1. I had planned a "how to assemble" video but needed to take this one apart to coat the ribs. I thought I would do this dry run of the setup. I decided that making you watch me take out each screw (41 in total) would be boring, so I sped up time by taking only one pic every six seconds and then combining it into this stop-motion video (10 minutes in 3.25 seconds)

    You can get the whole story on this project at

    Thanks for your interest,

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  2. My solution to cleaning home made DIY solar thermal collectors of a parabolic design similar to mine at:

    Uploaded from my iPhone 4S

    Main website ffwdm.com/solar/solar-index.htm

    Thank you for your interest in my work and for your support.


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  3. A new version: simpler, lighter weight, cheaper, stronger, easier to source materials, optional vacuum insulated collector and reflector support bearings for high latitude winter season use.

    Raw video, from my phone. This is what I am currently working on.

    Please see georgesworkshop.blogspot.ca/2012/08/diy-solar-parabolic-trough-20-intro.html

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