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Re: GSBN:Re Thermal Properties of Straw Bale Walls

G ' day Andre

Not easy dipping zee jumbo bales mate.

I like the concept of dipping bales but it is not very practical even
with small bales IMO.

We prefer to build them in the raw and do a solid pre-compression and
then fill any gaps with a cob mix.

Here is a students view of one of our workshops:

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Getting back to load bearing jumbo bales we make sure that the bales
have good straight ends which we make even straighter with a chain saw
or brush cutter.  This way there are few if any gaps to fill in a

See the house on the South Coast with very sharp corners using small bales:

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We achieved excellent pre-compression and with good bales zero holes
to fill in even though it is an in-fill.
Kind regards
El Lupo
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