DIY Solar Water Heater! – Solar Thermal COPPER COIL Water Heater! – Easy DIY (Full instr.) 170F

DIY Solar Water Heater. A Homemade “flat panel” COPPER COIL Solar Water Heater. Easy DIY. Full Instructions. super hot temps (sustained at 165F+). fast hot water. no electricity needed. easily hooks up to standard water tap/garden hose. reaches temps well over 150F (water pasteurization temp) so it works to clear/kill any pathogens (if a non-municipal source is used). it’s super portable so it’s good for camping/off-grid/emergency as well as everyday use. couple of notes: water flow rate verified with a measuring cup and a stopwatch. (roughly 1 oz. of hot water every 1 to 1.5 seconds and scaled up – one gallon every 2-3 minutes or 20-30 gallons per hour). about the copper tubing: a 50 foot roll of tubing is much cheaper than smaller rolls connected. *only .95 for 50 ft (but for a 20 ft roll and for a 10 ft roll). the glass is just standard window glass and the paint is flat black. it’s thin flat design allows it to be easily stored in a closet, under the bed etc… *”seal it” according to your climate conditions and whether you plan to leave it outside.
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20 thoughts on “DIY Solar Water Heater! – Solar Thermal COPPER COIL Water Heater! – Easy DIY (Full instr.) 170F”

  1. This is by far one of the easiest hot water panel builds I have seen. My questions are 1. How big is your storage tank? Must have to be large as the volume isn't that much. I would think that using 1/2" copper tubing would drop the water temp a little, which would be ok, and dramatically increase your volume ability. It also appears, that as hot as the water is coming out, a person could use this panel or a series of panels for a radiant heat system in the home or shop. Your thoughts.

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  2. Great Would you try to use a Fresnel Lens but to calibrate it in a way that the sunlight rays focused on the Copper coils only and Let's See how much the water temperature can be increased ?? 10x great video.

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  3. hi ur is design awesome .can u tell me what's the thickness of glass in mm should be sufficient. can I reduce the copper tube Length UpTo 20ft. is it suitable for heating??

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  4. a better a roll of black plastic mobile home pipe would work really well for this
    I think there is one specially designed for hot water

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  5. watch for copper tubing at estate and garage sales, even with todays prices, I have found tubing, used it to chill my homebrew, but…might be hunting for some to heat water

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  6. This is a good idea as a collector, but You need to store the water and keep it hot so the water need to be circulating inside of a water tank. This is just part of the job , but maybe I am am misunderstanding.

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  7. Awesome video man ! But why not put a reflective sheet of metal under the cooper pipes ? …you know…for more energy (?) :3

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