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