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Published on September 20th, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan


How to: Solar Heater Made of Soda Cans

September 20th, 2012 by  

So you want a solar heater? How about throwing some soda cans together and making one yourself? Here’s a “how to” post on the matter from sister site sustainablog:

How to Make a Soda Can Solar Heater (via sustainablog)

We’re finally cooling off after a brutal Summer here in St. Louis. While I’m thoroughly enjoying the temperatures in the 60s and 70s, they’re a good reminder that Winter will be here soon, and that we’ll be paying to heat the home. That got me thinking about a concept I first encountered a…

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  • Zoltan

    This method is very popular in Europe where energy cost is at least double that of the US.

  • Watch now, as austerity and recession, even depression looms over the land and people escape the city cores for greener pastures. These heaters can also heat water in tanks for night time survival, and with super insulators now made known form the Corporate World, even high “R” survival shanties have been made possible. Investigate Straw Bale and Hemp block as well as stack wood construction methods here on this net. America, down but not out by a long shot.

  • I would like to know how you share the stored heat and make it useful in the home.

  • Thanks for sharing this one, Zach!

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