Monday, September 29, 2014

Building a hot water heater powered by the Sun.

The Sun is electric and it beams its energy down here one block after another akin to how we walk ... one foot after the other.  This tells us the story of how it works.

I am always interested to find DIY projects that can be made from recycled goods that have been discarded as rubbish.  We discard way too much and here is one of the biggest reasons we are in the materialism spiral down.  Its an addiction.  It is an addiction like a drug/substance, only here the substance is "STUFF" - people are addicted to buying stuff.
BioEthanol for Sustainable Transport
BioEthanol for Sustainable Transport (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Build your own solar thermal panel.

I found this website that has the instructions for building a solar thermal heating unit from next to nothing and at first I was going to just link to it and I will but I also decided to copy down the instructions because they were that good and because I don't want to lose it if the web site goes down.  It isn't easy to find how to's that are this straight forward.  I am hoping I get to have a go at doing this soon myself. 
English: Duct Tape
English: Duct Tape (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Materials needed:

  • Water
  • 2 buckets
  • Drill (with both drill bits and screw bits)
  • Some scissors
  • A saw (a simple hand saw will do)
  • Some wood
  • A pane of glass.
  • The back of a small refrigerator.
  • 12 feet of air pump hose used in fish tanks
  • Backing material (we used an old door mat)
  • A box of wood screws
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Role of duct tape
  • Angle Cutter (or hack saw)
The end result is fabulous - From The Sietch
This project took about 3 hours of constructions time. It took a couple weeks to find all the parts.

Images @ Eminpee Fotography

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