Off Grid Heating Prototype- Copper Coil Water Heater / Heat Exchanger / Radiant Heater
- Published on: Saturday, August 31, 2019
- With an ammo box, mason jar, and copper coil, I constructed an off grid water heater / heat exchanger / space heater.
Important to note:
- Notice that this is an "open" system. Meaning that I made sure to leave a vent hole to prevent any pressure buildup.
- This system is not for drinking or cooking, as the ammo can and other components are definitely not food grade rated. I designed this as an experimental heater only.
- Once the water became hot enough, I made sure to remove the copper coil from the fire, to ensure that the temperature tolerances of the hoses and fittings would not be exceeded.
- And of course this is a prototype, meaning that it's not perfect, but something I've been working to develop further.
- The copper obviously isn't designed to be set directly in fire, but I simply wanted to see if the concept of heating with copper was possible. Now my goal is find a way to shield the copper from the flames in order to protect it from degradation.
Outsider Store: https://teespring.com/en-GB/stores/the-outsider
Here's a list of materials I used for the project:
Copper Coil- https://amzn.to/2NJsEFZ
Tall Ammo Box- https://amzn.to/2ZHn35A
Metal Braided Flexy Hose- https://amzn.to/2zC1Lf4
Rain Barrel Spigot- https://amzn.to/2LcdQy7
Copper Pipe Connector- https://amzn.to/2Le1iq9
Candy Thermometer- https://amzn.to/2MMFiEC
Digital Aquarium Thermometer- https://amzn.to/2LcmAV9
Snowmobile Camper Series:
Other equipment I use on a regular basis:
Trail Cam: https://amzn.to/2Q6MD0B
Fiskars Axe- https://amzn.to/2EJVdhR
Pocket Knife- https://amzn.to/2Udm1MJ
Fixed Blade Knife- https://amzn.to/2HnrT2i
Solar Power Bank: https://amzn.to/2Fgt4Og
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Propane Cook Stove- https://amzn.to/2CaGXgy
Little Power Bank- https://amzn.to/2TeUpui
Handheld flashlight: https://amzn.to/2unfweO
Camping Wood Stove- https://amzn.to/2UA0luc
Backup Camcorder- https://amzn.to/2Tb3sMG
Flexible Tripod- https://amzn.to/2EIlRrj
Cordless Drills- https://amzn.to/2Tb4tV0
Chainsaw (Poulan)- https://amzn.to/2IP1fls
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- Source: https://youtu.be/zwqPiZ4Wgys