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by FrY10cK
Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:35 pm
Forum: International
Topic: New user from the U.S.
Replies: 16
Views: 22117

Having lived in the cob house that I built for nine years now I can assure you that the Regs aren't the problem and that a cob house looses heat like any other structure at a rate governed by its U-value. The internal air temperature might not drop as quickly as a more lightweight structure as the ...
by FrY10cK
Sun Jul 07, 2013 2:43 pm
Forum: International
Topic: New user from the U.S.
Replies: 16
Views: 22117

The regs (building codes) are the problem in the U.S. too even though the thermal mass of a cob house maintains a sufficiently constant temperature all year round such that it needs only a small wood stove for supplementary heat. If your walls are a source of heat (thermal mass) they don't really ne...
by FrY10cK
Fri Jul 05, 2013 4:02 pm
Forum: International
Topic: New user from the U.S.
Replies: 16
Views: 22117

Cob is built not just in Devon but in quite a few areas around the UK although it might go by a different name in those areas. Materials vary .... In Oregon, clay, sand, straw, and soil were always mixed by cement mixer, tarp, foot, or what-have-you resulting in beautiful sculptural dwellings quite...
by FrY10cK
Fri Jul 05, 2013 12:36 am
Forum: International
Topic: New user from the U.S.
Replies: 16
Views: 22117

Thanks to all for the welcome.

I have an interest in Devon cob cottages.

Have any of you seen the round walled cob buildings (a round wall being stronger in compression than a square wall) in Oregon, USA?

Is there a forum here that might cater to my interest?
by FrY10cK
Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:57 pm
Forum: International
Topic: New user from the U.S.
Replies: 16
Views: 22117

New user from the U.S.

Refugee from theoildrum.com making my first post. Sorry if it's off topic. Just wanted to see if I can find a resource as rich and full of hard data and experienced people as the now defunct theoildrum.com The whole site will be archived, not sold, and not given over to anyone. That way it can be br...