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Re: GSBN:Re Thermal Properties of Straw Bale Walls
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- Subject: Re: GSBN:Re Thermal Properties of Straw Bale Walls
- From: "John Glassford" jacksflat@...
- Date: Fri, 25 May 2007 08:08:31 +1000
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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:
<a target="_blank" href="http://homepage.mac.com/rhferguson1/PhotoAlbum6.html">http://homepage.mac.com/rhferguson1/PhotoAlbum6.html</a>
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:
<a target="_blank" href="http://www.glassford.com.au/South%20Coast%20NSW.htm">http://www.glassford.com.au/South%20Coast%20NSW.htm</a>
We achieved excellent pre-compression and with good bales zero holes
to fill in even though it is an in-fill.
Huff 'n' Puff Constructions
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Mount Kilimanjaro Climb 28/8/07
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