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The BYU Solar Cooker/Cooler

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Author: Steven E. Jones
Published: 2002
Language: English
Wordcount: 7,546 / 29 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 78.4
LoC Category: TX
Downloads: 10,070 4026
License: ©

Copyright (C) 2002 Steven E. Jones

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-width apart, you can put a string, twine, small rope, wire or twist-tie in one hole and out the other, and tie together.

When A and B are connected together, you will have a "funnel with two wings". The wings could be cut off, but these help to gather more sunlight, so I leave them on.

[Image: 07.jpg -- Photo description: This photo shows the outside edge of the cone where the edges of the cardboard meet. Two people are securing the edges together.]

Tape or glue a piece of aluminum foil across the hole at the bottom of the funnel, with shiny side in.

This completes assembly of your solar funnel cooker. For stability, place the Funnel inside a cardboard or other box to provide support. For long-term applications, one may wish to dig a hole in the ground to hold the Funnel against strong winds.

[Image: 01.jpg -- Photo description this image shows a cardboard box being used to support a silvery funnel, roughly 3 feet high. The funnel is placed within the box so that the sides of the box hold

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
sardo Weems

An instruction manual on building a cheap, efficient, solar cooker. The illustrations are missing, but are described in the text, and the simplicity of the cooker's construction make it easy to visualize what needs to be done to build and use it.



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