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Old 01-16-2010, 06:49 PM
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Hey guys, long time lurker very little poster. I am just starting a new project building a solar can heater. I searched here and didn't find anything, just wanting to let fellow car nut's in on the idea (if you didn't already know). I have personally seen one work and it's unreal. Check out youtube under "solar can heater" or "solar soda can heater". Very easy to build with mostly scrap materials. If anyone here has one post some pics or results. One of the guys on there is getting 220 degree air out of it with NO electric fans. Once I get mine complete I will post some build pics. Neverfinishedtoys.

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Mother Earth News had the drawing for those back in the 70's, the problem in my shop is we do a lot of welding and grinding-sanding and need a lot of fresh air so we still use the old wood stove but in the middle of winter that is not enough heat. MEN also had plans on how to build an air to air heat exchanger so the exhaust air would pre heat the incoming air. but I think in my shop enviroment it would get dirty very quickly.
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the higher the out going air is vs the incoming air the lower the eficiency. a hot collector will radiate heat outside, When I made my swimming pool solar heater the max efficiency was when the water temp difference was about 5 degrees. I did a lot of research in the 70's on solar heat etc. My heating bill was the same for other houses in the area 1/3 my size.
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The problem with a hot air heater like that is it has no storage capability. Heating water with the sun is just as easy and you can store hot water for non daytime heat.
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Well I think some people have a storage bin with rocks or sand to keep the heat stored overnight. I'm not looking to make this my main heating source. I have a 220 volt Dayton hanging from the ceiling. I'm just looking for something that can
keep the garage from going down to freezing when I'm not in there.
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