Tim Skufca wrote:Fabulous. Is there a way to graph when heat was applied and for how long?
Tim Skufca wrote:this data is great - what "contraptions" did you buy?
paul wheaton wrote: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.
Dillon Nichols wrote:
As I see it, in a mass-rich structure like this, the purpose of the RMH is to heat the mass, so that the mass can provide a nice air temperature for the occupants.
Overheating the air while striving to put more heat into the mass seems like a hint that less thermal transfer to the air inside is desirable; more of that heat needs to go into the mass directly. So, how does one design a RMH to do that?
Or, to take a different approach, having the RMH in an area that can be closed off from the rest of the living space could allow more pleasant temps in the other portion.
Brett Hammond wrote:
Which reminds me, my Grandmother had a long tube of fabric filled with sand that she laid up against the door to stop the wind from blowing between the threshold and door, but that only works when someone is inside to put it in place.
evan l pierce wrote:Thermal inertia experiment under way.
After 12 days of heating the Abbey to 80+ degrees, we plugged up as many gaps as possible, shut down the stove, and now we're waiting to see what happens.
The heating stage of the experiment burned up almost 1/2 a cord of wood.
Despite stuffing wool into every crack we could find, there were still places where one could feel cold air infiltration. Until the cob is done, it seems that the Abbey will be less insulated than we might like and the experiment may be compromised by this fact.
The thermo-sensors are still recording. After the indoor temperatures drop down to their pre-experiment levels I'll download the data and we'll be able to see some neat graphs.
The real test will of course be after the cob is done and the Abbey goes through a whole year. But perhaps this experiment will be indicative.
paul wheaton wrote:At this time, I suspect that allerton abbey will not be ready to try the ATI test this winter. Hopefully the structure can be finished in time to do the test next year.