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    03-19-2012, 07:34 PM
Originally Posted by MHFoundation Quarters    
Me too Corporal!

It was from a going green magazine that my mom gets. Unfortunately, it didn't give specs or details. I'm hoping I can find the parts and make an attempt with farmgirl ingenuity
Have you found a list of materials needed to construct this? We would like to build one but we need to know what to use.
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    09-06-2012, 07:51 PM
Did anyone ever come up with a supplies list? I'm thinking plywood (for the lid & walls), 2x4s for the supports, and 2 sheets of corrugated plastic for the solar collector.. As well as black paint for the tank.

I'd like to try it this winter. Anyone think of anything I'm missing?

ETA - Just found the article:
    09-06-2012, 09:32 PM
No I haven't. It's on my list (that's a notebook lol) of things to do. I think MN is probably spot on. I still want to try it for our smaller tanks, we have a propane heater on the big tank - with the winter we had last year it hardly got used, just had it topped off at summer prices and it cost a whopping $26 :)
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    09-07-2012, 08:33 AM
I'm going to buy the materials this next week and put it together this month. Even if I have to run a heater on the coldest nights it'll still save a good bit of money for me.

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