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How to Build a Homemade Solar Water Heater

By Carina Coronel Subscribe to RSS | December 29th 2011 | Views:

The cost of heating your water especially during the winter season can cost you a lot in your utility bill. But you can avoid paying the high cost of water heaters by making your own homemade solar water heater. There are a lot of DIY guides on building your own water heater. You can just go on the internet and search for these step by step guides on making your solar water heater. Building one will not only save you a lot of money but also a good way to reduce our consumption of energy from coal and nuclear plants.

A homemade solar water heater can be built by almost anyone who knows how to do some carpentry at home. This system uses the power coming from the sun to heat the water and deliver it into your home. A lot of homeowners are starting to see the benefits of installing one of these solar powered equipments in their homes. The best thing about this homemade water heater is it’s very cheap to construct but the benefits are many.

In building your own homemade solar water heater, the first thing you need to do is to prepare the water tank that you’ll use. Check the tank for leaks and seal it using a silicon caulk. Spray the heater tank with black paint so it can withstand the high temperatures.

Next step is constructing the box casing for your water tank. Using wooden bars and plywood, you need to construct a box that will contain the water tank inside. To make the lid for the box, just screw some hinges on one side of the box and on the plywood that will be placed on top of the box. Spray the inside of the box with black paint and a reflective silver paint on the inner part of the lid.

Measure the sizes of pipes that will be used to deliver the water from the tank into your home, cut holes at the back of the box according to your measurement. Once the paints on the box and tank dries up, you can now place the water tank into the box and then connect your water pipes to the water tank. Seal the box by screwing a Plexiglas on the top. Then place your lid with hinges.

Your homemade solar water heater is now ready to be installed. It’s important that you carefully choose the location where you’ll place your homemade solar water heater. Set it up in the part of your house the gets the most sunlight during the day. If it’s possible, you can install the solar water heater on your roof, but you might have to construct additional support braces strong enough to secure your homemade solar water heater when it’s filled with water.

The last part of the construction is the piping. You can use the fittings to connect the top pipe to carry the heated water into your home and the bottom pipe will be used to deliver the cold water from your faucet into the homemade solar water heater. The cold water rises to the top of the tank when heated. With this system, you can be sure that you’ll not ran out of heated water in your home all year round.

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