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  •  This is a great start for anyone who (none)
    wants to work with this information toward personal energy independence.  I think I'm going to see how cheaply I can build solar air heaters on the S side of my house.   Starting with one.

    Thank you for this diary.

    I fear for my country.  I fear my country.

    "War is regarded as nothing but the continuation of state policy with other means." - Karl von Clausewitz

    by maybeeso in michigan on Thu Oct 13, 2005 at 03:42:38 PM PDT

    •  I'm doing a couple small ones myself. (none)

      What works and doesn't as far as glazing is something I'll have to make educated guesses on.  Right now I'm trying one with some SunTuff greenhouse glazing and one with a storm window I pilfered from the trash.

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      by skids on Thu Oct 13, 2005 at 03:44:52 PM PDT

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      •  Please let us know how they work out. (none)
        I'm going to drive back by a construction site I passed yesterday and see what they're doing with the old windows.

        We also have a fresh air vent on the south side of the house for the furnace.  If we preheated the air (and still got the fresh air) that should cut some, too.

        We have basement windows nearly directly under the first floor windows-----wondering about recycling there.   The basement is already heated and the cold air vents would be doing some preheating again.

        What do you know about hot water heat supplied by the roof water heaters?

        I fear for my country.  I fear my country.

        "War is regarded as nothing but the continuation of state policy with other means." - Karl von Clausewitz

        by maybeeso in michigan on Thu Oct 13, 2005 at 04:03:33 PM PDT

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