[GSBN] quoining: anyone doing it on SB construction?

Rikki Nitzkin rikkinitzkin at gmail.com
Sat Aug 23 12:38:00 CDT 2014


On my house I screwed old ceramic tiles directly to the clay plaster (with 10-12cm wood screws). they have been there 12 years no problems.



love, Rikki


El 23/08/2014, a las 17:22, Bob Theis <bob at bobtheis.net> escribió:

> Interesting idea, Bill.  The origin of quoining, as I understand it, is that squared stones were structurally important at the corners and over openings, whereas rough field stones were acceptable in the body of the wall, especially when said wall was to be plastered. So people would leave the pricey dressed stones exposed. 
> 
> My first thought was using AAC blocks for the corner, but they're so brittle, a small column of them seems too delicate. And  I wouldn't leave them unplastered. 
> 
> Maybe just a veneer of something tougher than plaster over the bale corners? 
> 
> Bob
> 
> 
> On Aug 22, 2014, at 11:33 AM, Bill Christensen wrote:
> 
>> Question from my wife:
>> 
>> (for those who don't know, quoining is the use of stone, brick, etc at corners, doorways, and other high traffic areas as in the attached image)
>> 
>> 
>> One issue that earthen-plastered (or stuccoed) SB homes have is that the corners and edges get beaten up and then the plaster comes off.
>> 
>> So here's this old French farmhouse with quoins and what appears to be some kinda plaster inside and out. (see attached)
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>> Q: has anyone yet tried it for either load-bearing, wrap or infill SB?
>> 
>> Yes yes condensation and moisture and differentials with respect to nonhomogeneous materials...
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>> -- 
>> Bill Christensen
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