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Solar lights in a bottle

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by CityGirlintheCountry, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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  2. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Nice! Just what I need for one fo my hinge-roof coops. Thanks!
     
  3. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Wow!
     
  4. nightowl223

    nightowl223 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've seen this before, [​IMG] on my internet wanderings, and the same problem I thought of then still holds. [​IMG] Anywhere where your temperatures get below freezing, the water could freeze and break the bottle. [​IMG] [​IMG] Anything you'd put in to prevent freezing (antifreeze) would be toxic. [​IMG] so a spill or other accident could be catastrophic. [​IMG]

    If you heat your coop, or are lucky enough to be where temps are mild in the winter, the freezing wouldn't be much of an issue, though. [​IMG]

    I'm still considering how to get around the problems, though, [​IMG] at least for a particular storage shed we have...
     
  5. fuzziebutt

    fuzziebutt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Salt would keep it from freezing.
     
  6. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    Wouldn't vodka keep it from freezing too?
     
  7. StupidBird

    StupidBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why would freezing be a problem? I fill all the empty space in my chest freezer with the same soda bottles. I Just leave a little airspace for expansion.
     
  8. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    I don't know that it would be all that much of a problem for us down here in the south. I imagine that there might be problems with the plastic freezing and cracking up in some of those places where the temps drop below zero. I don't know though. None of my coops are big enough to need it. I just thought it was a fascinating solution to a problem. [​IMG]
     
  9. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Very interesting.
     
  10. pinkwindsong

    pinkwindsong Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought it was great for poor countries. just think they just found the spider that they kept walking into its web hahah.. really I think its a great idea and a wonderful way to recycle.
     

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