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Forum: Solar Heating 12-28-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 51
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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, 06:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 31,062
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 12-24-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 31,062
Posted By solarhotairpanels
Thumbs up Jeff, I have to tell ya... I think a couple of...

Jeff, I have to tell ya... I think a couple of these would heat an entire 50 to 60 ft mobile home on a sunny day of course.

I love this last build design..
I'm forcing the inbound air to move...
Forum: Solar Heating 12-24-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 31,062
Posted By solarhotairpanels
Thumbs up skyking solar hot air collectors

Sounds like you'll have a beautiful house when done.

Good luck with that project... post a bunch of pictures when you get rolling.
Forum: Solar Heating 12-22-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 31,062
Posted By solarhotairpanels
To answer your question YES... Even though...

To answer your question YES...

Even though the water being pumped up to the collectors was returning to my drainback tank in the basement I added a T fitting and ball valve to the pipe entering...
Forum: Solar Heating 12-22-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 31,062
Posted By solarhotairpanels
Both hot air collectors are operating perfectly...

Both hot air collectors are operating perfectly for many years now..
I will be changing the poly to new poly soon. It gets faded over time.
Forum: Solar Heating 01-27-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 31,062
Posted By solarhotairpanels
My hot air collectors and solar hot water...

My hot air collectors and solar hot water drainback system have been up and running for 7 years now... no problems. No repairs had to be made.

All aheady FULL!
Forum: Solar Heating 11-14-13, 05:53 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 31,062
Posted By solarhotairpanels
Sky... at my house here.. my collectors get...

Sky...

at my house here.. my collectors get real good sun from 8:30 am to around 12 noon then shut off / on / off / on while the sun passes by the large oak tree limbs in my neighbor's yard.
...
Forum: Solar Heating 11-13-13, 07:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 31,062
Posted By solarhotairpanels
I'll ditto myself XRinger.. Those things...

I'll ditto myself XRinger..

Those things cost a few bucks for sure.
Gotta look at your l o n g r a n g e ROI

and Sky..
Only thing I can think of is build em.. stick em in place cuz they're...
Forum: Solar Heating 11-13-13, 05:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 31,062
Posted By solarhotairpanels
There ya go XRinger, Their a bit expensive...

There ya go XRinger,

Their a bit expensive but what the heck.. You've got it right!
Forum: Solar Heating 11-13-13, 02:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 31,062
Posted By solarhotairpanels
Sky, this the first 'start to finish' winter for...

Sky, this the first 'start to finish' winter for my system and I don't have my 'preheat tank' hooked up yet. It's in the works but not done.

Right now my temps range from 70 to 100 degrees this...
Forum: Solar Heating 11-13-13, 09:21 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 31,062
Posted By solarhotairpanels
Hi Mike, Thanks for your comments. My air...

Hi Mike,

Thanks for your comments.
My air vent is a manual vent.. ball valve just cracked open.
I tested the sytem both ways.. with and without the vent and the return water actually DUMPS right...
Forum: Solar Heating 11-13-13, 07:02 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 31,062
Posted By solarhotairpanels
She likes the poly! That's it! You're on your...

She likes the poly!
That's it! You're on your way!

Angle of sun is real low in the sky and gets worse at the end of Dec. which is why we all try to mount these hot air collectors as 'vertical' as...
Forum: Solar Heating 11-12-13, 10:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 31,062
Posted By solarhotairpanels
Tankless water heater

Hi SkyKing,

My tankless water heater does whole house heating and domestic hot water.

It's propane.
Electric is nuts in New England for what we pay for juice around here.

Yeah.. show you're...
Forum: Solar Heating 11-11-13, 05:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 31,062
Posted By solarhotairpanels
Thumbs up solar hot water collector steam..

Hi, thank you Sir,

Yes there may be a little steam in the pipe when the colder water begins entering the collectors however the pressure in the piping is relieved by an 'air vent' and 'vacum...
Forum: Solar Heating 11-11-13, 06:30 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 31,062
Posted By solarhotairpanels
Sounds like a great plan. Hopefully, the...

Sounds like a great plan.

Hopefully, the back of your house is facing south maybe?
I hope so cuz that would make things wayyyyyyy toooooooo easyyyyyy.

heck, if your solar collectors were...
Forum: Solar Heating 11-11-13, 05:24 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 31,062
Posted By solarhotairpanels
Sounds like you're good to go!

Sounds like you're good to go!
Forum: Solar Heating 11-10-13, 08:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 31,062
Posted By solarhotairpanels
Hi Iamgeo, First the holes I made were 6...

Hi Iamgeo,

First the holes I made were 6 inch diameter, just large enough to push a 6 inch ductwork pipe thru.

I wanted the tubes to enter my basement between my basement floor joists so I went...
Forum: Solar Heating 11-10-13, 05:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 31,062
Posted By solarhotairpanels
iamego, Thank you Sir, If I were to...

iamego,

Thank you Sir,

If I were to build new or customize anything on my hot air collectors I would pay more attention to balancing the backdraft that occurs with hot air collectors.

If you...
Forum: Solar Heating 11-07-13, 08:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 31,062
Posted By solarhotairpanels
Hi Ex.. They're not completed yet but I plan...

Hi Ex..

They're not completed yet but I plan on installing a T tubing pipe into the TOP pipe on my collectors, then attaching a spin type louvered vent similar to the ones used to vent attics...
Forum: Solar Heating 11-07-13, 06:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 31,062
Posted By solarhotairpanels
First, Pinball - thanks for your nice comments on...

First, Pinball - thanks for your nice comments on my systems. Appreciate it.

Exeric,

I'd be very interested in learning more of your duct board expirements.

I've never looked at Dow Tuff R...
Forum: Solar Heating 11-06-13, 07:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 31,062
Posted By solarhotairpanels
Hey, thanks for the nice comments. ...

Hey, thanks for the nice comments.

Appreciate it..

on the drainback system the answer is YES, air needs to be introduced into the return piping from the collector in order for the water to not...
Forum: Solar Heating 11-06-13, 08:51 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 31,062
Posted By solarhotairpanels
Daox, for some reason, I'm not being...

Daox,

for some reason, I'm not being notified when someone posts to this thread?
How do I 'subscribe' to a thread so I know when people post/reply?

Sometimes I get email notifications.. other...
Forum: Solar Heating 11-06-13, 08:47 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 31,062
Posted By solarhotairpanels
Hi AC Hacker and Daox First, Daox... thanks...

Hi AC Hacker and Daox

First, Daox... thanks for your nice comments Sir,

AC Hacker
So far all 4 of my hot air collectors have with stood very harsh winters here in Rhode Island.

They not...
Forum: Solar Heating 11-06-13, 06:06 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 31,062
Posted By solarhotairpanels
Jeff5may, both links have been fixed now. ...

Jeff5may,

both links have been fixed now.

My error.. typo I guess.

Thanks for letting me know.
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