we're building a hoop-house too! in our area the temp doesn't drop so much, being close to the sea but last week we worked at a farm in Austria with real low temp...in a few months we will try building one there. ours here is partially standing on a tyre foundation, we're going to make the stove in feb, so its good reading of other experiments.
Max Tanner wrote:Good luck with your build of the House and the Rocket stove.
umm sorry to ask this but what is a Hoop House?
A hoop house is like a green house, but uses plastic instead of glass; that is stretched over a metal or pvc frame.
Location: Ontario North and South - right now, moving North Permanently soon. Timmins Cochrane areas
posted 6 years ago
Thanks a bunch for the follow up, we have them in our area, even with the snow if they are stretched and heated they last a couple of years or so.
I would look into axillary heating utilizing the Methods of Jean Pain. Look up bio heating and bio fuel Jean Pain Method. Search also for Jean Pain method Siberia and Northern Canada, Alaska.
Personally I believe for my area the Jean Pain heating method will work if you cover the mass with either sawdust or straw from straw bales or straw bricks. My plan is to do that, then cover it with a pond liner or the rubber that flat roofers use. I just found out about the flat roofers, who use 20' wide by 100' rolls. The rubber is folded over at the 10' mark so you need to roll out to the length then open it up to the 20'. Throw some logs or tires over this and voila, a very good hot house insulated from the cold. When it snows, the snow will add another layer of insulation as well. With the Siberian experiment, they did not even do the full Jean Pain method and had a constant 90+ degs Fahrenheit in winter, in Siberia.
When I get to doing this, I want to do 2 mounds, one with the pipes that carry water, the other with vent pipes, see what happens and how long each of them last to boot. Well hoping that this will happen this next summer actually.
Cheers and best of luck to you.