[GSBN] R value export straw blocks?

Lance Kairl sabale at bigpond.com
Thu Jan 1 21:41:38 CST 2015

Any one have  an idea on R value for super compressed export Bales.


Any info will be passed on ,

Although I should nominate Peter  to join the list.

Is there a seconder out there, and then I will fill you in on his good works.


Regards lance kairl

Hosue of Bales.


From: Peter Torok [mailto:torokenterprise at me.com] 
Sent: Thursday, 11 December 2014 1:13 PM
To: House of Bales
Subject: R value


G'day lance, 

As discussed these bales are very well compacted, the dimensions are 400x500x480 45kg or 400x500x240 22kg baled at less than 12% moisture and compressed at 5000 psi. If the bales were sitting on the 400 side, the straw runs horizontal. I inquired about lowering the pressure and he felt the integrity of the bale would be jeopardized, but more pressure can still be applied. I hope that is enough information to calculate a rough R value for both thickness', I look forward to hearing what you come up with. Thanks for helping me out with this, it's very much appreciated.

I have found old studies from around 2003 that calculate between R1.4-2.4 US measure / inch

This R1.4 – 2.4 relates to standard housing bales,

Export ones may equate to the R value  for Timber??

Regards Pete Torok

Earth Wood & Straw

0411 304 794 <tel:0411%20304%20794> 

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