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Forum: Renovations & New Construction 07-21-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 15,669
Posted By Xringer
Looking around for a source of solar screen and...

Looking around for a source of solar screen and found this 75% blocker stuff at Amazon.
Might to the job in some areas of the world..
...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 05-30-20, 10:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 15,669
Posted By Xringer
Nine Years and they are still working fine..

8 years, 11 months, 23 days Update:

Since we've been working (babysitting) on weekdays, and not using the den,
and it's been a pretty cool spring, we've not had to put up with a hot den.

But...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 10-02-16, 12:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 15,669
Posted By Xringer
Five year update:

Five year update:
The solar screens were just taken down for the winter.
They look pretty good, almost like new.
A little white detergent residue on the bottom section, left over from cleaning...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 03-21-13, 10:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 15,669
Posted By Xringer
I saw that shade cloth stuff and wondered how...

I saw that shade cloth stuff and wondered how well it might work as a collector element.

After looking at the close up pictures in this link
Amazon.com: EasyShade Sunblock Black 40% Shade Cloth...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 03-21-13, 11:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 15,669
Posted By Xringer
Solar screen has another use. In collectors!

Above, I said.. "They must absorb 80% of incoming solar radiation. Then re-radiate the energy as IR heat."


Maybe I was right.?. Today, I saw some neat info on solar space heating, using FG...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 08-15-12, 08:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 15,669
Posted By Xringer
We are still very happy with their performance....

We are still very happy with their performance. It hasn't been crazy hot this year,
but combined with the humidity it's been AC weather. See the last 28 day plots pics.

It's only 32 square feet...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 07-04-12, 02:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 15,669
Posted By Xringer
We got the Solar Screens installed in early June...

We got the Solar Screens installed in early June 2011.. Here's the bill since last year..

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f147/Xringer/Green%20slot/poweruse.jpg

But, it's going not going to...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 05-25-12, 08:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 15,669
Posted By Xringer
That's pretty good. 2-3C isn't a lot, but it can...

That's pretty good. 2-3C isn't a lot, but it can make a big difference when the room would normally be at 22-23 C.


Since my Solar Screens are black, with a tight mesh,...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 05-19-12, 12:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 15,669
Posted By Xringer
Summer??

It's that time of the year again. Summer seems to be coming back!

Woburn May Weather 2012 - AccuWeather Forecast for MA 01801 (http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/woburn-ma/01801/may-weather/338702)...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 07-13-11, 01:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 15,669
Posted By Xringer
Climatological Data...

Climatological Data (http://pauland.net/archive.php?ID=KMAWOBUR2&month=7&day=13&year=2011&units=E&mode=2)

It's been getting pretty hot these days, and the SunTex screens have just about paid for...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 06-26-11, 09:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 15,669
Posted By Xringer
Where's Mr. Sunshine?

I hear it's going up to 80F today!! Maybe this means the summer is going to start back up again?
It sure seems like it's been too cool and rainy for too long!! (No global warmth here).. :mad:

So,...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 06-08-11, 06:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 15,669
Posted By Xringer
Some Solar Screen info links: Where I got my...

Some Solar Screen info links:

Where I got my American made kits.
Solar Screen Kits : QUALITY SCREEN CO, Window Screens & Solar Screen Supplies, Kits & Parts Online...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 06-08-11, 05:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 15,669
Posted By Xringer
I think you're right. One of ideas I had when I...

I think you're right. One of ideas I had when I first heard about these Solar Screens,
was to install them inside south facing windows during the winter.

They would provide privacy, slow the air...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 06-08-11, 04:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 15,669
Posted By Xringer
Now, I can watch my Netflix during the afternoon!...

Now, I can watch my Netflix during the afternoon! :)

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f147/Xringer/Green%20slot/z220.jpg
without flash,...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 06-08-11, 03:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 15,669
Posted By Xringer
One down, and one to go..

Assembly job on a thin carpet, over a flat hardwood floor..
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f147/Xringer/Green%20slot/z210.jpg


Tip: Tape up the blade when you trim off the excess....
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 06-07-11, 09:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 15,669
Posted By Xringer
They are saying it "blocks 80%" of the sunlight. ...

They are saying it "blocks 80%" of the sunlight.

This diagram/pic, of the shows it reflecting 'solar energy'
http://texaswindowsolutions.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/suntex.jpg

My theory...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 06-07-11, 05:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 15,669
Posted By Xringer
SunTex Solar Screen project

We have two west facing windows in our TV den that are collecting heat like crazy.
The inside curtains measure over 100F during a typical sunny day.

The 48" x 48" kits came today, just in time....
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