Posted by Gordon reeder on March 8, 2006, 8:50 pm
Well yes, the devil is in the details. Astheticly it wouldn't look
too different from a regular chiminey. So I can't imagin that the
neighbors would complain. As for cooling. We did this sort of thing
in the house where I grew up. In Central Connecticut we would have
cool summer nights and hot summer days. When a Bramuda High settled
in things could get brutal. We kept the house comfortable by ventelating
the house at night. Then we would close it all up in the morning.
By afternoon we would open the outside basement access hatchway and
open a dormer window on the 3rd floor. By keeping the inside
stariway doors open we could get a cool draft through the house.
OK, it won't compete with modern AC, but it kept us comfortable.
Posted by Alan on March 9, 2006, 1:16 am
We installed venting skylights to release heat during summer nights.
This works great in conjunction with an open window, creating a chimney
effect for heat stored in the building. In Northern California, few
people have basements (I'm not exactly sure why given the realestate
prices here), but the dry air and Delta breeze allows for considerable
cooling by late evening or early morning on even the hottest nights
(occasionally record temps can eliminate this cooling too). By
midmorning heat returns and the skylight and window are closed.
Posted by samc on March 7, 2006, 3:00 pm
asorbtion refidgeration/ac ? just an idear dont know how practical
it is .
Posted by samc on March 7, 2006, 3:19 pm
sorry absorption .
Posted by nicksanspam on March 7, 2006, 6:32 pm
Turn off the pump. This works well for evac tubes with
no glass to metal seals ("Sydney tubes"), eg Apricus systems.