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Quote:Can you use faux-brick panels on the outside of wood panels that don't have near the heat capacity of real bricks? You get rapid cooling, she get's "Brick" appeal.
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Quote:Tim - climbing evergreen plants make the perfect screen material and provide year-round shade. Hence the reason, in IR-photos, such foliage appears white = IR reflective! But if done properly the brickwork will be largely invisible
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Quote:Those sheds are pretty amazing John!
Quote:I've done some building in hebal (a very airated concrete) and it's great. flame retardant insulating and light. I'm actually erring toward the suggestion of fake bricks. I was a bit skeptical at first but the more I think about it the more it does seem to offer a good solution. especially since it's highly likely that we'll have to move one day and take the observatory with us.I have provisional approval for this design so now just have to figure out how to make it.
Quote:If money wasn't an object (brick seems to be pretty expensive these days), I would think that you could build an airspace between two walls of bricks, to provide an air-space and insulate the inside from outside wall. I've seen late 1900's brick homes built this way.
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Quote:At least I get to use the telescope every night because I dont have to worry about set up.
Quote:This would certainly keep the inside wall of bricks cooler but the warm outside wall would cause a rising plume of warm air all around the observatory until they reached ambient temps, correct ? -TimQuote:If money wasn't an object (brick seems to be pretty expensive these days), I would think that you could build an airspace between two walls of bricks, to provide an air-space and insulate the inside from outside wall. I've seen late 1900's brick homes built this way.
Quote:One problem is that I don't know they export to Australia? And if we move it would most likely be overseas again. From the site it does look like they do kits though so I'll keep it in mind
Quote: Fake brick panels look like *BLEEP* when it comes outside corner joints etc
"Many a night I saw the Pleiads, rising thro' the mellow shade, Glitter like a swarm of fire-flies tangled in a silver braid." Tennyson: Locksley Hall
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(well....it used to say that.....)