I get really annoyed at post that are a little intriguing but there is not enough information for me to know for sue and I would be forced to click on to another site to find out more.
I was not curious enough to click, perhaps next time you could write a little bit more about whatever it is you are posting.
posted on 03/08/2011 8:33:45 AM PST
(California does not have a money problem, it has a spending problem.)
Soda bottles filled with water and placed in holes in the corrugated roof acting as light pipes. Neat idea.
However — each will come to leak, the plastic doesn’t last forever, and the roof will come to leak around them. They only work in sunlight, and would freeze in places where freezing temperatures occur.
Net out? Stick with skylights.
posted on 03/08/2011 8:37:17 AM PST
Why not make deck prisms out of old CRT fronts?
posted on 03/08/2011 8:41:10 AM PST
by null and void
(We are now in day 776 of our national holiday from reality. - tic. tic. tic. It's almost 3 AM)
Not a light bulb. Nothing but a cheap and dirty skylight.
posted on 03/08/2011 8:42:34 AM PST
(Any politician who holds that the state accords rights is an oathbreaker and an "enemy... domestic.")
I will definitely put some of these in the chicken coop and the stable that I am going to build this spring (if it ever stops raining).
posted on 03/08/2011 8:44:13 AM PST
(I hate Illinois Nazis!)
How about constructing your walls out of used Jagermeister bottles?
posted on 03/08/2011 8:48:55 AM PST
(Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
Full sunlight is about 100000 lumens per square meter at maximum surface intensity, with less at dawn and dusk and far less < /s> at night. A four inch diameter light pipe will get a maximum of 810 lumens of sunlight. That's similar to a 60 watt incandescent. So he's essentially putting in 4 inch diameter skylights.
posted on 03/08/2011 8:52:15 AM PST
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posted on 03/08/2011 8:55:09 AM PST
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posted on 03/08/2011 9:01:28 AM PST
by Fresh Wind
(TOTUS knows how to give a speech. Obama knows how to read.)
What happens at night?
posted on 03/08/2011 9:10:29 AM PST
by E. Pluribus Unum
("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
Is not the plastic in soda bottles made to degrade over time, especially in sunlight? Seems to me in a matter of months you'd be recreating the pots and pans scene from Unforgiven the next time it rained.
posted on 03/08/2011 9:41:18 AM PST
(Palin 2012: don't retreat, just restock [chg'd to comply w/ The Civility in Discourse Act of 2011])
I think it’s a great idea.
I saw some light gathering devices that reflected light down a mirrored tube to light a house. It works on a thick roof. Good idea on a sunny day but expensive.
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