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This is a Solar hot water Batch Type pre-heater that pre-heats the water for my hot water tank inside the house. Cost $45.00 to build. I made it out o...
This is what it looked like when I finished. I added extra insulation and foamed all the cracks.
This is a fresh water tank from an old camper trailer that was given to me. This project can be scaled up or down to suit your needs.
A piece of old peg board, A sheet of masonite would have worked better but this is what I had.
Cut frames and sides from scrap plywood. This is not the true curve but it is what I had for material.
3 pieces of .50 cent glass. Foil backed styrofoam board ends scrap from a garage remodel.
Tank painted .96 cent Wall Mart black. 99 cent space blanket glued to the peg board.
Box with glass added. Not attached yet, time to start plumbing.
I ran the hoses inside some old PVC, wrapped in strips of old foam bed pads for insulation. I put 2 valves in case I have to drain the outside system ...
Built a box around the fittings, with an access hole to reach shut-offs. I'm making a small garden box under pipes. The Bird bath is two gum ball ma...
Added another 1/2 inch of foil backed insulation and painted to match skirting. Sealed all the cracks with silacone sealant.
Cover for back of tank. I plumbed in a temp. meter from a car that tells me the temp. of the water in the top of the tank. I can see it and an outside...
110 degrees at 9:30 AM. Not bad for a junk yard heater!
This is a new system I have been working on, It heats a 40 gallon tank under the bathroom floor that radiates heat thru the floor all night. So far it...
Here is a rough drawing of how I plumbed it but most applications are different depending on the tank etc. always use pressure hose and have a pressur...
Snowy morning in Washington. Made it to 110 before noon. Outside temperature got up to 55. It reached 130 in the hottest part of the day. I think the...
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