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Archena 05-06-2007 08:52 AM

Question: Has Anyone Ever Used Cob for the Stand?
 
I'm curious if it can be done. It's something I really want to learn how to do anyway but I'm not sure of its compressive strength and how massive the walls would have to be to support the oven's weight. I assume it's possible given that you can build houses with it but it may not be practical which is why I'm wondering if anyone has experience with it or knows of it being done.



Yes, I'm weird. :D

noosab 05-06-2007 09:46 AM

Re: Question: Has Anyone Ever Used Cob for the Stand?
 
I'd be curious to know what cob is. My experience gave me two:
Something nature uses to support corn.
A kind of salad.

Archena 05-06-2007 09:55 AM

Re: Question: Has Anyone Ever Used Cob for the Stand?
 
Sorry, it's similar to mud brick only it's not dried before construction, but during.

Cob (building - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

dmun 05-06-2007 12:06 PM

Re: Question: Has Anyone Ever Used Cob for the Stand?
 
corrected link

Archena 05-06-2007 12:26 PM

Re: Question: Has Anyone Ever Used Cob for the Stand?
 
Doh! Thanks!


Better one: What is Cob?

noosab 05-06-2007 02:36 PM

Re: Question: Has Anyone Ever Used Cob for the Stand?
 
Thanks! Now I know what it is, but certainly not enough to be much help.
Earl

Archena 05-06-2007 06:24 PM

Re: Question: Has Anyone Ever Used Cob for the Stand?
 
That's okay. :)


I can find references to making mud ovens out of cob but nothing about using them or how well they work. I'd rather use brick for the oven itself - I just can't see how a mud oven wouldn't end up having trouble with spalding.

james 05-07-2007 12:35 AM

Re: Question: Has Anyone Ever Used Cob for the Stand?
 
I do not have any experience using a cob oven, but I have always thought it was more of a "yes it can be done" approach, rather than something you would want to have and cook with for years.
James

Archena 05-07-2007 06:25 AM

Re: Question: Has Anyone Ever Used Cob for the Stand?
 
That was my thinking. I think cob would make for a very pretty - and much more workable for me - stand if I can find out how thick the walls should be to support that much weight.

Thanks! :)

jwnorris 05-07-2007 07:29 AM

Re: Question: Has Anyone Ever Used Cob for the Stand?
 
My nephew built a mud oven a couple of summers ago, and that's what got me obsessed with wood fired cooking & now baking. I am unsure if it is truly a cob oven - it may be just mud and straw.

It is a small oven and was built using a sand dome as the form. It does not have a chimney and cooks well; now that it has some age, he no longer has any spalling on the inside - no more sandy food.

On to the stand, I would worry about the lack of reinforcement, not so much the compressive strength. Afterall, it native americans build houses out of less.

J W
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