Rethink Your Life!
Finance, health, lifestyle, environment, philosophy
The Work of Art and The Art of Work
Kiko Denzer on Art
[Cob] fan coolingJill Hogan jill.hogan at mat.org.za
Sun Aug 22 09:33:12 PDT 2010
This is a natural house with plenty windows all of which are open every night in summer to catch any drop of cool air. The fan is an ordinary fan which I put on the window sill no complicated technics. On 2010/08/22 04:37 PM, Michael Threewit wrote: > Re: Fan cooling > > Exhausting warm air from the house allows more control over the incoming > cool air (opening or closing vents). Just be sure to always have enough > ventilation open so the exhaust fan does not create too great a negative > pressure, which can cause backdrafts in fueled appliance flues, > extinguishing standing pilots. > > On Sat, Aug 21, 2010 at 2:00 PM,<coblist-request at deatech.com> wrote: > >> Send Coblist mailing list submissions to >> coblist at deatech.com >> >> To subscribe or unsubscribe via the World Wide Web, visit >> http://www.deatech.com/mailman/listinfo/coblist >> or, via email, send a message with subject or body 'help' to >> coblist-request at deatech.com >> >> You can reach the person managing the list at >> coblist-owner at deatech.com >> >> When replying, please edit your Subject line so it is more specific >> than "Re: Contents of Coblist digest..." >> >> >> Today's Topics: >> >> 1. Re: Mosaics in the shower (Gergo Szekely) >> >> >> ---------------------------------------------------------------------- >> >> Message: 1 >> Date: Sat, 21 Aug 2010 08:34:52 -0700 (PDT) >> From: Gergo Szekely<gergo.szekely at yahoo.com> >> Subject: Re: [Cob] Mosaics in the shower >> To: coblist at deatech.com >> Message-ID:<163973.1302.qm at web57906.mail.re3.yahoo.com> >> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii >> >> I have been wondering if blowing the cold air inside or blowing the warm >> air >> outside and pulling the cold inside is the more effective way of cooling >> the >> house with a fan. Any experiences? >> >> Thanks, >> -- >> Gergo >> >> >> >> ________________________________ >> From: Jill Hogan<jill.hogan at mat.org.za> >> To: Cary Hocker<chocker at gmail.com>; coblist at deatech.com >> Sent: Wed, August 18, 2010 2:39:10 PM >> Subject: Re: [Cob] Mosaics in the shower >> >> Hi Cary, this Jan our temperature went up to 55 degrees c, I must say only >> on >> one day the day we started Little Cottage. Most of summer here is between >> about >> 29 deg up to 46, 47, 48.I seems every summer is getting hotter are we >> surprized. >> What gets me through this kind of heat is my cob house. We are fortunate to >> have >> the highest varient of day and night temp in the western cape so I open all >> the >> windows at night and in fact if still hot inside I put a fan on my nice >> broad >> window sills and blow the cooler air inside and then first thing every >> morning I >> close everything capturing the cool air inside. My house is bliss I see >> people >> come in from outside and sort of collapse with relief in the coolness. I >> have >> also planned the house so in summer no sun shines in and in winter the sun >> streams in. My walls are 500mm thick so the heat never comes in through the >> walls. >> Build it well and you will love your home like I do. >> >> On 2010/08/17 10:52 PM, Cary Hocker wrote: >>> Jill, what a beautiful home you have. I'm curious what are your daily >> highs in >>> the summer where you live? I've wanted to build a cob home here in Texas >> but >>> have held off in part due to the high summer temps (avg. daily temp over >> 95 >>> degrees F/35 degrees C right now) - which, combined with high humidity in >> my >>> part of the state, would make for an unpleasantly hot home in the >> summertime. >>> I'm concerned about the home building up a huge reservoir of heat during >> the day >>> and radiating it back all night. So I'm very interested in other's >> experiences >>> in hot climates. >>> >>> Cary >>> >>> On Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 7:00 AM, Jill Hogan<jill.hogan at mat.org.za >>> <mailto:jill.hogan at mat.org.za>> wrote: >>> >>> Using gloves we pick the leaves and then cut them up into a >>> barrel. Wetop it up with water and leave the leaves brewing for >>> three weeks at least. We then sive the leaves out and slake our >>> lime int the prickly pear water. We get a lovely creamy render >>> mix that very rarely cracks. I also use this mixture watered down >>> and with salt added for a paint over my buildings. As we live in >>> the semi desert with intense heat in summer we get massive >>> expansion and contraction so paint the buildings every year, just >>> before the rainy season in winter, I am in South Africa in what >>> we call the Karoo. >>> >>> >> >> -- We have new exciting updates on our web site, check them out. >> >> McGregor Alternative Technology Centre "MAT" >> www.mat.org.za >> 023 625 1533 >> >> "Be the change you wish to see" >> Mohandas Ghandi >> >> If you do not wish to receive these mails, email us with unsubscribe in the >> subject. Thanks >> >> _______________________________________________ >> Coblist mailing list >> Coblist at deatech.com >> http://www.deatech.com/mailman/listinfo/coblist >> >> >> >> >> >> ------------------------------ >> >> _______________________________________________ >> Coblist mailing list >> Coblist at deatech.com >> http://www.deatech.com/mailman/listinfo/coblist >> >> >> End of Coblist Digest, Vol 8, Issue 154 >> *************************************** >> > _______________________________________________ > Coblist mailing list > Coblist at deatech.com > http://www.deatech.com/mailman/listinfo/coblist > -- We have new exciting updates on our web site, check them out. McGregor Alternative Technology Centre "MAT" www.mat.org.za 023 625 1533 "Be the change you wish to see" Mohandas Ghandi If you do not wish to receive these mails, email us with unsubscribe in the subject. Thanks
Solar powered hosting (from our cob office building) provided by: DeaTech Research Inc. using Debian Linux based servers. We highly recommend, use, and provide support services for Debian Linux.
If you should have any problems with this page or website, please send email describing the problem(s) to: email@example.com
Last Modified: Sunday, 22-Aug-2010 14:14:51 PDT
If you wish to be permanently blocked from ever being able to send email to this domain, send your SPAM messages to: firstname.lastname@example.org