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Old 06-17-2011, 10:12 AM   #11
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I like the idea of Straw Bale construction. It is the most renewable building there is. We made my brothers house out of SBs I made a Cyprus herb garden and it worked great. I tackled the weeds by using weed guard fabric and buying new compost topsoil.
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Most of the building materials mentioned are made of cellulose, that means termites.
My idea would be to build the house without the 300 or so gallons of persitent pesticide. The "green" method would be to install the Sentricon Colony Elimination System instead of the chemicals. As the man who has to get his wallet out when a house gets termites, i can tell you that is the most effective method of control available. Borates are also "green" but hard to apply in an effective manner, in an unusual style of construction.
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Old 06-17-2011, 01:18 PM   #13
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For some reason people equate green with natural. Natural can be anything!

The type of green roofs that I have been doing research on are generally located in urban areas. I just mentioned the turf or peat as early examples of green roofs. Straw is great if you are in a rural setting, but not exactly the material of choice in crime ridden cities. A great living option if you happen to live in a rural setting away from CIVILIZATION is a tepee.
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You should ask Howard Garret 'The Dirt Doctor', an organic landscape geru in Dallas, what he would suggest for termites. Just goggle 'The Dirt Doctor'! Bet he has a good non toxic solution for termites.
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there are other green termite control methods. Diatomacious earth, and stainless steel screening $$$$
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Cool, diatomacious earth is also great for natural fly control on my Brother in laws organic dairy farm. He includes it in with the feed. Cows eat it, poops it out. FLies lay eggs in cow chips, diatoms spikey shells poke holes in sides of larva, Insides leak out, causing death.
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Old 06-20-2011, 02:32 PM   #17
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This is probably in the "Crack Pot" class you mentioned, but if you got one of those "zero point energy" guys to your show with a working model, I'd be first in line to get in. And I'd be pre-approved to buy a generator should I be convinced it really works.

Funny how there are a a hundred websites that will sell you plans to build one and none that will sell you a working product. Has anyone ever tried to aquire a zero point generator?
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I'm sticking to proven science or as you mentioned working models, where we can be assured there isn't a gerbel on a wheel, doing the work!

Yeah, if people have a working model (or two) of a new process or solution I would be happy to evaluate it independently. Too bad there are so many people out there who will gladly try to part you from your $$$.
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Question, if you had a roof and you wanted to get water up there for birds what would you do?
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What I have done is to redesign the idea of a pondless waterfall, so it contains the water basin under the falls and stream to distribute the weight. The new roof falls appears to be a natural stream to birds and insects. Birds drink and bath, insects come to drink and hunt.
The next thing I have to work on is how to get dragonflies to occupy a roof water feature for the three years of its larval developement (adults only live 5 weeks).
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