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Old 07-31-2013, 12:59 PM   #31
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It is really great to see the progress, Beth.
Thanks for sharing.
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Old 07-31-2013, 01:46 PM   #32
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Thanks for the update Beth. I was wondering how it was going.
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Thanks for the update Beth. I was wondering how it was going.
What jabbur said.
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Old 07-31-2013, 02:51 PM   #34
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beth, thanks for your update and new pics. i look forward to every one. i am so excited about every new development of your home construction that one would think i was the one building a house!! the continuing progression of the building with all its emerging new facets and details will no doubt keep you perpetually jazzed for here on in. it's great that you have a good friend who understands and shares your house-building experience which you both have in common....:)
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:20 PM   #35
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Finally some visible progress. New photos taken today.
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:26 PM   #36
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I should be able to answer any questions this time. Cement block with filled cores is the passive solar trombe wall in the above photo.
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It's starting to look like a house. I had to look up passive solar thrombe walls. Is there glass on the outside of that?
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It's starting to look like a house. I had to look up passive solar thrombe walls. Is there glass on the outside of that?
Yes, there will be. The glass will be about six inches in front of the south facing concrete walls. This wall works like an adobe wall. It will slowly gain heat throughout the day then slowly release the heat into the house at night. This technique has been used for centuries.
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Old 08-22-2013, 08:29 PM   #39
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Coming along great! Beautiful clear sky as well. Can you see the Milky Way at night?
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Old 08-22-2013, 10:19 PM   #40
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Beautiful Beth! That solar wall sounds neat!
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