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.
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
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!!
Posted by amdx on September 27, 2008, 5:05 pm
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.
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.
Posted by amdx on September 27, 2008, 8:49 pm
Were they new posts or responses to other posts?