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Re: Re: today


That's true here too. And the biggest pecan tree in town is on the South
side of my house and shades it very well. Makes a huge difference, we'd
roast w/out that tree. It and the house are approximately 150 years old.


Pam Evans
Kemp, TX
zone 8A
----- Original Message -----
From: cathy carpenter
Sent: 7/22/2004 10:31:05 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] today

> Old houses, built before A/C were usually designed to maximize cooling: 
> thick walls, shutters (shut out sun without shutting out breezes), high 
> ceilings, and orienting the house position to maximize ventilation. 
> Even my aunt's house in northern New Jersey is constructed like that.
> Cathy
> 
> On Thursday, July 22, 2004, at 06:01 AM, "" 
> <gardenqueen@academicplanet.com> wrote:
> 
> > Donna - these old houses were built long before there was any such 
> > thing
> > as a/c. Or central heat. But window units and gas heaters do the job
> > more or less. Hard to get insurance on these really old homes though.
> >
> >
> > Pam Evans
> > Kemp, TX
> > zone 8A
> 
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