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Zyk Hallaway
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I just took the dive and bought a house and property in North Eastern Arizona.

I'm looking to build a lean-to green house onto the south wall of my house. The wall is not directly south about 8-12 degrees off. I'm trying to figure out what and or lack of angle I should have my south facing glass at. In the summer the sunlight is very plentiful and the temps can get into the mid 90's so i was thinking of vertical glass to block most if not all of the direct sunlight during the summer.

The house is raised So against the house I was going to build a thermal wall to absorb the sunlight during the day. The south glass wall I was going to build on a thermal wall starting at about 3 feet. So the glass will start 3 feet from the ground. The glass I have is 86 inches tall and tempered safety glass. The length of the green house will face south at about 23 feet, and about 12 feet deep. Which side east or west should I put the door into (either will work very well) Also should I thermal mass the east or west wall either or none? I was planning on making a single slope 1/12 roof insulated instead of glass, as it holds in heat much better and I think the glass is not needed where I am.


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