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  • TRIPPER22 commented on Sokota's instructable Solar heater with reclaimed materials3 years ago
    Solar heater with reclaimed materials

    You would mount the frame to the wall, possibly cut a hole in the wall of the house to allow either insulated hose or pvc 90 degree joints to go through the wall or you could build a short 90 degree trough to pass through the wall (trough should be insulated as well). Unless you are building a NEW structure, and build it into the South facing wall, you will have to almost always make a hole of some sort in the exising wall or modify the top of the heater to fit into an existing window slightly raised to allow the top trough to let air into the area you want to heat.Good Luck,Larry

    Please understand that almost ALL of the materials were repurposed materials. WITHOUT the glass, the project is relatively worthless. The air has to heat in the box to get hot. Otherwise, you have cans sitting in an open air trough at the ambient air temp, plus very little drive of the air moving up the cans as the open box is the same temp as ambient air temp. Think of it this way, get into your car on a sunny day , your car and interior are black, the ambient temp is 45 F and your car windows are up...it gets pretty warm in the car, without the car on and no heater running. Now roll down the windows, it is much cooler in your car...Same principle with solar heater. SCROUNGE THE GLASS, or ask a friend to help locate, check a hardware store or local "handyman" or freecycle for...

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    Please understand that almost ALL of the materials were repurposed materials. WITHOUT the glass, the project is relatively worthless. The air has to heat in the box to get hot. Otherwise, you have cans sitting in an open air trough at the ambient air temp, plus very little drive of the air moving up the cans as the open box is the same temp as ambient air temp. Think of it this way, get into your car on a sunny day , your car and interior are black, the ambient temp is 45 F and your car windows are up...it gets pretty warm in the car, without the car on and no heater running. Now roll down the windows, it is much cooler in your car...Same principle with solar heater. SCROUNGE THE GLASS, or ask a friend to help locate, check a hardware store or local "handyman" or freecycle for a broken window or storm door....Scrounge like the author did...Good luck....Larry

    Please understand that almost ALL of the materials were repourposed materials. WITHOUT the glass, the project is relatively worthless. The air has to heat in the box to get hot. Otherwise, you have cans sitting in an open air trough at the ambient air temp, plus very little drive of the air moving up the cans as the open box is the same temp as ambient air temp. Think of it this way, get into your car on a sunny day , your car and interior are black, the ambient temp is 45 F and your car windows are up...it gets pretty warm in the car, without the car on and no heater running. Now roll down the windows, it is much cooler in your car...Same principle with solar heater. SCROUNGE THE GLASS, or ask a friend to help locate, check hardware stor for broken window or storm door....Scrou...

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    Please understand that almost ALL of the materials were repourposed materials. WITHOUT the glass, the project is relatively worthless. The air has to heat in the box to get hot. Otherwise, you have cans sitting in an open air trough at the ambient air temp, plus very little drive of the air moving up the cans as the open box is the same temp as ambient air temp. Think of it this way, get into your car on a sunny day , your car and interior are black, the ambient temp is 45 F and your car windows are up...it gets pretty warm in the car, without the car on and no heater running. Now roll down the windows, it is much cooler in your car...Same principle with solar heater. SCROUNGE THE GLASS, or ask a friend to help locate, check hardware stor for broken window or storm door....Scrounge like the author did...Good luck....Larry

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  • TRIPPER22 commented on Mrballeng's instructable 21 Uses for a wire coat hanger3 years ago
    21 Uses for a wire coat hanger

    Please respect the space: Post only once.........

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