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"Solar Parasite" Window Box Heater – Tiny Yellow House

"Solar Parasite" Window Box Heater – Tiny Yellow House

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  1. DocRox

    December 4, 2019 at 7:33 am

    Nice! But our wind would make mincemeat out of your snazzy cover

  2. Drock42992

    December 4, 2019 at 7:33 am

    Where's the air intake on that? If you're relying on convection for this thing to run you would need some form or an air intake to allow new air to cycle through the collector.

  3. Felton Rolle

    December 4, 2019 at 7:33 am

    Nice! Show me how to get some cooling here for Bahamas summers!!!

  4. 2JobsStillPoorUSA

    December 4, 2019 at 7:33 am

    I just built mine to fit inside the window sill. That way it heats already slightly heated air inside my home. One note: my windows are aluminum framed… I wouldn't try it with "vinyl" framed ones. I take it down in late spring and put up reflective material to keep the summer sun/heat out. Makes a huge difference.

  5. joe miniclip

    December 4, 2019 at 7:33 am

    7 epic fails

  6. Anthony Rizzo

    December 4, 2019 at 7:33 am

    Great idea, thanks!

  7. Alex Jorge

    December 4, 2019 at 7:33 am

    AWESOME!
    You are a PRO!
    Enjoy watching you invention dude πŸ™‚
    Thanks.

  8. Will Hamer

    December 4, 2019 at 7:33 am

    will this work in a huricane?

  9. Paul Scott

    December 4, 2019 at 7:33 am

    I didn't see your air inlet but I assume you have one on the bottom or else the solar box wouldn't work well to get heat into your house because it would be fighting a vacuum.
    For more air and instead of cheezy paper baffle, I used 2 cheap solar panels to spin a pc fan and use heater duct wrapped in insulation piped into the house so as not to clutter the window. It puts out 120* heat in January for several hours most days here in the Sierras.

  10. Paul Scott

    December 4, 2019 at 7:33 am

    Nice video.
    I built mine bigger because I wanted to reuse and old sliding glass door and I don't know how to cut tempered glass.
    Aye to the flat black, and the black rocks. I used blackened metal roofing for the backdrop and suspended metal screen about the middle for the air to flow through.

  11. Der Derka

    December 4, 2019 at 7:33 am

    The world needs smart people, thank you. That is a great idea glad you shared that. πŸ˜€

  12. minameise

    December 4, 2019 at 7:33 am

    Cool design. So did that heater actually work?

  13. SeeJoyRun

    December 4, 2019 at 7:33 am

    Very nice. Thanks!

  14. DUCKDUDE4100

    December 4, 2019 at 7:33 am

    @noah279878582 It is hard but I can……. KIPKAY. No but both are awesome.

  15. noah279878582

    December 4, 2019 at 7:33 am

    i cant decide if i like kipkay or TYH better. :s

  16. Ed Tash

    December 4, 2019 at 7:33 am

    Nice video. How hard would it be to add a fan that runs on solar power and turns off if the temp is below 68 degrees?

  17. Irmantas A

    December 4, 2019 at 7:33 am

    @kkklot42 it has

  18. DENIS KENNEALLY

    December 4, 2019 at 7:33 am

    @pFOHRpyro what joke? i was serious. if you took it another way then hey, maybe you have some secrets

  19. havocdaemon

    December 4, 2019 at 7:33 am

    Awesome idea! I'm going to try to use this to heat up a shed which is essentially abandoned in winter due to the freezing temps up north where I'm stuck. Forever. πŸ™

  20. DENIS KENNEALLY

    December 4, 2019 at 7:33 am

    @pFOHRpyro no. youre the only one blowing

  21. USBpowerify

    December 4, 2019 at 7:33 am

    could I make this to become a food heater

  22. Renato Gallo

    December 4, 2019 at 7:33 am

    you are a genius… plain and simple.
    You can connect it to an arduino to control the heating. Just hook up some temperature sensors and some servos. You can then compare the external temperature with the internal one and open up the machine when/if the temperature of the house is too low. πŸ™‚

  23. Rob Evans

    December 4, 2019 at 7:33 am

    β’Άβ“Œβ’Ίβ“ˆβ“„β“‚β’Ί!

