Aluminum house...

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  1. cmartinez

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  2. MaxHeadRoom

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    Hope he has a lightening rod and earth stake fitted !!:eek:
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  3. cmartinez

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    :D yeah... now that I think of it... talk about building a super-capacitor!
     
  4. #12

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    Not a bad idea for heat reflection in a place where the heat index is above 100 for every day in July. The bad part is, it won't last very long. I have an aluminum shed that was here when I moved in...in 1978. Lovely for not rusting! So I framed the inside with 2x4's, added 2 inch slabs of foam insulation, bolted it to the concrete, installed 60 amps of 240 VAC and a ton and a half air conditioner. Probably the best back yard shed ever! I can arrive in a deadly sweat, cool the place from 120F to 80F in the time it takes to eat a sandwich, and load the truck for the next job while cooling off.

    If all it took to do that was a roll of Reynolds Wrap, everybody would have a shiny house!

    Of course, government agents are combing the books to find a way to tax it or make it unlawful. I say, "Write a law that says every activity or absence of activity is taxable" and save the bother of taxing everything individually. Just don't tell the government it's really a Faraday cage. That is probably already on the books as a threat to National Security (the ability to avoid government surveillance while pooping).
     
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    I hadn't thought of that... I wonder how many reception bars this guy gets in his cell phone when he's inside...
     
  6. cmartinez

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    And also... I'm not so sure as for that thing making the house cooler... aluminum does reflect visible light, but I think it actually absorbs infrared
     
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    I just checked for cell phone reception. No difference. Five bars inside and out. My local wireless phone drops out when I go in the shed. I guess its wavelength is too long to sneak in through the cracks.
     
  8. Wendy

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    I fail to see why this would bother anyone. I suspect it is the same kind of idiots that like to be HOA officers.
     
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    A layer of foil - probably much thinner - is a common component of the insulation installed during construction around here, on one side of the panels they slap over the sheathing and below the siding. I believe it's also the moisture barrier, but anyway it probably contributes a little to the R value.

    That house looks pretty darn cool, in my opinion. I doubt the trees like being wrapped.
     
  10. tom_s

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    they must have aliens next door

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  11. Wendy

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    Not to mention lightning rods.
     
  12. Lestraveled

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    Here is a picture from Google maps before the aluminum foil. It was a nice house. The article said he used spray adhesive to attach the foil. I bet he will be evicted soon and probably sued for destruction of property.

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    As a denizen of that locale, I believe that is a private home, not subject to a HOA, but if he's a renter, he is in for a big surprise when he tries to remove that spray adhesive!
     
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  14. Lestraveled

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    That is exactly what I am talking about.
     
  15. strantor

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    I wonder why he didn't do the roof.
     
  16. Wendy

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    He might have a plan, then again...
     
  17. cmartinez

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    Well, that guy did it for ornamental reasons, but these guys did it for protective reasons:

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  18. JohnInTX

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    Wrong materials. Beer cans are the way to go :cool:
     
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  19. cmartinez

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    Wow... that's art... and there's no arguing about it...
     
  20. alfacliff

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    why not just get a trailer house? already aluminum.
     
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