Friday, March 4, 2011

Super Cheap Revamp of my Solar Shower Water Heater

My friend Mary Jo gave me OODLES of reflective mylar sheeting, so I peeled off the decrepit ancient original aluminum foil, scrubbed the plastic dome super clean and dry, applied spray adhesive then on went the mylar sheeting. I then took Mary Jo's advice and used some free sandpaper I dumpster dived to roughen up my peeling Arizona Green Tea jugs as I had not sanded them before and the gloss black paint was flaking off. Once I sanded them, I sprayed them with flat black spray enamel  I got for $2 at Big Lots. BOY do those jugs heat up fast now! I will next try to get the water VERY hot to use when washing dishes, leaving laundry the sole duty of my electric water heater.   John

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