  24. Salman Sheikh

    December 4, 2019 at 7:33 am

    Derek, your videos rock. I pre-ordered the book and can't wait till it comes out!! Keep up the awesome videos and work.

  25. walperstyle

    December 4, 2019 at 7:33 am

    It was -30 here in Canada a few weeks back. I'm not going to be installing your back woods heater anytime soon.

  26. stop4stuff

    December 4, 2019 at 7:33 am

    This is pretty awesome!
    With a little 12v 4W PV solar panel & PC case fan, you could improve the heat transfer by miles. Old beer tins also make a good passive solar heat collector.
    How do you stop draughts and heatloss between the panes of the window?

  27. Russ Lyman

    December 4, 2019 at 7:33 am

    fantastic idea

  28. KgreProductions

    December 4, 2019 at 7:33 am

    its actually a great idea

  29. Jeremy Gold

    December 4, 2019 at 7:33 am

    @trevorm1 hey i live in minnesota allso maplewood myself

  30. fowleriva

    December 4, 2019 at 7:33 am

    @TheChosenOne862 ur real tough talking trash to ppl u dont know on line but i bet u wouldnt say it to the persons face.

  31. Trevor Marty

    December 4, 2019 at 7:33 am

    I like this idea. I live in Minnesota and might just try this somewhere. Thanks.
    T.

  32. Mr420ways

    December 4, 2019 at 7:33 am

    wow are those comments realy happening ?

  33. gbwillson

    December 4, 2019 at 7:33 am

    Kinda looks like a pinball machine. How does cool air get inside? Is there an intake

  34. eiyela

    December 4, 2019 at 7:33 am

    I'm not sure I'll build this exact one, but I'm going off to search for passive solar heating for my storage this minute. Thanks for the inspiration!

  35. fowleriva

    December 4, 2019 at 7:33 am

    @BullittMcQueen1 AWESOME INSULT. dang thats the rudest thing anyones ever said to me

  36. fowleriva

    December 4, 2019 at 7:33 am

    @riothero313 u better hope ur not black or mexican. and ok he is maried. but it doesnt sound like it the way hes talking dipshit.

  37. fowleriva

    December 4, 2019 at 7:33 am

    @silverstream314 thats the only thing u can come up with. ur retarted

  38. toomacco

    December 4, 2019 at 7:33 am

    very useful in a post apocalyptic scenario or if you want to live in another place with no electricity
    very useful indeed…
    Thanks!

  39. SourPussProductions2

    December 4, 2019 at 7:33 am

    cook all the bagels!!!

  40. Brian Pugh

    December 4, 2019 at 7:33 am

    Tiny yellow house needs it's own channel!
    I'm just saying.

  41. colter james Calvetti

    December 4, 2019 at 7:33 am

    dude. ignore the top liked comment, it makes this more fun. also maybe you could make some adjustable legs to accomidate the table functionality.

  42. gyro231995

    December 4, 2019 at 7:33 am

    50 degrees in the winter?????

  43. Tom Nally

    December 4, 2019 at 7:33 am

    @relaxshacksDOTcom In that case, Deek, job well done! But even if it wasn't optimized for fluid flow, it might produce some radiant heat, particularly if you fill it with rocks, as you mentioned. (Caveat: I'm a civil-structural engineer, not a mechanical engineer.)

  44. Ven Giron

    December 4, 2019 at 7:33 am

    woahhh what the…. πŸ˜€

  45. Tom Nally

    December 4, 2019 at 7:33 am

    In fluid mechanics, there's something called the "continuity equation". There has to be equal amounts of fluid mass coming into the box as going out of the box (provided that the mass of fluid within the the box remains steady during fluid flow). In other words, I think there needs to be holes somewhere to let cooler air INTO the box. Then it's heated. Then it flows out of the box as warm air. Alternatively, your box could radiate heat as opposed to providing a stream of warm fluid (air).

  46. deerelx280

    December 4, 2019 at 7:33 am

    1:01 lol…..ayeeeeeeeee!!!!

  47. shartne

    December 4, 2019 at 7:33 am

    You dang sure better cut down those trees if you really want to work.

  48. ik04

    December 4, 2019 at 7:33 am

    How does the cold air enter the box prior to being heated and released into the house?

  49. SAMAC Studios

    December 4, 2019 at 7:33 am

    Thumbs up if you never build this stuff. πŸ˜€

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