Leslie Jackson
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  • Berkeley, CA
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DIY Filter Solution for an Evaporative Cooler, anyone?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel Baur-McGuire yesterday. 6 Replies

If your general "info@" e-mail inbox is like mine, it is 95% SPAM but once in a while, as long as you catch it, there is an informed, well-crafted inquiry from a non-bot, who does their own research…Continue

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Daniel Baur-McGuire replied to Leslie Jackson's discussion DIY Filter Solution for an Evaporative Cooler, anyone?
"Where are the supply runs located? Look to make sure supply runs are sealed. I would second having a contractor make a filter rack and use cheap fiberglass filters. Ones that look like plastic strands dribbled over each other. It will be less…"
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Dennis Heidner replied to Leslie Jackson's discussion DIY Filter Solution for an Evaporative Cooler, anyone?
"Where is the duct for the evaporative cooler running.  Straight out into the room?  or through ducts in attic or the floor.  I've seen underslab ducting that had failed... and the dust was actually dirt that was being picked up…"
Jul 26
Leslie Jackson replied to Leslie Jackson's discussion DIY Filter Solution for an Evaporative Cooler, anyone?
"Thanks Rich, I hope they thought of that, but you are on to something. I think I learn more doing things myself, but sometimes, truth is, contractors TEACH me more. Best, Leslie"
Jul 19
Rich Manning replied to Leslie Jackson's discussion DIY Filter Solution for an Evaporative Cooler, anyone?
"Have them call a HVAC contractor and install a filter system"
Jul 19
Leslie Jackson replied to Leslie Jackson's discussion DIY Filter Solution for an Evaporative Cooler, anyone?
"Thanks, Larry! You are probably not confused! Apply skin, not a Band-Aid ... or something like that! :) Best, Leslie"
Jul 19
Larry Weingarten replied to Leslie Jackson's discussion DIY Filter Solution for an Evaporative Cooler, anyone?
"Hello,  I'm probably confused, but I'd want to know where the dust and dirt are coming from.  It's not normal for these units to make this problem. Perhaps the pads are losing bits of fiber, or dirt on the roof, or…"
Jul 19
Leslie Jackson posted a discussion

DIY Filter Solution for an Evaporative Cooler, anyone?

If your general "info@" e-mail inbox is like mine, it is 95% SPAM but once in a while, as long as you catch it, there is an informed, well-crafted inquiry from a non-bot, who does their own research and wants to know more and do better. Here is one such inquiry, from a reader regarding a filter for an evaporative cooler. I'll post both her initial e-mail and her follow-up to my reply, below. THANKS for any leads!I…See More
Jul 18
Leslie Jackson commented on David Byrnes's blog post What air conditioner filters work best?
"Hello, Leslie here, with Home Energy magazine. We just got an inquiry from a reader about a DIY air filter solution restricting the air flow TOO much ...  Hope you can direct us to the source of an answer, if not having an answer yourself.…"
Jul 13
Jim Gunshinan liked Leslie Jackson's blog post Benito Steen's video, "Building with Mud: A Continuum" Looks Good Enough To Eat
Jun 28
Leslie Jackson posted a blog post

Benito Steen's video, "Building with Mud: A Continuum" Looks Good Enough To Eat

There are lots of videos about Natural Building. Sublime dialogue-free ones with just music; a favorite of mine shows step-by-step construction of a timber frame build in Finland with no dialogue, just great music, the photography is expertly done and clear. It begins with horses skidding freshly felled trees in a snow-carpeted…See More
Jun 28
Leslie Jackson posted a blog post

Heat, Job Security, and Right Living, by Terry Nordbye of Air Sealing Solutions

Heat is Where it’s At.“There is a detectable difference between the past and the future only when there is the flow of heat. With no heat, the future behaves exactly like the past- there is no time.” —Carlo Rovelli. Seven Brief Lessons in PhysicsEvery moment of every day of our life is spent adjusting for the thermal conditions of the…See More
Jun 8
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Rebuild Green Expo, Santa Rosa, CA Feb 23, 2018

I was spending a month in Oregon (in an off-grid community of mud huts and organic food) when the fires began raging in Sonoma, Napa, and Mendocino Counties. Driving home to the Bay Area, I put on my N95-rated dust mask in Fairfield (60 miles from Santa Rosa). Following my first reactions about…See More
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Arkin Tilt Architects to Make Plan Sets for Straw Bale Homes Available for Free to Victims of California Wildfires

San Francisco Bay Area based Arkin Tilt Architects (ATA) has designed dozens of structures that utilize straw bales for insulation in their walls; the plans for two have been available for purchase through the website…See More
Jan 31
David Eggleton commented on Leslie Jackson's blog post The Seattle Permaculture Convergence, 2010
"More about permaculture on this site."
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Considering Permaculture

Some who work to increase energy efficiency and intelligent/wise use of energy are, and some will be, permaculturists.  Some are involved in Transition initiatives.  Here's a home base for any/all interested in the relationships and prospects.See More
Feb 28, 2011

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Wood burning heat, especially Masonry Heaters
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http://www.rocketstoves.com
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http://www.mudfest.net
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mudfest
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Benito Steen's video, "Building with Mud: A Continuum" Looks Good Enough To Eat

Posted on June 28, 2018 at 12:45pm 0 Comments

There are lots of videos about Natural Building. Sublime dialogue-free ones with just music; a favorite of mine shows step-by-step construction of a timber frame build in Finland with no dialogue, just great music,…

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Heat, Job Security, and Right Living, by Terry Nordbye of Air Sealing Solutions

Posted on June 8, 2018 at 12:29pm 0 Comments

Heat is Where it’s At.

“There is a detectable difference between the past and the future only when there is the flow of heat. With no heat, the future behaves exactly like the past- there is no time.”

—Carlo Rovelli. Seven Brief Lessons in…
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Rebuild Green Expo, Santa Rosa, CA Feb 23, 2018

Posted on March 23, 2018 at 1:30am 0 Comments

I was spending a month in Oregon (in an off-grid community of mud huts and organic food) when the fires began raging in Sonoma, Napa, and Mendocino Counties. Driving home to the Bay…

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Arkin Tilt Architects to Make Plan Sets for Straw Bale Homes Available for Free to Victims of California Wildfires

Posted on January 31, 2018 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

San Francisco Bay Area based Arkin Tilt Architects (ATA) has designed dozens of structures that utilize straw bales for insulation in their walls; the plans for two have been…

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