recycled plastic bottle water heater

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recycled plastic bottle water heater

Post: #197460 crowsashes
Tue May 25, 2010 6:45 am

did a quick search, looks like hasnt been posted before so ill share :mrgreen:

http://www.theecologist.org/how_to_make_a_difference/climate_change_and_energy/477574/how_to_make_a_solar_water_heater_from_plastic_bottles.html

as it says, similar ones are sold here for around £6000

and almost entirely recycled

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Post: #197543 crowsashes
Tue May 25, 2010 7:43 pm

genius idea and completely free plans for it to :mrgreen:

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Re: recycled plastic bottle water heater

Post: #197577 jim
Wed May 26, 2010 8:23 am

Yes and quite effective too!

In y5/6 Science lessons I have had the children build similar but smaller device from the same materials. Ambient temperatures of 15C can be boosted to above 65C in less than twenty minutes. In one case the plastic mount of the thermometer we used actually melted at the top of the box. Convinced the kids about the value of solar power!

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Post: #197578 Green Aura
Wed May 26, 2010 8:25 am

That was fantastic - I downloaded the leaflet and plans. Just need someone who speaks Portuguese to translate it :lol:
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Post: #197594 crowsashes
Wed May 26, 2010 10:07 am

google translate will help with the fact the plans are in portugese :mrgreen: just er... google it

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Post: #197602 Green Aura
Wed May 26, 2010 12:53 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: Have you ever tried it? Makes for interesting reading :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post: #197612 crowsashes
Wed May 26, 2010 1:25 pm

yeah i have, im trying to brush up on my french so use it every now and again to see how it translates, im working through old gcse texts and have no access to a french speaker who can check things over so i rely on the internet to help me out, along with a mountain of text books!

it does make me laugh but then english is a pretty complex language so things dont always work out how they should!

its helpful when you use forums that are used by non-english speakers, you get the gist of what they are saying.

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Re: recycled plastic bottle water heater

Post: #197699 Carltonian Man
Thu May 27, 2010 10:02 am

Here's the translated instructions. Not quite plain English but the illustrations are clear.

http://www.builditsolar.com/Projects/Wa ... Heater.pdf


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