do it yourself solar water heater -solar water heater simple DIY project

September 16, 2012 – 6:22 pm

** A short video showing the small solar water heater i designed a couple of days ago. consists of 136 feet of 1/2 “black pipe. internal diameter is actually 3/5″ (cost approx € 10.00), 4 connecting pieces (to connect the various pieces together and to connect it to the house (about the cost. $ 5.00)), and finally the ‘y connector’ so I could have the garden hose connected at the same time (at a cost of about $ 5.00). all purchased from Home Depot. total cost was approximately. 20.00 USD. all I did was coil 100 feet of tubing and connect it to a piece of plywood. after 30 minutes of sun the water temperature is about 130-133 degrees and after 60 to 90 minutes can reach 150 degrees. the tube can hold approximately 2 liters of water at a time. if you discharge and recharge several times during the day you could easity get 10-15 gallons of hot water per day. of note: they call the tubing 1/2 “, but the actual internal diameter of the tube is 3/5″ (0.6 inches). 100 meters of pipe contains 1.47 liters and 136 meters of pipe contains about. 2 gallons. Home Depot sells a 500 foot roll for about $ 35.00. that would hold 7.36 gallons of water. For more PICTURES and INFO. Go to my page and click on the YouTube channel (photo gallery) “Related Website” Video Rating: 4 / 5

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  1. 30 Responses to “do it yourself solar water heater -solar water heater simple DIY project”

  2. thanks. the total diameter is about 3 feet.

    By desertsun02 on Sep 16, 2012

  3. thats really nice man.. whats the total diameter of the hoses bent in circles like that?

    By victorcg on Sep 16, 2012

  4.♪♫♪♫♪♫♪ ♫

    By mightymaxbot on Sep 16, 2012

  5. Y not

    By eastrockaway11518 on Sep 16, 2012

  6. nice and simple. high temps but 2 GPH at a differential of 80*F is only 128 BTU/hr.

    By jcanivan on Sep 16, 2012

  7. you like 120*f showers?
    more power to ya..

    By bmw2go11 on Sep 16, 2012

  8. could this be used to heat a 12 foot round by 3 foot deep above ground swimming pool effectively, i am looking into making one on my own to warm our pool for a longer swimming season,what do you think,and i would need to be able to also make a diverter set up so i could switch off the solar when not needed in the hotter days etc,could u post a video of a diverter set up would be greatly appreciated…thanks Trace

    By traceelements1 on Sep 16, 2012

  9. what do you do in the winter?

    By jumpa01 on Sep 16, 2012

  10. does running it through 100′ of 1/2″ tubing create a noticeable pressure drop on the hot water?

    By Silveready1 on Sep 16, 2012

  11. cool video. your voice sounds just like the older brother in the movie Napolean Dynamite. great video post. thanks.

    By shithitthefanman on Sep 16, 2012

  12. You can build a box as if you where building a solar air heat exchanger and place the coil in it and use the greenhouse effect to heat the water to maintain a warmer temperature in your water tank and there for saving you on your water heating bill. And during the colder months use it as a thermal heat exchanger to heat your home.

    By 1969626 on Sep 16, 2012

  13. if you have a flat roof, you simply roll out 600feet of tyleen tubing and presto enough warm water during the day for maybe 3 people to shower. its on my roof, so i know what i am talking about, i have this since 3 years. in the netherlands we can only use this during the summer but still. and whats the point with the water getting contaminated, you dont drink warm water do you.

    By TheMieremetrob on Sep 16, 2012

  14. it was probably 110 F outside when i got the water up to 160 F.

    By desertsun02 on Sep 17, 2012

  15. good job, keep inventing.

    By bo va on Sep 17, 2012

  16. Thanks for posting this. I live in Arizona and am using this crude design to supplement my hot tub water heater. I just put a hundred feet of hose out but it looks like I need 200 to 300 feet for it to heat up enough with a constant flow of water of around 100 gallons per hour. I don’t expect it to heat it to 104 degrees but the sun is free and Arizona gets a lot of it. Good supplementary source with a small capital investment.

    By Incharge7734 on Sep 17, 2012

  17. im looking for videos n info on this, send me a link if you find any would yah buddy? thanks

    By PayWithLawv on Sep 17, 2012

  18. I thought about painting the top of my carport (near the pool) black and putting a huge plastic pipe coil up there boxed in with Plexiglas… then using a solar powered water pump to cycle the water slowly to the pool and back. The pump would stop automatically when the sun is down and no heat is there anyway. Insulating the pipe where it leaves the roof returning to the pool. All totally independent of the normal water system for the pool.

    By BushPilot444 on Sep 17, 2012

  19. Cool idea, Err, hot idea.. Some of the research I’ve done points towards large increases in efficiency if you were to seal your coil in an air-tight box with a Plexiglas top and put the enclosure under vacuum. Done correctly one could run the water or antifreeze through a heat exchanger and use it to heat part of your home.

    By 78chuck on Sep 17, 2012

  20. Good video. How hot out was it? I was thinking of doing this for an outdoor shower, but don’t to scald someone.

    By tubaljohn1 on Sep 17, 2012

  21. The tubing is made to be safe to drink from (as safe as any plastic can be anyway). It’s rated to 180 F (82.22 C). The water only sits in the collector for a very short time (usually 20-30 mins). not enough time to leach much of anything into the water.

    By desertsun02 on Sep 17, 2012

  22. I believe that pipe is designed for cold water so by heating it will that cause plastic to leach into your drinking water?

    By icicicles on Sep 17, 2012

  23. don’t forget that you would have to mix a lot of cold water in with the hot to make the water the right temperature.

    By desertsun02 on Sep 17, 2012

  24. Hey,
    You know that I could use my old satelite dish (the old big one) to hold you design and make it directional and permanent. Thanks!

    By Hardware5533 on Sep 17, 2012

  25. I00 feet of pipe only gives you 2 gallons of HOT water. So at 2.5Gallon per minute water flow on the shower head. One needs to daisy chain 11 of theses to 100ft pipe to take a 10 minute shower.. Is this calculation correct ?

    By jucest on Sep 17, 2012

  26. @desersun02 what is 3/5″?? You mean 3/8″ and (.375) not (.6 inches) , .6 inches Is 5/8″

    By crazyking50 on Sep 17, 2012

  27. Hello there! Thanks for this useful video. By the way, I hear lots of people keep on talking about Xobotano Home Energy (do a google search), but I’m not sure if it is good. Have you thought about this alternative home energy called Xobotano Home Energy? I have heard several unbelivable things about it.

    By Wendie Hochheim on Sep 17, 2012

  28. You must have also found your microphone in a dump !

    By lachimere1 on Sep 17, 2012

  29. We have built one and it has worked very well even through the winter

    By Joysinee on Sep 17, 2012

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