r ranson wrote:
I resent the cowardice of those who use their arrogance freely to harass those of us who choose a humble, meek avoidance of conflict
That kind of behaviour is not allowed on permies. If you see a post even hinting of that, then use the report button to bring it to the attention of the staff. Every user who posts on permies agrees to be nice
Also there is a gentleman, I believe he was out of France, and he would use hay piles and mulch piles of wood chips that were built over coils of poly propylene tubing and had water pumping through the tubing. With enough of the tubing touching enough mulch, it produce enough heat that he did not need to do anything else to get his water hot. And he used it to heat his home by pumping the hot water into his home into a radiant floor type system. He also used it for his domestic use needs for hot water.