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Forum: Solar Heating 10-23-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 128
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Posted By Daox
Sounds good Ben. I look forward to having it...

Sounds good Ben. I look forward to having it done haha!
Forum: Solar Heating 10-20-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 51,582
Posted By Daox
Alright, lets fast forward 8 years! I basically...

Alright, lets fast forward 8 years! I basically haven't done anything with this project. So, this is what the solar panel rack looked like earlier this week:
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Forum: Solar Heating 05-13-13, 12:56 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 51,582
Posted By Daox
Sadly no, no progress. Life has gotten in the...

Sadly no, no progress. Life has gotten in the way as have a few other projects...
Forum: Solar Heating 11-29-12, 09:37 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 51,582
Posted By Daox
Thanks for all the kind words guys. I really am...

Thanks for all the kind words guys. I really am itching to get back to work on things. Its been over a week now and I'm getting antsy haha.
Forum: Solar Heating 11-29-12, 07:56 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 51,582
Posted By Daox
Sadly, my home projects have ground to a hault. ...

Sadly, my home projects have ground to a hault. Earlier this month I was in a car accident (http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthread.php/daoxs-2004-toyota-prius-build-thread-9106-22.html#post340809)...
Forum: Solar Heating 11-16-12, 08:10 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 51,582
Posted By Daox
Thanks Menaus. Its good to hear that its...

Thanks Menaus. Its good to hear that its interesting and inspiring for others. :)




Thats not a bad idea. I'm also planning on using shielded wire or something to cut down on intereference....
Forum: Solar Heating 11-14-12, 08:38 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 51,582
Posted By Daox
The rack is mostly finished. I may add some...

The rack is mostly finished. I may add some cross bracing. I'm not 100% sure. I don't have any immediate plans to add a second row of posts. If I get the panels up and it seems like its moving...
Forum: Solar Heating 11-13-12, 02:17 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 51,582
Posted By Daox
Here are the final pics of the work done over the...

Here are the final pics of the work done over the weekend. As you can see the trench is all done, and the rack has been worked on as well. We got the horizontal beams up and lopped off the tops of...
Forum: Solar Heating 11-12-12, 07:18 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 51,582
Posted By Daox
Thanks, its been quite a bit of planning and...

Thanks, its been quite a bit of planning and work.

I just realized that I completely forgot something while we were running the plumbing... I forgot to run wires for sensors! Its not a huge...
Forum: Solar Heating 11-11-12, 07:26 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 51,582
Posted By Daox
Well, the trench was pretty much finished up...

Well, the trench was pretty much finished up yesterday by my wife and mother in law. They did a great job getting it all together.

FYI to those who were wondering, the PEX tubing went into the...
Forum: Solar Heating 11-10-12, 07:49 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 51,582
Posted By Daox
While me and my father in law have been working...

While me and my father in law have been working on the office...
Forum: Solar Heating 11-06-12, 07:51 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 51,582
Posted By Daox
Here is the trench as it is right now. The...

Here is the trench as it is right now. The trouble light at the end can give you some idea of scale. She dug (with my instruction) too far to the right and ended up having to move the trench over...
Forum: Solar Heating 11-05-12, 12:55 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 51,582
Posted By Daox
Quick little update. My wife finished digging...

Quick little update. My wife finished digging the trench this weekend! The last little bit under the porch is done. All that is left to do is grade it all, then throw some rock down to provide...
Forum: Solar Heating 10-19-12, 12:44 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 51,582
Posted By Daox
Yeah, I have the project broken up into different...

Yeah, I have the project broken up into different threads for different parts of the project. I makes finding things much easier a few years down the road. Instead of one gigantic thread about...
Forum: Solar Heating 10-19-12, 11:54 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 51,582
Posted By Daox
Come over any time. :)

Come over any time. :)
Forum: Solar Heating 10-16-12, 10:23 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 51,582
Posted By Daox
I started gluing the foam together tonight. ...

I started gluing the foam together tonight. We'll see how well that PL300 glue holds up tomorrow once it has cured.

Gluing the foam together was pretty simple. Just put the glue on with the...
Forum: Solar Heating 10-15-12, 05:36 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 51,582
Posted By Daox
I wanted to do this a couple days ago when I got...

I wanted to do this a couple days ago when I got the PEX, but it was raining all weekend. Tonight I uncoiled the PEX tubing out in my back yard. With it being 51F outside, the PEX is a bit stiff. ...
Forum: Solar Heating 10-14-12, 05:44 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 51,582
Posted By Daox
I got most of the cutting done this weekend. No...

I got most of the cutting done this weekend. No gluing done yet.

I started with 8 4x8 sheets of 1.5" thick XPS insulation board.
...
Forum: Solar Heating 10-13-12, 03:08 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 51,582
Posted By Daox
Interesting product. I'll have to check it out. ...

Interesting product. I'll have to check it out. How does it differ from a solid glue? I didn't pick up too much PL300 adhesive, so I'll look into it when I run out of it.

I agree that...
Forum: Solar Heating 10-13-12, 02:04 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 51,582
Posted By Daox
Well its a rainy weekend here. I was planning on...

Well its a rainy weekend here. I was planning on prepping the trench a bit more and finishing up the last bits of digging, but that probably won't be doable until this coming week once things dry...
Forum: Solar Heating 10-09-12, 12:10 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 51,582
Posted By Daox
I currently have hydronic floor heating in one...

I currently have hydronic floor heating in one room in my house. I am renovating another room right now and it will have hydronic floors added and I'll continue renovations and adding the hydronic...
Forum: Solar Heating 10-08-12, 06:38 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 51,582
Posted By Daox
I ended up returning the 300' of pex and just...

I ended up returning the 300' of pex and just purchased 300' of oxygen barrier pex (from pexuniverse (http://www.pexuniverse.com), awesome prices) so I can use a cast iron pump. I also ordered my...
Forum: Solar Heating 10-07-12, 05:01 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 51,582
Posted By Daox
I finally nabbed some time to work on the solar...

I finally nabbed some time to work on the solar panel rack again. I got the rest of the vertical boards up.

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Forum: Solar Heating 10-02-12, 07:55 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 51,582
Posted By Daox
The trench is just about completed. There is...

The trench is just about completed. There is only about 2 feet to go now.

Over the weekend I started working on the rack again. I got my cousin over with a couple ladders and we started putting...
Forum: Solar Heating 10-02-12, 04:10 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 51,582
Posted By Daox
I ran wind loads on the original structure I had...

I ran wind loads on the original structure I had designed. I haven't done it on the new one.
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