Build Your Own Solar Water Heater

Build Your Own Solar Water Heater

You Can Easily Build Your Own Solar Water Heater and Save up to 33% Off Your Electric Bill Every Month While Helping the Environment. Solar hot water systems produce clean, non-polluting energy. A single hot water system can offset the equivalent of approximately 40% of the carbon dioxide emissions of a modern passenger car. They are safe for our environment, safe for plants, safe for animals and safe for all of us. By following the step by step directions contained within our guide, you will be able to build and install your solar water heating system. A solar water heater poses no threat to the operation of your existing water heater. In fact, installing a solar water heater can prolong the life of your conventional water heater.

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The Diy Hot Water guide is a 70 page manual in Pdf format that is going to help you build a professional solar hot water system that will reduce your power bill and help the environment. With the Diy Hot Water manual you are going to learn everything you need to know about installing a solar hot water system in your home. The design of a solar water heater is very simple and with my instructions you will only need to set aside a few days to complete it. Most parts are readily available from your local hardware store and you can complete the heater for as little as $100. This is a very small price to pay when you consider the savings you get in return.

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Heat Pump Water Heaters

A heat pump water heater takes excess heat from the air in a hot place, like a restaurant kitchen or hot outdoor air, and uses it to heat water. In the process, the heat pump cools and dehumidifies the space it serves. Because the heat pump water heater moves the heat from one location to another rather than heating the water directly, it uses only one-half to one-third of the amount of energy a standard water heater needs. Heat pump water heaters can run on the heat given off by refrigeration units such as ice-making machines, grocery refrigeration display units, and walk-in freezers. Because a heat pump water heater uses refrigerant fluid and a compressor to transfer heat to an insulated storage tank, they are more expensive than other types of water heaters to purchase and maintain. Some units come with built-in water tanks, while others are added onto existing hot water tanks. The heat pump takes up a small amount of space in addition to the storage tank, and there is some noise...

Tankless Water Heaters

Small wall-mounted tankless water heaters (Fig. 9-2) are located next to plumbing fixtures that occasionally need hot water, like isolated bathrooms and laundry rooms. They can be easily installed in cabinets, vanities, or closets near the point of use. Although they use a great amount of heat for a short time to heat a very limited amount of water, these tankless heaters can reduce energy consumption by limiting the heat lost from water storage tanks and long piping runs. Because they may demand a lot of heat at peak times, electric heaters are usually not economical over time where electric utilities charge customers based on demand. These small tankless water heaters (also called instantaneous or demand heaters) raise the water tem- Figure 9-2 Point-of-use water heater. Figure 9-2 Point-of-use water heater. perature very quickly within a heating coil, from which it is immediately sent to the point of use. A gas burner or electrical element heats the water as needed. They have no...

Water Heater Safety and Energy Efficiency

Either sealed combustion or a power-vented system will assure safety and energy efficiency in a water heater. In a sealed combustion system, outside air is fed directly to the water heater and the combustion gases are vented directly to the outside. Power-vented equipment can use house air for combustion, with flue gases vented by a fan. This is not a safe solution in a tightly sealed building. In 1987, the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act set minimum requirements for water heating equipment in the United States. Equipment is labeled with energy conservation information. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) developed standardized energy factors (EF) as a measure of annual overall efficiency. Standard gas-fired storage tank water heaters may receive an EF of 0.60 to 0.64. Gas-fired tankless water heaters rate up to 0.69 with continuous pilots, and up to 0.93 with electronic ignition. The 2001 DOE standards for water heaters will increase efficiency criteria, and should result...

Water Heaters

A water heater is a sealed reservoir with an energy source that produces hot water for use by the occupants. The reservoir may be a cylindrical tank with a burner at its base, sidearm unit on a furnace, coils in a steam boiler, exhaust jacket on an internal combustion engine, heat exchanger in an exothermic industrial process, even piping loops immersed in a thermal hot spring. The heater's storage capacity is a function of the fixture units it serves and the water temperature it produces, and each is In addition to making hot water for the occupants, today's commercial water heaters have a second function to kill Legionella bacilli. These deadly germs enter humans via inhalation of aerosolized water droplets and particles containing the bacilli (no infection via ingestion of contaminated water or from other persons is known), and are more common than one might think Random water samples from more than 100 New York City commercial buildings in the mid-1990s found Legionella bacilli in...

Solar Water Heaters

Solar energy is often used for the hot water needs of families in sunny climates. In temperate climates with little winter sun, solar water heaters can serve as preheating systems, with backup from a standard system. The solar water heater raises the temperature of the water before it enters the standard water-heating tank, so that the electric element or gas burner consumes less fuel. Solar water heaters can cut the average family's water-heating bill by 40 to 60 percent annually, even in a cold climate. Heavy water users will benefit the most. Although initial costs of solar water heaters may be higher than for conventional systems, they offer long-term savings. A complete system costing under 3000 can provide two-thirds of a family's hot water needs even in New England. This is competitive with the still less expensive gas water heater. Some states offer income tax credits, and some electric utilities give rebates for solar water heaters. Solar water heaters are required on new...

Localized Exhaust Systems

The rising popularity of commercial-style ranges is i( partly responsible for the increasing airflow capacity of range fans. More airflow is required to remove the heat from high-output ranges and to make up for the reduced effectiveness of more stylish, slimmer hoods. High-powered kitchen range hoods may create health hazards. Typical range hoods are rated at 175 to 250 cfm. Many new fans remove air at a rate of more than 600 cfm, and some exceed 1000 cfm. These high-capacity fans are easily powerful enough to pull exhaust gases out of a fireplace, wood stove, water heater, or furnace, a problem called backdrafting. Backdrafting exposes building occupants to fumes containing carbon monoxide, oxides of nitrogen, and other pollutants. A 1994 study by the Bonneville Power Administration of new homes without special air sealing in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho showed that 56 percent of the

Hot Water Distribution

Hot water is carried through the building by pipes arranged in distribution trees. When hot water flows through a single hot water distribution tree, it will cool off as it gets farther from the hot water heater. To get hot water at the end of the run, you have to waste the Hot water is circulated by use of the thermosiphon principle. This is the phenomenon where water expands and becomes lighter as it is heated. The warmed water rises to where it is used, then cools and drops back down to the water heater, leaving no cold water standing in pipes. Thermosiphon circulation works better the higher the system goes. Forced circulation is used in long buildings that are too low for thermosiphon circulation, and where friction from long pipe runs slows down the flow. The water heater and a pump are turned on as needed to keep water at the desired temperature. It takes five to ten seconds for water to reach full temperature at the fixture. Forced circulation is common in large one-story...

Direct electric resistance heating

When domestic water is heated by a low power heat pump coupled to a 150 litre to 200 litre boiler, there may be hot water shortage for short periods during the year. To economically solve this problem, a flow-through water heater is a reasonable alternative. This heater should be arranged after the heat pump so that direct electric heating is only called for when the heat pump is unable to deliver the needed heating power. If the system is properly dimensioned, such occurrences should be rare. Accordingly, the absolute amount of electricity consumed for this purpose should be minimal over the year.

Reduce Your Heating and Cooling Bills

The contractor located 11 straw bale houses that used measurable fuel types. He visited the houses, measured floor areas, windows, and doors, and examined the energy bills. From the bills, he was able to extract the energy used only for house space-heating, by subtracting the energy consumption of appliances, lighting, water heating, etc. Using the measurements of these houses, he created simulated houses built to current BC building codes and having 2-by-6 walls. All interior floor dimensions, floor insulation (if any), window dimensions, attic insulation, solar exposure, etc., were the same in the actual straw bale houses and the simulated conventional houses. The simulations used reinforced vinyl double glazed-windows with a half-inch air gap and insulated spacers, according to common BC construction practice, even if the windows of the straw bale houses were of a lesser quality. When the study home included windows with high-efficiency elements, such as low-E...

Elizabeth Fry Building University of East Anglia

By using the building as a thermal flywheel and the ventilation system as a trickle charger, the designers felt no need to use perimeter heating. Further simplification and enhanced efficiency were achieved by using separate direct, gas-fired water heater for the kitchens and the main toilets, plus small electric immersion heaters for individual toilets.

Utility Ano Service Areas

Utility Room In a one-story building this room should contain heating and air-conditioning equipment, hot water heater, janitor's sink and space for janitor's supplies. Some states will requiru separation of the janitor's space from the heating space This room should not be more than 1 5 to 20 ft from an outside wall unless the compressor is to be on the roof, Size of the room will depend on the equipment si , and this should be carefully checked in prelimi

Water Hammer

Such devices are very effective when mounted to the outlet pipe of the water heater and near any quick-closing valves, such as automatic sprinkler systems. Occasionally they may also be necessary to control resonances in long runs of pipe or near a particularly troublesome valve.

