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Forum: Tools 02-05-15, 11:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,227
Posted By ESharp
The benefit? No wires! Tiny! (it’s the diameter...

The benefit? No wires! Tiny! (it’s the diameter of a dime by 6mm high)

I’ve only used the wired DS18B20 sensors for my solar hot water system, so sorry, only second hand experience. Some people at...
Forum: Solar Heating 12-23-13, 07:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,170
Posted By ESharp
Properly constructed panels of copper and...

Properly constructed panels of copper and aluminum should be fine with any tilt.

Selecting a tilt is more a matter of optimization of annual vs winter collection of energy. See graph 2 here:...
Forum: Solar Heating 10-27-13, 09:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 17,380
Posted By ESharp
The furnace just has a single speed fan, and from...

The furnace just has a single speed fan, and from what I can tell so far I'll need all the air flow I can get with the low temp water.

Here are a few pictures of some insulating I did yesterday....
Forum: Solar Heating 10-22-13, 06:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 17,380
Posted By ESharp
I currently have an older oil forced air furnace...

I currently have an older oil forced air furnace which Iíd love to stop buying oil for :) Iíve installed a water-to-air heat exchanger (Finned Coil Water to Air Heat Exchangers...
Forum: Solar Heating 10-21-13, 07:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 17,380
Posted By ESharp
Tank

I really liked the simplicity of Garyís drainback system and the large low cost storage tank. I went with a 6í long x 3.5í wide x 4í tall tank as that was the biggest I could reasonably fit in my...
Forum: Solar Heating 10-21-13, 07:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 17,380
Posted By ESharp
Large drainback solar hot water project

Over the past year Iíve been picking away at a large ground mounted solar hot water system for my house. I got a lot of inspiration to do it from a few members of this forum and Garyís...
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