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Almost two years ago I saw a post on the Midwest Permaculture site that intrigued me. It was a short discussion by Bill Wilson about how Lied Lodge & Conference Center uses the principles of absorption heating to cool the entire facility located in Nebraska. [http://midwestpermaculture.com/2012/02/burning-wood-to-cool-an-entire-lodge/#more-6575] Obviously the scope of operations for a facility such as the Lodge is way larger that most of us will ever need but the concept stuck in my mind. Why can we use the rocket stoves we build to cool our houses, greenhouses, etc. using a scaled down version of the technology that is used at Lied Lodge? Has anyone tried it? Are there other example we could draw on?
 
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Bob Seagraves- Collis : This is an easy one as the answer is already on your page right now ! Immediately AFTER you post anything the permies computer l@@Ks for key
words, attempts to find and list the titles of similar threads at the bottom of this page scroll down and 'Bobs yer Uncle!' the very first one is full of guys who will be only to happy
to talk with you, a short note posted on that thread will auto-magically notify every one of them of your post , ask if any one would like to discuss your idea at this post, -
( you don't want to change the nature of a 'Working Thread', and you will pick up others to,) I will be following myself ! Big AL

Late note I've been scooped, what did I tell you ! A.L.
 
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Alan, I did in fact look at the other threads and yes thermal convection, whole house fans, and lots of the technologies can help cool a house. But when those don't work in hot muggy summer climates, as has been discussed in various threads, other solutions arguably are needed. That is why the Lied Lodge use of heat to create cooling was of interest. I guess my thinking was back to the land enough I was hoping others might have explore the concept and could discuss it. I guess I will try going from scratch.
 
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