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Forum: Solar Heating 03-15-22, 12:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,921
Posted By solarhotairpanels
Reply to Solar Mike

Hi Mike,

What application are you speaking of?
Are you talking about DAOX's project?

Will that DC pump push water up to a roof, thru the collectors and back?
I know it wouldn't work for my...
Forum: Solar Heating 03-12-22, 05:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,921
Posted By solarhotairpanels
I believe my controller is a resol as well. The...

I believe my controller is a resol as well.
The one you chose is fine..

The resol has some a few more benes then the less expensive ones but they all basically do the same important things.
Turn...
Forum: Solar Heating 03-12-22, 05:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,636
Posted By solarhotairpanels
Where on your system are you planning to install...

Where on your system are you planning to install the air vents?
I installed mine inside the house on top of my drainback tank on the pipe coming from the collectors..(I used a ball **** valve for...
Forum: Solar Heating 03-12-22, 05:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,326
Posted By solarhotairpanels
Jeff, How are you doing with your solar hot...

Jeff,
How are you doing with your solar hot water system?
Any updates you can post for us?
Forum: Solar Heating 03-12-22, 04:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,307
Posted By solarhotairpanels
That sounds like a heck of a build you are doing...

That sounds like a heck of a build you are doing there..
Make sure to take a ton of pictures along the way and post em here at the forum.
Let me know when you repost again ok?

Thanks in advance!
Forum: Solar Heating 03-12-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,941
Posted By solarhotairpanels
Just a heads up RETIREDGUY, One 20 tube...

Just a heads up RETIREDGUY,
One 20 tube collector will not be enough to heat your 200 gallon tank. Not even close honestly..
You'll need at least 2 20 tube collectors to heat a 30 to 40 gallon pre...
Forum: Solar Heating 03-12-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,941
Posted By solarhotairpanels
Reply to RETIREDGUY

My solar hot water system has been functioning without any issues since back in 2010.
My system is set up where at it heats a storage tank of domestic hot water which feeds my water heater so that...
Forum: Solar Heating 01-30-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,729
Posted By solarhotairpanels
OK Sounds good.

OK Sounds good.
Forum: Solar Heating 01-29-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,981
Posted By solarhotairpanels
Thanks for your input... so far so good...

Thanks for your input...

so far so good where I have it set right now.

The 2 - 20 evac tube collectors are heating the storage tank water up above ground water temp which is my main goal.
...
Forum: Solar Heating 01-22-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,063
Posted By solarhotairpanels
Thanks for your input Acuario My storage...

Thanks for your input Acuario

My storage tank is only 33 to 40 gallons so one shower and most of it is replaced with fresh city water. Doesn't sit around in that tank any longer then a regular...
Forum: Solar Heating 01-13-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,981
Posted By solarhotairpanels
Everything is good.. just checked. Water from...

Everything is good.. just checked.
Water from collectors goes to the top connection of heat exchanger / returns from the bottom of heat exchanger.

Been so long since I looked at it.. couldn't...
Forum: Solar Heating 01-13-21, 06:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,981
Posted By solarhotairpanels
Thanks for the response.. NO, I have not...

Thanks for the response..
NO, I have not measured temps to/from tank heat exchanger but I will now that you mentioned this..

Water from collector enters heat exchanger at lowest point I believe...
Forum: Solar Heating 01-12-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,981
Posted By solarhotairpanels
Thanks for your input, I appreciate it. To...

Thanks for your input, I appreciate it.

To answer your question (homebrue vs factory)
My drain back tank is nothing but a used/reconfigured 6 gal electric hot water heater. Electric element...
Forum: Solar Heating 01-10-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,981
Posted By solarhotairpanels
Skyking I responded below / thanks for jumping in...

Skyking I responded below / thanks for jumping in here with your input. I appreciate it.
If your transportation theory is right, what's the solution? Faster pump speed? Pump the heated water back to...
Forum: Solar Heating 01-10-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,981
Posted By solarhotairpanels
Thanks to both of you for responding. ...

Thanks to both of you for responding.
Transportation Loss:
My water returns very quickly to the drain back tank.. no problem there I don't think. Pipes are rapped tight with foam insulation and...
Forum: Solar Heating 01-08-21, 06:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,729
Posted By solarhotairpanels
Willy, how is your system build coming along? ...

Willy, how is your system build coming along?
I've been sitting here since July tapping my foot waiting for your update.

Take about 2 million pictures ok?
I like looking at pictures with my...
Forum: Solar Heating 01-08-21, 05:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,981
Posted By solarhotairpanels
Question Delta T Winter settings Questions?

I installed a drain back solar hot water system consisting of:

2 - 20 tube evac units. Total 40 tubes
6 gallon drain back tank
40 gallon storage tank
Grundfos variable speed pump

My question...
Forum: Solar Heating 01-06-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,063
Posted By solarhotairpanels
What you described above is exactly how mine is...

What you described above is exactly how mine is setup.
My collectors drop hot water down thru a coil inside my insulated preheat tank then back up to the collectors.

The water surrounding the...
Forum: Solar Heating 01-04-21, 06:38 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 152,746
Posted By solarhotairpanels
Daox unfortunetly I don't have pictures of my...

Daox unfortunetly I don't have pictures of my backdraft dampers I built. My computer dumped on me, had to get a new one, lost a ton of files.

I made it out of a plastic for sale sign I picked up...
Forum: Solar Heating 01-03-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 152,746
Posted By solarhotairpanels
Just wondering... maybe someone has tried this...

Just wondering... maybe someone has tried this before and if so chime in with your results please.

What about a cold air trap rather then relying on the dampers to totally stop cold air from...
Forum: Solar Heating 01-03-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 152,746
Posted By solarhotairpanels
Best idea yet... for sure. Been reading about...

Best idea yet... for sure.
Been reading about your project all morning here 1/3/21

Great project and updates along the way.

I use 6 inch duct work booster fans and 6 inch insulated flexible...
Forum: Solar Heating 12-31-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,941
Posted By solarhotairpanels
my tubes are double wall.. holding up great so...

my tubes are double wall.. holding up great so far.
Pipes to and from collector are all 3/4 copper.

When water is returning to my small drainback tank in the basement you can hear the purculation...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-30-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,431
Posted By solarhotairpanels
DX geotherm explanation please?

I'm curious...

Could you folks that are up on DX explain to me how the DX system creates heat in the pipe that is inserted into the ground and how deep... what size pipe? What are the down falls...
Forum: Solar Heating 12-30-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 41,317
Posted By solarhotairpanels
Xringer In ref to fan noise.... I run 6...

Xringer

In ref to fan noise....
I run 6 inch duct fans in my solar heated hot air collectors
My fans are outside but are piped in thru the side of my house and run along under the floor joists...
Forum: Solar Power 12-30-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,673
Posted By solarhotairpanels
Who ever he handed it off to must not have...

Who ever he handed it off to must not have continued paying the monthly hosting fees... that's all I can think of. Says Forum Expired when you attempt to go there.

Shame because it was a great...
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