Solving the World's problems one root beer at a time!

Day 3

Now we are making some progress! Finished putting in the water line, electrical conduit, data conduit, and of course the Earth Tube! Had a little more help from the bobcat and we have most of the trench covered back up.

For those of you wondering, the earth tube is a venting system for the greenhouse. It will take outside air - warm it up in the winter and cool it in the summer - then through natural convection heat or cool the greenhouse. The earth tube uses the constant temperature of the Earth to transfer heat. This will only assist in the process but it will make the other methods more effective. Here is the picture of the first run - the tube is an 8" irrigation pipe donated by my Uncle Don!! The overall length of the tube is roughly 110 feet.

 

Earth Tube

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