Saturday, November 19, 2011
Solar Water Heater Build
This morning started off with my Pops bringing over a load of compost and I had all intentions to finish filling the gardens with this, but I got side tracked again.
At least it's here and I can do it at my leisure
With the newly obtained sheet of OSB, I was able to finish the housing for the water heater and get it mounted on the Bathhouse wall.
I made sure and calked every seem to keep the heat in. (That's the white stuff)
My buddy Dave had three badly beaten up sheets of this stuff that he was going to throw away and I told him I wanted them. I was able to piece all the good pieces together and it looks new.
I did not use any other insulation in the box because the only reason you would do that is if you planned on taking your showers in the morning. I would also have had to build a insulated cover for that.
I plan to use the shower in the evenings and being in Texas, the water will be plenty hot.
If I did not tell you, I picked up this piece of glass at a Lowe's sidewalk sell a couple of weeks back. It was priced $68.00
This is how the conversation went,
Me: "I am not paying that for a piece of glass".
Sells guy: "Then make me an offer".
Me: "I will give you a five dollar bill for it"
Sells guy: "No way! 10% off is all I can do"
Me: "Why not? You know if you don't sell it you will have to cart it back in and restock it tonight, plus you know nobody is going to pay that much for a piece of glass"
Sells Guy after much thought: "Give me $10.00 for it".
Me: "Meet me in the middle at $7.50"
Sells guy: Deal