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Help with thermal solar water heating system design (I have two 4x10panels)

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Posted by linux konqueror in progress on September 11, 2008, 2:25 pm
I have:
pluming skills ( like to use pex/crimp) if possible
electrician skills ( can relocate my current water heater if needed)
2x  4' x 10' water thermal solar panels (used)

I need design low cost installation plane.
Whole house water filter is installed (I guess that will help to keep
the thermal solar heating system cleaner It is Holly water Hercules

Location for this project  North Carolina USA.
Panels will face south aether on roof.
OR use panels to create Canopy above my deck (also on south side).

In this cases I could build what ever is needed to support the panels
above my deck or place them horizontally close to bottom edge on my
roof and use the space in attic (trusses build roof)that would be
elevated above the solar panels to place insulated container hoping to
circulate the water using thermal  dynamics of the water.

How to connect it to current water heating system?
What would be the right approach to install this units?

I will try to post pictures when i figure out how

Thank you so much
u4david at gmail dot com

Posted by gary on September 11, 2008, 2:57 pm
Have a look at the "Basics" section here:
to see what your options are.



Posted by linux konqueror in progress on September 12, 2008, 5:25 pm

link to the image
Blue-my current water heater inhouse
Black-Possible location or roof
Red- Possible (Preferred) location above deck (This way I will get
cover over the deck using the solar panels)
Yellow-Possible location solar storage tank in attic

Posted by Ed on December 21, 2008, 1:51 pm
 Manual, diagrams, ratings, everything you need to know... just ignrore the
South Florida comments and stick to NFlorida (Drainbacks and glycol systems)
for NC.


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