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Build Your Own Solar Water Heater

Build Your Own Solar Water Heater

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Published by: MoreMoseySpeed on Oct 01, 2012
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There's a bright day ahead in using the sun toheat our homes — even to make electricity. But youcan harness that free energy
right now
to heat yourhome's water. And a quarter of most home fuel billscomes from heating water.Here is the book that tells and shows just howto plan, construct and install your own solar waterheat system, one that will pay for itself in as little aseight years. After that your hot water is largely free!In warm climates or for a summer camp, a simple thermosyphon system will provide abundant hotwater and for an outlay of $100 to $500. A full andautomated system for deep snow country — to supply all not water in summer and much of it in winter — will cost under $2,000, or perhaps $700 more ifyou hire all the work done.Author Campbell and Consultant Taff, aided byspecial illustrations by Robert Vogel, cover all theareas of solar water heating, both home-constructed and from manufactured components.The chapters cover:
The dollars and cents in solar heat systemsand the savings to be gained.How the sun "works," and thus howwe must adapt to it.Chosing the right solar heat systemfor your house.Building your own collectors.Building the heat storage system.i3uilding the heat transfer system.Free-circulation systems andheat exchangers.Forced-circulation systems.Solar-heated swimming pools.
Here is the book on solar water heating, covering the pros and cons o
f the several types — all fullytested and with cost evaluations, details for buildingand assembling. The book carried up-to-dateproduct evaluations and manufacturer listings.
 
Contents
CHAPTER 1
Dollars and Sense
CHAPTER 2
Some Words About the Sun 12
CHAPTERS
Harvesting Energy from the Sun 24
CHAPTER 4
Designing Your Collector System 34
SPECIAL SECTION ON INSTALLING
COLLECTOR PANELS 45
CHAPTERS
Building Solar Collectors 49
CHAPTERS
Storing and Protecting Your Energy 60
CHAPTER7
Building the Transfer System 67

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