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Forum: Solar Heating 01-29-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 14
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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.
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Forum: Solar Heating 01-13-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,985
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: 4,985
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: 4,985
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: 4,985
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: 4,985
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, 05:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,985
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...
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