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I get into trouble with this purposeful misspelling I do all the time. It's my writing style. Helps me draw folks into the friendly feelin' (Feeling) we enjoy here in Kentucky. 
When my publisher was editing and reviewing my book, she, a very proper English lady in London was always on me about that. "Now, please if you will, explain to me why Running should be Runnin'?"
This in a country where my whiles were all edited to read "whilst."
Heck I even say whilst myself now!
Anyway the link I posted will take you to the "Hide-Site" part 2 thread to around page 29 of that write-up. The solar heated water containment structure project started a wee bit before that. Picture rich thread that explains the detail of the construction at this point.
Have fun! 

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This build by Flyin6 continues in the Member Projects! section. 
http://simplysolar.supporttopics.com/post/builtin-collectors-used-to-prevent-water-tank-freezeup-8369496?pid=1294409974

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I won't need hot water, just not-frozen water. For that reason with what I have planned, I believe I may have the right answer.

Testing, will of course prove whether or not the concept will work. I am counting on the fact that the tanks will lose heat a lot more slowly than they took to absorb it.

The mean winter temp at this latitude is just a bit above freezing at 33F so I am dancing on the razors edge. The problem will come and the system really be tested when a cold spell settles in with several overcast and cold days in a row. That is likely the Achilles heel of this whole thing.

So, I managed to push the ball downfield a few more yards today building the monster

I noticed that the heat collector parts did not generate very much heat today, take a look:

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I added bottoms made of OSB to the collector boxes

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Here they are loosely fitted to the structure wall 

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Then I fabbed up a couple of doors after sheeting the front (north) side.

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Doors insulated

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And the roof

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