[Strawbale] Re: this list
mkl18 at pobox...
Mon Oct 31 23:54:36 CET 2005
>I suspect myself being guilty a bit, insisting that convection worsens
>the insulation properties for teperature differences over 20 K twice (and
>still not offering proven and usable ways to suppress this kind of thermal
this complex is surely unsubstantiated ? I for
one now need to know the original contention in
some detail QUICKLY 8^)
>the list has been quiet of late but I guess we
>have all been out enjoying the summer and
Ahhhhhhh of course !!!
as for me I am a European ( English) presently
resident (for some years sigh) in Canada where a
few years ago I undertook to build a strawbale
home some hundred miles North West of Toronto
(where I live) close to Lake Huron in the Great
Lakes part of North America.
To cut a long story short I have built a 200 squ
ft 2 story guest straw bale "guest house"
(workshop on the permit) for short term stays
(funds and time permitting ) while the main house
is being built .
I used Lime and sand only plaster with some
success and cobbed the interior. I am still
fiddling with the windows etc . I will probably
start the main house next year .
This whole project is going to take years I can see this now.
The area is quite "rural" and it is nice to be
there out of the city . The main feature of next
year will in addition to the house foundation be
a shed (with a living roof )containing a toilet
connected to the newly installed septic system
This is a big step as it means visitors will
likely stay for a bit longer than an hour
I hope this is enough ?
the very best to you all
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