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[Cob] Cobhouse designPhil Moulton philmoulton at gmail.com
Wed Apr 8 22:44:58 PDT 2009
I agree, as we live in Oregon wet is a concern hense the porch would provide rain protection and a outside living area. But it would prohibit large south windows with inside mass collection and plants. I am sure there is a option that would allow both other then sona-tubes or skylights. Perhaps the South facing poarch roof could be lower and have windows up higher on that wall. Phil -----Original Message----- From: coblist-bounces at deatech.com [mailto:coblist-bounces at deatech.com] On Behalf Of Damon Howell Sent: Wednesday, April 08, 2009 12:42 PM To: coblist at deatech.com Subject: Re: [Cob] Cobhouse design Hi Phil, I am confused about your last post. You say you want large south- facing windows for heat collection, but then you also want a wrap- around covered porch. One advantage of the wrap-around is that it will protect your walls from the rain, so there wouldn't be much need for a high stem wall. But the disadvantage is you would get almost no solar gain in the walls, they would collect all their heat from the ambient temperature instead of directly from the sun (no good in the winter). I definitely like the idea of a tile floor with radiant heat. I would also like such a thing in my house. Damon in GA _______________________________________________ Coblist mailing list Coblist at deatech.com http://www.deatech.com/mailman/listinfo/coblist
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