Quote from: Dave Hawkins on October 16, 2017, 08:21:05 AMCorrect me if I'm wrong, but the problem of landing on the moon had to be solved in people's heads before doing it live, did it not?This is where you slip up Dave. During the decades that ALL of us have discussed the Global Fludde of Noah, no one but YOU seems to have "solved" the problems of the flood.We've given these problems time and effort to investigate and do NOT find the flood history in any type of historic record.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but the problem of landing on the moon had to be solved in people's heads before doing it live, did it not?
Which, I agree, is not as earth shaking as putting a man on the moon.Although it's probably more useful.
Where in the name of God did you come up with the idea that I have solved all the problems with the global flood?
Quote from: Dave Hawkins on October 16, 2017, 11:12:49 AMWhere in the name of God did you come up with the idea that I have solved all the problems with the global flood? You don't seem to think there's any evidence that contradicts it.Ergo: either you have solved all the problems that are raised (like multiple chronometry methods agreeing with one another but contradicting any Global Flood), or you are lying to yourself and everyone else when you say there is Overwhelming Evidence that it happened (i.e. your "Elephant in the Room" bluster/bravado).
Correct me if I'm wrong, but the problem of landing on the moon had to be solved in people's heads AND DOING THE FUCKING WORK REQUIRED before doing it live, did it not?
Quote from: Dave Hawkins on October 16, 2017, 10:27:13 AMAir infiltration.Focus.Well, you just yell at people when they offer advice or observations on air infiltration, so an interesting diversion's in order, wouldn't you say?I'll offer my thoughts on the matter and see if I get a 'manipulative bitch' or 'good dog'.If you must use Tyvek for your interior walls, note that it glues up fine with a variety of organic glues, such as casein and even rabbit skin glue. Also it's very paintable with water based paints such as acrylics and latex. However, a layer of paint increases the weight of the material enormously, about 10 pounds per gallon of interior paint. You could in fact paint it and hang it like curtains.
Something similar I'm going to experiment with if I can find the time ... clear plastic gazebo curtains with a sealed plastic top ... sort of a portable glass house for the Aged P's to sit in when it's cold but sunny.
And back on the topic of heat generation ... summer cooling was easy because my cooling load matched my available power - solar.But in winter, my heating load (in my particular situation) is greatest at two times ... right before bed ... and right before getting up in the morning. In the middle of the night and when I'm gone, not much heat is needed.But my available solar power doesn't occur at those times ... and if I'm going to run the wood stove, the best time is to fire it up about 5pm and run it until bedtime.So ...
"drier wood" Yeah I'm not too good about this ... I need to do a better job keeping it dry. What about wood species? Hedge is my favorite but I don't have much. I have a lot of hackberry and oak and elm.
According to this, I should be able to get about 2 cords per year from my 2 acres just from dead and fallen timber ... https://www.motherearthnews.com/homesteading-and-livestock/woodlot-firewood-management-zmaz70mazkinBut that topic has more to do with making the house tight / energy efficient.My focus at the moment is learning how to manage the actual stove better.
Ok ... wood stove questions ... "don't let it smoulder" ... but if you turn the draft down, how does it NOT smoulder? My woodstove is one of those glass front types and the draft is controlled by a handle that you pull in and out ... I never seem to get much air this way, so a lot of the time, I just crack the door open a bit. I obviously have A LOT to learn about wood stoves. I do have a good friend close by who heats his house with nothing but wood and he would give me some hands on training. Note to self.