Monday, April 18, 2011

climate control...

Forgot to post the latest photo from the Waterboxx experiment.  Went and checked the field on Saturday.  A couple of new sprouts happening, a few weeds taking hold, a critter dug under #4 looking for the moisture, and #27 is still the champ.  Prepped 8 TFL palo verde seedlings for transplant into my own Waterboxx test to be placed on the north side of the greenhouse.

Monitored the chest freezer conversion for a couple of hours today.  Seems fairly consistent with the compressor running about 9 minutes every hour and a half.  The temperature inside the partially loaded fridge fluctuates between 33 and 40 degrees.  Inside house temperature got up to 75 degrees today with a high of 100 outside.  Pepino II still performing well with last years pad still inside.  Since my thermometer is mounted outside with the temp sensor located inside where the air first comes out of the swamp cooler - the readings are reversed.  From the photo - 97.7 is the outside temp in the shade on my front porch...69.5 is the air temp coming out of the swamp cooler into the house.  82,100,51,0,B

6 comments:

tffnguy said...

I'm going to have to divert some of the air from this swampper over to the couch for naps on these hot days. I never have been good at sleeping while sitting in a chair.

Glad all is going well with the new fridge and other stuff.

ezrablu said...

Hard to imagine almost 100° there while we're still getting down in the 20°'s and under another darn snow storm warning and expecting 8+ inches.

Thanks for the climate control updates...I'm thinking this temp control thingy will be of importance to many solar and off grid folks like me.

Your greens are very green...love that photo.

Tirzah said...

Hello John. Just received an email of a small clip a reporter did of you. Thought it would be neat to find your blog. I'm sure my husband & I will be following this. Looking forward to looking around & reading your posts. One day we desire to somewhat be self-sustained & want to learn all we can. Good for you & happy experimenting. Writing from Las Vegas. ~Tirzah~

samyadamsp said...

awesome!

samyadamsp said...

Great blog, I'm enjoying it very much. I do appreciate what you are doing and how you live.

Allen Hare said...

Fine news all around. The solar cooling is amazing. So, is the freezer/cooler in operation now, or is this still just the experimental stage? Does it make much noise while the compressor is running?