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Posted by Gordon on October 16, 2007, 2:21 am
 
Anyone else seen this??

www.hot2o.com

I saw it reviewed in Fine Home Building.
The reviewer liked it.  But he lived in Austin TX.
I'm wondering how it may work in other parts of the
country.

Disclaimer:  I have no relation to either Hot2O or
Fine Home Building.  I'm just fishing for further
information or experience.

This could be the solar hot water equilvelent of the
Harbor Freight solar electric system.

Posted by Anthony Matonak on October 16, 2007, 2:51 am
 
Gordon wrote:

On the off chance that this is not just another evil spam...

I had not seen this. The design uses unglazed plastic solar heating
panels with a drainback configuration and a heat exchanger coil stuck
in a water heater tank where the clean out tap would normally reside.

I'm no expert in these things but I would have concerns over the
longevity of those plastic panels. I also spotted some misleading
text which makes me think these guys aren't very ethical.

Anthony

Posted by Gordon on October 16, 2007, 11:09 pm
 

Believe me, it's not.  It's unfortunate that you can't mention
a specific product on Usenet without being dismissed as a spammer.
Don't take it personaly Anthony, it's a general usnet mind set.


I thought that the heat exchanger was in the box with the pump.
I would would not think that a heat exchanger that fits through
the hole for the drain valve could transfer much heat to the tank.



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