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Green Building Bible, Fourth Edition
Green Building Bible, fourth edition (both books)
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    • CommentAuthorArtiglio
    • CommentTimeMay 17th 2020
    Good day, i’m in the process of renovating a barn/oast house, that has had all sorts done to it over the years. Part of my application is to reinstate the oast cowl. Whilst there are companies that can do this for me , i fancy having a go at doing it myself, before i start trying to reinvent the wheel from online pictures etc , thought i’d ask if anyone has any drawings or similar, even some close up photos would be a help.
    Many thanks
    Sorry, no - but it sounds like a very interesting project!
    • CommentAuthortony
    • CommentTimeMay 17th 2020
    • CommentAuthorCliff Pope
    • CommentTimeMay 18th 2020
    The key question is surely do you want it to actually work, ie rotate with the wind and draw a draught, or just be an authentic-looking static addition?
    • CommentAuthortony
    • CommentTimeMay 18th 2020
    I wouldn’t want one working in my house, well possibly in the loft in summer, it would suck all the heat out!
    • CommentAuthorArtiglio
    • CommentTimeMay 18th 2020
    Evening gents, it needs to rotate and look right, the oast top won’t be left completely open but will be the high level ventilation. As it happens i’ve already spoken with Dude and Arnette , they are quite happy to do it and once i’ve worked out what i will and won’t be doing , if the cowl is done by a contractor they’ll be the one that does it. However its a fair chunk of cash and not a hugely complicated bit of wood work. Just a matter of getting the size right, though from wikipaedia it looks as though it should be around 7’ tall. Scaffold is up and the “top deck” and position of the sprattle beam supports inside the roof tie up nicely with the general drawings on the dude website.
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