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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Ward off Winter blues



Ward off Winter blues with A WINDOW GARDEN 

In the past winter was a depressing time for me. 
I wanter to hibernate like my cats.
 But this year I have started a winter garden to put spring in my living room
 I added 3 shelves 1 to each side and 1 across the window. More will come and this garden will grow
 Look at the roots on the Yacon. I have it in a juice jug, turned upside down. I cut off the top and used the base for water. Adding polyester batting to wick up the water worked out fantastically!

With adding a tough of spring to your window. It will make you smile. 
For more information see my garden blog, http://itsgreenday.blogspot.com/
Or join me on youtube
 https://www.youtube.com/user/TheEmptynester


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Friday, November 14, 2014

Choosing a fan for the solar heater

 Most home made solar heaters use computer fans to blow air. The panels I have are commercial made. So they are larger than most home made ones I have seen. They are about 3foot by 8 foot. I found the bigger the fan the more heat is pushed thew the panel into the house.I only have 1 panel installed, and vented thew the kitchen window. I need to find a fan that will blow harder to get more heat to circulate thew the house. The fans I choose also need to be cost effective, As in the energy they use needs to be free or low cost. I hope to run the fans on solar electric panels. Either direct wired `12v dc. If I use normal 120v the could be plugged into an inverter and ran on a larger solar panel. So I have some researching to do. I have been looking at Inline Duct Fans, solar attic vent fans. etc. Do not know what to try first.




 Record of free heat #2

Datetemp inside / out sidesun
Nov 14, 201467-70/22-33!:22pm-  3:00 pm
  1.5 hours
Nov 15, 2014/ No sun
hours
 To be continued
Nov 16, 2014/ No sun
hours
Nov 17, 201468-70/ 9-23f1:30-2:30
1 hours
Nov  18 , 2014/
12-3
3 hours
Nov 19,  2014/
 9-3
6 hours
Nov 20, 201468-74/24-44f9-3pm
6 hours
Nov 21, 2014/No Sun
1hours
Nov  22 , 2014/No Sun
hours
Nov 23,  2014/
 hours

 Total sun hours 17.5 hours this post
 last post total + 26.5=  44 hours of free heat
Running total since Nov 8, 2014


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