Windcatcher using PVC pipes


#1

Asalam o Alaikum,

I live in east open flat first floor out of four. I am looking for sustainable way of keeping my apartment cool. I have an idea but I require input from other members who have some experience with plumbing or ducting or just crazy ideas.

Is it possible to take a 6 inch to 12 inch diameter PVC pipes and extend all way to roof with reversed exhaust on top sucking in westerly winds to couple of outlets for two rooms at the bottom.

Here is how this concept works:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windcatcher

http://www.treehugger.com/files/2008/10/windation-generator.php

Something different but like the catcher on top:

http://asia.cnet.com/crave/2008/10/13/urban-wind-power-inspired-by-ancient-persia/

-Ahmed


#2

I think that 12 inch diameter would not be suitable. If you can use than use atleast 24 inch diameter pipe without bending more than 120 degree angle