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Dulley January 2017 column - .TXT

Dulley January 2017 column - .DOC

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145u - "Build a simple solar window heater project with your kids" - c145-1.jpg - Cool room air is drawn in the lower chamber of a solar indow heater and the solar-heated air flows out the top chamber back into the room. - Photo credit - James Dulley

- c145-2.jpg - Window mounting section of solar window heater is being designed to fit the opening. It will be tilted more (about 45 degrees) when actually installed in a dining room window.. - Photo credit - James Dulley

- c145-3.jpg - The sides and bottom are insulated with foil-backed (toward the inside) foam insulation with an extra layer of reflective foil film (toward the outside). - Photo credit - James Dulley

- c145-4.jpg - The gap at the lower end of the solar window heater allows the air to move up to the hot upper chamber. Notice the foam weatherstripping on the top of the edge. - Photo credit - James Dulley

- c145-5.jpg - Add a center support with a thick foam cushion to support the clear top. Notice the aluminum baffles nailed to the block collector board. - James Dulley

- c145-6.jpg - This solar window heater is designed to be freestanding up against a window. Instruments are being attached to measure the air temperatures. - Photo credit - N.M. State University