My brother-in-laws solution for heating...

My brother-in-laws solution for heating...

PostBy: oros35 On: Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:55 am

So I stop over the dairy the other day, and see this. This is his solution for heating the back room at their store on the dairy farm.

The ingenuity of a farmer.
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Re: My brother-in-laws solution for heating...

PostBy: McGiever On: Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:03 am

That's pretty wild. toothy
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Re: My brother-in-laws solution for heating...

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:04 am

I don't see any duct tape, he's a rookie. :lol:
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Re: My brother-in-laws solution for heating...

PostBy: Rigar On: Fri Nov 01, 2013 11:05 am

....tell him he could heat his hot water with that set up and kill 2 birds with one stone. !! :lol:
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Re: My brother-in-laws solution for heating...

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Fri Nov 01, 2013 11:58 am

WOW this is too close to home, brother in law has an outdoor wood boiler did the exact same thing in his basement with an old tractor radiator.
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Re: My brother-in-laws solution for heating...

PostBy: dcrane On: Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:00 pm

Richard S. wrote:I don't see any duct tape, he's a rookie. :lol:


this is freeking hillarious... good for him!
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Re: My brother-in-laws solution for heating...

PostBy: titleist1 On: Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:09 pm

he got all high tech with that box fan when he coulda just used the 'fan only' setting of that wall ac unit.


Richard S. wrote:I don't see any duct tape, he's a rookie. :lol:


the next upgrade will be to duct tape a furnace filter on that box fan.... :)
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Re: My brother-in-laws solution for heating...

PostBy: Lightning On: Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:17 pm

My uncle used to heat an apartment with a natural gas hot water tank hooked up to base boards lol.
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Re: My brother-in-laws solution for heating...

PostBy: davidmcbeth3 On: Sun Nov 03, 2013 1:56 pm

And its 105% EFFICIENT .... Harvard will be making a visit
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Re: My brother-in-laws solution for heating...

PostBy: franco b On: Sun Nov 03, 2013 2:09 pm

If he is heating with electricity it would be better and cheaper to just mount an infra red heater on the wall.
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Re: My brother-in-laws solution for heating...

PostBy: titleist1 On: Sun Nov 03, 2013 3:26 pm

franco b wrote:If he is heating with electricity it would be better and cheaper to just mount an infra red heater on the wall.


did i misunderstand the pic?? i didnt think he was tapped into the electric WH, which i didn't think was connected. i thought he tapped into his boiler manifold to his truck radiator....
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Re: My brother-in-laws solution for heating...

PostBy: franco b On: Sun Nov 03, 2013 3:33 pm

If that is so then I am wrong.
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Re: My brother-in-laws solution for heating...

PostBy: GoodProphets On: Sun Nov 03, 2013 5:11 pm

Might just be easier to rip off jacket and all the insulation from the WH and let it act as a radiator

Then use the box fan to move around more air flow if necessary....but that would consume electric (the convection of a rad should be enough)

:idea: ?
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