passive solar buildings -Building A Passive Solar Heating Porch For My RV

January 8, 2014 – 9:22 am

** I started the construction of a system of passive solar heating and greenhouse for my camper. Read all the details here: The http://www.thediyworld.com/blog/?p=1450 ManOfMany Thi …

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  1. 25 Responses to “passive solar buildings -Building A Passive Solar Heating Porch For My RV”

  2. Very soon. On my list next.

    By The Do It Yourself World on Jan 8, 2014

  3. There is plenty of downed and standing firewood here. It will be fine. And
    free.

    By The Do It Yourself World on Jan 8, 2014

  4. You are a moron.

    By Shawn Moore on Jan 8, 2014

  5. It was nice of your friend to help you with you project.

    By Paula7379 on Jan 8, 2014

  6. In America whites got used to blacks, so much that they did not notice that
    negro..z stole and continue to steal everything including power, and with
    power military influence. In fact ordinary liberal white American doesn’t
    know and doesn’t care what is happening behind his back by obama
    administration, there are certainly some classified military weapons that
    ware developed for protection against enemy now freely available for the
    enemy. No wonder blacks feel so comfortable.

    By john smith on Jan 8, 2014

  7. Troy look for this on youtube – some great ideas/plans for you to implement
    to augment your power, etc: username shazizz REDNECK WIND TURBINE UPDATE !
    - a homemade vawt

    By Paul Walker on Jan 8, 2014

  8. You better check the price of firewood again… it is up to $65 – $75+ a
    face cord in NY in most places. $20 is unheard of unless you have a
    generous friend.

    By LuvMyTJ on Jan 8, 2014

  9. Be sure & fix the vent for the fridge on the roof. It needs to be
    ventilated properly.

    By LuvMyTJ on Jan 8, 2014

  10. Thanks for th update on price. I assume that is loaded into your truck and
    delivered. So, he should probably be able to negotiate $45 if he goes to
    get it and loads it himself.

    By SSanf on Jan 8, 2014

  11. With 40 degree nights my 40′ 5th wheel uses a 30lb tank in 3 days if my
    wife is at the controls. Actually I am pretty close to the back yard troy
    is setup on and our temps are very similar.

    By LuvMyTJ on Jan 8, 2014

  12. Does your friend live in an RV or a house as that would make a big
    difference.

    By LuvMyTJ on Jan 8, 2014

  13. Here is a trick to stop wood from splitting tap the point of your nails and
    screws to flatten the tip a little before using them and your wood won’t
    split.

    By corbett1966 on Jan 8, 2014

  14. It is nice to see someone who is not hampered by having pride in his
    workmanship, people get way to worked up about wanting to live in a place
    that is “safe”, and not a rotting fire trap, but not Troy. Keep the vids
    coming!

    By Physicsgoose on Jan 8, 2014

  15. couldn’t help overhear the radiator talk. that “brown stuff” is what you
    get when the vehicle is not so new, OR basically leaking a TINY bit of oil
    into the coolant system. not worth worrying about the engine or anything.
    it will come back 2 months after cleaning it out. one other tip, if you’ve
    had just plain water in the system don’t change it BACK to coolant coz the
    coolant will cause a lot of junk to get into the system. if its on plain
    water it should STAY on plain water.

    By Link Knight on Jan 8, 2014

  16. my parents have a passice solar house that was built in 1995, with plenty
    of glass and a concrete slab. it works SO well compared to my old house it
    feels like a heater IS on. the idea is the sun shines thru the glass and
    heats the concrete slab up. then you have all these concertina doors all
    right behind the glass that get closed at sundown. and the heat comes up
    from the floor and keeps it pretty nice! hard to believe how well it works
    til you’ve been there.

    By Link Knight on Jan 8, 2014

  17. your right, many homes in temperate areas AREN’T warmed by solar heating.
    but my parents have one that was built in the 90s, with plenty of glass and
    a concrete slab. it works SO well compared to my house it feels like a
    heater IS on. the idea is the sun shines thru the glass and heats the
    concrete slab up. then you have all these concertina doors all right behind
    the glass that get closed at sundown. and the heat comes up from the floor
    and keeps it pretty nice.

    By Link Knight on Jan 8, 2014

  18. Aussie Prepper, Troy does have some money. Last I heard, he had a part time
    job and he does get some money from YT videos. He can buy a cord or two of
    pre-cut wood at the last minute. I bet it is very cheap around where he
    lives, especially if he picks it up instead of having it delivered. His
    time may well be better spent working on his projects. Whether he cuts the
    wood himself or has someone else cut it, he will still be off the grid.

    By SSanf on Jan 8, 2014

  19. You are in error. I have been watching Troy’s videos. I am well aware he
    had a hard time keeping warm last year. 1st-It is irrelevant how many
    fallen trees are available. 2nd-Troy will and does buy things that he feels
    he wants or needs. 3rd-I don’t know how you have access to the content of
    his bank account. Please, enlighten us. 4th-There are tasks we all dislike.
    Paying to have them done for us does not make us lazy. 5th-If someone wants
    to give him things, that is their business, not yours.

    By SSanf on Jan 8, 2014

  20. then whatever then dude what works for you mite not work for me did you
    ever thing of that maybe I like to spend more money to get the good stuff
    to build stuff with

    By steven dudley on Jan 8, 2014

  21. SSanf: u have not been paying attention to troys vids from the beginning.
    1st-troy has a shit load of fallen trees surrounding him. 2nd-Troy wud
    never buy firewood.3rd-He can easily afford a decent combustion heater and
    install it himself, but he prefers someone to donate one to him.4th-Troys
    too lazy to chop wood unless he is forced to and last year he had to do it
    in the freezing bitter cold, and in saying that right now is the perfect
    temp for him to CHOP wood. CHOP CHOP TROY!!

    By Aussie Prepper on Jan 8, 2014

  22. actually Troy not many homes in temperate climates are heated exclusively
    by solar. Buildings constantly loose heat if the outside is cooler than in.
    Even the super insulated home I’m working on still needs 45kw of heating!

    By gazzat5 on Jan 8, 2014

  23. dude I have stored PT wood without any weight on them for 3 mouths and in
    that time it got rain on and a lot of sum on them never had any of them
    warp like you said they do I think that’s full of shit and I only use PT
    wood for anything I build

    By steven dudley on Jan 8, 2014

  24. i get plenty of veiws ive deleted over 60 vids. im not drunk nor do i need
    advice on my channel. but as far as trolling your on this page slamming
    every move he makes so the facts speak for themselves divecrewcanada.

    By tony mullins on Jan 8, 2014

  25. Thank you Aussie Prepper, In all honesty, I truly believe Troy seems like a
    very good guy and very friendly. I have no doubt he would help about anyone
    in need. I wish his project to be very successful, I just do not always
    agree with the means to get there. :)

    By DiveCrewCanada on Jan 8, 2014

  26. .Aussie Prepper Weren’t you told to troll on down the road two weeks ago ?
    If you don’t like Troy,his religion,views or RV then move on to millions of
    other video’s.

    By BRUCE LEE on Jan 8, 2014

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