I'm considering getting away from all this political crap and moving
to the moon. Before I leave, I want to determine what is the best
type of home to build. Should I use brick, or just standard frame
construction? If I build a frame home, for siding, should I use
vinyl, or something stronger like tin or plywood. Roofing has me real
puzzled too. Someone suggested a tin roof rather than shingles, but
did not say why.
Also, I have to consider heating electric and plumbing. Is there
natural gas on the moon, or do I need to use oil or propane? Is the
standard home voltage still 110/220, if not, how do I determine what
guage wire to use? And as far as plumbing, i know I will have to dig
a well. Is a submersible pump rated the same in a different gravity
or will I need a higher or lower powered pump?
I'd like advice, particularly from anyone who has already built a home
on the moon.
Bullshit! Nothing but bullshit! I don't come here to feel better, I've got a
couple of sheep out back when I need a little cheering up. This is a home
repair ng not a "It makes me feel better if a lot of jerks reply to my
I lived on the moon for a couple of months, but I quickly moved back to
earth because the neighbors were driving me nuts:
The moon only has 208V three-phase power available, so it's a pain in
the butt to find appliances but it can be done. You will have to use a
submersible pump because you'll need to dig about a 1200' well to hit
water, and a jet pump will not work that deep even with the low gravity.
The good thing is you won't need nearly as large a pump as you'd expect.
You will definitely need good water treatment to remove the cheesy smell
and taste from the water, and the odd greenish sediment.
Hope this helps,
Find a suitable lava-tube.
This will provide all of your shielding, and is pre-built.
Then simply inflate your habitat inside the walls, with a gap between
your multi-layer-insulation (which has to remain in vacuum to be effective)
and move all the furniture in through the airlock.
You'll want to wash out all the dust you've tracked in, as it gets into
The easy way to power your home is a nuclear reactor, as solar is very
inconvenient when it's on for 14 days, and off for 14 days, the
battery backup you need is prohibitive.
Figure on a few megawatts.
This will let you run enough lights inside your habitat to grow plants,
and recycle the air naturally.
You will need to bring lots of supplements, as the moon dust has
practically no volatile elements.
There is no nitrogen, sulphur, carbon, ...
My friend lives on the moon. He runs a junkyard, but
so far he's only got one car in it. He's hoping to get
more once the Bush administration gets re-elected.
I considered living there once, but I think the commute
would kill me. 238,000 miles each way is a pisser,
especially with gas approaching $3.00 per gallon.
Everyone who lives on the moon lives underground.
Your best bet would be to rumage around for an
existing (abandoned) home. There is plenty to
be had and most are less than 30 years old (not
very long in moon time since the lack of atmosphere
(and natural disasters) increases structure life
ps. thanks for jump-starting R&R!
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