John Weiland wrote:
Kathleen Sanderson wrote: Our concern here with the furnace in the basement and the woodstove on the main floor is that no amount of warmth on the main floor would keep the basement pipes from freezing if the furnace was out.
I don't think you would have to worry. It may be worth the experiment just to see. At my lady's former house, we turned off all heat the the basement for four days just to see how cold it would get. It was well below zero outside. The basement never got below 50 degrees.
Tereza Okava wrote:In my experience it's a lot easier to adapt to a hot climate than to a cold one
Conrad Farmer wrote:We had similar situation - old coop was in bad shape, drafty and we lost chickens due to build up of moisture in the winter so were looking for a new coop
Found the 1920s Woods Fresh Air Poultry book online
Used pallets to build the frame on store-bought skids and purchased lumber for roof - used cast off (free) windows for the clerestory. 8 x 12 (Woods design is based on golden ratio 1.6 - so basically a square main area - in our case 8x8, with fresh air "porch", in our case 4' - so not exactly golden but darn close). Baffle board will be installed on rear rafters today to further seal against drafts as the temps will decrease the next few weeks and snow continues to accumulate toward our average of 200"+ :)
Rebecca Norman wrote:
What is your experience of pro's and cons of wood shavings, sawdust, or autumn leaves?