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I love solar energy and making things out of trash. This project combines the two loves into a solar water kettle made from old plastic bottles. This kettle ...
If your bottles held contents other than water, you'll probably want to wash out all the sticky drink residue. Mmmmmm....sticky drink!Peal off all the labels.Give the 16-oz bottle ...
The 2-liter and 20-oz bottles are insulating bottles to keep the solar heat in the center 16-oz bottle. Cut the bottoms off where the curve of the bottom ...
Cut about 1.5 to 2 inches of the 5/8" (16mm) rubber heater hose. Wet the hose and wrestle it into the 16-oz bottle lip about 1/2". Next wedge ...
Slide the 20-oz cut bottle over the 16-oz inner bottle; this is the secondary insulation. You may need to make a cut lengthwise on the 20-oz so it ...
Attach foil tape to the outside of the 2-liter, just go half way around the bottle. This becomes somewhat of a parabolic reflector and lets the sun shine ...
Fill it with water, leave some air for expansion, put on the lid slightly loose and lean it up against something while facing the sun. The foil side ...
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