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We can integrate green technology into our home without spending too much money, using our hands and recycled or reused materials. Every day new projects emerge so that we have at our fingertips a technology that we had not even thought of a few years ago.

Today to learn how to make a homemade solar heater with beverage cans, an ideal project for heating small spaces like a room. We will also be able to reduce our electricity bill substantially. This heater is ideal for a location where there is direct sunlight and for arid areas with little rain.

Instructions for making a homemade solar heater using soda cans.

1. Assembly of conduits.

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Step one, find 196 soda cans to recycle. We are going to make a hole in the top and bottom of each of the boxes.

We wash the cans to remove any remains of drink and garbage.

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We seal the cans with high temperature silicone. We have to form columns of 14 cans, 14 columns of 14 cans.

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Through these ducts, the air for our solar home heating will pass.

2. Assembling the collector drawer.

The materials we will need will be as follows:

  • Plywood panels.
  • White glue for wood.
  • High temperature silicone.
  • Mineral rock wool (as insulation).
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We cut the boards to the desired size. We make the joints with white glue and nails.

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Once the drawer is fixed and dry, we will insulate it with rock wool.

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We take a piece of wood the size of the drawer and make 14 openings in it with the measurement of the circumference of the boxes. This is where the conduits will go.

3. Assembly of parts.

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Tie a bead of silicone to the end of each chute and tie it to the hole in the wood. Repeat with all 14 conduits.

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We open two holes in the collector drawer, through which the tubes that will carry the air entering and leaving our home solar heating will be connected. We put an aluminum tube in each hole (one will be for the inlet and the other for the air outlet).

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We paint the columns with matte black caloric paint to absorb more heat and our home heating to gain efficiency.

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We cover the box with polycarbonate.

The heater can heat the air to a continuous temperature of 70-80 ° C, making it a fantastic option for reducing our consumption of electricity or natural gas.

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If you want more details on the procedure, here are three videos with more details:


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Another project to make domestic solar heating.

Solar home heating

From the northern United States, more precisely from Vermont, this other heating comes to us. And it seems that some when it gets really cold sharpen their spirits in a ruthless way. This is the case of an amateur inventor who made his own solar heating.

With a wooden box, a few cans of soda, black paint … and another component, that is, all taken from the trash, he made his winters warmer without spending a dollar.

Anyone who likes the idea, or doesn’t have good and cold pasta, can go through the blog where you have full instructions to make your own homemade solar heating. The making instructions are in English, but here is one Spanish translation that will help you.

UPDATE. You have here the instructions for the manufacture of solar home heating v2 improved.

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How To Build A Home Solar Heating For Under $ 50.

How to build a solar house heater

Finding a cheap and efficient way to heat your home in the winter can be difficult in some cases, but with a few helpful tips, you can fix this problem in a weekend.

There are different types of heaters that can be built in the home, but this homemade solar heater is among the best. The best thing is that it will use solar power to generate enough heat to make your home warm and cozy.

You can build this solar oven at home, your own heat to easily heat more than one room.

The whole project won’t cost you more than $ 50, so economics is definitely not a problem to get it done. You can follow this video tutorial which will guide you step by step in this ecological project.


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