Posted by Ed Sirett on October 17, 2007, 6:37 pm
On Tue, 16 Oct 2007 17:14:31 -0500, Jim wrote:
It's my suspicion that the true cost ( of the solar assisted DHW kit)
together with a normal (not green-scam) price for installation could be
It probably only plausible for houses with (vented) stored water systems
and then only when replacing the DHW cylinder and houses with a suitable
place to install the collectors. My own home would probably work out quite
easy to do as I have a flat roof with easy access.
If the kit was just a couple of hundred quid (which is what it would be if
it were mass produced like radiator/pumps/time controls etc.) The may be
it would be worth me doing it. Of course that a long way from doing for
someone else.... 8-(
Alas when I replaced the DHW cylinder in 2003 is did not get one with two
heater holes let alone two coils.
Ed Sirett - Property maintainer and registered gas fitter.
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Posted by John Stumbles on October 17, 2007, 10:26 pm
On Wed, 17 Oct 2007 18:37:45 +0000, Ed Sirett wrote:
I think that's just what it is in Greece: you buy a package with a
collector and plumbing all connected up and stick it on your (flat) roof.
Cheap as chips over there and AFAIK not a gov't subsidy in sight.
Bob the builder / it'll cost 'yer
Bob the builder / loadsa dosh
Posted by Eeyore on October 17, 2007, 10:34 pm
John Stumbles wrote:
Probably no gov't regulations either !
Posted by John Stumbles on October 18, 2007, 12:35 pm
On Wed, 17 Oct 2007 23:34:21 +0100, Eeyore wrote:
Maybe Greek regulations are like their law (as was descibed to me) on
motorcycle helmets: they'e compulsory, if you feel like it ;-)
I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous
Posted by Andy Hall on October 18, 2007, 5:02 am
The Israelis have these as well . It makes the skyline of Tel Aviv
The packages cost about $00. Very basic. No insulation and a
header tank out on the roof as well.