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Posted by Curbie on November 18, 2010, 5:48 pm

Jim (Wilkins) once posted what I thought was a simple and clever way
of calculating a house's heat load by (IIRC) measuring its heat loss,
basically something like turning your house heat off for an hour to
measure heat loss in terms of inside temperature drop, per degree of
inside to outside temperature difference.

I can't find the post through a quick search, but it's out here


Posted by z on November 18, 2010, 6:11 pm

I archive this group


It's not the greatest usenet to web interface but maybe you can find it
this way

Hope nobody minds... it is public afterall :)


Posted by Curbie on November 18, 2010, 8:26 pm

I'm not troubled by the way you using the archive, I see an
quantitative difference in people that only post help when they can
profit some way from that post, and people that mostly post pure help
with occasional helpful post that they could indirectly benefit from.

I found Jim's post using your archive which said:
"Mine cools between 2% and 3% of the difference between indoors and
outdoors per hour on a cold winter night. When daytime temps reach
about 59F / 15C I don't need to light a fire."


Posted by z on November 18, 2010, 8:50 pm

Well I wanted to show the discussions but not go through google groups


Posted by z on November 18, 2010, 5:50 pm

Mike I feel your pain.  Went through that in late fall when there was no
rain and no sun .. the black hole of energy production.

Right on Curb -- To be honest I didn't grock what that guy was talking
about to start with.  I thought he had some kind of fly wheel/magnet
thing setup to his hydro system that stored energy or something like
that.  I"m not an engineer .. just a practical user of this stuff.

Didn't understand he was trying to make power out of spinning them with
other batteries.  Be very cool if it worked but it's sounding more and
more 'outthere'.  Haven't watched the videos on my dialup yet

take care


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