Mike Haasl wrote:...Now it could go to the full width of the garage unless there's some terrain in the way.
The trusses could be full log trusses instead of scissor trusses. That could be pretty awesome. But you might not want to perfectly match the garage roof then in case the homemade trusses sag/change a bit over time.
1) The roof slope is a four; 4:12; 18.5 degrees.
2) I respected the area for a car to use.
3) Please imagine square lumbers to be rough round lumber. (it was easier to model and maneuver as squares).
4) I incorporated the advise of beam and column sizes.
5) I took the advise of not matching the garage roof plains.
Mike Haasl wrote:Silly question... What about copying the existing roof trusses and just extending the roof to the south?
I did a quick rendering.
1) Has this idea already been talked over previously?
2) Would the east and west walls of the garage extend, or jog in like shown here, to cantilever over the doors?
3) The eave on east and west sides could be much shorter.
4) Would we open up the area of wall above the existing garage door?
5) Timber framing can be used for columns, beams, and trusses.
6) What about a steeple-like room? That would be a high place for heat to escape, and to growing plants indoors. It would get interesting at the bond with the existing roof, but be minimal.
Questions/Comments as of now:
1) Has the glass already been sourced; do we have a set size?
2) The lumber that you modeled is standard (1.5x5.5). Are we going to use the on site saw mill instead (which would provide nominal 2x6s)?
3) Colors were added for clarity only.
4) Roof slope was kept; 2:12.
5) I made columns to 16" diameter, and beams to 12" diameter. Perlins stayed at 6" diameter.
6) I took the model from your file, and the model from my old 2017 file, and placed everything inside one of my typical consulting base files (with all the layers and such).
7) I have saved this file down, but let me know what year version you are using.
8) I deleted two columns. Your columns were smaller and spanned only 6 feet. Not sure if this was a good call on my part. Not sure if the stone base to columns is a good call on my part as well.
9) Paul needs to make the decision of what the roof surface will be. Slope is 2/12; 9.5 degrees.
10) The elevated vent window will have some interior trusses overlapping it at the current placement.
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Paul, what is the desired roof slope for each or all of these human size structures? You mentioned the chopped wood hut not having enough slope, and it looks like you're happy with the canning kitchen roof slope. Just wondering.
Sparks idea: pop a window left and right of the solarium on the south wall of the garage, and extend a new finish floor level into the garage space. Brings up the question of the bunks mobility and what is the current top-plate height inside the garage.
I'm just now joining the conversation. Awesome work Ash.
Ash Jackson wrote:
Back to the question:
Do y'all know a way to make a waterproofing detail that's less gicky than that? I've looked at the hand-sculpted house book, and the details depicted there appear to be more tolerant of water infiltration. Perhaps there's something that I'm missing? Perhaps having way less plastic is good enough?
Perhaps the base materials can be more elevated (higher relative to exterior ground level) and breath-able (slightly more porous)? I'm brainstorming about stone and sand at the moment. Your load bearing members are interior, and the exterior walls are separate (resting on a base that doesn't need a footer/extensive structure).
Please note: When I was at the 2017 Wheaton ATC, Josiah Wallingford's architect business partner got on a conference call with the entire class. I took the opportunity to ask him about design recommendations for this solarium project (which was already expressed by Paul at that time). What I think I gathered was: to have a heat collecting material inside the room to hold heat from day to day. The idea of this is similar to what Zach has learned from Sepp, where a large rock is just below the surface of a pond. So, I assume, some solid materials (need) to be placed within this architecture expansion. I think you started the design with a stone floor and now have a cedar wood floor.
Wifi antenna: I wonder if it could have it's own pole? or tree? and run the wire below the parking surface?
I'd like to see a section of the solarium roof (now that you speak of limiting glue, plastic, and flashing). Perhaps a breathable floor system works well with a breathable roof system.
Food for thought: Can we have stone columns :) ? Bases maybe?
Files: Consider posting sketchup files when you're presenting the design with multiple viewpoints. I refuse to do this with digital market items as of now, but did do this when attempting the berm-shed re-design.
Kenneth Elwell wrote:I think folks should *might want to* consider their latitude, and what time of year their drying needs are greatest, to determine the angle of the glass. For Northern U.S. it does feel like it could be steeper. I think the ideal is local latitude plus the tilt of the Earth (for Winter solar gain = Lat. + 23.4 degrees (tropic of Cancer/Capricorn)).
Possibly a super-deluxe, albeit complicated, version would be adjustable tilt for maximum gain.
I like the idea of having an equation to find a desired slope. I believe there is a sweet spot that relates more to the air flow science than it does the heat gain science. I believe more slope information will be discovered when Wheaton Labs alters their design at a future ATC.
Paige Parsons wrote:I would pay somebody good money to write out step by step instructions of how to put the Wheaton ACT1 together.
Have you seen the video of the ATC class building it? Link to video here. They start building at minute 56:44. They start with the floor, and frame. Then, tongue and groove siding for shear strength.
Are you posting a bounty? If so, please make an offer.
I am interested to see where this goes. I can imagine someone building the dehydrator at a discount because they write their steps out. I can also see myself simulating the process with the computer model. I can also see a booklet being produced with images and descriptions.
So if I run your ad, which ad do you suggest i take down?
I have sold one. And there is no affiliate percentage available. That's why I'm interested in placing the ad. I would want a place along the top, but I don't know which should be replaced. I thought it was randomly generated. I don't know how much you should charge either. I thought your offer a few years back was along the lines of what I am requesting. Are you telling me that all of the smaller square ads are yours? Since we've started this exchange, I have begun to think about what I would do with a 5XD banner worth of space.
Davin Hoyt wrote:This is an attempt to entertain the money bug in you...
This last Kickstarter campaign (the Greenhouse Build movie), I think, has brought eyes to my drawings for sale. It probably helped that my Rocket Oven (2018) Plan set were a highlighted stretch goal for the campaign. I don't remember getting an exciting influx in sales from a Kickstarter of Paul's before, but that's a possibility. Whatever the case, one of the bonuses to being a part of the Kickstarter is the "set in stone" factor - After the campaign is over, your campaign page is frozen, and permanently advertises your product's existence.
Now some juice: The lowest month's earnings since I started selling on Permies: January 2019 ($24.64).
My current average monthly earnings since December 2017 ($81.00).
My best month yet: July 2020 ($180.08).
John F Dean wrote:How well do solar dehydrators work in humid regions?
From what I have seen, this style of solar dehydrator has the most success of all styles built in southeast Asia.
When making these plans, my research revealed that air-flow is the most important feature/factor. Keep air moving through the system. Keep feeding the system drier air than what escapes out the top. The plant or fruit moisture join the quick moving air, and when enough air has passes, you have your goods.
Starr Brainard wrote:Has anyone priced out all the materials for either of these models? What are the $ amount for the raw materials?
I believe the WheatonATC1 build was under $500 at the 2017 Wheaton Labs' ATC. This was with cedar tongue and grove wall sheathing throughout, overnight delivery of wire mesh, craigslist shower glass, and free from the land skiddable structure below.
Materials and dimensions of your build can vary/differ and still receive good results. An example of this is University of Georgia Ag Department's build (images in solar food dehydrator thread outside of the digital market). Their build is three years old, and I just sent them a follow up email because they left me thinking I would get effectiveness data off them.