build your own solar heater -Build your own Solar Furnace

November 10, 2012 – 9:27 pm

Photoblog of this project ** popcansolar.blogspot.com my other video has audio narration. answer questions e-mail www.youtube.com The solar energy project received second place in the 2007 Bordeaux Energy Annual Conference of the Sustainable Energy Futures Casestudy Competition, International … Video Rating: 2 / 5

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  1. 25 Responses to “build your own solar heater -Build your own Solar Furnace”

  2. Guys, making your own home energy doesn’t need to be difficult (I used to feel it did). I’ll give you some advice right now. Search a alternative home energy called Xobotano Home Energy (google it). Seriously, Xobotano Home Energy has save huge amounts of my money.
    I probably shouldn’t even be mentioning it because I do not want a bunch of other guys out there running the same “game” but whatever, I am just in a good mood today so I’ll share the wealth haha.

    By Roseline Kaiser on Nov 10, 2012

  3. is it SOLAR FURNACE or SUN HEAT COLLECTING FURNACE?

    By atamanaslt1 on Nov 10, 2012

  4. Good video…..
    Commercial Solar Panels are too Expensive!
    To save money follow some easy step and build your own Solar Panels….
    To know more go to go to Google and search for…
    “Top DIY Solar Panels”
    Click the First Result (Skip The Advertisements)

    By subhankarkudghat on Nov 10, 2012

  5. I clicked on the shortcut to the video on youtube and it opened the page (on youtube) but played a stupid mastercard ad then froze two thirds of the way through. I have no intention of visiting any other site. Typical of any business Ebay, Youtube, Facebook, Steam, they all get greedy and start shoving advertising down your thoat until you end up so pissed off you go to a clone site that doesnt do that. (Until they get too big).

    By ratcat17 on Nov 10, 2012

  6. there are several options. Have you tried viewing the video from the blogsite? Also, have you tried pressing “skip this add”? The video works, just checked it from a few terminals. If it’s the cost of free that’s bothering you – you’re under no obligation to follow the detailed intructions from my photoblog, there’s hundreds of others.

    By drobicho on Nov 11, 2012

  7. there are several options. Have you tried viewing the video from the blogsite? Also, have you tried pressing “skip this add”? The video works, just checked it from a few terminals. If it’s the cost of free that’s bothering you – you’re under no obligation to follow the detailed intrustctions from my photoblog, there’s hundreds of others.

    By drobicho on Nov 11, 2012

  8. No Video just a stupid ad for mastercard then freezes

    By ratcat17 on Nov 11, 2012

  9. Fuck you useless spam garbage

    

    By inventerwannabe on Nov 11, 2012

  10. Thanks for the idea… I was actually thinking of reusing old electric oil radiators…

    By drobicho on Nov 11, 2012

  11. Wouldn’t a water heater make more sense? You don’t need this in the summer when it works best. How much heat can you get out of this in winter? With a hot water heater, you can at least use it to heat water during the sumer.

    You could use a photovoltaic cell to run a DC water pump to circulate water. It would stop when the sun goes down. You could get clever and use a thermostat to control it too.

    By fuzzywzhe on Nov 11, 2012

  12. thankyou

    By jack042065 on Nov 11, 2012

  13. hey jack,if you use “old”upvc windows they dont rot?excellent insulation,any plexy glas is a NO NO ,it rots quickly or gets so scratched with cleaning+will not function?,upvc windows+patio doors are so cheap or even free?just make a back panel +bingo ,its RECYCLING ALSO ?90%of solar panels should be “used stuff”,,,,,,,AMEN LOL

    By honkydudeman on Nov 11, 2012

  14. Well, calling it a “furnace” is quite the bold exaggeration, nothing more than a marketing fluke. A “real” solar furnace is by definition a device that creates temperatures of several thousand degrees (of ANY scale) by focusing massive amounts of solar heat and light onto a relatively small spot (“solar concentrator”).

    Your device however is functionally different, it’s a so-called “solar-thermal collector”.

    Nevertheless, I applaud your initiative and engagement for solar heating.

    By Anvilshock on Nov 11, 2012

  15. I share your sentiments. Those negative and stupid attitudes are very detrimental to progress! (Or maybe they are OK with the rising price of gas – God help them!)

    By ShadeTree01 on Nov 11, 2012

  16. thanks

    By jack042065 on Nov 11, 2012

  17. @jack042065 This one is built out of glass taken from shashless windows. It’s built mainly of wood, and since it is exposed to the weather, it does shift and needs annual maintenance, checking seals, etc. It’s very important that it is sealed tightly.

    By drobicho on Nov 11, 2012

  18. This one is built out of glass taken from shashless windows. It’s built mainly of wood, and since it is exposed to the weather, it does shift and needs annual maintenance, checking seals, etc. It’s very important that it is sealed tightly.

    By drobicho on Nov 11, 2012

  19. I built this and my plexiglass all warped and and broke the seals and was ruined any tips

    By jack042065 on Nov 11, 2012

  20. wow thats actually very nice! ever though of using physics to make it so u dont have to pump it? ask me more questions if you dont understand :P i also have another idea of doing this on a much bigger scale! just needs a lot of mining…..

    By chickenpoper on Nov 11, 2012

  21. he said in the comment area below the video that it will not replace a blown air furnace in the home, but will save energy on your bill. Same as people who close their curtain when the sun is shining thru the window. your just blocking out natural heat for winter time.

    By zeineguy on Nov 11, 2012

  22. thank you! the fact is, this contraption works, and it’s been working without any modification for over three years. This year I plan to remove it entirely and rebuild it with minor improvements, keep an eye out for the video!

    By drobicho on Nov 11, 2012

  23. I just want to say this is a good video

    To those who are putting him down, shame on you. A guy is just trying to share. We dont mind serious questions and suggestions but slamming comments that arent realated at all to what he is doing is childish. Grow up.

    By stephendouglas911 on Nov 11, 2012

  24. Hi Drobicho. Just wanted to say your video is good, I am building one myself for the winter and will use some of your ideas.

    I also want to say to those who are putting him down, shame on you.  Heres a guy sharing his knowledge and all you can do is joke. Nobody minds serious questions and suggestions. But iIf you dont have anything nice to say then be mature and say nothing.

    By stephendouglas911 on Nov 11, 2012

  25. I think it’s awesome.

    By edicatdigit on Nov 11, 2012

  26. yes, a device that generates heat. 

    By drobicho on Nov 11, 2012

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