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.
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