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Forum: Solar Heating 01-06-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,009
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 12-28-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,251
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...
Forum: Solar Heating 12-27-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 13,463
Posted By solarhotairpanels
Drainback system

Ok, sounds good and good luck with your new business.

Try to stick with 3/4 pipe because the water will drain back much faster with the larger diameter.

Haven't had any air issues corroding my...
Forum: Solar Heating 12-24-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,642
Posted By solarhotairpanels
Well thank you for that comment.. They are...

Well thank you for that comment..

They are light as a feather to carry because of the galvanized metal stud framing...

I saw a post somewhere where a guy piled a whole bunch of big stones in a...
Forum: Solar Heating 12-24-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,642
Posted By solarhotairpanels
Ok, I see what you mean. Yes just pumping hot...

Ok, I see what you mean.
Yes just pumping hot air into your basement is a plus even if that's all you do.
Hot air rises.. up thru the floors etc.

Well keep everyone posted on your progress and...
Forum: Solar Heating 12-24-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,642
Posted By solarhotairpanels
Yes if you check out how my collectors are tilted...

Yes if you check out how my collectors are tilted with the pitch of the roof in the PDF file you can see that there can't be any issues whatsover with them draining properly. I made sure all 3/4...
Forum: Solar Heating 12-24-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 23,564
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, 12:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,141
Posted By solarhotairpanels
My only addition to this thread is beware of...

My only addition to this thread is beware of stagnation temps using PEX. I would stick with black automotive type radiator hose with stainless clamps or solder copper to join collectors. Just my 2...
Forum: Solar Heating 12-22-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,642
Posted By solarhotairpanels
Thumbs up I'm back for questions pertaining to my 2 systems

Many moons ago I built 2 systems..
Hot air collectors and a Drainback hot water collector system tied into domestic hot water and space heating utilizing a used runtal radiator.

If anyone is...
Forum: Solar Heating 12-22-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 23,564
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, 02:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 23,564
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 12-10-14, 07:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,526
Posted By solarhotairpanels
Just a thought..

If you are not getting enough pressure running your domestic hot water thru your solar tank, could you possibly turn that solar tank into a closed loop system and run that hot water into the house...
Forum: Energy Storage 12-10-14, 09:46 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 17,416
Posted By solarhotairpanels
Thumbs up Wow! What a Tank!

Sunspot.. I took one look at that storage tank and had to jump in here to compliment you.

that is an extremely well built tank which will serve you well for many years to come. Way to GO!

I...
Forum: Solar Heating 11-09-13, 06:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,787
Posted By solarhotairpanels
Inexpensive Backdraft Damper that actually works

I have tried the store bought metal butterfly backdraft dampers with the 4 hot air collectors I have plugged into my house.

None of them were stopping the cold air backdrafts that happen when the...
Forum: Solar Heating 11-07-13, 09:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 23,564
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 11-05-13, 06:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 23,564
Posted By solarhotairpanels
Thumbs up Pics of 2 DIY systems being built / Hot Air Collectors and Drainback System

Hi everyone,

Here's a couple pdf files documenting how I constructed my latest solar hot air collectors and my solar hot water drainback system.

Hot Air Collector PDF...
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