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Posted by Morris Dovey on April 7, 2007, 3:32 pm
 
nicksanspam@ece.villanova.edu wrote:

| What's a DAMHIKT?

DAMHIKT is a usenet abbreviation for "Don't Ask Me How I Know That" -
usually an admission that the speaker has already made a particular
mistake himself/herself and doesn't really want to elaborate for fear
of appearing naive/stupid.

| I'm trying to get away from "joinery" :-) This seems to work fine.

Ok - but it's difficult to make a solid case for conserving energy by
unnecessarily incorporating metal components when a bit of wood
shaping would suffice. <vbg>

--
Morris Dovey
DeSoto Solar
DeSoto, Iowa USA
http://www.iedu.com/DeSoto/solar.html



Posted by nicksanspam on April 7, 2007, 5:23 pm
 


"No exposed wood" is nice.

Nick


Posted by Morris Dovey on April 7, 2007, 6:01 pm
 nicksanspam@ece.villanova.edu wrote:
|
|| ... it's difficult to make a solid case for conserving energy by
|| unnecessarily incorporating metal components when a bit of wood
|| shaping would suffice. <vbg>
|
| "No exposed wood" is nice.

Agreed. A visit to news:rec.woodworking to check with the experts on
how to protect the wood would save you time, effort, _and_ energy -
and would ensure that the wood will remain sound and attractive for a
long time. There are a number of people there who make a living
providing solutions to this kind of problem - and who're willing to
advise those who ask (in the same spirit in which you provide "how to
compute" solutions.)

Something to think about: attaching a metal strip to a piece of wood
provides a near-perfect capillary channel and dwelling place for
water.


--
Morris Dovey
DeSoto Solar
DeSoto, Iowa USA
http://www.iedu.com/DeSoto/solar.html



Posted by nicksanspam on April 7, 2007, 6:18 pm
 

This would have outdoor air | aluminum | Lexan | wood | indoor air.

The Lexan needs some sort of cap strip, ideally non-weathering.

Nick


Posted by Morris Dovey on April 7, 2007, 7:41 pm
 nicksanspam@ece.villanova.edu wrote:
|
|| ... attaching a metal strip to a piece of wood provides a
|| near-perfect capillary channel and dwelling place for water.

(Hmm - I'm not sure why I thought you were going to apply the metal to
the wood.)

| This would have outdoor air | aluminum | Lexan | wood | indoor air.
|
| The Lexan needs some sort of cap strip, ideally non-weathering.

I still agree (Are we going in circles? <g>) - and I still suggest:

    outdoor air | aluminum | Lexan | silicone | wood | indoor air

Because the Lexan won't seal against the wood (even when held by 1/8"
Al) to prevent trapping moisture.

--
Morris Dovey
DeSoto Solar
DeSoto, Iowa USA
http://www.iedu.com/DeSoto/solar.html



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