DIY Solar Heating with the Heat Grabber

Build this DIY solar heating collector, the Heat Grabber is a "window box" solar collector you can fabricate in under an hour.



DIY solar heating using the Heat Grabber. Once built, the MOTHER EARTH NEWS heat grabber should give years of dependable service.
DIY solar heating using the Heat Grabber. Once built, the MOTHER EARTH NEWS heat grabber should give years of dependable service.
Photo by J. Weiland
To view the illustration in focus, click on the image in the Image Gallery. This illustration that includes four panels, 1, 2 ,5 & 6, should be printed and paired with the next image that includes panels 3,4,7 & 8.
To view the illustration in focus, click on the image in the Image Gallery. This illustration that includes four panels, 1, 2 ,5 & 6, should be printed and paired with the next image that includes panels 3,4,7 & 8.
Illustration by MOTHER EARTH NEWS/J. Weiland
To view the illustration in focus, click on the image in the Image Gallery. This illustration that includes four panels, 1, 2 ,5 & 6, should be printed and paired with the next image that includes panels 3,4,7 & 8.
To view the illustration in focus, click on the image in the Image Gallery. This illustration that includes four panels, 1, 2 ,5 & 6, should be printed and paired with the next image that includes panels 3,4,7 & 8.
Illustration by MOTHER EARTH NEWS/J. Weiland
How it Works: The MOTHER EARTH NEWS heat grabber is nothing but a weathertight box that's insulated on the bottom and sides and topped with glass.
How it Works: The MOTHER EARTH NEWS heat grabber is nothing but a weathertight box that's insulated on the bottom and sides and topped with glass.
Illustration by MOTHER EARTH NEWS











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