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Old 03-28-2014, 11:27 PM   #91
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An easy way is to have your rooms with small and designed air holes that will keep the room cool and if you have adjustable covers to that, you can control the temp as well. I've seen such things in many homes. I don't know the actual mechanism.

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i didn't read this thread. so someone may have already had this idea. but here goes anyway.


have a shaft go though the ceiling and roof. with fans on both ends. wind turns the outside fan, shaft turns the inside fan.


BOOM ! there is your "green" ceiling fan.
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i didn't read this thread. so someone may have already had this idea. but here goes anyway.


have a shaft go though the ceiling and roof. with fans on both ends. wind turns the outside fan, shaft turns the inside fan.


BOOM ! there is your "green" ceiling fan.
Good idea. Don't forget a brake system to control the inside fan's speed.
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Good idea. Don't forget a brake system to control the inside fan's speed.
Set it up with a gear set from something like, or similar to, a 10spd bike, so you have multiple speeds, or reduced effort on less windy days.
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Set it up with a gear set from something like, or similar to, a 10spd bike, so you have multiple speeds, or reduced effort on less windy days.
Almost needs to be an automatic system. So that it will adjust down while the person is a way if need be. A centrifugal clutch could be used on the driven shaft.
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Good idea. Don't forget a brake system to control the inside fan's speed.
yeah. and the bearings it would ride on.

a brake to shut it off. and variable pitch blades, like a helicopter, for the inside wind force.

going green can be expensive.
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going green can be expensive.
But if we all got together and built this, we could make millions.

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