Posted by schooner on September 8, 2006, 11:15 am
Haven't tried the cloth collector but have read about it. The biggest issue
with it is that it makes returning air from the bottom a harder task. With
the tubes it is easier to modify the intake and outtake locations to meet
the mounting location as you have some options in how to make the air flow.
Posted by Philip Lewis on September 8, 2006, 1:26 am
Is that the flexible stuff, or ridged tubing? I kinda wanted to go
with the cans since i've already put a fair bit of effort into
you rock... Thanks! (and to everyone else putting in their oars too!)
Is your design passive flow or forced air?
I was going to use scavanged foam insulation and plexi, though i've
considered using window insulation shrink plastic as well.
any thoughts/help appreciated... perhaps i'll actually have it done in
time to use this year. ;)
May no harm befall you,
Ich habe keine Ahnung was das bedeutet, oder vielleicht doch?
Posted by waynel on September 8, 2006, 1:43 am
It is forced air, takes a good fan to get it to work well, that is
flexable tubing , 4in x 8ft. i use lexan for glazing, John Mansville
urthane foam for back and sides and aluminum sign channel for frame.
air comes out at 150cfp, temp in about 62f. out at as high as 114 on
perfect day in Dec, but each day is different. I use a digital
theromastat, and veriable speed for my fans to adjust for temp. 2
panels will hold the heat in my house at about 70 deg in winter with
good sun and no other heat, my basement is uninsulated and i live in
Nova Scotia. Wayne
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