This video shows the step by step build of a Homemade “COPPER PIPE” Solar Water Heater with material list.This reaches temps at or above 150F with air temps from high 40’s to low 50’s.This is a slim portable design (at only 2″ thick) and is very rugged and durable (built with 2×2’s and 1/2″ plywood).This one hooks to a standard water tap/garden hose . Multiple panels can be hooked together for additional capacity and extras can be easily added.Multiple panels can be hooked together for additional capacity and extras can be easily added; water flow valves, temp sensors, timers etc. Make sure to use type L copper. Lastly, to secure the glass into the frame, just use a bead of silicone caulk around the edge and drop the glass in.
The materials needed for this project are ½’’ plywood pieces for the back and support to your pipe,Four lumber pieces,4 3/8 Glass support,Copper pipes of ten feet in length,Ninety degree elbows,Tube strap,Threaded adapter,Garden hose PVC adapter,Coupler- ½’’.