thermal mass

Discussion in 'General Homesteading & Building' started by Tirediron, Dec 1, 2010.

  1. Tirediron

    Tirediron RockyMountainCanadian

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    Another seemingly forgotten toll is thermal mass
    here is a link to a good well thought out mass battery wood stove set up
    GeoPathfinder
    I first saw this a few years ago and it has been updated , lots of good ideas
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  2. Tex

    Tex Pincushion

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    I like that stove. It's well thought out, useful, and good looking. I don't know how much efficiency I will need in TX, but it never hurts.
     

  3. thecowboysheart

    thecowboysheart Member

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    I thank you for that link this is my first time posting anything on here and have gotten a lot of excellent ideas from here. I'm always looking for new and exciting ideas for when SHTF.
     
  4. JoKing

    JoKing Well-Known Member

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    Kudos to tirediron for getting you out of your shell. A lot of good stuff in here.
     
  5. Davarm

    Davarm Texan

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    For those of us in the Hot Climates, thermal mass can go the opposite way also. Chill the mass down to create the "Thermal Flywheel" for cooling in the heat of the summer.

    Thats really a nice setup, If I ever find myself in a cold climate, I know who to look up for "Know How" and information.
     
  6. Tex

    Tex Pincushion

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    That's a good point. When I build my "retirement" home. I'm going to have to use every trick in the book to minimize air conditioning usage. My wife gets migraines when she gets hot.