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.



collector
The completed collector resides behind the greenhouse's glazing.
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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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insulation
All insulation should be carefully taped to prevent air leaks.
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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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chimney
Our smaller solar chimney.
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Tank-supports Template: 1 square per inch.
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batch
Batch heater.
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