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Old 06-05-2013, 07:50 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by TheEplumber View Post
I agree to an extent. The report is 30ish years old. Who knows how energy prices now compare and I presume the testing was done in Oregon- that's the state that people rust, not tan. So the measurable sunlight may be less than your area. Also, today's heaters are more efficient so that's a plus.

But for a project to do with your Grandson, it may be worth it's weight in gold!
BTW- I googled homemade solar water heater to find that report



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Old 06-05-2013, 09:58 PM   #17
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All across the med area, even in areas where it is cool in the winter, there are water heaters on the roof. They are stacked units. I mean there is one tank, then another tank up the roof from it.

As it was explained to me, the water comes into the system and the warm water naturally rises to the top tank. Then the top tank feeds the home.

Even if you can raise the temperature from 55 to 70 degrees, you will be saving money.

I, likewise, don't understand why this is not commonplace.


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