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Forum: Solar Heating 01-30-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,303
Posted By solarhotairpanels
OK Sounds good.

OK Sounds good.
Forum: Solar Heating 01-29-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 786
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, 12:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 604
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, 08:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 786
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, 07:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 786
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, 08:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 786
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, 12:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 786
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, 12:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 786
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, 07:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,303
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, 06:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 786
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, 08:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 604
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, 07:38 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 113,766
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, 11:15 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 113,766
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, 10:31 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 113,766
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, 08:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,398
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, 09:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 458
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, 08:07 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 24,379
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, 07:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 387
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...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-29-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 51,342
Posted By solarhotairpanels
Check it out.. Have you guys seen this website...

Check it out..
Have you guys seen this website (https://buschursrefrigeration.com/the-basics-of-heat-transfer/) pertaining to DX
It contains videos showing how everything works in winter and...
Forum: Solar Power 12-29-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By solarhotairpanels
I just wrote in to Gary yesterday via his website...

I just wrote in to Gary yesterday via his website to see what's up with the simply solar forum. His website is http://builditsolar.com

so far I haven't heard back from him.
Forum: Solar Heating 12-28-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 15,984
Posted By solarhotairpanels
Do you really think the twin wall poly would help...

Do you really think the twin wall poly would help to create more heat?
I didn't think it would make much difference from your original poly?

I agree it will look better (thinking of changing mine...
Forum: Solar Heating 12-28-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 16,707
Posted By solarhotairpanels
I forgot to mention that I went up on the roof...

I forgot to mention that I went up on the roof and installed a vacum break type valve at the highest point where hot water leaves collectors on route back to drain back tank. This valve allows a...
Forum: Solar Heating 12-28-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 16,707
Posted By solarhotairpanels
Yes I've had them up for years now.. no issues...

Yes I've had them up for years now.. no issues what so ever other then it's TIME to change the polycarbonate sheathing. They still allow sun to heat the collectors but they've deteriated over time,...
Forum: Solar Heating 12-28-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,303
Posted By solarhotairpanels
Arrow In ref to your idea about using air to create hot...

In ref to your idea about using air to create hot water..
I have 2 hot air collectors I built that have been in use now for over 7 years doing a great job.

They push 98 to 130 degree temps back...
Forum: Solar Heating 12-28-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,637
Posted By solarhotairpanels
HOLY CRAP!!!!! I've come to the conclusion that...

HOLY CRAP!!!!!
I've come to the conclusion that you have WAYYYYYYYYYYY to many ecacuated tube collectors hooked up there! The whole entire system is going to BLOW at any minute.

Best thing to do...
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