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Date: August 2, 2006

Date: August 2, 2006

what about putting a rooftop system onto a circular strawbale structure? (16 or 20′). I am mechanically challenged but can stack bales and cover them with stucco. Climate is 4 season fairly mild ( max low ever would be about 0 maybe but it doesn’t last for long) here in SW Idaho just above the Snake River. Wind could be a larger concern but I was planning to set the roof top to the inside edge of the bales and put a false edge kind of like a low rim on the outside edge of the bales so the roof itself wouldn’t be exposed to direct wind. I am counting on the round shape and wind deflection to work in my favor here.
Barbara

On Aug 3, 2006

Barbara

It may work. I like your idea of a wind deflector rim. What about snow? Can you heat it to melt snow or remove it for winter?

Sincerely,

Bob Gillis

our snow comes in a few light dustings – haven’t seen more than a couple light fluffy inches at most- great improvement over the 3′ of wet cement that fell one night when I lived in the Cascades.  I would have it heated to a min of 50 degrees ( with either propane or electric) when I am not home and crank up the woodstove when I am home.
Barbara

Sounds like the snow is not a problem; if you do get snow make sure it is brushed or melted off.

Sincerely,

Bob Gillis

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