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the first wofati - allerton abbey- version 0.7

 
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An evan pic from the downhill side:

 
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This is beautiful! It would be good to get the stats? Give us some temperatures - indoor/outdoor comparisons. That shouldn't be hard to record.
 
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ahhh so beautiful! i haven't seen the abbey in all her finished glory yet til now -- amazing work people!

sending y'all love from the rainy coast
 
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Allerton abbey still isn't quite done. There's about a thousand dollars of cob work to do.
 
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Sure, there will always be elements that could be better, but this is no reason to not test the space in the interim. Put some statistics out there for 2015 - and then in 2020 you can see what was accomplished.
 
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Tim Skufca wrote:Sure, there will always be elements that could be better, but this is no reason to not test the space in the interim. Put some statistics out there for 2015 - and then in 2020 you can see what was accomplished.



I agree. I have been surprised at how much difference even a wind block (even with 6inch wide slits) is in changing how it feels to be inside. Considering that Mike O's version worked as well as it did with no insulated umbrella, in fact not even vapor barrier beyond right next to the logs... I would expect this one to already be better with just someone living inside. The amount of heat given off by one human plus cooking only is already more than neutral. The magic 21C? I would guess not. That may be the ultimate goal, but I think it would probably be livable for the right person. It would also be interesting to see how much wood it takes to be comfortable as an insulated stick house of similar size with similar heater. It might be more while the mass is being heated. but that is ok if it gets less over time.
 
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See Evan's thread - they are collecting data on interior and exterior temps right now.

https://permies.com/forums/posts/list/520/45960 (scroll down until you see the picture of Allerton Abbey)
 
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Julia Winter wrote:See Evan's thread - they are collecting data on interior and exterior temps right now.

https://permies.com/forums/posts/list/520/45960 (scroll down until you see the picture of Allerton Abbey)



You mean the little USB deals in this one? https://permies.com/forums/posts/list/520/45960#421950 I wondered what those were... good to know.
 
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Exactly! (Folks, follow Len's link to get you right to the picture) I couldn't figure out how to link to a particular spot on the page, and it's right at the bottom.
 
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Daniel and Sharla had me buy these two thermometer contraptions.

Here are the results of starting to run fires inside, including getting it to 85 for the first time.



The mission is to get to 85 at least once a day for ten days in a row. And then to not run any fires for ten days. Then we might see something indicative of ATI at work.

 
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