Introduction: Almost Free Solar Hot Air Collector
I hate throwing anything out untill I have exhausted my mind, searched the web or visited Instructables for other potential uses. I have not found and hot air collectors made from light fixtures so here you go.
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Making a solar hot air collector out of free used 2 x 4 metal light fixtures, free old glass and free black paint to reduce our carbon body tape outline, reduce our untility bills and save money.
We are building and installing 14 of these hot air collectors on our south wall of our 140 year old house in Ontario, Canada. During sunny days in the winter these will completely heat our house for about 6 hours. After we make these, we will join them together venting the cold air from the bottom of the rooms and exhaust the top vents to the top of rooms. The fans will help increase the air flow to these rooms. The next collectors that we make will also be insulated and have a metal baffle inside to help concentrate the heat. The collectors then will be connected to the house and flexable dryer
duct inside the house will vent heat to various rooms . Check out our You tube home page for more info.
• Free Heat.
• No Fuel Needed.
• Cost effective.
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Step 1: Dumpster Diving Time
Step 2: Prepare the Fixture Frame
Step 3: Painting the Frames
Step 4: Cutting the Vent Holes
Step 5: Intalling the Glass
Step 6: Solar Panel and Micro Fan (Optional)
Step 7: The Next Step
The Next Step
• Make more hot air collectors and mount them on the house to offset the heating bills. Possibly insulate the collector to reduce loss of heat through the side and back.
• Reduce the fossil fuels we use.