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RE: How to use thermal mass to harness the incredible power of the SUN and to grow food year round!

in #tribesteemup3 years ago

I always heard about using thermal mass through rock but I never knew about water. I mean it seems obvious now you say it, but this is a super cool idea. I've also seen some set-ups where people prop chicken coops against the greenhouse so the their body warmth transfers. I feel like this would be a good energy exchange between the tanks and the chickens for colder months... Nice idea though!

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Yeah water is excellent. It's really neat to see the steam rising from the tanks in the middle of the night. Chicken coop is also a good idea. Critters produce a lot of heat. I did another greenhouse at a farm I was managing last year with worm compost bins for heat. They worked great... that one pushed all the way through the cold Taos winter with just a tiny electric space heater as supplemental heat. The house was 10' x 30' in size and the bins were about 4 x 4 x 3 and there were two of them. Thanks for the comment :)

I like the worm bin idea! That's awesome! I read a thing about people use the heat from crypto mining which tickled me!