The email below from Ed describing
how he converted a porch into a sunspace using some leftover poly film and a
Here is a picture of my latest experiment inspired by your site.
Man I love what you have put together there.
I call it my Sunrise Porch Solar Collector. It cost me absolutely
nothing except time.
I had everything around the house... I bought a 100' roll of 6 mil
years ago to do some work.. I used 25 feet of it here... just tacked it
up with some
thin scrap wood and bingo... a solar collector in minutes. Ha!!! I love
So does it work? Yeah it does...
Here's the data for today.. outside temp was 42 degrees F at 10:00 AM
These temps are on the porch inside the collector.
7:00 AM 20
I opened the door to my kitchen at 10:00 and watched the temp go up 3
degrees from 62-65.
My furnace stayed off all morning. My kitchen which is normally cold was
toasty. I had may coffee
on the 70 degree porch. Oh yeah!!!
Here is the rest of the day
Someday I'm going to insulate the porch, close it in, put a water wall
with plants on top. The future... isn't it grand?
Man I love the sun.
Thanks to all the solar experimenters that contribute to your site.
And thanks again to you.... for the inspiration.
If you have questions, Ed's email address is:
lexarded AT cox DOT net (replace AT with @ and DOT with a period)