Aluminum Downspout Hot Air Solar Collector Construction




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White Knuckle Racer: i see so much potential for effiency, eg..... 12v solar power bank system with low Ah/mah brushless fans, a thermo bank to store heat for over night use with a switchable recirculation system to maximise the heat bank.......when i say heat bank, i mean a thermo box under ground filled with river rocks with solar air bypassing through it for the rocks to absorb heat during the day.i have been meaning to build one yet...

Tim Yorty: could you provide me with a wiring diagram and electrical parts list for this and sources where to get the parts?

Reimagine: What about snow? Now in MD I get you don't that much but NY guy does!

John Sunderland: I like the idea of the aluminium down pipes but we don't have them in the UK. Now inspired to use another aluminium foil product and modify so that I can send the flow in one direction and collect heat at the same end. Never posted a video but let's see how the idea works out first.

John Sunderland: At last someone with flow over time figures coupled to the temperature. Thank you.

craigsclocks: WOW. How do i get this started. I live on the eastern shore and our house is all electric. We have a two story house with a basement and two heat pumps.......One for upstairs and one for down stairs. I would love to learn more and also build one as well. Thanks for the videos.

UPSIPO: First Thumbs up ! Secondly : Yes I have a question : WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN THERE IS NO SUN? In your area, from let us say 90 days winter, how many are sunny?

joe volk: Hey Scott. Great video bro. Question; What make and modle is your inline fan? Thanks

Charles Smith: THIS IS IN SOME WAYS A NICE DESIGN, BUT IT IS BLOCKING THE WINDOWS TO THE BASEMENT. THIS MEANS THAT IT IS NOT TO CODE. THIS MEANS THAT THOSE WINDOWS THAT ARE EXPECTED TO WORK AS EMERGENCY EXITS IN CASE OF FIRE ARE BLOCKED. I'M A CONTRACTOR AND DEAL WITH THIS STUFF ALL THE TIME. I CAN SEE WORK A ROUNDS. ITS NOT HOPELESS.

Luis Soto: I like how Scott smith used the ground to insulate his inlet and outlet pipes very smart and efficient

Gregory Thomas: Awesome!

mosfet500: Hi Scott,
Great idea! I'll have to try one these myself and check out the site!
Rob

Anders Jener: I made myself diy panels thanks to inplix plans

Mosby's men: where did you get that fan ,that fits the pvc pipe

Jeff Brown: How do you turn it off in hot months? Wut if you was to run a copper line from your hot water heater to pre-heat the tank; for year round use??? How can I circulate the water only when the heat is available? Is there a way to circulate the water flow inside the pressurized hot water tank???

Barry Jordan: Question. Would it not be better to push the air into the collector as opposed to pulling the air out? The logic ofcourse, is to not be pulling hot air across your fan motor. Perhaps it's not hot enough to matter on the motor, just figured it would run cooler.
And, on the inside of the collector, would it not benefit to line the bottom and back with a reflective material to maximize the sun's energy? The other guy looked like he did line it with reflective material.
Also, where do you find those fans?

Tess Daniels: Thanks for the well put together presentation...so inspiring!!!!

roland reves: Nice! i also do some SHW! im on Face Book as Guiltfree Hotwater

Shot Down In Flames: Brilliant. Thanks.

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