[Strawbale]Part 1: How to Dry Moldy Bales . . .
rnitzkin at hotmail...
Wed Mar 30 13:32:47 CEST 2005
Here´s an interesting experiment: take a bunch of wet, rotting, moldy bales.
Build a hut out of them. Plaster them with a straw/clay plaster. Take a
long, hot summer (temp. up to 50ºC)
and watch how the clay sucks the water out of them.
This is a real experiment done by a young builder/physicist in spain. It
took about 4 months for the plaster to dry (despite the hot temperatures),
but the building survived and the straw dried!
This man believes that a clay plaster is capable of actually drying the
Does anyone know if any of the houses that have had problems with wet bales
were plastered with clay . . .? Maybe the straw only rots under lime or
cement plaster? What are your (collective) thoughts on the matter.
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