• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education skip experiences global resources cider press projects digital market permies.com pie forums private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • Anne Miller
  • Mike Haasl
  • Pearl Sutton
  • paul wheaton
  • r ranson
  • Burra Maluca
  • Joseph Lofthouse
master gardeners:
  • jordan barton
  • Leigh Tate
  • Carla Burke
  • Greg Martin
  • Jay Angler
  • John F Dean

Root Cellar Venting and Wall Material Questions - 48hr rule

Posts: 40
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Thought I would try the 48hr rule and see if I might get some additional info on my questions from this post https://permies.com/t/60378/Root-Cellar-Venting-Wall-Material

To summarize: I am putting together a 6' x 8' "root cellar" in the NW corner of a barn, below grade on 2 sides, framed and insulated on 2 sides and the ceiling. Most texts on this recommend 4" diam vents. I am located in the Rocky Mtn foothills, cold, dry and windy, and was thinking that perhaps I could/should reduce the size of those vents since excess moisture is unlikely to be an issue for me, but too much air flow in our winds might be. Any thoughts on this?

Also, a general question on wall material for the framed walls and ceiling.

Tell me how it all turns out. Here is a tiny ad:
Rocket Mass Heater Manual - now free for a while
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic