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Posted by amdx on September 25, 2008, 8:08 pm
 
Has anyone designed an inexpensive DIY water type solar collector?
If you have any URLs, please post.
     Thanks, Mike



Posted by amdx on September 27, 2008, 11:17 am
 


 It's been 39 hours since I posted and I haven't seen a response or a new
post to alt.solar.thermal, did I break it :-)
                                       Mike, in search of the inexpensive
solar collector.



Posted by SteveC on September 27, 2008, 12:33 pm
 YOU BROKE IT~~~~!!!  LOL
I'm looking to make a cheap solar water pool heater.  I've got an idea, but
putting it to practical is another thing!!

steve



Posted by amdx on September 27, 2008, 5:05 pm
 

  Hi Steve,
 There's been some discussion about coroplast ( corrugated plastic as used
for signs) I like the price, but
durability and sealing the edges is a problem. I was in Home Depot yesterday
and noticed a sign display,
It was heavy duty black corugated plastic but thicker, maybe 5/16" to 3/8".
I'm going to try to find the source and
get a sample or picture.
  Here are a few companies that make corrugated plastic.

http://www.northamericancontainer.com/North_American_Container/Corrugated_Plastic.html
http://www.diversi-plast.com/diversiplast/DivPlast.nsf/8%20Plastic%20Styles?OpenPage#cs
http://www.melmat.com/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabindex=8&tabidr
http://www.nelsonplastic.com/6501.html
http://www.acrilex.com/
http://www.primexplastics.com/products/corx.htm
http://www.millsind.com/products.htm

 If someone in these companies saw a product oppurtunity they could build
the material to last longer and
also have the equipment to put headers on that would not leak.
 I seems to me if they could make it last 10 years, they could market it,
for DIYers and manufacturers.
                                                                            
        Mike



Posted by amdx on September 27, 2008, 8:49 pm
 

  Were they new posts or responses to other posts?
                                               Mike



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