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Posted by Gary on November 18, 2006, 2:04 am
Jeff wrote:

Hi Jeff,

I put some pictures of a slightly similar project that I tried last year here:

I guess my point is if this thing can produce some useful heat (which it did),
then yours ought to really sing :)

It just used some left over lumber and poly sheeting.  It was leaky, and the
heated air path was awkward, but it still worked pretty well.

You might just give it a try with a fairly crude setup, and then refine it from
what you learn if you think the heat you are getting is worth it.




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Posted by Jeff on November 18, 2006, 3:15 am
Gary wrote:

   Hi Gary,

   I notice it is dated today. Thanks for putting this up as it has
given me some ideas.

   I haven't bought a  Mother Earth News in a decade, but I plan on
getting the next issue!

   Spent the day punching 1" holes in the outside walls, getting ready
to pump in some cellulous. Cutting 4 holes through the inside plaster
completely wore the teeth off my first hole saw!


Posted by Solar Flare on November 20, 2006, 3:03 am
 CAREFUL! I believe all plaster contains asbestos! I know some does.
Not sure if it all did though.

Can you spell m-e-s-o-t-h-e-l-i-o-m-a?

Posted by Jeff on November 20, 2006, 3:58 am
 Solar Flare wrote:

I didn't know that.

   At any rate I've given up on cutting through the plaster and am doing
everything through the siding. Man, there is not even that fiberboard
insulation under the planking so I have a feeling that this will yield a
great return on fighting the cold!


Posted by SJC on November 20, 2006, 2:27 pm
 Insulation is a good idea. It sounds like you finding ways to do it better.

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