DIY: How to Make Endless Hot Water Without Electricity
Using some recycled parts and a small rocket stove you can heat and pump all the hot water you will ever need without power. This ingenious technique utilizes thermal siphon pumping to move the freshly heated water into the reservoir. Image:YouTube hot waterOff Gridsustainabilityvideo Related Posts « Subterranean Ant Cities are Far More Complex than Anyone Thought Possible Teacher Crosses The Line with “Urgent Notice” Sent Home to Parents »
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Recent Research on Rocket Mass Heaters (and Bell Design) | Hand Print Press
There appears to be a huge amount of traffic and discussion through different internet forums about rocket mass heaters and reports from the authors on sales of the book on the subject confirm this incredible surge in interest. I am quite certain that this excitement stems from the tangible possibility that the rocket mass heater concept offers to individuals and families to build their own affordable efficient wood-fired heating system. I thought it would be interesting and useful to offer the following synthesis of recent research I have been directly involved in and links to information that others have provided to feed more fuel to the fire of this interesting global conversation. Article Table of Contents: The Difference between Rocket Stoves and Rocket Mass Heaters First, a clarification regarding terms may be useful. The Book on Rocket Mass Heaters There is a wonderful book on Rocket Mass Heaters. The MHA Experience Construction Processes with Commentary Conclusion: Suggest a link!
How To Use Solar Energy To Turn Ocean Water into Drinking Water
“Projects ‘for the 90%’ mostly fall somewhere between two extremes: charity and business,” designer Gabriele Diamanti tells Co.Design. “Neither was my inspiration!” Instead, spurred on by his own extensive travel and friends’ involvement in NGOs, he developed a fascination with global water scarcity as a graduate student at Milan Polytechnic in 2005; he recently decided to pursue his interest again and the result is Eliodomestico, an open-source variation on a solar still. It functions by filling the black boiler with salty sea water in the morning, then tightening the cap. As the temperature and pressure grows, steam is forced downwards through a connection pipe and collects in the lid, which acts as a condenser, turning the steam into fresh water. Primary field studies in sub-Saharan Africa revealed the habit of carrying goods on the head–also a common practice in other areas around the world–and this was integrated into Eliodomestico’s plan. Comments comments
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How To Turn A Beer Can Into The Only Camping Stove You’ll Ever Need
You can whip one of these up in a matter of minutes. They’re so easy to make and they work really well. First find yourself some scissors and a beverage can and then start the above video. This is an inexpensive way to be prepared in the event of a power outage as these stoves give off a lot of heat and have the ability to cook large meals. They also make great holiday gifts for friends and family. For more great repurposing ideas, check out Repurposing 24/7 Comments comments
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