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Matt Smitty

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I also meant to add a post regarding health. Check out the book "The One Minute Cure" on Amazon and read the reviews. I was impressed with the outlandish claims so I bought it and tried it. Sent it to my 75 year old folks for xmas as well. I'm in good health to start with but I have to say I feel even better and have been making it through the winter without some of my typical seasonal issues.
5 years ago
This fantastic. I'm naturally cheap so proving an ROI is always a seller for me. We have been making our own laundry detergent for several years now. Recipes abound on the net, but a box of borax, arm and hammer washing powder and a bar of zote with 5-10 minutes of work can provide a lot of cheap and relatively green detergent. I recently appraised a 600,000 SF industrial warehouse in the mid-atlantic which stored nothing but laundry detergent. Felt good knowing I don't generate demand for that space, shipping or product.

Our 3rd child had cloth diapers, the new bum genius stuff is a million miles from the old ones and it saved us roughly $130/month compared to the disposables.

Sadly most people are creatures of habit and simply go along with the herd. There are too many reasons for people to be looking into this stuff (composting, hugelkultur, rmh) but the just keep moving through life with blinders on.

Thank you for permies, fantastic stuff.

5 years ago
Hello;
I have a question about the air intake for a RMH in a house. I'm sure its posted but I have not found it yet. I understand that the air velocity is high, doesn't this consume the warm air from inside the house and possibly draw cold air into the house from outside the building envelope? That is what happens with my drafty old fireplace, it is a net loss in warmth. Would it be reasonable to enclose the feedbox at the top and have an outside air intake for combustion near the bottom of the feedbox?

Thanks.

Matt
6 years ago