DIY Solar Water Heater! – Deluxe "Aluminum backed" COPPER COIL Solar Water Heater! 175F Full Instr.

DIY Solar Water Heater! – Deluxe "Aluminum backed" COPPER COIL Solar Water Heater! 175F Full Instr.

Deluxe DIY Solar Water Heater! Solar Thermal “Aluminum backed” COPPER COIL Water Heater! Easy DIY w/Full Instructions. Super Hot water, super fast. reached 125F in 5 minutes …and near 175F after about 15. no soldering required! uses just one coil of 3/8″ copper tubing (amazon $23) and push-to-fit connectors. only tools used were screwdriver, hammer, tin snips (or scissors), hack saw and a drill. great for use as a stand alone unit or can be hooked into home’s plumbing as supplemental heating for water heater. notes: using the aluminum backing adds roughly 10F to the water (but is optional). system is relatively lightweight and is easy to move and store *and the design allows for multiple units to be easy connected together (if a larger system is desired). details: outer board 1/2″ plywood 23.7″ x 23.7″ (sold that way – no cutting required). inner board 1/4″ plywood 19 3/4″ x 19 3/4″. glass 20″x20″ (or use Plexi-Glas).4 3/8″ Square wooden dowels. 2×2 lumber 2 pieces cut to 20 1/4″ and 2 pieces cut to 23 1/4″. Hardware: Four (#10) 2 1/2″ wood screws. Eight (#10) 1″ wood screws. Fourteen 3/8″ screws (to hold down the aluminum). 12 1.5″ (#16) wire nails. heavy duty heat resistant zip ties (or use wire). 5 3/4″ satin brass finish door pull (the handle).



Julian Buttinger says:

What's the thermal output you get from this?

I mean how many litres of water can you heat per day during summer if it's in the direct sun?
Would it be enough for two showers?

Matthew Lewis says:

How about using old aluminium cans flattened out?

MISS DIYer says:

Can you use plexiglass instead? I'm thinking for clumsy people it might be a better option

nikia1224 says:

Ok… I see you Mr. Harbor Freights drill.. ๐Ÿ˜Ž My favorite place to shop. You have the best video I had seen that produces the most efficient way of a solar heater for a pool.

- A13X - says:

i was about to comment how reflective copper is to infrared light and then i saw you blacked it. pretty ingenious to use black copper oxide to increase light absorption

jack sun says:

for the wood, drill the outer hole the correct diameter. then drill with a smaller bit through that outer hole into the wood piece that you will join together with the screw. this allows the screw to pull the outer piece towards the smaller hole piece, creating a tighter fit.

Henriette Rozema says:

It would be very much appreciated if the hook ups could be more specific, as far as the warm water hook up is concerned – just with garden hose into the bathtub?๐Ÿ˜

smokysantana says:

Thatโ€™s not enough flow to heat a bathtub full of water in one day. When I was a kid we would put about 10-15 gallons of water in a galvanized tub out in the sun all afternoon to heat it for our bath.

Elementaldomain says:

As I live in the desert, I just painted the backplate black with High Temp BBQ spray paint. I would suggest not using plastic zip ties. Even UV treated ones are going to break down in a year. Get VKTech stainless zip ties. 100 ARE ONLY $10..

Paul Kruger says:

How long after sunset does the water stay warm?

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