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Posted by Christian Kaiser on October 7, 2005, 7:48 pm
 
today my water tank still had a little over 40 degrees... not much, but
still usable.

Thus our system did supply us with warm water for a total of 7 (!!!) days of
bad weather! Luckily we still do not need any oil as the sun was able to
come through the mist today, at least partially, putting enough reserve in
the tank for the next several days!

(I cheated a little as my wife was not here in that time, so one person less
for showers, but then the system did not have maximum energy last friday to
start with).

Can't wait to experience the winter's performance :))) Everyone who has a
solar system should put a good additional insulation around the reservoir,
it's worth it!

Christian



Posted by Solar Flare on October 9, 2005, 1:37 pm
 
How big is your tank?

I am contemplating burying a huge one or building a room with 1000+ gal. and
stuffing the room with insulation. Still contemplating though.



Posted by Christian Kaiser on October 9, 2005, 5:18 pm
 
"just" 500 liters...

Christian



Posted by Solar Flare on October 9, 2005, 6:25 pm
 Home made collector?

How big?



Posted by Christian Kaiser on October 10, 2005, 2:19 pm
 No, standard collectors. 4 collectors, 2.6 m^2 net area each. Tilt 30
degrees from the vertical (!) - optimized for autumn and spring.

I know I should make a www site describing all of my system --- I will as
soon as I have time and a way to create a homepage easily.

Christian



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