen
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