I am certain that all outside sections of the air ducts were of brick and were water tight, at least those parts which were underground.
The thought of splitting the morgue in half and building ducts out of brickwork, suspended in this most vulnerable of environments, of water saturated loam directly under the morgue makes me shudder; it oozes the incompetence of a Van-Pelt. The Germans knowing the nature of the environment could not even build the morgue fully underground. Knowing this, why on earth would they then want to construct flimsy brickwork ducts at an even more vulnerable depth than the morgue itself and directly underneath 500 tons of morgue? Added to this, given the colossal loads of the morgue sat right on top of them, serious alterations would have been required to the morgue foundations to allow them to span the ducts, and allow the brittle ducts to pass underneath, which would have severe implications to those stupid ducts that run along the feet of the wall.
Brick ducts under the morgue would not last five minutes; one could not invent a worse material to use if they tried. The slightest heave from the ground not to mention the loads from the morgue and upward thrusts from the ever changing water table would cause them to split on the perps in no time, they are way too brittle and could not tolerate the slightest disturbance. They would have to be built on their own huge raft foundation to try and stop them submerging and aid their load spread, but then this would give the upward thrusts a large surface area to work against in the opposite direction. It’s all nigh on impossible and an utterly ridiculous scenario given the conditions.
When the Germans initially set out to build these morgues at Birkenau, they must have spent a great deal of time figuring out the realistic depth that they could build to in such an environment. Once they had decided on the maximum depth one could build to, they would have stuck to it. I cannot therefore see them at a later date deciding to build brickwork ducts at a depth that they knew from previous calculations was out of the question…Absolutely no way! Germans do not work in such a Laurel and Hardy manner. I have worked right across Germany and they are most precise in their manner and almost clinical in the execution of their designs.
Why may I ask do ‘none’ of the cross-sections (scribbles) show any of this elaborate and convoluted underground method? Are you suggesting those out of scale, stunted, little dotted lines on the floor plan are all the construction workers had to build by? The plans show me nothing about the alterations to the foundations that would be required to span the ducts. They also tell me nothing about how this would affect the supposed brick ducts that run along the feet of the walls.
Even if the system was executed by a mad man, it is incredibly inefficient. Apart from the colossal amount of completely unnecessary work involved, there is only one take off point for the extraction system, which is up near the entrance to the morgue, the suction from the fans would dwindle the further it went down the morgue, especially given the amount of outlet grilles Pelty has drawn in on his completely invented cartoon, It would lose pressure in no time. You would end up with a dead zone at the far end of the morgue 100 feet away. Not to mention the fact that the runs are decidedly long and would be travelling in the cold environment underneath the morgue, I would like to suggest by the time the warm air had reached the morgue it would have been stone cold. What waterproof lagging did these ducts posses, if any? Induction motors were not available at this moment in time, only brush motors, I wonder if they were three phase or single?
As for any repairs or maintenance to this ludicrous set-up! Well with a system like this you would need to be rebuilding the morgue every other month.
Have you checked out Pressac’s book on this?
What ever possessed you to think I would want to wade through his worthless diatribe? Characters of his ilk are living on borrowed time my friend. Works by charlatans like him will be resigned to obscurity in the coming years and will be placed in the science fiction sections at libraries, if not dumped in the rubbish bin altogether. The works of Rudolph, Graf, Faurisson, Irving and Mattagno will replace garbage like his in the history sections of libraries. No I certainly would not venture toward the task of absorbing his writings at a time in history when as each day passes his outpourings become more and more derelict; I mean what a meaningless exercise in futility. For all his book’s fancy presentation and gleaming façade, I know the pages within are filled with redundant swill and painfully contorted lies. Faurisson sussed this little maggot out years ago, when he had false pretences of becoming a preacher of truth. Faurisson routed the little fraudster, who then jumped ship into the true believer camp, for a fair sum no-doubt!
True, you must know your enemy. But listening to Rudolph or Faurisson on Pressac is enough to put any thought of reading Pressac’s junk out of my mind completely. I also think that Pressac is a liar on two counts; first he is lying to himself because deep down I feel he does not believe in the industry lies, but just lacks the backbone to admit it, unlike men like Rudolph and Faurisson who are obviously made of far more sterner stuff than this snivelling little creep. And number two, because of his utter cowardice (The Zionist’s like these types, good for manipulation.) he pedals lies to others through his cowardly writings.
I had always believed ‘deniers’ were over the moon about Pressac’s dribble being put online, not for a source of reference, but just somewhere to go when they wanted a laugh.