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Soda Can Solar Heater, v2, Completed

Soda Can Solar Heater, v2, Completed
I’ve had plenty of people asking me lately what’s going on with Project HMX, and unfortunately, progress on it has stalled for a number of reasons. Chief among them are the other projects that have taken time away or quite literally blocked me from getting to the HMX. Over the weekend, I got one of those projects out of the way. Ever since I built my first soda can solar heater three years ago, I’ve received plenty of input on how to improve the design for better heat output. Aside from the addition of the insulation, the build went pretty much the same as the last one: Build box, seal it up, drill holes in cans, stack them, paint them, drill inlet and outlet, use shop-vac parts to funnel air in and out. Recall that the first version pushed out a paltry 15 degree temperature differential. Thanks to everybody who offered input over the last three years, and please continue sharing your own soda can solar heat projects! Related:  Passive Solar - Cheap, Easy DIY

The Zen of Passive Solar Heating Panel Design The Zen of Passive Solar Heating Panel DesignMorris R. Dovey Dedicated to the memory of Rob Sekeris, who encouraged and helped me to find the principles and words shared here. Copyright © 2010 Morris R. Dovey – All rights reserved. Contents Preface You should understand that this document is a “work in progress” – and not a comprehensive finished (or even final draft) work. If something seems unclear, or if you can suggest a correction or improvement, please use the e-mail link at the end/bottom to contact me. My aim is to lead you to think about things that might not otherwise come to mind when thinking about solar heating, and to share some level of understanding of how those things affect results – and I’m going to try to accomplish this without burying you in formulas and equations. I’d suggest reading this when you’re in a “learn” mode – because if you’re in “skim” mode, you’ll just be wasting your time. Introduction You already knew that, of course, or you wouldn’t be reading this. Air

chauffe-eau-solaire - chauffe-eau-solaire-barentin Chauffe eau solaire Situation: Seine maritime Introduction : Utiliser le soleil pour préchauffer l’eau chaude sanitaire avant la chaudière au gaz. Mise en œuvre : Fabrication de deux capteurs avec 6 radiateurs acier, verre en façade et isolation du caisson. Motorisation des panneaux pour un suivi du soleil par vérin. Régulation du circulateur en utilisant des sondes de températures au niveau des capteurs et du ballon et gestion par module logique Zelio de shneider electric. selection du panneau 1 ou 2 par vanne motorisée de mon ancienne chaudiere. Modification d’un ballon électrique en lui retirant la résistance électrique et en installant un serpentin de cuivre en guise d‘échangeur. Raccordement par tube PER entre le capteur et le ballon distant de 25m. Réalisation: Date de début du projet: mai 2006 *essais d‘un radiateur installé sur une planche avec un verre devant. Température relevée après 25 m de PER de l’ordre de 65° avec une pointe à 82°. par unité: 1er capteur: 2em capteur: * régulation :

almost free garage heat – just drink a lot of soda | Hemmings Blog: Classic and collectible cars and parts I’ve had a few days during the HMX build while I’m either waiting for parts or waiting for something to dry and had some free time. I’m not exactly one to sit and watch TV when I have nothing planned, so I set out on another project. While I have electricity out to the garage now, heat has been an issue all winter long. I started with some 2x4s and plywood to build a simple box. I actually built the box to certain dimensions, based on what scrap materials I had and on the dimensions of my heat collection method – aluminum cans. Sealed the box using adhesive caulk, just to keep any heated air from escaping the box. So you may have already thought, “How can air climb the columns of cans when there’s no hole at the bottom of the can?” The last five cans, the bases of each column, will sit on the bottom of the box and thus will be unable to draw air from underneath, so I poked holes in the sides of each of the five. Stack the cans with liberal doses of adhesive caulk.

How To Build A Soda Can Heater Soda Can Solar Space heater This is a basic "how to" on creating your own soda can space heater. Several videos can be found on the net, but none of them really provide a step by step guide. Required Materials • 1 window, 46.5 " L x 23 " W (recycled/freecycle, double paned) o The selection of the window will dictate the number of cans required for the array Required Tools • Screw Gun • Tin Snips • Brad Nail Gun • 2 and 5/8 inch hole bore drill bit. • Hand saw or Circular saw • Jig Saw • Clamps • Square • Tape measure • Pencil Réseau des éco-hameaux du Vignoble (44) New York Mini-Studio A couple years ago, Manhattan architect Luke Clark Tyler lived in a 96 square foot apartment. Instead of upsizing with his latest move, he chose to squeeze himself and his belongings into even less space. Luke now lives in a 78 square foot shoebox studio. When it’s down as a bed the room is mostly bed and when it’s up as a couch he has a very close relationship with the wall, “but I just use it as an excuse not to buy an ottoman because… I can just prop my feet right up on the wall.” He keeps his clothes, plates, microwave, books, spices and shaving and cleaning supplies in a large built-in cabinet. While he admits he misses being able to cook a real meal- though he’s vegetarian so eats a lot of vegetables and nuts and can even microwave eggs- Luke doesn’t see living small as a sacrifice. He loves living in the heart of New York City- his place is in Midtown Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen- and he likes paying just $750/month (cheaper than the shared housing he could find in the area).

How To Build DIY Solar Panels Out of Pop-Cans At the end, the solar absorber is painted black and placed in the diy solar panels casing. The casing is covered with plexiglass that we attach to the frame and thoroughly corked with silicone. Polycarbonate / plexiglass is slightly convex in order to gain greater strength. You can see installed solar absorber without plexiglass in picture 18. Complete solar collector is shown on Picture 19, and finally, installed solar system can be seen in Picture 20. On YouTube you can see how our diy pop-can solar panels work. Important note: Our solar system is not able to accumulate thermal energy after producing it. Differential thermostat (snap disc) controls the fan. If on/off temperatures are set carefully, diy solar panels are able to produce an average 2 kW of energy for home heating. Dress rehearsal of solar collectors carried out in the backyard before installing the system on the house.

EcoHameau47 Tunes in Tiles: Recycling Records & CDs into Roof Shingles Round, flat, thin, durable and uniform in both shape and size … it is no wonder more than one person has thought to turn old vinyl records and music CDs into a new (not to mention bright and variegated!) material for tiling rooftops. For better or worse, these are apt to stand out a bit more than your average-type metal, asphalt and clay varieties. There is a point where a CD/DVD or record simply becomes too scratched to play, landing them largely in landfills due to the difficulty of recycling them by conventional means in some places – hence these projects from Jayefuu and Matt Glassmeyer. Not sure if you are a CD or vinyl tile fan? While the central holes in each music-playing format may lend themselves to a more clever attachment solution down the line, for now these projects do involve additional drilling for more conventional nails and screws (as directly hammering can cause unwanted cracks or breaks).