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California wildfires are burning, devouring entire neighborhoods and
leaving homes burned to the ground. Hurricanes can turn any loose
material into destructive projectiles that damage homes too.
The House Protection Shield can be quickly erected to envelope an
entire home, to protect it from
such natural disasters.
The kit will consist of a giant tarp (flameproof and/or impact
resistant, depending on what you order) which would cover the entire
house, as well as supporting posts, and also ground anchors. The tarp
and its supporting posts can quickly be anchored to the ground by
power drill/driver method.[see link below]
Rapid Ground Anchoring
Rapid method for securing ground anchors into the ground [sanman, Nov 04 2020]
||Could build the house on the sensible side of the ocean
||No, there are other more modern materials for flame
tarps. I use a silica mat on my barbecue to cook on, and it
withstands high temperatures while being so thin.
like that will withstand the temperatures from a forest fire,
although it would probably need to be thicker, to just to be
more mechanically strong.
||It's ridiculous how entire neighborhoods are being burnt to
the ground, instead of being saved. People just rely on
insurance, I guess.
||The last forest fire here had temperatures higher than 4000 degrees.
Melted the steel garage and cars in it of someone I know.
It will need to be quite the blanket.
||Couldn't you just make your house out of tungsten or
The ideal thing would be a
solar-powered engine which captures carbon dioxide
from the atmosphere, extracts the carbon and converts
it to graphite, and uses this to create graphite
building bricks (melting point 3652C) for house
construction. This gives you a fire-proof
||My idea for a fire resistant house is an embedded copper heatsink that goes both to a body of water and underground.
||Modular aerogel panels maybe?
||In Australia, people have been known to block their downpipes
with tennis balls, then hose their rooves until the gutters fill up.
This robs the fire of the phase-change energy necessary to
evaporate a tonne or two of water before it can threaten the
fabric of the house. Not all fires are defeated by this measure,
but it undoubtedly shifts the odds.
||Active defense of properties has in the past been constrained by
the tendency of fires to cut power lines, so pumps stop working -
but uptake of big batteries storing solar power inside the house
may mitigate this problem, so the constraint then becomes the
water supply itself.