Understanding Cob - Great Pictures And How To


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First course of cob drying on foundation.
A two foot high course might take one to three weeks to dry, you want your courses to dry a bit before new weight is applied to prevent the walls from buckling or slumping under their own weight. Leave the top rough so the next course adheres well.www.pbase.com

 

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Second course or lift laid. Best to trim excess cob then to have to add cob to a wall. Best to have a tall foundation if you are in flood prone areas or going to backfill around the foundation. Home by Kevin McCabe, cob builder. East Devon,buildsomethingbeautiful.co.uk

 

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Trimming sides of second lift. Check with a level and trim with a spade, saw or machete. Best to have a tall foundation if you are in flood prone areas or going to backfill around the foundation. Home by Kevin McCabe, cob builder, courses also. East Devon, buildsomethingbeautiful.co.uk

 

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Cob wall construction- shaving/planing the wall with a saw. Keeping the walls plumb is a daily necessity. Image taken during the construction of Colin Hamilton's workshop on Pender Island, British Columbia. thujawoodart.com

 

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Mike and Andrea Reinhardt's cob home under construction in Missouri. Clay is from the property. Local Amish framed and put up the roof. In rainy environments it is a good idea to put up a roof while constructing the walls. Total cost about $15,000. digitalburg.com

 

 

 

 

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