16338Re: [SB-r-us] Re: straw bale project philippines?
- Jan 15, 2014When we ordered the rice straw bales we used in one of our three buildings, it was baled by a guy who created it specifically for building purposes. The bales were not soft or squishy, but nice and tightly baled and easy to modify and stack. Just our experience with rice bales. I guess the point is to find someone who bales the straw specifically for building, keeping the straw long and tightly bound.CaraleeJohn, I have wondered about this. Rice straw has garnered so much cachet because itcontains high silica and is supposed to resist decay because of that. Still, when I have hadoccasion to use it, it is like grass hay....floppy and formless and quite squishable.Oat and wheat straw perform more like bricks in my admittedly limited experience. I havenever had to test their drying out capabilities.Have you ever had the chance to compare oat straw? David G.
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