Thursday, February 10, 2011

Banjo Picker, Solar Furnace, And Jose

 Today was use up all the sandwich stuff day. Hubby was at home due to the snow. This is a sandwich made after one I had a long time ago in a place called BJ's deli in Decatur Alabama. I didn't have Rye bread so I used white. It has Polish Kielbasa, Kraut, Swiss Cheese, Mustard and Bacon.
 Here is Hubby's prototype of a pop can solar furnace. It has a hole in the bottom to draw in the cold air. The cans have had the tops cut out of them and a few hole punched in the bottom. They were then caulked together. They were painted black and lined up into this box. There is a computer fan in the top to blow the hot air out. The box is insulated and painted black on the inside too. I will get pictures every step of the way for the next one.
 It got up to 225 degrees this afternoon. I could not hold my had up to the hole at the top very long. There are supposed to be vent pipes that go on the back so the air can be put into your house easier.
This is the newest rooster. I have named him Jose. He is taking over the George line. This will be the new rooster for the flock. We have had a George for 4 times now and since that line has temper issues we are replacing him. George is a Rhode Island Red. Jose is all mixed up. I think Jose will do better as the rooster. He seems to not have the temper of George. His only issue is Crowing at 4 in the morning. At least he is not on our front porch when he is doing it unlike George the 2nd did.


Small Footprints said...

Wow ... that solar heater is great. 225 degrees? Wowee! We'd love to do something like that in our apartment but haven't figured out a way to pipe the heat into the house in a way that our managers wouldn't mind. Will you be running a hose/pipe into the house? Yes, please do post "how to" pictures on the next one. Brilliant!

Jose is very handsome!!

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