My MOTHER's House Part VI: Build a Solar Water Heater

Part IV of My MOTHER's House shares how to build a passive solar water heater, includes framing the batch heater, the sun as exhaust fan and detailed building diagrams.



center
The two center pieces of insulation must be beveled to fit snuggly at the cusp.
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skeleton
The skeleton of the batch heater, ready for reflectors.
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collector
The completed collector resides behind the greenhouse's glazing.
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tank
The tank rests on supports cut into the three 3/4-inch plywood ribs and stand formed from two-by lumber.
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ventilator
The central sun-powered ventilator exhausts air from the roof peak.
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insulation
All insulation should be carefully taped to prevent air leaks.
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chimney
Our smaller solar chimney.
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batch
Batch heater.
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Tank-supports Template: 1 square per inch.
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