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Gypsy Brokenwings
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I saw this posted on another site and thought it was a great idea. What do you think of it? http://www.offgridworld.com/electricity-free-groundfridge-lets-you-store-produce-without-traditional-refrigeration/
 
Michael Cox
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It looks interesting, but quite pricey.

Also, one of the diagrams shows it being plumbed into mains water - using the flow of cold water to keep the unit cool perhaps? This instantly strikes it out for true off grid applications.
 
Steve Farmer
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For the same money you could install a nice photovoltaic power setup. Enough solar power to run 20 fridges.
 
allen lumley
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German to this issue is '' The Spring House " For most homesteaders this was one of the first 'improvements' made Natural refrigeration down to 44ºƒ -ish !

See link below :


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spring_house

also to be considered for alternatives to this project Ice houses and Root cellars !

Just my two cents ! For the Craft ! Big AL




 
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If I lived in a tornado region and was already installing an underground shelter, I could see making modifications to give the shelter an additional function. As others have pointed out, $16,000 (plus install costs?) for a single use structure would be quite pricey.
 
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I agree...very spendy. The spring house would be great..as long as a person doesn't dig an area that would cut off the spring while putting it in.
 
allen lumley
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Gypsy B. : Yes I totally agree! Safe Spring Development is truly a lost art ! I would love for this subject to blossom as an entire thread of its own !

Cleaning out the spring at the point it 1st leaves the ground and maintaining the spring hour over it is itself loaded with danger !

geoff lawton on the other hand points out that often all that is needed to develop a spring on your property is the dynamic use of Swales, catch basins,
and clever overflow areas to feed downslope water tables !

For the good of the crafts ! Big Al

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http://www.geofflawton.com/fe/47731-absolute-in-abundance A. L.
 
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