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Gingersnap
03-10-2011, 03:33 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t28NY67OPIE&tracker=False

Interesting.

megimoo
03-10-2011, 03:43 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t28NY67OPIE&tracker=False

Interesting.

Poking holes in a perfectly good roof instinctively sounds like a bad idea to me ?

Gingersnap
03-10-2011, 03:53 PM
Leaks would be an issue and this wouldn't work where it freezes but it's still an idea with potential.

megimoo
03-10-2011, 04:12 PM
Leaks would be an issue and this wouldn't work where it freezes but it's still an idea with potential.Potential major roof repair.However I would consider it for my chicken coop...By the By why not just use a plexiglass roof dome ?They cost a lot more but they look better and last longer plus if properly installed they don't leak .If you used those in your home your neighbors would be out with petitions to drum you out of the neighborhood !

Apache
03-10-2011, 04:42 PM
Leaks would be an issue and this wouldn't work where it freezes but it's still an idea with potential.

In poorer countries that will take off like a rocket....

I can't believe no one thought of this sooner...:rolleyes:

Apache
03-10-2011, 04:45 PM
Potential major roof repair.However I would consider it for my chicken coop...By the By why not just use a plexiglass roof dome ?They cost a lot more but they look better and last longer plus if properly installed they don't leak .If you used those in your home your neighbors would be out with petitions to drum you out of the neighborhood !

A little market refining tweaks and those things would FLY off the shelves...

Gingersnap
03-10-2011, 04:47 PM
Potential major roof repair.However I would consider it for my chicken coop...By the By why not just use a plexiglass roof dome ?They cost a lot more but they look better and last longer plus if properly installed they don't leak .If you used those in your home your neighbors would be out with petitions to drum you out of the neighborhood !

I have skylights and I do love them but these soda bottle light tubes have some advantages. They are free, for one thing. They protrude into the space and the water magnifies the light, for another. You're right - they will degrade over time but there's always another empty soda bottle laying around somewhere.

I think this is very clever.

JB
03-10-2011, 06:27 PM
What did he screw onto the top?

Gingersnap
03-10-2011, 09:29 PM
What did he screw onto the top?

A film canister to protect the cap from sunlight. I assume you could use duct tape or something since film canisters are kind of Dodo-like in many parts of the world.

PoliCon
03-10-2011, 09:38 PM
Poking holes in a perfectly good roof instinctively sounds like a bad idea to me ?

VERY cool. :) Impractical in my neck of the woods - but cool none the less.

Rockntractor
03-11-2011, 01:36 AM
Light piping has been around since the 70s
http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv230/upyourstruly/light-pipe.png