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hi everyonemy cousen has this little castle and he trying yo keep it going. he posted this on my forum and i just thought that somone here might like to help he [/size] we're working on converting a conventional diesel generator to run heat pumps. Its located in the castle dungeons. we're installing experimental heat recovery devices. Charleville Castle is a heat sink. It needs all the Heat that it can get to stay alive - Our Challenge? do it the right way - local-globalWe used to have engineer trainees working on it but the local politicos seem to not be impressed - so lately we are having to move on with volunteers.so - H E L P with ideas experience H E L Pyou find his origional post on this Click Here
thanks George i will pass it on if that ok?
Quote from: Hadrian on 23/04/2007 23:26:43thanks George i will pass it on if that ok?I fully expected you would. Let me know exactly how insane they think the ideas are.
I don't know if adding solar water heaters on the roof would ruin the aesthetics - I guess it would. Unless you could get some which were made of lead. And I guess you couldn't put any up in a nearby field. CHP is probably a good option though and insulating anything not obvious - roof spaces etc. Funamentaly castles are cold though..
Holey Moley! thats one mahusive castle =| how much is it worth?!?!
Have you consulted with the National Trust...?..they must come across things like this all the time !
Quote from: neilep on 25/04/2007 00:49:49Have you consulted with the National Trust...?..they must come across things like this all the time ! National Trust is in the UK only...... we have an equivalent but they are now so keen..........
Quote from: Hadrian on 25/04/2007 09:29:26Quote from: neilep on 25/04/2007 00:49:49Have you consulted with the National Trust...?..they must come across things like this all the time ! National Trust is in the UK only...... we have an equivalent but they are now so keen..........May I ask (if you know them) what reasons have been cited for their lack of interest.......it's stunningly beautiful !!...how old is it Hadrian ?
why don't you post up those questions fro dud to answer on our forum
Looks like this is just the case for "combined heat and power". See Wikipedia article on that subject.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Micro_combined_heat_and_powerIn this case, part of the electricity produced could be used for heating purposes in rooms that need not be heated constantly. Mind you, this kind of thing does not come cheap (investmentwise) but they run cheap because both the energy and the heat are used.