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Unread 05-04-2009, 01:33 PM   #1
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Hey guess what, people! A year ago when I first arrived in this hour=se and in this forum, I started talking about how I wanted to make myself a solar cooker, digging a pit in the sunniest part of the yard, placing in it an insulated foam box lined with reflective aluminium foil, and with a glass sheet or an old window to cover it with to trap and intensify the heat? Well, we're coming into winder now - but I scored my "window!

I did say I wasn't going to buy any part of it, taking the foil from teh roll in the litchen, the foam box from a fruit shop, andteh window or glass pane from council collections. Well, today as I was walking home, a woman a couple of doors down was just putting out a door. It had a glass panel in it, so of course I asked for it. Now I have the glass panel for my solar cooker, and the rest of the door as a grass-suppressor - I'm as happy as.

It's gatting colder and the days are getting shorter, so I don't know how much use I'll get out of it, but come a warm day, I'll let you know what dinner was like!

Excitement is. Time to dig.
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Unread 05-04-2009, 02:31 PM   #2
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Looking forward to your solar cooker report, Nisaba!
That's great that it didn't cost to build & won't cost to use.
what will you try first?
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Unread 05-04-2009, 10:33 PM   #3
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That's cool Nisaba! Keep us informed on your progress.
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Waiting for a cloudless day.
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Unread 05-18-2009, 10:16 PM   #5
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Any luck yet?
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Unread 05-19-2009, 08:45 AM   #6
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Waiting for a cloudless day.
When I lived in Aussie I used to long for a cloud to appear in the sky! All that endless sunshine did my head in!!
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Unread 06-02-2009, 02:23 AM   #7
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Ah, it wasn't an autumn here, then.

I must admit I have my glass, but I haven't even dug my pit yet (although the soil is really soft from all that rain) let alone lined my insulated foam box with reflective foil, put it in the hole nad thrown the glass over it.

Slack is.
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Chop chop! Get to it girl!! (insert smilie cracking the whip!)
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It'd been consistently rainy, and I've been busy (as you can tell by the amount of time I haven't been spending here). Not done yet.

I'm not sure if cold winter sun is sufficient to properly cook a meal, anyway - anybody know?
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Unread 06-11-2009, 07:25 AM   #10
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The construction of a solar cooker is very easy. It is easy to assemble and does not require superb engineering skills. This project will cost us nothing since will be using our main solution and free energy that is the solar energy.
A solar cooker is usually a box style that's made with conductive supplies. This will saturate up and saves the heat of the sun. It operates on a complete passive process; it only absorbs the heat it is exposed with. The time will determine the hotness of the unit. The longer it is exposed to the sun the hotter the unit gets. The reflectors help centralize the solar heat on the food that will be cooked.

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