passive solar window -”Solar Parasite” Window Box Heater – Tiny Yellow House

April 24, 2013 – 9:24 am

** This time the “Little Yellow House”, Deek decided to mess around with passive solar heat so as to warm the always-cold front foyer of his home. The re … Video Rating: 4 / 5

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  1. 24 Responses to “passive solar window -”Solar Parasite” Window Box Heater – Tiny Yellow House”

  2. 7 epic fails

    By joe miniclip on Apr 24, 2013

  3. Hello there! Thanks a lot for this helpful video. By the way, I hear lots of people keep on talking about Xobotano Home Energy (just google it), but I’m not sure if it is really good. Have you ever tried this alternative home energy known as Xobotano Home Energy? I have heard several incredible things about it.

    By Saepul Hidayat on Apr 24, 2013

  4. If that hot air rises, what replaces the space it took up? There’s no flow there

    By a10fjet on Apr 24, 2013

  5. Hi! Thanks a lot for this helpful video. By the way, I notice many people keep on talking about Xobotano Home Energy (do a search on google), but I’m not sure if it is good. Have you tried using this alternative home energy called Xobotano Home Energy? I have heard several awesome things about it.

    By Jazmine Wentzell on Apr 24, 2013

  6. Great idea, thanks!

    By MrAnthonyRizzo on Apr 24, 2013

  7. This still surprises me, how some people have no idea about Xobotano Home Energy (google it), despite the fact that lots of people save huge amounts of money with this alternative energy. Thanks to my mate who told me about Xobotano Home Energy, I have slashes my power bill by 75% in under 1 month

    By Shani Morrow on Apr 24, 2013

  8. You call this an “in-depth tutorial?” This is horrid!

    By red19bridge on Apr 24, 2013

    You are a PRO!
    Enjoy watching you invention dude :)

    By Alex Jorge on Apr 24, 2013

  10. I have seen a lot of these on the Ytube since this was originally uploaded and I have a question. The others I see are mostly soda cans painted black and only a few are empty like this one so I wonder which produces more heat? The one thing yours has that others don’t is the use of rocks painted black which is a very novel idea to extend the heat but by how long I dunno.

    By legalizeshemp420 on Apr 24, 2013

  11. will this work in a huricane?

    By Will Hamer on Apr 24, 2013

  12. I didn’t see your air inlet but I assume you have one on the bottom or else the solar box wouldn’t work well to get heat into your house because it would be fighting a vacuum.
    For more air and instead of cheezy paper baffle, I used 2 cheap solar panels to spin a pc fan and use heater duct wrapped in insulation piped into the house so as not to clutter the window. It puts out 120* heat in January for several hours most days here in the Sierras.

    By psreno on Apr 24, 2013

  13. Nice video.
    I built mine bigger because I wanted to reuse and old sliding glass door and I don’t know how to cut tempered glass.
    Aye to the flat black, and the black rocks. I used blackened metal roofing for the backdrop and suspended metal screen about the middle for the air to flow through.

    By psreno on Apr 24, 2013

  14. The world needs smart people, thank you. That is a great idea glad you shared that. :D

    By duckyoumissed on Apr 24, 2013

  15. Cool design. So did that heater actually work?

    By minameise on Apr 24, 2013

  16. Very nice. Thanks!

    By SeeJoyRun on Apr 24, 2013

  17. It is hard but I can……. KIPKAY. No but both are awesome.

    By DUCKDUDE4100 on Apr 24, 2013

  18. i cant decide if i like kipkay or TYH better. :s

    By noah279878582 on Apr 24, 2013

  19. Nice video. How hard would it be to add a fan that runs on solar power and turns off if the temp is below 68 degrees?

    By Ed Tash on Apr 24, 2013

  20. it has

    By iirmantass3 on Apr 24, 2013

  21. what joke? i was serious. if you took it another way then hey, maybe you have some secrets

    By deniskenn on Apr 24, 2013

  22. Awesome idea! I’m going to try to use this to heat up a shed which is essentially abandoned in winter due to the freezing temps up north where I’m stuck. Forever. :(

    By havocdaemon on Apr 24, 2013

  23. Awesome invention but it doesn’t look very windproof. That little stick prop works in nice weather but if you start to get a gale force wind running through it could be an issue. Routing out some notches so it fits into the lid would help or a hook and eye would do the trick. I would also silicone caulk the pane of glass in to make sure that the heat stays in and the water stays out. Snow cover could be an issue too. How much has the temperature increased inside your foyer?

    By DigitalMercury on Apr 24, 2013

  24. grow up, that joke was funny back in school. and now its just yeah

    By pFOHRpyro on Apr 24, 2013

  25. no. youre the only one blowing

    By deniskenn on Apr 24, 2013

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