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Stopping the Wind
February 20, 2013, 9:23 pm
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Slowing down the wind tunnel

Slowing down the wind tunnel

Febuary 20, 2013

When I built my sugarhouse, I had a smaller outfit in mind than we currently have. Once we got our rig, I had to add on to the sugarhouse. We added a large woodshed to hold the 12 cords of wood needed for boiling.

Our original design, had a small porch for keeping the wood dry. The small porch was replaced by the woodshed. Now, when we fire the arch (add wood), we have to open the outside doors in order to get the wood.

Once we open the door, the wind whistles through there and takes the heat away. I often lose my boil from opening that door. The problem is especially bad when the wind is coming from the southwest.

Today, I awoke to a small blizzard. Schools were closed, snow was flying and what was on the ground was about eight inches. I decided that today would be a good day for constructing a second wall on the sugarhouse. This created a room ajacent to the woodshed and a sort of inner scantum to the sugarhouse…okay, it’s like a big hallway that blocks the wind 😮

The thermometer was in the teens. The wind made it seem much colder. It was a great day for a construction project. The coffee almost froze in the thermos and old men move like cold molassas, but we did get it almost completed. Only some trim and hanging the door remains for the project. We plan to finish that tomorrow.

It was sort of funny, when we nailed the last board up, the wind was at bay. I guess we should have put that one up first 😮