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DIY Solar Hot water
05-15-2014, 07:07 AM #1
ocker1 Member
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05-15-2014, 12:48 PM #2
DaJavoo If looks could kilt
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Very slick.

Although, if you actually use any of the water in the system the whole heat cycle starts from scratch. chuckle.gif
05-15-2014, 01:21 PM #3
Octo Mother Superior
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We had an about 50 meter black garden hose pumping water from the lake to the cabin. The water in the hose got so hot out in the sun you couldn't even use it without mixing in some cold water. beercheer.gif
05-15-2014, 01:35 PM #4
DaJavoo If looks could kilt
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Yeah, there are times when I'm truly thankful we aren't closer to the sun. chuckle.gif

Here's another solar trick:

And this dude didn't "do anything" to make it more efficient. rofl.gif
05-15-2014, 02:06 PM #5
bohica Member
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I put up a solar shower by our club pool, people thought I was a miracle worker.
I just hung a coil, (100'), on a fence in the sun and ran a "Y", so I could split off hot and cold water to the shower valve.
Best part is, if it's rainy or cloudy, no-one uses the pool so half these idiots don't know there's no hot water on those days.

I'm in my seventh decade on Earth. I know things.
05-15-2014, 02:27 PM #6
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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(05-15-2014, 02:06 PM)bohica Wrote:  half these idiots don't know there's no hot water on those days.
So...actually, they are all idiots, but 50% of the idiots are oblivious to the reality of the hot water situation, correct? chuckle.gif




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