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The newest will be on top, so if you read from buttom
up, you get a history like in a blog.
January 29 2015
OOPS - Last update was august last year !
Does that mean nothing happens ?
Not at all.
In general i would say, the less time i spend on my website, the
more is actually happening.
This winter it has been very exiting for me to realize how these
stoves work, when you move south to a warmer climate.
Is it really nessesary with that kind of stoves in Spain ?
I can only answer - YES INDEED !!!
In general the temperature is 10 degrees higher here in northern
Catalonia than in Denmark, and we have fare less wind.
So heatingssystems is not something most people think much about.
You can bye a lot of sweaters for the price of a good stove.
On the other hand you se airconditioning everywhere in modern
houses, so i think the total energy consumption is about the same.
In older houses aircon is really not needed, since the buildings are
extremely heavy build, so it can level out the temperature.
But they get cold in wintertime, and faster than i thought.
We spend a week-end at Mallorca in a house similar to our own in
construction, but much bigger.
4000m2, 2 open fireplaces and some electrical fans.
It just dont work this time of year, and i meet it everywhere :-(
It was just so nice to come home sunday night, to our "only"
800m2 house of the same kind to the leftovers of
heat from thursdays fire in the masonry heater we have here.
Temperatures change very slowly in these houses, so it was a kind of
a wake-up-call for me, to spend a couple of days in a house similar
to my own, but with no good stove.
Shit it was cold.
We where not there for wacation, but to se if we could make some
agreement for doing work-shops there, and provide the heat they (to
my oppinion) really desperately need.
Unfortunately we could not.
Here in Vilopru, we can manage with so fare only one stove at the
When we have "traumontana" (the cold northern wind from the
mountains) we preferre to be in the same room as the stove.
The house is about 800 years old, and some of the windows and doors
too, but you just dont change that kind of historical things.
Today i finally will finish our cook-stove, that will tripple the
capacity of heat. Then i think it will not get so crowdy in the
living room :-)
The chimney have been a challenge, since it had to be twisted and
bended at the same time to reatch the hole in the vault above, and
not conflict with the workingarea at floorlevel.
A crazy construction, where you have nothing to messure to or from.
Only your eyes can judge where you goes.
Actually i think that its just the way this house is build, so more
or less just follow an old tradition.