How To Build A Solar Collector Using CPVC Pipe

cpvc-solar-collector-gsdavisIn under 10 minutes you can learn how to build your own solar air heater that can provide a good portion of the heat for your house in the daytime.  G. Scott Davis is the guy in this video.  He lives in Maryland, so he knows how cold it can be in winter.  He and his son build and film their projects and he presents them in an easy friendly way that feels the same as being over at a friends house while he shows you around his latest project.  He is also the moderator for a Yahoo group called Simply Solar – which is a forum-like


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Watch Scott as he tells you all about his huge solar collector and how he built it.  You’ll probably want to watch it a couple of times to take a closer look at the photos he has of his system.

Super Simple, CPVC Solar Hot Water Collector


To see how to build the radiant aluminum fins talked about in the video, see our article “DIY Fins For Solar Water Heater Or Radiant Floors.”

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