Very possible to be the world's first Solar Heated Duplex Birdhouse according to a Thermal Engineer.

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Project by Richard Williams posted 02-11-2008 04:07 AM 2049 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi Everybody. Here it is and this is what I said was being studied and tested at the University here in Las Vegas. It works on a principal in thermodynamics called the thermo-siphoning technique. Less dense air rises and cooler air takes it’s place at the bottome. I first saw this principal demonstrated up on Long Island in the Brookhaven National Laboratories. They were heating a house with it. Sure this one only works when there is sunlight but some simple add ons can be done also for heat storage. I live with parrots and I have a pretty good idea how much they like living inside of a humans house, and how very quickly it becomes their house and they just let you be there. Enjoy.

-- Rich, Nevada,

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#1 posted 02-11-2008 04:15 AM

Great idea Richard !! Would something like that work for my birdhouses?
It gets very cold where i live .

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#2 posted 02-11-2008 05:09 AM

Great Richard. Let us know how the research goes.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#3 posted 02-11-2008 05:31 AM

Very innovative Richard.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 02-11-2008 11:29 AM

Interesting idea.

-- Jiri

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