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Old 04-24-13, 02:59 PM   #11
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I remember a fellow telling me that he built a "wall of water" on his southern wall for the effect you are hoping for. The trick is to well shade the wall during the daytime in the summer.

The winter is a problem though, because the wall temp will tend towards the median daily temperature outside, and that is cooler than your home.

All in all, I am not a fan of thermal storage. I think PassivHaus design, meaning passive solar and cooling with excellent ventilation and air quality management is the way to go.

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