When I was a boy, my father rigged up a large water barrel to use as a solar-heated hot water source.
He wasn’t environmentally friendly. We just lived a simple life in the backwoods of West Tennessee.
Until we had an actual hot water heater, Dad’s makeshift one perched on a small rise of red dirt just outside our basement home. He had welded a water handle to the base of it where he connected a garden hose. Once it was filled with water, he would place the metal lid on top and let the sun do its work of warming it. Read More Giving Encouragement For The Holidays