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Passive Solar Air Heater Ready For Lift-Off

A* and I caulked up the cans and we left it to dry overnight. I finished off the drilling of the holes on the bottom of the intake and made a middle piece for the top of the cans. The air will then enter a common area to allow the air to network before proceeding in an orderly heated fashion into the area to be heated. I did not want to complicate things so I made the combiner area bigger so I would not need to cut cans..

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To assure that air only enters through my drilled holes I put on aluminum tape in all possible gaps and over the holes..it also does a great jog of covering horribly drilled holes! I then added all the cans back in and positioned them as i wanted and secured them in place with the middle piece that has the air holes drilled..securing as tight as i could get them. I also doubled up the side pieces for a tight fit so the cans had nowhere to move at all…plus it looks so cute..like a green initiative for selling diet pepsi..heat your house and stay trim too..thanks diet pepsi..groan.
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I attached a too long piece of tube for the air outtake then onto painting. I used woodstove paint along with the high temperature resistant caulk..black for all visible pieces to absorb extra heat..now that the rig is flat black it looks faster doesn’t it?
image ..and the finished project. Ready for mounting..soon. A* and I were chatting too and it looks like a mini coop outside run is making its way onto the project leaderboard..so mounting and rework might be the same day..or not.

The red caulk looks like shite..I pretend the red is flames so the passive solar air heater is both fast and dangerous looking…Prototype complete.
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Posted by on October 14, 2011 in Construction, heat

 

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