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Does anyone know how to build a heating system for a greenhouse using black plastic barrels and a solar heat collector? Answered

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

10 years ago

.  At it's most simple, all you have to do is mount your barrels higher than the collector and thermosiphon will take care of moving the heated water. Depending on location, size of greenhouse, amount of water, &c, that may be all you need.

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RavingMadStudios
RavingMadStudios

Answer 10 years ago

This is why you get the big bucks. Great idea.

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Answer 10 years ago

.  Am I not about due for a raise? I'd settle for a 10% increase.

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RavingMadStudios
RavingMadStudios

Answer 10 years ago

Sure, I'll use my blackmail photos of Eric to take care of it right away. Your next check will reflect the increase (less taxes, fees, surcharges and my commission, of course).

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RavingMadStudios
RavingMadStudios

10 years ago

Use a small pond pump to circulate the heated water through tubing run into the greenhouse and back to the collector. You'll get the best heat exchange from copper tubing.

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Answer 10 years ago

Use a DC pump, and run the pump off a small solar panel. No sun, no pump. Nice hot sun, nice hot water, pump runs.....