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DIY Solar Air Heater From Old Downspouts And Scraps
Have you ever heard the saying “there is more than one way to skin a cat”? Well the same can be said about DIY solar heaters! We all know you can make this type of heater from pop or beer cans but did you know to get more air flow, and thus better heating, you can use downspouts?
A solar air heating panel will definitely supplement your daytime heating and reduce your utility bills. This panel pictured above cost about $130 to construct but if you looked around on Craigslist, etc. I am sure you could find free materials.
I found this picture heavy article on how to make one and man, I need to get on this. I think this winter is going to be cold, so I might as well save some $$ on my heating bills. See how to make one below:
Bonus: Root Cellar That Can Be Used as a Bunker
If you can't afford the box culvert option you can look into is building a backyard root cellar that can be used as a bunker.
If you want to learn how to build a backyard bunker like your grandparents had, without breaking the bank, then check out Easy Cellar.
Easy Cellar will show you:
- How to choose the ideal site
- Cost-effective building methods
- How to protect your bunker from nuclear blast and fallout
- How to conceal your bunker
- Affordable basic life support options
Easy Cellar will also show you how a veteran, with only $421, built a small nuclear bunker in his backyard.