Off Grid Heating Prototype- Copper Coil Water Heater / Heat Exchanger / Radiant Heater

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  • 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:
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