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DIY Solar Water Heater! The CPVC “Drip-Edge” Solar Water Heater!

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DIY Solar Water Heater! This one is made using CPVC pipe (*or copper) and is backed with metal stats for maximum temps. video includes full build plus temp tests (before and after the build). with air temp about 50F (10C) water temps ranged from 110-160F (43-71C). *depending on water flow rate, how long it’s run, outdoor temps, intensity of the sun etc. a few stats: frame is made from 1×3.lumber, back is ¼” plywood and glass support “dowels” are 3/8” square. Glass is 28” by 32”. Metal slats are 1 ½” by 1 ½” Steel Drip-Edge Roof Flashing (sold in 10’ lengths – about $4 each). CPVC pipe is ½”. coupler pieces… 18 tees, 4 elbows and a ½” adapter *w/pvc garden hose adapter at the inlet. remember to use ‘CPVC’ pipe cement. Collector can be made with either cpvc or copper. cpvc is light, strong, and flex

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