[GSBN] Use of and protection - steel columns in bale walls
paul.olivier at esrint.com
Tue Jun 16 14:00:37 CDT 2009
More than 10 years ago I built two strawbale structures in Texas.
Both had steel columns.
I notched bales, but I did not warp the columns.
We never noticed any problems.
Paul A. Olivier
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On Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 8:09 PM, Joyce Coppinger <jc10508 at windstream.net>wrote:
> TLS received a request for information about how to deal with steel columns
> within a bale wall. The bales will be notched around the steel columns in a
> sb infill post-and-beam structure. The question was do they need to wrap
> seel columns prior to stacking the bales - and, if so, what is the best
> material to use (foam, felt, or other)?
> That's the basic question. Could you also comment about the use of steel
> framing with bales - pros and cons, any special treatment or
> moisture issues (condensation), other.
> Joyce Coppinger
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> The Last Straw, the international journal
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