Saturday, August 18, 2012

just a puddle...










High winds woke me up at 2AM...turned on the computer and checked the doppler radar.  Thunder, lightning and a half inch of rain.  Didn't get back to sleep till 4.  I really don't care for late night storms.  Not enough rain east or west of me to fill the swamp.  Yanked my stud starts out of the container, rebuilt the east wall, lined it with the radiant barrier and wedged it back in place.  The wet overnight provided a rather humid day.  84,100,67, .5",B,0

10 comments:

Dad said...

Wow! Are you sure you want to do this?

Tom Blood said...

Nice we got a lil rain during the night as well. I was wondering John is it possible to line that could be pond area with a sheet of rubber? This way kinda make a pond to hold even more water for a longer period of time. With out a liner it just seems to drain out pretty fast.

read ya later

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Unknown said...

@Tom Blood - a little TFL history lesson - the problem is not holding the water for a longer period of time but rather, holding the water as it comes down. See John's post here.

Tom Blood said...

ah I see. Didn't realize the volume of water you were wanting to hold back, I was talking about lining a pond, not building a dam. :-) Everything is bigger in Texas , I need to remember that.

Allen Hare said...

There's a lot of greenery clinging to live around the swamp.

Nice overall picture of the west end of the greenhouse.

Interesting framing. Can't wait to see the reason behind the spacing of the two close-together pieces on the right side.

Bob from Athens said...

How are you going to keep more cows from getting stuck in the "puddle:

Rev.jimmyleebob said...

I'm sure you already know this but
I'll say it for some that may not.
Leave at least 3/4" gap between your foil and the exterior wall otherwise it will be a conductor.
I'm curious on how you're going to do the lid.

John Wells said...

Allen...since the studs aren't load bearing - to keep it all uniform they are placed at 24" centers. Nothing special about that extra little space - it's just what was leftover on that end.

fartymarty said...

I guess I just don't understand radiant barriers. I don't see what that barrier material can do that the white steel container metal outside barrier can't. Will there be ventilation between the radiant barrier and the container wall? If it was on the inside of the insulation then it could reflect heat back in, for the winter.