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RE: GSBN:Compression for infill

I too am interested in more details...especialy what you do at the top with
the "whole" the compression leaves...

Rikki Nitzkin
Aul?s, Lleida, Espa?a
(0034)657 33 51 62 
www.casasdepaja.com (Red de Construcci?n con Balas de Paja)

> -----Mensaje original-----
> De: GSBN [<a  target="_blank" href="mailto:GSBN@...";>mailto:GSBN@...] En nombre de John Glassford
> Enviado el: s?bado, 24 de febrero de 2007 0:18
> Para: GSBN
> Asunto: Re: GSBN:Compression for infill
> G 'day Laura
> Re pre-compression with in-fill or post and beam.
> Horses for courses I suppose, however after using many different
> methods overe the past 11 years we are now set on the use of all
> thread in pairs on each side of the bales set at 1.8 metres apart and
> beside each window and door openings.
> There are some pics on our web site:
> <a  target="_blank" href="http://www.glassford.com.au/South%20Coast%20NSW.htm";>http://www.glassford.com.au/South%20Coast%20NSW.htm</a>
> If you need some clearer pics let me know and I will send them to you.
> We use them now for in-fill as well as load bearing and they leave all
> other methods behind in ease of use and accuracy in pre-compression.
> We have used straps both steel and plastic composites as well as high
> tensile wire and gripples, none come near to the all thread method.
> Thanks to Bill and Athena once again, see Poem's House:
> <a  target="_blank" href="http://www.caneloproject.com/pages/canelobuildings/poems-house/poem.html";>http://www.caneloproject.com/pages/canelobuildings/poems-house/poem.html</a>
> Although they used bamboo we adopted the method by using all thread.
> You can also see them used here in a load bearing pavillion home:
> <a  target="_blank" href="http://www.glassford.com.au/Matong.htm";>http://www.glassford.com.au/Matong.htm</a>
> Get back to me if you need any detailed pics.
> Kind regards
> John Glassford
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