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Simple Solar Homesteading by Lamar Alexander

By Lamar Alexander

This ebook is for a person considering or already dwelling off-grid. It contains distinctive step by step plans for a sunlight cabin and over 30 different initiatives. this is often an encyclopedia for homesteading and off-grid dwelling written by means of a homesteader and comprises cabin plans, sun and wind method set up, sun composting bathroom, how one can make a residing out of your dwelling house, the place to discover reasonable land and masses extra. . . This publication used to be designed as an e-book with hyperlinks and video clips that may not paintings within the revealed model. if you would like complete colour photos, hyperlinks and video clips to paintings please order the e-book obtain or Cd model to be had on Lulu.

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36 Simple Solar Homesteading Here’s my 400 watt inverter. It has a low battery warning beeper, a green light and red light charge indicator and two 110 volt outlets. These units have built in fans to cool themselves down but should be kept outside near the batteries as they can produce electro magnetic resonance that may be dangerous if you stay in close proximity too long. Use a good quality heavy duty outdoor extension cord to run the power into the cabin and attach a good fused power strip with an off switch to plug in your various electronic appliances and gadgets.

Along with my food dishes I placed a couple of 2 liter water bottles in the oven and these would be very hot by the time I got home and just right for a wash off and do my few dishes. How it works: The oven is a simple box angled to collect the suns rays through a top of clear glass or plastic. The inside of the box is insulated and covered with shiny aluminum to bounce the suns rays around inside the box. Food containers in black metal dishes will absorb the heat in the box and slow cook. water in 2 liter jugs will heat up to above 100 degrees.

Spray paint the tank flat black to absorb heat. Step # 2: Build an insulated box. The dimensions will vary with the size of tank you are using but here’s my dimensions. Use Styrofoam, polystyrene or batt insulation, old carpet pad, or cork board and insulate all walls and the bottom of the box. Cover the insulation with aluminum foil shiny side out to focus the suns rays onto the tank. 48 Simple Solar Homesteading Step #3: Build the lid. I used 2x2s and an old double pane window but you could use two layers of clear plastic wrapped around the frame and stapled in place.

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