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Old 12th January 2015, 10:30 AM
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I will also be building a house in the near future. The idea I had in mind was to use a tank about 50 gallons or so, a bit longer and narrower version of a 45 gal drum of fuel. Mount that on the roof of the house and it should provide a source of warm if not hot water and the whole house could be plumbed that way.

I saw that traveling in the Caribbean, seems to be used extensively there. The water wasn't scalding hot but was warm. Also in the Citi Hardware they had a similar setup as I described but it has a type of solar panels, not really panels but a string of heat conducting tubing outside of the tank I described.

Has anybody experimented with a set up like that? I don't think I have a need for HOT water but a bit warmer than out of the tap would be nice.

Obviously added extra cost for the plumbing and faucets when building but that is the time to be considering doing it.
The trick that has been dicussed several times is to have a coil of black hose in the line placed on the roof. Won't help at night but you should give a good supply of hot/warm water during the day.

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Sewer gas? My sink just drains outside into the yard ha ha! I added a drop in water heater to the water tank. And put a 2 pole knife switch on it. So it heats the water only when turned on... and has no temp control... so don't forget to turn it off.

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I will also be building a house in the near future. The idea I had in mind was to use a tank about 50 gallons or so, a bit longer and narrower version of a 45 gal drum of fuel. Mount that on the roof of the house and it should provide a source of warm if not hot water and the whole house could be plumbed that way.

I saw that traveling in the Caribbean, seems to be used extensively there. The water wasn't scalding hot but was warm. Also in the Citi Hardware they had a similar setup as I described but it has a type of solar panels, not really panels but a string of heat conducting tubing outside of the tank I described.

Has anybody experimented with a set up like that? I don't think I have a need for HOT water but a bit warmer than out of the tap would be nice.

Obviously added extra cost for the plumbing and faucets when building but that is the time to be considering doing it.
I've noticed those water tanks on top of the house's in our area also in and around Calamba Laguna, sure wish I could install something like that but my roof is tin. My tank though is exposed to the sun outside and so are many of the steel lines, I prefer the steel lines for many reasons, long lasting, they don't fall apart in floods and the sun heats them, with all that said, I'm freezing this year, dang.... gonna buy one of those quick heating units attached to the shower faucet 3,700 peso's, when I need hot water for the dishes I use the induction heater.
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You can get a 200 liter solar water heater from citi hardware for 30,000p and the pipe is white colored and is 265p per length. So a dual electric is about 10,000p plus electric depending how many you need 2 baths I kitchen and laundry you could be paying the 30,000 and still using electric and yes it may not work to well on rainy days but how many days does it usually rain all day. I have not tried this yet but my research says it will get over 200 degrees and my estimate is it costs at least 1000p for electric if you have the family I have bill is about 5500 with 1 ac
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