Plumbing Drawings

Plumbing Fixture Schedule

Plumbing drawings provide all pertinent information on the design of the plumbing system for a project, including line sizes and location, fixture location, isolation valves, storage-tank capacities, hot-water-heater capacities and locations, and drain locations and routing. Plumbing systems involve two major components, water supply and drainage. Water is supplied under pressure through pipes to plumbing fixtures. Drainage works by gravity Drain pipes must slope downward. Vent pipes are required. A plumbing floor plan will typically show the location and type of plumbing fixtures, as well as the route pipes will be run (overhead or through walls) for potable water, drainage, waste, and vents. Plumbing drawings are usually numbered beginning with P, as in P-1, P-2, etc. Engineers produce their own drawings. They are based on plans provided by the interior designer or architect. These plans show the engineer the location of plumbing fixtures such as toilets, sinks, and water heaters in...

Providing Water

French Drain Roof

A well is a hole that is dug, driven, or drilled in the ground to reach a porous, subsurface, water-bearing stratum. A well usually provides a supply of water that is more reliable, both qualitatively and quantitatively, than a rainwater system. As the well is being drilled, water is often found within just a few feet of the surface. Such water has probably seeped into the ground in the immediate neighborhood of the well and is therefore subject to contamination by nearby sewage disposal systems, including a building's own, or by barnyards or garbage dumps in the vicinity. Deep wells usually take their water from strata that are fed by surface water that falls to earth tens or hundreds of miles away. The filtering action that occurs during the long horizontal passage through the stratum results in water that is often totally free of bacteria, although it may be laden with dissolved minerals. Most such minerals do not affect the potability or usefulness of the water. Certain calcium...

The road ahead

There are two approaches to the adoption of hydrogen as the prime energy carrier of the future. The first is to extract hydrogen from a readily available fuel like natural gas or petrol. As stated earlier, this is done by a reformer unit. The sage of the green movement, Amory Lovins, claims that a reformer the size of a water heater 'can produce enough hydrogen to serve the fuel cells in dozens of cars'. The great advantage of this approach is that there already exists the infrastructure for natural gas which has the highest hydrogen content of all the candidates for reforming hydrogen. This could equally apply to buildings, with an individual house accommodating a reformer fuel cell package which would supply both heat and power. In future, garages could reform natural gas on site to make it available at the pump. The downside is that readily accessible gas reserves are diminishing and the UK faces the prospect of buying 90 of its gas from nations on whom it would prefer not to be...

Chilled Water

Domestic hot water (DHW) is hot water that is used for bathing, clothes washing, washing dishes, and many other things, but not for heating building spaces. Domestic hot water is sometimes called building service hot water in nonresidential uses. Sometimes, when a well-insulated building uses very little water for space heating but uses a lot of hot water for other purposes, a single large hot water heater supplies both.

C8 Swimming pools

A swimming pool is a complicated occupancy. One's purpose may range from athletics to zoology, its shape may range from rectangular to a bizarre array of arcs, its function may be public or private, it may be used day and night or only to look at, and each may have related occupancies such as decking, sexually separate dressing and showering facilities, snack bars, kitchens, meeting areas, lifeguard offices, medical facilities, parking, and never enough area for storage. But no matter how complex this occupancy is, a thin thread of simplicity always runs through its core. For example, every swimming pool has water, of a certain area, volume, and temperature. From these simple parameters evolves a container of clean clear liquid rimmed with the right number of rightly sized and placed inlets and outlets plus a rightly sized pump, filter bed, backwash pump, chlorinator, water heater, strainers, related piping and controls, and all the maintenance access that this combination of...


Heating water makes up 80 percent of the energy use of an automatic dishwasher, so using less water saves energy. Older dishwashers use 8 to 14 gallons of water per wash cycle. Since 1994, dishwashers have used between 7 and 10 gallons per cycle. By including a booster heater in the dishwasher, cooler water from the main water heater is raised to a temperature between 60 C and 63 C (140 F-145 F), optimum for dishwashing performance. Some dishwashers offer energy-saving wash cycles. No-heat drying circulates room air through

Water Supply

From the water meter, domestic cold water flows directly to the fixtures by means of small diameter copper or plastic pipes. If the water is hard (contains a heavy concentration of calcium ions), a water softener may be installed to remove these ions from the water that goes to the domestic water heater. The water heater uses a gas flame, an oil flame, solar-heated liquid, or electric resistance heating to warm the water to a preset temperature at which it is held in an insulated tank for subsequent use. A tree of hot water piping parallels the cold water piping as it branches to the various fixtures in the building. Supply piping should be kept out of exterior walls of buildings in cold climates to prevent wintertime freezeups.

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