Gordon Haverland wrote:Keep your stick on the ice Mike.
Ebo David wrote:I love Red Green (thanks for the allusion ;-)
My personal goal would be to predict the behavior of my own modified design, and then measure where appropriate to post validate. It is likely that I would not go the full monte on validation, but easily 1/4 of the instrumentation can be used in actively manage the greenhouse operations or passive monitoring to tell me that "Houston we have a PROBLEM".
Gordon Haverland wrote:Mikes greenhouse does not appear to be a Chinese style to me. What sets the Chinese style apart is the "north" wall is filled with thermal mass, and well insulated outside of that. To me, Mike's greenhouse looks more like a well-insulated greenhouse that isn't symmetric. So, this might make it more interesting to come up with a data file for it. (I may be remembering his drawings wrong, so please don't shoot me.)
Mike Jay wrote:With your leaning cement wall issue, are your blocks mortared together or dry stacked? Are they on a footing? My plan is now to use 8" cement blocks 3 courses high on a footer with mortar. Where the trusses land I'll have rebar in the void of the block and fill that void with cement or mortar...