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My backyard install of PyraPOD4 Tall: site preparation continued with some minor adjustments

To get the needed financial support, I have started a cloud funding campaign at GoFundMe. Here is the link: gofundme.com/f/juns-p4t-all-climate-fireproof-greenhouse. Here is the shorten version: gofund.me/ca2670ef

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Followup on my DIY backyard PyraPOD4T project: site preparation design with simplest solar thermal and geo thermal synergy

Yestoday, our design team met the local metal fabricator Tim Allen in Kelowna and discussed a few minor things about the metal structure. After that we looked at the site preparation and came up with a 3S solution: the Smartest, the Simplest, and the Smallest greenhouse design with a 10×10 footing plus underground pool built…

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Geometry and Transparency: which is more important?

Corin Smith sent me a video clip, which is the first part of this video, looks at nature from geometric and numerological perspect. I find it so important to combine it with a video we made earlier. Watch both parts. Enjoy!

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Yes, we’ve got our free Discourse forum granted

While I have been thinking about setting up a self-hosted version of Discourse, I got great news from the Discourse team: they have granted us a free version! Here is the URL: pyrapod.discourse.group Now we have a public forum. Cheers!

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Solid proof that greenhouses with and without soap liquid foam filling in the double-layer cavity is CRITICAL and makes a huge difference

Today I would like to compare two greenhouses with similar structures – in both cases a double-layer cavity is formed. In fact I made a long video doing a case and comparison study of the two here but somehow did not get expected feedback from viewers. Maybe because the video was too long or maybe…

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Just got the BubbleBox frame from a metal fabricator in Kelowna, showing what I will do with it

For now I will use it to build a mockup for the bubble generator and fine-tune it for optimized performance. In the future, this will be a LEARNING KIT for PyraPOD franchisees or salespersons to learn how everything works and also a DEMO KIT to show others how everything works. Make sure you either subscribe…

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Must View: The Critical Issues with Conventional Chinese Style Passive Solar Greenhouses Revealed – How to Solve with an Easy Retrofit Plan

In the following video, we compare the performance results between the traditional Chinese style passive solar greenhouse and the SolaRoof greenhouse. Critical issues have surfaced this way. After digging out the problems, we show a way to retrofit using the existing framework. A wonderful DIY project for you to start fresh or convert your existing…

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Historic triple projects accomplished by Richard Nelson & his team: SolaRoof 1982, 91 & 97 plus today

The above video is the combination of the following three important videos, with the addition of current full line of modern designs: 1982 prototype built with a small sea container: youtube.com/watch?v=Ac72YJnFFv0 1991 tent like prototype for backyard gardening: youtube.com/watch?v=JyA8Km0Oe_E 1997 flat room prototype for large scale farming: youtube.com/watch?v=karJ6uT40BU Since September of 2020, Richard Nelson has…

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BubbleBox simplified further: now it is even easier to build and test the SolaRoof bubble generator

Today three of us, Richard, Yang and I, had a short session simplifying the Bubble Box design even further so that anyone can build the structure using flat bars and a few accessories to its structure. Once we get the structure, then we can play with the construction of bubble generator easily. The covering material…

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Complete line of designs for PyraPOD 4 and 8: Bubble Box, Bubble Tower, 4Tall1, 4Tall2, 4Grande1, 4Grande2, 8Tall and 8Grande

Yes, we line them up all in one Sketchup file. Check the video out: Let us know what you think and which style you like the best.