2 Liter Bottles Of Light

Discussion in 'Off Grid Living' started by DarkLight, Aug 1, 2012.


  1. DarkLight

    DarkLight I self identify as a Blackhawk Attack Helicopter! Site Supporter

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  2. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Yeah, it is a cool idea but it has been around for a long time as a method to incorporate garbage recycled materials into homes for Earthships.

     
  3. bgner

    bgner Monkey

    Cool idea, I wish my Dad had some of these in his old tin shed.
     
  4. Gunny Highway

    Gunny Highway Hard Work and Sacrifice blessed by God's Grace Site Supporter

    I wonder what the thermic implications in a cold weather zone would be in Winter ?
     
  5. ditch witch

    ditch witch resident bacon hoarder Site Supporter+

    I put these in the chicken house a few years ago. Did great until winter, at which point they froze solid and split open. I redid them and left the lid off to allow for expansion and it worked ok.
     
  6. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Better not fill those bottle clear full with water if the outside winter Temps fall below 30F.... Or your going to have a few
    Giant Popsicles sticking thru your roof.... ......YM and Latitude MV......
     
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  7. Gunny Highway

    Gunny Highway Hard Work and Sacrifice blessed by God's Grace Site Supporter

    That was my thoughts on the subject Bruce - exploding popsicles and then several nice holes in the roof... talk about your rude awakening. Just like my pal getting too much fizz in his homemade brew !!! His wife was out of her mind mad !!
     
  8. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Yep, don't want to upset the Women Folk, by totally messing up their nests..... Good way to get banned to the Doghouse, for a stint...
    This idea would be great for a southern environment, where temps, rarely get below 40F, but around my neighborhood, it is a disaster waiting to happen. (Explode, Leak,etc) Better to just add an LED, or CFL, to the room and call it good.
     
  9. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Using 2 glass bottles (empty) with bottoms taped together then lined in the wall will create a lighting effect; we see this idea implemented successfully in the earthships I linked earlier. You can get creative and use colored bottles, too.

    Here's a direct link to the exact idea:
     
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  10. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    If you don't have a tile saw, you can make that cut with a scoring with a glass cutter, then trickle boiling water on the scoring. dip it in cool water. Then tap it. it should crack on the score line. (it one technique for turning wine bottles into beer mugs.)
     
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