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Who’d Build a Refrigerator?

In the previous post, I proposed some design principles for the construction of a better refrigerator, and suggested that an “open source design” model could be used to improve it continually through collaborative effort, and an iterative process. Being that

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Free Fridge -or- The Collaborative Cooler

“Think free as in free speech, not free beer.”   -Richard Stallman Refrigerators are not software, but they could be designed and shared freely like software.  Granted, I’m talking about hardware: steel, glass, copper, insulation, etc., but why not have an

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Posted in Philosophy, Refrigeration, Refrigerator

Disposable Refrigerator and Something Better

The modern domestic refrigerator doesn’t use much more electricity than refrigerators from the 1940s.  Admittedly, modern models have greater volume, and no need to manually defrost, but it remains to be seen just how long they will remain functional.  What

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Disposable Refrigerators

I hardly know where to start, but that is why I am writing about this – to get my thoughts somewhat in line. What happened to technology?  I know that is a broad question, probably too broad so I’ll narrow

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Change of Course – 3 ? 4 ?

This is at least the third or forth time I have decided to change the course of this blog, and my focused area of research.  You could say I wander wherever my attention is captured.  I remain interested in all

Posted in Dwelling, Personal, Refrigeration, Refrigerator, The Squatch, Tiny House

The Power Plant -or- The Wood Fired Refrigerator

I don’t like heat pumps.  Wait, let me rephrase that:  I don’t like grid tied heat pumps.  It’s the electricity!  Heat pumps are an amazing technology which I am currently obsessed with, and I am in fact in the process

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Posted in Dehumidifiers, Dwelling, Hot Water, Philosophy, Refrigeration, Refrigerator, Tiny House, Water

Amateurish Refrigeration Research

I have a High School Diploma, and that is about the extent of my formal education.  My real education comes from years of mechanic jobs, fiddling with and fixing things around the house, building things I need rather than buying

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Posted in Hot Water, Refrigeration, Refrigerator

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