Review: Build Your Own Solar Hot Water
Rating 9.0 out of
Your Own Solar Hot Water System is a 70
page eBook that promises
to teach you how to eliminate up to 1/3 of your home
energy bill. This is accomplished by building a device that is
will share the work of heating water with your current gas or
electrically fueled water heater. Less work for your regular
water heater means it runs less, costs less and leaves a
smaller carbon footprint.
The total cost of the easy-to-find parts for this 3 - 5 day
project is less than $100. Similar factory built devices often
sell for $1000 or more. Depending on the size of your house,
the climate and current fuel costs, the solar water heater
could pay for itself in about a month.
Water Heaters Are Environmentally
Solar water heaters are an incredibly smart concept. They
grab the abundance of free energy that the sun sends us day
after day and efficiently convert it to heated water. Not only
can these simple devices save potentially thousands of dollars
per year but they produce absolutely no carbon emissions.
Topics Covered In These Plans
- About solar heating systems
- How to build the solar collector
- How to build the heat reservoir
- Mounting the collector
- How to install the collector panel
- Installing the rest of the plumbing
- Other connections
- Final Words
partial List Of Tools Required
The list of tools, like everything else in this eBook, is clearly listed and
includes many common items that might be found in the
average garage workshop such as: a circular saw, table saw,
power drill, miter box, hole saw, screw driver set, etc.
The less common tools required include: a copper pipe cutter
and a propane torch.
If you are an experienced home project builder, have all of
the tools on hand with easy access to the required parts and
materials you should be able to build this project in a long
If you have less experience the project is still requires
only basic home maintenance skills but just might take a few
By far the biggest negative of the Build Your
Own Solar Hot Water System eBook is that
there are absolutely no photos or illustrations. This was
quite surprising because the sell page on the company
website contains beautiful graphics and might lead you to
While the writing is clear and well organized you must have
the ability to visualize this project and trouble shoot those
issues that are better explained by diagrams and drawings.
- The Build Your
Own Solar Hot Water
is well organized and clearly written.
- It does a nice job of teaching the background concepts of
solar heating as well as providing instructions for building
the solar hot water system.
- The main book is solid material with absolutely no
- This project is simple enough to be well within the reach
of the average homeowner with basic tools and building
- It is good for the environment because it produces no
- Building and using a solar water heater reduces the wear
and tear on the regular water heater because it will not need
to run as much.
- This book truly puts the control of escalating energy
costs in your hands. There is no need to wait for the power
companies or our government to help us.
- The price at $37 is definitely under priced considering
the special nature of the information and the potential to save
thousands of dollars per year.
- No waiting for delivery. It is available as an
instant download. After paying by credit
card you are sent to a private web page with a simple
Support: an email support
address is offered for any problems or questions.
Guarantee: 60 day cash back
One of the many strengths of this eBook is that it is obvious that the
author has actually built the device. He does an excellent
job offering v
ery specific tips for avoiding any construction problems. I
can’t tell you how many books and plans I have reviewed where
the subject is covered by someone that has basically just
copied the work of other authors. Not here. This is the real
This ebook, despite its lack of illustrations, is relatively
easy to understand. It definitely does cover all the critical
information that you need to build this low cost, low risk,
major energy cost saving device. For these reasons I recommend
the “Build Your Own Solar Hot Water System”
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