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Posted By: SteamyTeaNot convinced about water walls yet, the SHC is good, the price is good, but have a nagging doubt about something I just can't put my finger on at the moment.
Posted By: tonyI have seen people use oil drums full of water -- they are best at storing heat but I would be scares of them leaking
Posted By: SteamyTeaAnother way is to heat or cool some thermal mass....I just made the assumption that the air needs heating, not why it needs heating.
Posted By: tonyThe more the merrier and the longer and better it will work so long as it is inside the thermal envelope.
Posted By: skyewrightabsorbs & releases heat whenever its temperature is below or above the temp of the house air
Posted By: SteamyTeaSo the shape of the thermal mass is important as well as the mass.
Another way is to think of it as a pendulum, but one where the return swing is inversely proportional to the initial swing.The quicker you move it to the right, the slower it will return to the left.
Posted By: skyewrightNicely put
Posted By: CWattersIncreasing thermal mass will indeed help reduce temperature changes due to external input but the title of the thread talks about "thermal storage".
Posted By: SteamyTeaHard to tell what is really happening at any sampling rate over an hour, even an hour is a bit crude, can lead to large error margins.
Posted By: Ed Daviesso that's 9.33 W/m²
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