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Soda Bottle Skylights Answered

I love ingenuity, so I wanted to share this link to an article on a Brazilian machinist who makes skylights from water filled pop bottles. I'm not sure if these would classify as a budget solatube or a twenty first century deck prism.

There's also a video, but it's in some obscure foreign language. Portuguese i think.
I might add one to my shed...

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arsah27

9 years ago

I'm thinking this would be perfect to get more light into my chicken's coop in the winter, as long as I put something in the water (non-toxic) to keep it from freezing.

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DrChillarsah27

Reply 8 years ago

try Try Alcohol.
Low freezing temp. and kills microbes.

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Deek D

9 years ago

Love- and actually have done it in the past- only problem is that the sun eventually breaks down the plastic, causing it to leak, etc.

However, it works in a vertical/wall application, as does cutting and unrolling the plastic from soda bottles in sheet like form.

I have a few diagramed versions and ideas in the indie book I just released.
Anyway- LOVE seeing this kind of stuff!

-Deek
  http://www.relaxshacks.com
  MY NEW INDIE-ULTRA-TINY HOUSE/SHACK/FORT/TREEHOUSE  BOOK IS OUT NOW!
  Lloyd Kahn just blogged on it too!

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fjohnson1Deek D

Reply 8 years ago

How about using glass jars like large mason jars?

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Flumpkins

11 years ago

Very neat! It looks like a light bulb

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jessyratfink

11 years ago

That's an amazing idea, honestly. Also really interesting looking. I wonder where else you could use it?