Setting off after breakfast early morning, the road still stretches a few hundred miles westward to the border with Guinea. To travel early has many advantages : For one the dreadful Gendarmerie and Douane checkpoints and barriers are mostly unmanned, and secondly the temperature is still bearable.
For your DIY solar pool heater, you will be building a solar collector made from metal roofing sheets, painted dark brown. The upper side of the panel will have a CPVC pipe. The bottom of the panel will have a slotted PVC pipe. Small holes should be drilled in the pipe, and spaced according to the grooves of the roofing sheet.
There two main types of copper roofing. It can come in large sheets of copper, or in copper shingles. Either one will give you all the benefits, but it is up to you which you get. Copper shingles are often less expensive to buy and have installed.
This DIY solar pool heating project can help you save money, not just from the costs of buying a similar commercially made solar pool heating kit, but from installation fees as well. It might not look as good as one of the commercially available kits, but it can do the job comparatively well.
This is when it would be a good idea to have a couple of companies come out and provide you an estimate. Depending on the size of your house will go into the cost factor for your home. Some companies offer recycled metal. The green earth friendly roofs keep your roof cooler, the planet greener and may even help you qualify for a tax credit. It would be worth checking out. Another great idea is some companies that offer metal roofs that are professionally installed will receive a lifetime labor and material warranty. When you are looking at the two different types of roofing have a couple of companies come in and provide an estimate.
3) Buy a metal roof like a big screen TV. Know what you are getting. There are websites at the bottom of this page to help. Ask for references of previous work in the style of steel roofing sheet that you seek for your home. Drive to those houses and view the metal roof. If possible, talk to the owner. As you know, many good looking things can have hidden problems.
These environmentally friendly roof materials are the latest thing. They offer benefits like natural insulation, filtering of rain water and low maintenance. They’re also nice looking. Eco-roofs are expensive to get and install, but they’re guaranteed to save money of the long haul. They’re not appropriate for all styles of homes in the US, but they’re extremely popular in Europe.
The steam of the jungle, its ever present sounds around everywhere, the rain hitting the Metal roofing sheets , it is hard to find sleep. Tossing and rolling in my bunk, my thoughts go back and forth, what will tomorrow bring, on this journey to the unknown….