Bill Bianchi wrote:
Other than labels, do you disagree with this premise? Or, do you feel that using some of the wasted energy in the operation of a vehicle, like movement of the shock absorbers, braking, and heat from the exhaust, to produce hydrogen and feed it into the engine as a partial suppliment to the gasoline consumed will not reduce the amount of gasoline burned for each mile driven? In other words, would the addition of hydrogen somehow reduce or have no effect on MPG?
The biggest problem would be how to deal with 4,000 Amps of current trying to discharge all at once. esp if I am the one touching it after it is charge, yikes.
Aaron Harris wrote:I'm thinking of buying a property and building, but the average yearly property tax being something like $20 per $1000 is a daunting commitment.
I did a search for "Assessors" and "tax" and didn't really find anything relevant.
Does anyone have experience with how their earth berm, tiny house, wofati, or small quaint passive solar structure is assessed, relative to the average stick and siding job? Do assessors see this as a decrease in value, or an increase? and do they take into account the idea that it may cost almost nothing to heat year round? How do assessors view permie edges that may look like chaos to the uninitiated?
Thanks for any input.
R Scott wrote:VERY similar to the first two pictures, but with a geodesic dome on top.
We also came up with a square design made from insulated shipping containers with a hoop house on top for a low-buck version, but not nearly as cool.
Greenhouses are exempt HERE as a farm building. YMMV
Miles Flansburg wrote:I am wondering if placing cold manures on the ground in January is creating an icy insulative covering that will take longer to warm up just because of when it was put down and what it is made of ? Maybe just breaking it up, raking, hoeing, will make a difference?
Guarren cito wrote:Do you know if the average has to be R30 or if every square foot has to be R30? I averaged the R value of 15 inches of spray foam and Low Emissions glass and it worked out to be about that. I dont remember exactly. It's probably different in every state.
The vacuum could be accomplished by the glass being Low E treated and double/triple paned. I hope it can work well enough!
I want to include a trellised living area/kitchen in the middle to protect us from the sun with grape vines, etc. Also shade from semi tropical dwarf fruit trees, etc.