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Garage_Hermit

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Forced by phytological necessity, I can almost feel my first collector drawing near...

For more tempting details, check out the enclosed file...

All suggestions & comments welcome as usual !

G_H

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Hermit,
   Hope you meant it, (all comment welcome), looks kind of like a treasure chest!
   I guess the treasure will be free heat.
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Wow, hermit....you actually draw up plans?? Hmmmm, I'm not sure I can function that way...plans. [smile]

I tend to make-up & build as ideas pop into my mind. lol I'm still working on my evac-tube-wood-burner heat exchanger idea....but getting close to starting [smile]

Just a question, why aren't you carrying the angle from top-to-bottom instead of 1 angle, then 90 degree down? I'm guessing the angle is set for the inclination of the sun, during the winter months?

Jeff
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Hi, Dan

Thanks for the feedback, and yes, f course I meant it (I mean everything !).
A treasure chest for nature's free wealth of heat !
providing me with year-round Tomatoes and Other Things !
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Hiya, Jeff,

Thanks for the pertinent observations !

Yes, I'm afraid I have to have some sort of a plan; even then, I tend to screw up somewhere along the way [frown]

I did think of doing a simple slope, but that leads to product wastage... due to the lengths of the panels (2 meters, 3 or 4 meters).
The slope would only be 1.33 meters, so I would need a 4-meter panel, cut into three sections.
Plus another panel for the sides...
The cost gets way up, real quick.

So having a roof-line break gives no wastage, no cutting, and angreater area of glazing = more volume (and height...) for my Tall Plants... (Tomatoes, in case U R wondering...) [biggrin]

Another conisderation is accident-prevention: I have a path that runs in front of the greenhouse, and a vertical wall to the latter will hopefully discourage falls, compared to a slope arriving at ground-zero in the gloom of a winter evening and my visotors arms being full of beer-packs (and their heads full of empty...).

etc.

Thanks, guys, for the feedback, I will now ruminate the plan for a few months, to iron out any precipitious ideas or over-zealous desing errors on my part, and let any latecomers also have their say [cool]

G_H

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I will now ruminate the plan for a few months


The death knell of any solar project!  Ruminating for more than a week is certain to lead to analysis paralysis - something I have experienced many times.  Do not ruminate for more than one week.  Then proceed!

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OK, Scott, gotcher message !
Promise !
Just to prove it, watch this space for a photo or two...

G_H

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Jeff,  I came across this interesting set-up, & thought of your project !

Mebbe there's some ideas in here that U can use ?

G_H
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promised photo...
G_H

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GH-

Your photo is the size of a thumbnail. Can you post a larger pic? I want to see the thoughts you'll be ruminating. Oh, and now my day is complete. I've used the word ruminating in a typewritten sentence for the first time in my life. [biggrin][wave]

Greg, MN

PS:It's SNOWING here and you're working on a greenhouse!!!!! I have to run outside and pick my peppers.
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Aww, cost saving, perfectly good reason for the slope you have.

I know my first projects in solar I didn't consider the available product sizes, especially with glazing.

That's how I used the heat-shrink plastic for glazing the 1st year.

Aww, if I had only stumbled into this forum at the beginning. Of course, I'm not sure when Scott started the forum.

This is my 6th year with my solar addiction/hobby. [smile]

Your diagram has some good ideas. I don't intend to include domestic hot water with my projects though.

My wood burner, is actually outside, north side. SO capturing the hot air from it isn't feasible. That being said A few years back I considered an idea to try capturing the heat from my fireplace chimnry. It just wouldn't be easy accomplished.

BTW I may be starting my new-idea heat exchanger for the wood burner, maybe this week. I will try to draw up a plan for your input....which I'm not good at. LOL

Jeff
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