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Nov 1, 2009, 1:52 PM

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solar hot water heater

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Tho probably discussed here, i don't see it. Any leads would be helpful.
In the Yucatan area, we are looking for a simple solar hot water system. Any ideas? (systems, costs, installation, availability)
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Nov 1, 2009, 8:26 PM

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Re: [ebesan] solar hot water heater

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I do not have one but they are available here. There are stores here in Merida that sell a solar water heater looks like those on this web site:

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Nov 2, 2009, 11:23 AM

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Re: [ebesan] solar hot water heater

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We have used both a black plastic tinaca (water tank) and black water tubing coiled on the roof. Many days it is too hot to stand without the addition of cold water! Easy and inexpensive.


Dec 28, 2009, 1:06 PM

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Re: [ebesan] solar hot water heater

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Homemade solar water heater system.

In the coming years, you can expect your energy bills rocket. So all you can do to cut costs now ultimately save even more later. Building a homemade solar water heater system with homemade solar panels and parts is probably the easiest way to take advantage of the sun. It is also easier to plan for a new entrant to build and run the best choice.

There are different types of solar energy, crafts, and most simply, the heating package. These can be designed to use pieces that you can get in any hardware store too. There are many different design options, and because the project is so simple, at the base, you can easily suit your own needs or preferences for design.
Both homemade solar water heater system work by collecting and absorbing the heat radiation created by the sun. The heat of the sun is transferred directly to the solar power storage system.
The solar water heater system consists of a water tank placed anywhere that will receive the warmth of the sun. This radiator is connected to your sanitary system. Creativity comes when you consider how to obtain the sun, the water in the tank batch of the most effective heat.
First, make sure you paint the tank a dull black. This allows the tank to absorb as much sunlight as possible. The rest is usually you. Most people wrap the hot water in batches into the interior of what is actually a glass case. This is a good way to accumulate heat in the vicinity of the heater.
Other options are creative. Involved For example, levels in some versions of the DIY solar mobile that are around the heater. These mirrors focus sunlight on a much larger area on the heater itself. solar water heater system with DIY levels are much more effective than other options, as they are in a position to collect sunlight on a much larger area.
One thing you should research before investing in materials for a water heater is of the opinion that this game diy solar water heater system may not be the best for your country if you live in cold climates. Although it is likely that the weather is below freezing for a long time in winter, then you are in one of the other DIY projects should look like solar system. Batch freeze heaters in winter may break. If you have a heater in a much colder climate, you need to empty in the winter.
If you live in a region where the winters are cold, you may want to try one of the other options, DIY solar water heater system. The most common method is to use a closed-loop system. In this system, the water can not be frozen into the solar panels, because the water is constantly in motion. The solar DIY is for people who have much experience, tinkering recommended because they require more knowledge assembled through pipelines.
The benefits of solar water heater system are the costs and reduce your energy-related carbon footprint on the planet. Since most solar building is less than $ 1200 to DIY costs you pay on your investment quickly and have a fun project while you work on your new water heater.
DIY solar water heater system are very economical when used to replace expensive heating methods such as oil, electricity and gas.The cost of a homemade solar water heater system will vary. But I recommend that you budget for around $8 per square foot of collector area. The overall costs will ultimately depend on the size of your roof.
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