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Forum: Solar Heating 11-16-12, 09:56 AM
Replies: 128
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Posted By Xringer
If it's RFI you're worried about, it's not...

If it's RFI you're worried about, it's not normally a problem with underground cables.
RF noise or radio transmissions in the AM band and higher, don't penetrate more than a few inches into the...
Forum: Solar Heating 11-12-12, 11:15 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 39,947
Posted By Xringer
Dang!! That sounds like something I would do!! ...

Dang!! That sounds like something I would do!!

Oh well, at least you've got some nice girls, to do the digging. ;)
(Those two are amazing)!!
Forum: Solar Heating 02-09-12, 12:47 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 39,947
Posted By Xringer
For hanging glass, maybe Aluminum Z-Channel with...

For hanging glass, maybe Aluminum Z-Channel with some pop-rivets?
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31LNb3jJMLL._SL500_AA300_.jpg
Forum: Solar Heating 02-02-12, 01:37 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 39,947
Posted By Xringer
http://ecorenovator.org/forum/images/ramadhan/butt...

http://ecorenovator.org/forum/images/ramadhan/buttons/report.gif
That's it!! That's what happens when you get too cold to pay attention..
I'll have to start using that little button!! Thanks!
Forum: Solar Heating 02-02-12, 11:19 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 39,947
Posted By Xringer
Some of them just want to post ads (and links)...

Some of them just want to post ads (and links) for bogus products.
But it seems like some others just want to irritate you..

Very short Posts that make no sense.. "I much enjoy the topic you...
Forum: Solar Heating 02-02-12, 11:00 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 39,947
Posted By Xringer
Yeah, a lot of them do look human in origin.....

Yeah, a lot of them do look human in origin.. :rolleyes:

It must be a real PITB to have to read those posts and start deleting..

Saw this..
Official Google Webmaster Central Blog: Keeping...
Forum: Solar Heating 02-02-12, 09:21 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 39,947
Posted By Xringer
Maybe new posters should be required to take some...

Maybe new posters should be required to take some extra steps for their first 10 posts?

"As a final step before posting your comment,
enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below"???...
Forum: Solar Heating 02-02-12, 08:48 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 39,947
Posted By Xringer
Those tags, are pretty general.. "design, panel,...

Those tags, are pretty general.. "design, panel, rack, solar"..
Will any one of those cause hits?

Maybe they should be edited? Maybe to term like "Solar mount design" ??

Yeah, it gets About...
Forum: Solar Heating 02-01-12, 09:23 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 39,947
Posted By Xringer
I think we have to face facts! The world has lost...

I think we have to face facts! The world has lost interest in tracking mounts.
Everyone is starting to become fans of Fixed mount arrays.. :p

And, I like em too!! :D
Forum: Solar Heating 10-23-11, 09:45 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 39,947
Posted By Xringer
Sweet, the sun is already on one of the posts!! ...

Sweet, the sun is already on one of the posts!! Looking good!

PS:
That 7Up can is still on the clothesline post. ;)
Or is that Dew?
Forum: Solar Heating 10-12-11, 10:33 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 39,947
Posted By Xringer
I take it this will be a drain-down system with a...

I take it this will be a drain-down system with a vacuum breaker on top of the highest panel plumbing?

If the lines are really long in the down hill part, once the pump shuts down and the vacuum...
Forum: Solar Heating 10-04-11, 02:42 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 39,947
Posted By Xringer
Cement is porous and water will wick into any...

Cement is porous and water will wick into any wood in contact with it.

If you place your 4x4 mailbox post in the ground, it will slowly rot away.
If you put it in cement, it will rot away faster,...
Forum: Solar Heating 06-15-11, 03:11 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 39,947
Posted By Xringer
My setup is not going to hold up to 80 mph winds....

My setup is not going to hold up to 80 mph winds. The 4 foot rods (5/8" steel) were driven in at
45 degrees and are not deep enough to hold up in serious winds.

But, they did keep the array from...
Forum: Solar Heating 06-15-11, 02:40 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 39,947
Posted By Xringer
Here's what happened before. ...

Here's what happened before.
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f147/Xringer/Solar/crash.jpg


I put 4 steel rods into the ground at an angle, to hold down the legs of my tracker mount.
But I was...
Forum: Solar Heating 06-15-11, 01:04 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 39,947
Posted By Xringer
One of these things? ...

One of these things?
http://www.homehardware.ca/products/300/26495021.jpg

http://www.homehardware.ca/products/300/26497451.jpg

Or, if you had some very large angle iron. Put some bolts or...
Forum: Solar Heating 06-14-11, 10:02 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 39,947
Posted By Xringer
I have a lot of shielding trees north of my...

I have a lot of shielding trees north of my tracking array and
a sudden gust from the west took it right over. I heard a roaring noise and look up
to see it lifting up and tipping over..

I had...
Forum: Solar Heating 06-13-11, 09:50 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 39,947
Posted By Xringer
I liked this design for PV. Seems like a way to...

I liked this design for PV. Seems like a way to keep them up out of the snow pack.
It looks pretty solid, but at a 70deg angle, the front and rear legs might be too close together....
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