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New member---insurance question

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Hi Everyone, We just finished a straw bale home near Espanola, New Mexico, and I'm having a hard time finding homeowner's insurance. In a previous post Katy
kate.whealen
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Feb 1

Shed bale retrofit.

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On 21 November 2016 at 09:02, shahoma prasad prahoma@... [SB-r-us] < ... ​Alas, the shed came to me with 2x4 walls, with 3.5 inch batts, and a vapour
Sherwood Botsford
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Nov 30, 2016

Why is plaster/stucco put on so thick?

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Thanks for the correction, both of you. It's still a lot of mass. Regards Sherwood On 26 November 2016 at 12:46, Derek Stearns Roff derek@... [SB-r-us]
Sherwood Botsford
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Nov 26, 2016

To Engineer is to Fail

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This was an interesting book that discussed several notable failures in engineering: One of the first all steel railroad bridges to collapse, the prominade
Sherwood Botsford
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Nov 26, 2016

SB for Standing Rock

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A person name Eric Spiegel, from San Fransisco, has set up a GoFundMe crowdfunding drive to help pay for the construction of a straw bale building on the
Chris Green
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Nov 24, 2016

Fwd: "Tale of 2 Bale Homes" video

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G ' day RT et al and al Been a very long time since we had a chat! So good to hear from you mate and for the news on what Habib is getting up to as well.
RT
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Nov 6, 2016

Straw Bale Rehab in TN

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There were two people from Tennessee at the recent 2015 Natural Building Colloquium, held at The Black Range Lodge in Kingston, New Mexico. Albert Bates
coosiebranch
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Apr 29, 2016

STES report

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That's Seasonal Thermal Energy Storage Before I go out on limb with a full fledged cooler, I figured to execute a preliminary essay in the craft. Whenever you
Sherwood Botsford
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Dec 25, 2015

Cold house revisited

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... -- Sent from my phone. Spelling and grammar mistakes are the phone's fault. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. More seriously, this is an abbreviated
Sherwood Botsford
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Dec 8, 2015

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Try working through insurance brokers who deal with several different insurance companies rather than through an insurance agent working for one specific
nebraskasblady
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Sep 22, 2015

Insurance for straw bale in Oregon

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Did you check with Farm Bureau? Another option, if you or a family member have current or prior military service is USAA. USAA insured our strawbale in Tucson,
scattleberry
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Sep 21, 2015

More thoughts on an SB ice house.

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Hi Sherwood speaking to the rubble trench, which I have used for a code-approved small SB home: you can use rounded rock, I have on mine, but you need to keep
Sherwood Botsford
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Aug 29, 2015

Re: Compression (Digest, Vol 50, Issue 1)

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And tell us, Oh Northern One, if m. de Bouter doesn’t have a conveniently placed bit of collapsed bridge deck around to push against, what you might
RT
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Jun 2, 2015

Re: vaulted straw bale house

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I still think that some form of pre-treatment of bales when you know they will be subjected to moisture might help. E.g. Dip them in a mix of brine and copper
RT
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May 29, 2015

SB cold storage

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Ancient history, but for what it's worth. One meat producer I worked at had a double freezer. One was a big storage room. The second was a partitioned room
Greg & Raquel
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May 7, 2015
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