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[Cob] wind scoops> earth berms and pyramidsdirtcheapbuilder-Charmaine Taylor tms at northcoast.com
Thu Jan 19 22:28:54 PST 2006
On Jan 19, 2006, at 8:15 PM, MHoop wrote: > I once visited a pyramid in hot dry arkansas. In summer the first > floor--one huge room--was dry and cool as the top of the pyramid was > open and the various floors all surrounded an open center so the air > traveled upwards in summer creating a lovely cooling system. > > In books showing Middle eastern homes and cooling they show the fixed Windscoops" built like a tall "V" shaped column. usually of clay, these angled walls are set to face prevailing winds... the air is "caught" , shoots down the column and cools the home below. some scoops are turnable I would guess... but many are clay brick fixed n the same direction I think Amanda could build one like a Periscope -- pop it up in summer, turn to face the wind, and stand underneath for a cool air shower [grin] > Charmaine Taylor Publishing www.dirtcheapbuilder.com Tel: 707-441-1632 MORE Building DVDs in stock
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