Making solar heaters out of used cans

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  1. Mark

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    These seem like good ideas for warming a room or the house up without worrying about the rising cost of electricity. Heaters made from collected food and softdrink cans enclosed in a casing with a glass or perspex cover.

    This first video is more a commercial venture - not sure on the price they'd retail for.


    This video is a DIY job and probably good for heating the immediate (personal) area or a very small room I guess.

     
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    Maybe I should try make one to heat my shed in winter.
     
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    Go on - It could be a cheap way to warm the shed through our mild winters. Just use Bundy cans ;)
     
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    I'll add it to my list. I'll get motivated when it starts getting cold.
     
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    Interesting stuff and cool idea.

    If you need a work-party to help with the Bundy consumption I'll put my hand up! :cheers:
     
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    This sounds dangerous, us bunch sitting around drinking rum cans and coming up with crazy self sufficient ideas :sawwood:
     
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    I have to put a spoke in the works... I confess, I can't drink rum it makes me crook but I do drink BOURBON and that comes in cans too! :cheers:
     
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    Fine with me. I don't mind the Woodstock brand of bourbon and that comes in a massive 440ml can. Think of the efficiency if we drink the large cans! :idea:
     
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