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Home Heat With a Trombe Wall

A Trombe wall is gaining popularity as a simple passive solution to heating your home with the sun. Being passive, your expense for pumps, tubes and fancy solar collectors is avoided. Using any material for the wall that absorbs the sun's heat during the day and, using a series of well-placed vents, will circulate the heat back through the house at night. When you start investigating the benefits of building a Trombe wall, you will find lots of references to a thermal mass and insulated glazing material. Don't let the terminology baffle you. A thermal mass can be adobe, stone, concrete, or even water tanks, like old water heaters. Insulated glazing material refers to two or more glass panes, spaced apart and hermetically sealed to resist the heat flow, like storm windows. Other materials, like polyester panels, can also be used as glazing materials, but glass works the most efficiently. Simply put, the sun heats the south-facing wall behind the two panes of insulated glass. The wall, usually 8" to 16" thick...

 


The Scoop on Solar Ovens

Solar ovens are slowly gaining popularity as more than a hard-core survival practice taught to military personnel. They are easy to make and do not require fancy tools or hardware. Even though the solar oven can be constructed out of stuff you've been stepping over in your garage for years, it is not a toy. If built large enough, one can cook an entire meal for a family. In campgrounds where campfires are not allowed, you can combine a useful project for your children during the morning and use it to cook dinner later that afternoon. Just remember that it is not like the oven in your kitchen and requires more time under the sun to do the same job. But, you can bake most items with sunshine that you can bake in your kitchen. What you have to do in order to cook with sunshine is transform that sunshine into heat. That is accomplished by shining sunlight onto dark surfaces. The best color to use to absorb heat is black. It absorbs almost all of the visible light that hits it and reflects very little, if any, ...

 


Consider Using Solar to Heat Your Water

Heating your water with the sun might be the easiest step you can take in your journey to becoming completely "Green." As in any new process or technology, you will have to make a few adjustments to your appliances. In this case, those adjustments include purchasing a solar powered water heater and possibly a storage tank. In some cases you might be able to adjust your current water heater. Before you do anything, research the options available to you carefully. There's no reason to spend money on a new purchase if you don't need to. It is possible to make your own solar power source if you are handy with tools and have the patience to do a good job. There are kits and plans for sale all over the Internet. A Google search will turn up many options that will help you build your own solar water heater if you like adventure. Before you get too involved, it might be a good idea to find a solar power or "Going Green" forum or blog to get your questions answered and get advice from those who have experience they'...

 


Review: Coleman Cable 02309 16/3 Vinyl Outdoor Extension Cord

There are useful electric tools for every project in and around your home. But if you're going to be working with electric tools outside the home, then you need an extension cord that's specifically designated for outdoor use. With some extension cords, you have to forever keep stopping whatever you're doing to go back and plug up the connection again because it keeps coming loose. That's such a hassle. So if you have work to do and you hate wasting time, you need a cord that's tough - and one that will stay connected to whatever you attach it to. You need one like the Coleman Cable 02309 16/3 Vinyl Outdoor Extension Cord that has a snug fit into the outlet so that it won't keep disconnecting on either end. Of course the same irritation can happen if you use a short cord, but this extension cord has enough length at 100 feet so that it's long enough to be used with electric tools all over the yard. By having that amount of length, you save time. You won't have to unplug or replug into various outdoor ou...

 


Solar Panel Installation - How to find a Professional Company to Help

Are you interested in learning more about wind and solar panels? Is this something you are thinking could add benefit to your home? If you are going to consider moving forward with the installation process, you need to find a company in your area that is able to show you the way. Although you may think that Solar Panel Installation is relatively simple, nothing could be further from the truth. Believe it or not, some people think they can handle this on their own. Of course, they find out soon enough that they are wrong. When it comes to finding a Solar Panel Installation company, there are many things you need to consider. Above all else, you have to make sure you choose a provider that is able to give you a high level of service without making any mistakes along the way. One of the best ways to do this is to read reviews before calling a Solar Panel Installation company. Along with this, don't think twice about asking for references. It is steps such as these that can go a long way in helping you get what y...

 


Using Guardian Generators to Get the Job Done

Guardian generators are one of the highest quality generators on the market, along with the Kohler generator and Generac generator. You can use these portable power supplies on job sites, for camping, and for a home power supply when the power fails. These generators are reliable, and can provide the power that you need to get the job done in areas where there is no commercial power supply. Using Guardian Generators If you are considering a generator for your business, then you will want to know how these portable power supplies work. In general, you will want to use a gasoline or LP gas powered generator when there are no other power options. For example, if you work building homes, you may find that electricity access is very limited on the job site, making a portable generator an excellent tool to have on hand. RV generators, which can be used for camping, also use gasoline or LP gas. You may find that you can install the RV generators to run off of the main fuel supply in the RV, where it will automati...

 


Review: No-Spill 1405 2-1/2-Gallon Poly Gas Can (CARB Compliant)

Gas powered lawn and garden tools were designed to make yard work faster and easier. They cut down on the back breaking labor that used to have to be done by hand. For all of the tools that use, you need to have a good gas can. It might not seem like any one gas can is better than the next, but regular gas cans have a habit of costing you extra money. When you tip up the gas can to pour gas into your mower, sometimes gas leaks around the nozzle thread and that wastes gas. With the cost of gas prices nowadays, every single drop matters! When the gas spills, you get it on your hands and on the mower, but if you're pouring it and pay attention, you can catch that spill. But if a regular can tips over in the shed, the gas can run out from the nozzle and the side thread of the nozzle. Talk about a huge waste! There is a solution in a can that will hold on to every drop of your gas and that can is the No-Spill 1405 2-1/2-Gallon Poly Gas Can (it's CARB Compliant). What makes this can so unique is that the fl...

 


The Benefits of Owning a Generator

A generator is an investment that can provide a source of backup power in the case of a power outage, whether from a thunderstorm or a blizzard. There are dozens of reasons for a power outage, and you may find that having a backup power source will help you stay comfortable even when the power is out for an extended time. These tips will help you determine energy usage to decide what type of generator is best for your personal needs, and also to learn more about this convenient source of energy. Standby, Portable and RV Generators Generators can be used in a variety of situations, including in your home and RV. Commercial generators are also widely available, but aren't generally used by a homeowner. Standby and portable generators are both commonly used. Each of these types of generators have unique advantages. A standby, or stationary, generator is used for residential purposes, and will begin to work within moments of a power outage. You don't have to worry about stepping outside to start a home or RV ...

 




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