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Re: Strawbale Methods

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I didn't catch what state the project is in, but California adopted its own
code for straw-bale construction that provides for load-bearing walls.
NOTE:  The code may have been superseded;  you can find it here:

If that doesn't work, go to, click the
"Health and Safety" checkbox, then enter 18944.30-18944.33 .  That section
and 18944.40-18944.41  will get you started.  I have no idea if these are
still current--supposedly the Building Standards Commission was supposed to
come up with something to go in the CBC.   Won't  THAT  be wonderful.

Thor Matteson

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