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Roof Irrigation Cooler

From the top of the roof, water is flowed.Heat of the roof is taken away.And then room temperature falls.Looking it out of windows is nice.
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kaana, Aug 06 2001

(??) A link, as requested. http://www.cool-roof.com/index2.html
[beauxeault, Aug 06 2001, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Japanese to English translation http://www.engrish.com/
A site that celebrates bad Japanese to English translations. [EvoketheTiger, Aug 06 2001, last modified Oct 21 2004]

The Shrine of the Book https://en.wikipedi.../Shrine_of_the_Book
Fascinating place ... [8th of 7, May 01 2018]

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       Quite well-baked, I'm afraid.
beauxeault, Aug 06 2001
  

       I like this idea quite a lot, and I've never heard it described before. Beauxeault: please provide a link if you can find one. Peter: I agree it's elegantly stated, but what does all-your-base mean?
cheeselikesubstance, Aug 06 2001
  

       It's a reference to the 'translated-not-extremely-well-from-Japanese' feel of the syntax, taken from the 'Zero-Wing- video game. Search on 'all your base' for further info.
It's almost haiku-esque. I like it. Even though it's baked, I vote 'yay' for the prose.
angel, Aug 06 2001
  

       kaana, this would be surreal: as if rain were running from the eaves on a hot sunny day. Like the others, I enjoy the expressiveness of your idea. Am I correct in assuming that English is not your cradle language?   

       Nice first idea. Welcome to the Halfbakery!
Dog Ed, Aug 06 2001
  

       From the link, it seems to me that Californians do not pay the full economic cost of their water.
Gordon Comstock, Aug 07 2001
  

       Cute idea! If I build a house where I need a roof cooling, I will probably use the idea. Just because it looks so nice. It's so romantic... Probably I will also write somewhere on the roof:   

       "From the top of the roof, water is flowed.Heat of the roof is taken away.And then room temperature falls.Looking it out of windows is nice. -kaana: halfbakery.com"
Inyuki, Jan 21 2003
  

       ever heard about passive architecture & evaporative cooling (more than fully baked concepts)?
vedarshi, Apr 14 2004
  

       Rooftop waterfalls   

       Gently cool the summer heat.   

       Here! Have a croissant.
spacemoggy, Apr 15 2004
  

       In the 1998 Israel jubillee expo we were shown an invention of a greenhous that has water running on the roof and walls creating a virtual waterfall all day round. I was not able to find a trace of this idea since.
pashute, May 01 2018
  

       Nice idea. One point: even if the water were recirculated, you'd lose quite a lot to evaporation.
MaxwellBuchanan, May 01 2018
  

       Evaporative cooling is how it works...
Voice, May 01 2018
  

       Exactly.
MaxwellBuchanan, May 01 2018
  

       The Shrine of the Book <link> has a water-jet (fountain) system which doubles as a cooling device.
8th of 7, May 01 2018
  


 

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