A Portable Solar Water Heater

For less than $10, you can make a portable solar water heater that provides hot water just about anywhere.



062 solar water heater - in use
The portable solar water heater in use.
PHOTO: RAYMOND MELOY
062 solar water heater - five panels
PHOTO 1: Cut a 1/4 inch hole in the inner tube. PHOTO 2: Take a 1/2 inch pipe coupler and cut off it's lower half. PHOTO 3: Spread a good amount of rubber-sealing compound on the small ridge of the coupler. Insert into the inner tube's hole. PHOTO 4: Put some rubber-sealer on your finger and coat the outside area. PHOTO 6: The portable solar water heater can easily be emptied, rolled up, and tucked into a backpack or satchel.
RAYMOND MELOY











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