Solar Air Heating for Mobile Homes and Metal Outbuildings

The thermosiphon air panel is an easy, low-cost way to add solar air heating to your mobile home or metal outbuilding.



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Grilles inside the building — at the top and bottom of the collector — allow room air to circulate through the solar heater and be warmed. Each duct opening should be about twice as large as a horizontal cross section through the collector itself.
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The integrated thermosiphon air panel is a fresh approach to solar air heating that's perfectly suited to folks who live in mobile homes.
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This project is relatively cheap, and you can expect a return on your investment within seven years.
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Grilles inside the building — at the top and bottom of the collector — allow room air to circulate through the solar heater and be warmed. Each duct opening should be about twice as large as a horizontal cross section through the collector itself.
LUKE ELLIOTT AND DALE STRODE
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The integrated thermosiphoning air panel (TAP) is the perfect solar collector for metal buildings because the side of the structure can be used as the absorber.
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Enlist the help of a friend for the final few steps of assembly!
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The collector sides, top and bottom should be cut from the metal track to the proper size with aviation snips, drilled for assembly and mountin, and squared and riveted together as shown.
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Enlist the help of a friend for the final few steps of assembly!
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