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  • Alden03
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    Being aware of energy saving benefits, making the switch from waste producing products to more environmentally friendly products, and much more. By creating and managing a green home for you and your family to live in, not only will you be engaging in a positive atmosphere ? but also you?ll be passing on the lessons .

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  • NCMan
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    Originally posted by stonecutter View Post
    Try rammed earth or cob.

    That was weird.
    Funny you mentioned rammed earth. I've actually worked w/that and also straw bales. We built one house w/rammed earth and three w/straw bales working w/a Habitat for Humanity Affiliate in West Virginia. I have to say, it was fun and interesting.

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  • adamsakins
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    There are a number of instruments available nowadays. Your engineer will surely suggest you some of those.

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  • luke22
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    Originally posted by Les View Post
    Are you on the right forum? We burn wood here. Some would argue that it's not very eco-friendly. Who cares about the environment as long as the food is good.
    Topic name is Building construction and material i suppose

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  • david s
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    It only produces methane in an anaerobic (without oxygen) decomposition.

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  • brickie in oz
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    Originally posted by david s View Post
    the methane (CH4)
    Isnt that the problem with decaying timber?

    Im sure some boffin will correct me though.

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  • david s
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    Originally posted by Bacterium View Post
    I thought our excuse was to burn the wood rather than letting it decay in the forest where it creates more carbon.
    How can that work? Don't the trees take the carbon from the atmosphere (CO2) and convert it to carbon in the wood where it stays in the ground rather than going back into the atmosphere? Unless someone comes along, picks up the wood, burns it and converts it to CO2 and CO which does go back into the atmosphere, or wait a million years until the carbon turns into coal and some fracking maniacs drive out the methane (CH4) releasing it into the atmosphere or burn the stuff to melt iron ore to build new cars rather than fixing old ones.

    Sorry too many questions.

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  • brickie in oz
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    That too.

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  • Bacterium
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    I thought our excuse was to burn the wood rather than letting it decay in the forest where it creates more carbon.

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  • brickie in oz
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    Originally posted by Roderick H View Post
    Anyone aware of latest construction practices ?

    We are but we dont care.

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  • stonecutter
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    Re: Building Construction Material

    Originally posted by Roderick H View Post
    Anyone aware of latest construction practices ? What are the options available for Eco-friendly home building construction.


    Thanks in advance...
    Try rammed earth or cob.

    That was weird.

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  • Les
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    Are you on the right forum? We burn wood here. Some would argue that it's not very eco-friendly. Who cares about the environment as long as the food is good.

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  • Roderick H
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    Building Construction Material

    Anyone aware of latest construction practices ? What are the options available for Eco-friendly home building construction.


    Thanks in advance...
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