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#1380730 - 26/06/2016 17:10 Re: Indoor Climate [Re: Surly Bond]
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Registered: 01/07/2007
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Loc: Wynnum
Wynnum Nth Sunday outdoor max 16.8C ( average 21.5C ), inside house max 16.3C.


Edited by retired weather man (26/06/2016 17:10)
Edit Reason: wrong figs.
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#1381321 - 05/07/2016 11:37 Re: Indoor Climate [Re: Surly Bond]
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Registered: 23/08/2003
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Loc: Manilla, near Tamworth NSW
For keeping a house cool in hot dry conditions, various passive methods can be used. Passive methods avoid using energy that is getting harder to buy.
One technique for passive cooling is to admit cool night air low down and exhaust warm air high up, using natural convection (the stack effect).
I have been cooling my house using this technique, called "night purge", for seventeen years.
I had to open the back door in the evening and close it in the morning every day of summer. I have now had an automated louvre window installed to save me from this chore.


I have described the louvre installation here.
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#1388098 - 23/09/2016 23:07 Re: Indoor Climate [Re: Surly Bond]
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Registered: 23/08/2003
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Loc: Manilla, near Tamworth NSW
This extremely wet and cloudy winter has made it hard for my solar-passive house to maintain a comfortably warm temperature.


I reported it in this blog post.


I linked to my report on local weather for winter 2016 in a weatherzone thread.
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#1394341 - 22/11/2016 12:21 Re: Indoor Climate [Re: Surly Bond]
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Registered: 23/08/2003
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Loc: Manilla, near Tamworth NSW
This October was simply too cold.

The pattern of change in October mean temperature at Manilla, NSW, matches well with ENSO using NINO3.4.
This year's sudden cooling also accords with a fall in HadCRUT4 global temperature.
Discussion on my blog.


Edited by Surly Bond (22/11/2016 12:23)
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#1428823 - 25/07/2017 12:16 Re: Indoor Climate [Re: Surly Bond]
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Registered: 23/08/2003
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Loc: Manilla, near Tamworth NSW
Many missing photos and graphs

I feel that there is quite a lot of information and discussion in this thread, running for twelve years now, that forum users may find interesting.
It is a great pity that many images that I posted here, mainly graphs, have now been withdrawn from public display by the photo-hosting website "Photobucket". That has made many of my posts unattractive and hard to understand.
I began to post images hosted by Photobucket in May 2010. Since I began posting images hosted on my own blog in December 2014, my graphs and photos from then on are not lost.

Particular damaged posts

Post #1291588 of 21 May 2010 was about the Adaptive Comfort Zone, recently devised, that relates indoor temperatures that most people find comfortable to the monthly average temperature of the place. This is the graph:



Post #866648 of 01 June 2010 describes my solar-passive house, built in Manilla in 1998. Here is a recent photo of it:



In Post #867276 of 05 June 2010, and following posts, I show and discuss scatter-plots of 1096 days of indoor and outdoor maximum and minimum temperatures recorded at my house. I have copied these posts to my blog, where they are accessed on this page.

This is the first of the scatter-plots:


A number of posts beginning with #874144 are about "Modelling indoor temperatures of the house" in mid-winter and in mid-summer. This study remains incomplete.

From January 2011 onward, there are other catastrophes that will take me more time to sort out.
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#1430135 - 07/08/2017 23:41 Re: Indoor Climate [Re: Surly Bond]
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Registered: 23/08/2003
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Loc: Manilla, near Tamworth NSW
Both solid gates and wicket gates in a climate-control courtyard


Courtyard gates, to be effective in climate control, should be tall and wind-proof. At some times it may be better to let the wind flow through, yet one may still need to keep dogs or small children either out or in.
To achieve that flexibility, I have had wicket gates installed as well.
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