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Re: rain water harvesting

Posted by Don Binkley on September 3, 2008, 4:37 pm, in reply to "rain water harvesting"

Hi checking in on water. That was the subject of much research for me in building a hilltop house. There was a great house in the Bahamas designed by an architect in Raleigh, NC. Bough haus not bauhaus. It is on his website and we saw a model at the green building exhibit in Wash, DC. The roof was inverted to form a funnel and collect the rain into an 8in. vertical pipe running down to the lower bodega level and contained in 4 large tanks. Look at Leon's solution when he an Jolanda thought Los Ingenios was going to run out of water. In fact before the palapa craze it seems that many of the houses in town had cisterns. You figure out how much water you get off a roof when annual rainfall is say 3 ft. that is 22 gals per sq. ft of rooftop mas o menos. Don


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  • rain water harvesting - david clarke September 3, 2008, 2:48 pm
  • Re: rain water harvesting - Don Binkley September 3, 2008, 4:37 pm
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