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Making a Solar Heater With Car Radiator

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Radiator is a tool placed in the vehicle engine to protect the engine from overheating. The radiator keeps the engine cool and prevents it from getting damaged. Not only this but the there are several other uses of a car radiator. If you are thinking to buy a water heater, and possess a radiator you can save money and get your hot water. We will tell you how to make a solar heater from a car radiator. Radiators can be used to make cheap and strong water heaters.

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Simple Technique and Simple Tools

You don’t need to be an expert in auto mechanics or electronics. Any average person without any knowledge of engineering can make a solar heater with a car radiator. All you need is a car radiator, a screwdriver, tack hammer, black spray paint, two rubber radiator pipes and two pipe fasteners. Once you have collected all the tools and gadgets you are ready to start your project.Radiator is the main component of your project therefore it is necessary for you to check it properly. Before you start make sure if it has been repaired, and does not leak. The radiator you will be using should also be properly flushed and pressurized. An unchecked or leaking radiator might not work properly and can cause problems later on.

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Complete Solar Panel Installation Guide

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If you want to help the environment and lower spending on heavy electricity bills the solar panels are the right option for you. The use of solar panels is not only cheaper but also environment-friendly. Here is a complete guide for the installation of solar panels.

1. Fulfilling the Prerequisites

The first and far most thing to do before starting the installation of solar panels is to make sure that you have notified your local electricity provider. This is needed because they might send a technician to help you in the installation process. There are chances that they may also ask you to sell them some of the extra watts which your solar panel is generating.

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The second important thing is to acquire any special permit if you need one. Since every state has a different law and if by law you need any permit for the installation of any alternative source of energy, you should get the permit before you start the work. The regulations might ask for energy source audit, therefore to avoid troubles later on its better to complete the prerequisites in advance.

2. Select Right Tools and Gadgets

For the installation of solar panels you will need solar panels along with a couple of gadgets. Stainless steal leg bolts, three by eight (3/8) inch steel bolts, a stud finder solar panel mount, conduit, pilot drill bit and a drill, laser sight or a role of twine, and metal rails are the tools necessary for the installation of solar panels.

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