Dick Winters wrote:Unfortunately we can not find anyone who has high temp ceramic blanket that’s why we were hoping to use the clay/perlite mix around the whole combustion unit.
Dick Winters wrote:...does it make a huge difference if the dimensions are a half inch off here or there? I assume the CSA, precise dimensions, are to ensure the “thermo siphon” works and the unit drafts correctly.
Dick Winters wrote:Perlite mixed with clay would be a nice base for it correct? On top of the cement board?
Edward Lye wrote:
Thanks. I live in the tropics. High humidity. Mould.
So I just have an interest in Earthships. That they are feasible and we can draw inspiration from actual practice just like that famous double roof house in the Philippines.
But what bugged me most is this: "Every building has its own renewable “power plant” with photovoltaic panels, batteries, charge controller, and inverter. The key step in making these systems affordable for residential use is to “design down” the electrical requirements of the home before the solar system is sized. Super efficient lighting, pumps, and refrigeration help lower the load, as does the lack of any need for electric heat or air conditioning."
This requires a lot of electronics most of which are not evergreen like the 741 Operational Amplifier. Don't forget the supply chain problems around the world and chip shortages. Unless you have your own silicon foundry ...........
Edward Lye wrote:
Byron Campbell wrote: There's a diagram (drawing) on their website here: https://earthshipbiotecture.com/design-principles
It's all gone. Not even found at the Wayback Machine. The internet is no longer immortal.
Coydon Wallham wrote: Would clay mortar be like thicker clay slip or is there more to it?
Carl Nystrom wrote:
Edit: looking at the picture again, I realize that the colored wires on there just attach with spade connectors, dont they. So they could easily have been switched. Check for a resistance between the center and one of the other legs. A value in the hundreds of ohms would be your LED circuit.
Jeff Pollari wrote:Wow!
So, my deck is only 4 feet off the ground. Stacking concrete on a slab is not a bad idea but IDK how hard it would be to build such a slab considering I'd have to hang out under the deck to dig and pour it.
Jeff Pollari wrote: My house is already heated with a big stove which is on the other side of my coming addition. I'm wondering if I can just convert the present stove (pictured below) into a thermal mass rocket stove which connects to the addition through the wall behind it.