Pod #1 was shipped assembled! Help, too much ventilation!

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Re: Pod #1 was shipped assembled! Help, too much ventilation

Postby 123jay » Mon Nov 25, 2013 11:41 pm

I have found that the harbor freight moving pads are very warm to sleep in.
could you use a piece of scrap what ever with a slot and wing nut so it moves up and down over your hole
Even use a blue trap over the top to add a air pocket cut on wind and stop rain?
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Re: Pod #1 was shipped assembled! Help, too much ventilation

Postby 123jay » Mon Nov 25, 2013 11:51 pm

If you have a few tie together could you run low cost 1/2 drip line tie to a small water heater to thermostatic hot water goes up and cold goes down are a low cost pump pushing in to the hot water heater so the pump only push cold water like in a green house
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Re: Pod #1 was shipped assembled! Help, too much ventilation

Postby celticquetzel » Sun Dec 15, 2013 3:03 pm

I love how you were able to harness the collective expertise and creativity from this site for this project. Realizing cost is a huge issue, thinking two little brackets on the outside for an umbrella. Perhaps cargo nets, or hooks for shopping bags, on the inside so they can keep stuff off the bed. Could you CNC notches into a spar so no additional parts needed for hooks?
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Re: Pod #1 was shipped assembled! Help, too much ventilation

Postby Martiangod » Sun Dec 22, 2013 1:25 am

Mike, this whole dealing with cold is a big issue.
I keep trying to out think the whole issue.
Its a tough egg to crack.
Where I currently live there is a huge transient worker population, the nature of the Oil Patch.
Many people in Alberta full time it in RV's as they move from job to job, -40 is not uncommon and - 60 is possible.
One common method to help in living in an RV in these extremes is skirting the trailers in.
I keep going back to your early post of setting the pods up.

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You had the foresite to raise the pods off the ground for dampness, but being raised allows for cold air to pass underneith. Some sort of skirting to block that airflow is paramount to begining to keep warm. Simple plywood strips or plastic skirts. Then as snow arrives, bank snow up against. Snow is an awesome insullator.

Another thing that may help is you can get cheap plastic tarps that are black, this would assist by providing some solar gain, but be removable in the summer . Now if possible tarping the pods together creating dead air between them would assist further.
Also a wind break.

Look to some animals that live in extreme cold for some answers, wolf den, bear den, beaver lodge, All provide some sort of tunneling to the den living area, and the Eskimo igloo also used this model.
Years ago we had Huskies, they lived outside. Their dog house/den took on a tunnel effect at the entrance as the winter progressed and snow built up.
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Re: Pod #1 was shipped assembled! Help, too much ventilation

Postby rowerwet » Tue Jan 07, 2014 5:58 pm

IMO, just make all the vent holes at the top, body heat will rise and then find it's way out, put holes an inch or two higher than the others. Thanks to heat rising, and cold sinking, as long as the total area of the holes is enough (and they can vary that with corks) heat rising will take care of airflow in and out.
put screening over at least two holes so they can't be blocked, just to make sure they don't cork them all up.
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Re: Pod #1 was shipped assembled! Help, too much ventilation

Postby craig113 » Sun Mar 09, 2014 2:35 am

I have been thinking of installing a water heater against the wall. Plumb it to the outside with quick disconnects and attach a coil. You can research a wood heated hot tub. A bit of charcoal / wood will heat the water and circulate it to heat the trailer.

The biggest issue is how long with the heat last. Getting up and down to a homeless person might not be the nicest if it is snowing or freezing out.
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