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==Ehren's Elegant Chicken Scratch==
==Ehren's Elegant Chicken Scratch==
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*Week of September 4th
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**Fri. Met with Charlie and the crew and went over our minimal progress.  We developed a rough plan for the heat exchangers.  I'm looking forward to seeing the graphs of the data.  Agreed to start work on the Green Tour pamphlets and guide sheets.
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**Colin got the graphs of our heat exchanger data online!  Looks great, and matches what I expected (some form of a logorithmic curve).
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*Week of August 28th
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**Tue. Third-sun finished the installation of the PV panels on the roof.  I had  an 8am class, but I managed to document the process from 10am to 6pm using Colin's camara.  I even helped a little bit.  Dan and I found out from Ben that health codes typically require two levels of separation for solor hot water heat exchangers, so we're going to have to rethink our design.
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**Met Wed. with the crew to make a plan to test heat transfer for 3/4" copper pipe.
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**Sat. we ran three tests using a capped off piece of copper pipe filled with tap water and a 5 gallon bucket filled with hot water.  I held the pipe in the bucket with a pair of tongs while Colin, Dan, and Kate recorded the temperature every three seconds using a thermometer carefully inserted into the pipe so that it didn't touch the sides.
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*Week of August 21st
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**Met with Charlie, Kate,and Dan at the farm to work out the semester schedule.
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**Called the heat exchanger company I found online.  The owner was not forthcoming with information on how to build our own unit, and judging from the prices listed on the site, I think we'll be better off crunching some numbers and doing the design ourselves.
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**Couldn't make it to the farm Sunday evening for the tour. :(
*Week or August 14th
*Week or August 14th
**So far everyone has either been out of town or too busy getting ready for the start of classes to work much on the project.  As far as I know we still need to order the glass for the solar hot water unit, and purchase the materials for the heat exchanger.  Then we just need to find a good way to mount the unit and the PV panel for the pump on the roof.
**So far everyone has either been out of town or too busy getting ready for the start of classes to work much on the project.  As far as I know we still need to order the glass for the solar hot water unit, and purchase the materials for the heat exchanger.  Then we just need to find a good way to mount the unit and the PV panel for the pump on the roof.

Revision as of 16:25, 10 September 2006

Contents

Colin's Cosmic Contemplations

Kate's Killer Thoughts and Reflections

Discovery: Having a job that says that you are "on duty 24 hours a day" does not lend itself to getting a lot of classwork done. oops.

Dan's Dusty Tomes of Lore

Ehren's Elegant Chicken Scratch

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