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RE: [hreg] Passive solar outdoor water heater suggestions?

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  • Michael Ewert
    Sorry, I forgot to paste in the link I intended to. http://www.byexample.com/projects/current/batch_collector _____ From: hreg@yahoogroups.com
    Message 1 of 7 , Aug 24, 2008
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      Sorry, I forgot to paste in the link I intended to.

      http://www.byexample.com/projects/current/batch_collector

       


      From: hreg@yahoogroups.com [mailto: hreg@yahoogroups.com ] On Behalf Of Michael Ewert
      Sent: Sunday, August 24, 2008 2:09 PM
      To: hreg@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: RE: [hreg] Passive solar outdoor water heater suggestions?

       

      Susan,

      A simple solar water heater for something like this seems very feasible.  Since I assume you want to use this mostly in the summer, you might want to make the outdoor shower solar only.  Or you could put a passive solar water heater like this upstream of your electric water heater for your whole house. 

       

      I have a used stainless steel tank and clear skylight that used to be part of my solar water heater.  If you’re interested in it for this project, please contact me off list.

       

      Mike

      mkewert@comcast. net

       


      From: hreg@yahoogroups. com [mailto: hreg@yahoogroups. com ] On Behalf Of texasblessings
      Sent: Saturday, August 23, 2008 6:21 PM
      To: hreg@yahoogroups. com
      Subject: [hreg] Passive solar outdoor water heater suggestions?

       

      Hello All-

      I am fairly new here so let me say in advance I'm sorry if this
      subject's been covered before.

      My husband and I are installing an outdoor shower partially for
      convenience and partially to take the humidity-removal load off of
      our central A/C system that is generated during our traditional
      indoor showers. We have plumbed the basic fixtures into our house's
      existing hot & cold water supply system. We have an on-demand
      electric water heater which actually uses a tremendous amount
      electricity during demand.

      What I'm trying to figure out is if/how we can supply passively
      heated water instead of or in addition to the electically heated
      water at least to the outdoor shower. Have any of you had any
      experience with heating, say, a plastic water tank or coils of hose,
      etc, to create a very simple system for supplying hot water to an
      outdoor shower?

      Hubby is concerned about issues like: algae build up in supply
      system, managing a non-pressurized tank (overhead, gravity feed
      maybe?) with a pressurized cold-water supply, etc. I just know the
      the water coming out of the garden hose is hot for free, ha!

      Any suggestions, experience, or websites you can share with us are
      appreciated!

      Peace,
      Susan
      www.texasblessings. com

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