VENTILATION: With Solar Energy

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by Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

Posted by Sys Admin about 4 years ago.

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A solar chimney draws air vertically out of the greenhouse without machinery; build a flue out of three/eighths inch exterior plywood; for diagram, materials, method of operation; refer to OD88-30
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VENTILATION: Exhausting Hot Air From the Greenhouse Peak Install a turbine generator as high as possible with a small fan under it blowing straight up; refer to A83-52 0
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