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I'm a 24 year old red headed crafter living in Scotland.
Interests include: animals, landscapes, DIY, self-builds, tiny houses, birds, crafting

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Today mum and I made a flux capacitor in my studio today! Time to time warp babyyyy

In actuality this is a water heating experiment using lots of copper piping, a £20 water tank off gumtree and a £2.90 bucket from Tesco. And the wood burning stove of course. If it works, if the water running through the coil around the pipe and through an internal pipe in the water tank heats the water in the water tank then Rob and I can have hot baths when we move into the tiny house!

It works via thermosyphoning - cold water from the Tesco bucket goes into the pipe coiled around the stove flue and is heated. The hot water goes into the water tank and goes through a coil to heat the water in the water tank surrounding it, then cools and comes back out of the bottom to go around the stove flue again. The hot/cool cycle moves the water around naturally (i.e. without a pump). The hot pipe has a blow out tube (running up to the Tesco bucket) incase it gets too hot.

The water tank has a header tank at the top filled from a tap with a ball-cock (we filled it manually for this experiment though - second photo). The header tank feeds the main water tank where the water is heated, and on the other side there is a very industrial Tap for the hot water to come out of!

Simple really! If it works it’ll be a miracle!!

  1. parliamentrook said: oh coooool
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