paul wheaton wrote:
... in Missoula....
This place is one, bit ziplock bag. The walls are literally sealed. The windows are super efficient and actually make a sealing sound when you close them.
My first thought it that I would like to open the window an inch and put something in that inch that would be a sort of tiny air-to-air heat exchanger. Something where a tiny bit of air would go outside and a tiny bit of air would come inside and the heat in the outgoing air would pop over the to incoming air.
Has anybody ever heard of anything remotely like this?
paul wheaton wrote:
Yes! I want to do the experiment!
There seems to be several elements to this that don't wanna go into my head.
1) maybe it will help to tell you that my window is the kind where the lower half slides up and down. And when it is up about half an inch, there is a gap at the bottom and a less detectable gap in the middle where the two panes overlap and are no longer sealed.
2) My understanding of air-to-air heat exchangers is that you want to have the outside air intake as far as you can get from the outside air exhaust. Similarly, you want the inside air intake as far as you can get from the inside fresh air source. In this case, it would be something like two feet.
3) Industrial tin foil. Ooooooo - that sounds useful. Where do I get some?
4) You are attempting to use air temps to move air up and down. But if the heat exchange is any good, won't this end up not working?
You mention wood stove stuff doing some air exchange. Let me paint a clearer picture for you: all electric heat. They run a dehumidifier because the place is sealed up so tight that the air gets muggy from people breathing.
Current outside temp is 7 degrees. It's supposed to hit zero on sunday.
run it off a patatoe
your fan, run it off a potato. like the clock that runs off potato or lemons
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