2014 - Volume #38, Issue #6, Page #19[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Simple Outdoor Solar Heater
“Even when the temperature gets down to 20 degrees the collector will raise the indoor temperature 6 to 8 degrees,” says Jacobi. “This unit doesn’t work in temperatures below zero because the sun’s angle is too low, so I use it mainly starting in mid-February. When the weather warms up enough that I no longer need heat, I use a Styrofoam sheet to cover the window and hold it down with bungie cords.
“I painted the metal roof black to help melt snow. I’ve never had to brush any snow off the unit.”
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Robert E. Jacobi, 5562 S. State Hwy. 97, Athens, Wis. 54411 (ph 715 257-1017).
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