home made solar heater -$1 home made solar shower water heater

August 24, 2012 – 3:23 am

As a dumpster diving ** Tightwad since 1976, I like how the objects found in dump may be the catalysts for creative projects and practical. It only costs $ 1, this solar water heater shower allows me to make comfortable outdoor showers where water is needed for gardens with a single gallon of rain water or tap water. Enjoy creating your own treasure box! John Starnes www.johnstarnesurbanfarm.blogspot.com

Results ** my homemade solar heater and briefly explain how it works. Video Rating: 5 / 5

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  1. 28 Responses to “home made solar heater -$1 home made solar shower water heater”

  2. Nifty trick. I’m thinking a 3gal version at camp to fill the solar shower. Should work into Oct.

    By NYCamper62 on Aug 24, 2012

  3. Dear John, I just saw your video and found it very interesting. I am actually mapping some innovation cases on habitability and think yours is perfect for that. I saw that you wanted to post other examples…. Do you think we can write each other by email? mine is dharmicactions@gmail.com

    By Natalialealpuentes on Aug 24, 2012

  4. This is a wonderful video, thanks john, keep up the good work.

    By 7110780608 on Aug 24, 2012

  5. Thank you!

    By johnstarnes on Aug 24, 2012

  6. Today is November 27th and its 86 degrees here in central Florida. Not only is that sensuous, but i intend to use that word more often, just because someone in the comments below made fun of John. You go John, nice idea!

    By naturecakes on Aug 24, 2012

  7. Thank you! It works wonderfully except on cloudy or very cold days. I like my newer one based on a dish better…will shoot a video of it next.

    By johnstarnes on Aug 24, 2012


    By BadassCeino on Aug 24, 2012

  9. would love to see this work in england.. ^^

    By Alexander Ninnim on Aug 24, 2012

  10. thank you for posting this! I can totally find these objects and infact I just found a box almost identical to the one you used!

    By VTECsqznN2O on Aug 24, 2012


    By sh55555 on Aug 24, 2012

  12. One gallon works just fine for me for over a year now…but I have short hair.

    By johnstarnes on Aug 24, 2012

  13. Somebody explain to me how you can take a shower with one gallon of water. Even using the wet/lather/rinse method, it is not enough – especially if you are washing your hair. This is a great idea, but I’d have to have 5 gallons.

    By PinkiesParlour on Aug 24, 2012

  14. dude you are going to need a bigger bottle or you will stank somthin fierce.

    By yup5220 on Aug 24, 2012

  15. I am so glad you posted this video. This “going green” is an all new concept to me so my number one question is always; will this work for me at my home. Well this will because I live just up the road. Awesome ~ thanks!

    By MsEnthusiest on Aug 24, 2012

  16. To me, many things are sensuous (vs. sexual)….swimming at the beach, a grand home cooked meal, a cozy freshly made bed on a cold winter night, a favorite sweater on an autumn day, and more.

    By johnstarnes on Aug 24, 2012

  17. I’ve never heard a man refer to a shower as ’senuous’…

    By drfitnessnow on Aug 24, 2012

  18. I’d never heard of a Penny Stove so thanks much for the heads up…I will enjoy looking into that. It sounds elegantly simple. John

    By johnstarnes on Aug 24, 2012

  19. Have you built a penny stove yet? They literally cost one penny to build, the fuel is denatured alcohol, heet, or Everclear. If you make a still you can make your own strong moonshine (like Everclear) and use that as fuel. All you need are two beer cans and a thumbtack to make it, and a penny for the safety valve. Look it up in YouTube, altho I bet you already made one! They work great. Wood gas stoves r cool as well.. another cheap YouTube project…

    By notoriouslizw on Aug 24, 2012

  20. haha that is ingenious! Though most folks would want more than a gallon of hot water. We all want to reduce utility bills. :) Nice video.

    By Timothy2035 on Aug 24, 2012

  21. Thanks! John

    By johnstarnes on Aug 24, 2012

  22. i live in south tampa too!! great video man

    By htkendall on Aug 24, 2012

  23. Yes since you can store the reflector and jug inside the tote.

    By johnstarnes on Aug 24, 2012

  24. By George that is awesome for our motorhome!

    By Ladyhawkwright on Aug 24, 2012

  25. I would scrounge a 5 gallon black plastic bucket take that set up where the bucket would be where water would gravity flow get a plastic pallet rubber mat and add water till the water over flowed have your garden hose attached to your bucket this way you dont have to hurt yourself trying to lift the heavy water. As for the one gallon I highly doubt your water bill would change much if you used 2 or 3 gallons of water vs 1 but your call we are not on water rationing yet and I would njoy as u can.

    By cdltpx on Aug 24, 2012

  26. Or you could suck it up and take a warm shower and stop trying to be so hardcore with a cold shower…

    By cgts18 on Aug 24, 2012

  27. Excellent!! Nice job.

    By cmmguy99 on Aug 24, 2012

  28. That’s great man keep up the good work.

    By capitaindouleur on Aug 24, 2012

  29. Looks good.

    By boat6868 on Aug 24, 2012

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