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Old 08-15-2007, 11:34 AM   #1
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OK its mighty hot outside, including the roof of your MH. Has anyone ever tried using a soaker hose to keep their roof cooler. Just having enough water pressure to keep the roof dripping.
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OK its mighty hot outside, including the roof of your MH. Has anyone ever tried using a soaker hose to keep their roof cooler. Just having enough water pressure to keep the roof dripping.
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Old 08-15-2007, 11:43 AM   #3
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Now, there's an idea.

I have a dark painted coach with a white roof, and the ceiling feels to be room temp to the touch.

However, the interior walls feel noticeably warmer than the ceiling.

I do have more insulation in the roof than the sidewalls.
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My unit is also dark colored. I know that there have been several business' in my area that have cooled their buildings down by using a sprinkler on the roof. Its time to go to Lowes for a hose.
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I thought about it and decided I would just park inside here.
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First response: NO, DON'T DO IT !!

I have tried that (using drip-line with mister heads on the roof), and spend many hours cleaning up afterward.

Possible exception: you are using distilled water.

Short story at: http://www.davidmc.org/notescomments.html#MCT
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It will save water and be less of a mess if you just set a stool in your shower and let the water drip on you in there!
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by offshore:
OK its mighty hot outside, including the roof of your MH. Has anyone ever tried using a soaker hose to keep their roof cooler. Just having enough water pressure to keep the roof dripping. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

The water dripping from your air conditioner is a relatively clean source of water for wetting your roof. It would promote cooling by evaporation.

There was suppose to be a product coming out Hydrohide that would work for this but I've not seen anything on it (or it might have been that night I forgot to put on my aluminum foil helmet).

Anyway, it's a good idea but with RO (reverse osmosis) or distilled water.
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OK we have the ball rolling now, lets keep our thinking caps on and we are bound to come up with a idea that really work...by that time it will probably be winter. What if we run a beed of corking from the roof AC unit along the roof to channel the clean source of water. The coach will have to be a degree off level to keep the water flowing . Then again we could just sit in the shower.
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How about a corrugated poly roof material like http://www.corlite.net/ which is UV stabilized instead of or over the rubber, aluminum, or fiberglass roofing we currently have? Water from your holding tank could be run through it and returned to a holding tank with the capability to refrigerate mechanically or just dump in some ice.

There is a new super thin solar film that could be coated onto the corrugated poly to run a self contained thermoelectric cooler but that might cost more than the RV is worth.

Or, mount a slew of solar collectors on the roof and run the power through thermoelectriclly cooled ceiling fabric inside the RV. The solar collectors would provide shade to the roof as well as power.

offshore; One of my favorite authors uses your neck of the woods in his novels - James Lee Burke http://www.jamesleeburke.com/ - New Iberia, Jeanerette, etc. His latest book "Tin Roof Blow Down" offers guys like me in the frozen tundra a look at the life during and after Katrina set within the mystery novel.

Where's my aluminum foil hat??
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Now thats what I'm talking about...aluminum foil hats!!!! we could even make shoulder pads.
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I tried that once didn't work out as planned and honestly its not really worth your time to do so.
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