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Man Builds $300 DIY Solar Furnace Out of Upcycled Soda Cans!

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Utilities bills across the county and globe are skyrocketing, which costs people a significant portion of their monthly income.  While some people cut costs by not running their heather as much and in turn living uncomfortably during the winter, a Canadian man has decided to take matters in to his own hand.

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After heating bills became overbearing, Randy Buchanan took it upon himself to build his own solar furnace.  It cost him only $300!

The solar furnace works by using soda cans to capture heat that is then transferred in to the home through a series of ducts.

According to Buchanan, “The air comes in at 5 C, and comes out at 38 C.”  That’s a 8x heating factor!

Not bad for a DIY job.

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Learn how to build your own solar furnace from the resources below:

Kindle E-book through Amazon: The Solar Air Heater Guide

Detailed written guide with pictures: How to Build a Solar Furnace

No time for DIY, buy a solar furnace through Amazon here: Solar Furnace System – Up to 2,000 Sq. Ft. Coverage, Model# 1500

Source: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/fredericton-man-builds-300-solar-furnace-decreases-heating-bill-1.2527065

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? Would the galvanized ducting tube work as well as the cans less holes to drill & glue?

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Except that the can joints acts as radiator fins to some degree.

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