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Forum: Solar Heating 05-05-22, 04:20 AM
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Posted By jeff5may
Sorry, I haven't updated anyone on the solar...

Sorry, I haven't updated anyone on the solar thermal rig. Since the end of the Rona restrictions, I have been buried in real money paying work. Nonstop people trying to throw money at me to catch up...
Forum: Solar Heating 08-08-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,283
Posted By jeff5may
The garage and the basement workbench are both...

The garage and the basement workbench are both wrecks from hiding everything in sight. This is the month that every distant relative from around the universe decided to come visit. All of the...
Forum: Solar Heating 08-08-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,283
Posted By jeff5may
Finally got a weekend off and threw the little...

Finally got a weekend off and threw the little collector together. I did a worksheet on the solar electricity handbook dot com website for solar irradiance and it said 52 degrees back from vertical...
Forum: Solar Heating 05-23-21, 03:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,283
Posted By jeff5may
Sorry, life and my schedule got in the way. Got...

Sorry, life and my schedule got in the way. Got everything done with the smaller one except the glass. The particle board I used was a little swollen in a few places, so the glass won't fit inside...
Forum: Solar Heating 03-21-21, 04:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,283
Posted By jeff5may
We finally got a clear day that wasn't windy. I...

We finally got a clear day that wasn't windy. I got the small one about whipped together today. A buddy had a bunch of wood shelving this week, and I grabbed half a truckload of it from him. So the...
Forum: Solar Heating 03-13-21, 09:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,283
Posted By jeff5may
Nope, not trying to do a copper skeleton and roll...

Nope, not trying to do a copper skeleton and roll form or solder or both. If it was going on a roof, if it was meant to last 50 years, if I had a big budget... Maybe. Too high speed high cost for my...
Forum: Solar Heating 03-10-21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,283
Posted By jeff5may
Looking for a suitable design, I found one on...

Looking for a suitable design, I found one on builditsolar. They call it the MTD collector, short for modified trickle down.

https://www.builditsolar.com/Experimental/MTD/MTD.htm

There seem to...
Forum: Solar Heating 03-10-21, 12:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,283
Posted By jeff5may
Cheapest most effective solar thermal system ever

Due to a few armchair conversations with the masses, I've decided to build a few of the cheapest, most effective solar thermal collector panels ever. Here's the plan:

I did some research online...
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