Thursday, 23. May 2013 - 14:05
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A Chinese farmer has turned the oil tank of a Top Gun fighter plane into a water heater at his home in Yantai city, in east China’s Shandong province.
Farmer Feng Wang found the tank on a recycling site. A fan of all-things-military, he bought it for the equivalent of loose change and took it home.
It was only later that he had the idea to turn the 400 litre capacity tank into a water heater.
Now, with the aid of solar power and a special thermostat, he can heat enough water daily for six people to have a bath in his rural village.
Feng said: "I have loved all things military since I did my service in the military. I always look around the recycling site as people leave some decent things there.
"When I saw the plane part I knew I could put it to good use, I have always been good at building things. We never used to have hot water now I can supply my whole family with water.
"I think it makes our house look pretty good too.
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