Front Door Frost on Blue Sky

Frost on a Blue Sky

One of the benefits of such cold weather is the beautiful frost crystals inside on the thermally insulated double pane argon filled windows. It’s cold out.

Outdoors: 4°F/-17°F Sunny
Tiny Cottage: 64°F/56°F

Daily Spark: A good thing about breeding pigs is my mistakes taste like bacon.

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2 Responses to Front Door Frost on Blue Sky

  1. Trey Jackson says:

    Given that windows are probably the weakest link in the insulation for your house, what design choices did you make to help with that? e.g. like old-timey radiators being placed under windows. I presume you’ve thought about it 8 different ways, but don’t recall anything specific for that.

    And, related, are there windows in the butcher shop? If so, same question relating to that.

    • The window above is just a commercial thermo pane window. Those frost in very cold weather.

      Over 25 years ago in our old farm house I built what I call super windows which are still going strong. Very simple: lots of panes separated by about 1/4″ to 1/2″. These perform far, far better than the best modern commercial even triple pane coated argon filled thermo pane windows. The trick is simply having many layers such that each layer is thin enough to stop thermo siphons within the system.

      The butcher shop does have places for windows in a few of the rooms but mostly not as control over the energy flow is more important than lighting. I had toyed with creating light tubes but didn’t. There is the option to still implement that in a limited way. Who knows, I may. But not this year.

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