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Posted by Buckshot on June 27, 2003, 4:32 am
 
Besides the obvious use in the home, can baseboard radiator piping (with the
attached fins) be used in a solar system?  I know most solar collectors use
a lateral fin to absorb more heat, but would these do any good in a DIY
project?  I just found myself with a few cases of extras.

Thanks in advance to your ideas.

-Rich



Posted by Robert Scott on June 27, 2003, 10:34 am
 
On Fri, 27 Jun 2003 04:32:04 GMT, "Buckshot"


Baseboard radiators have only a small surface area.  This is OK in
normal use with a boiler because the water that is circulate by the
boiler is very hot.  But solar systems tend to produce lower
temperatures - too low to be effective in baseboard heating, unless
you installed two to three times as much baseboard area as normal.


-Robert Scott
 Ypsilanti, Michigan
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Posted by nick on July 7, 2003, 6:32 am
 

Take a look/read at the link below.  This is one idea.
http://www.ece.villanova.edu/~nick/solar/solar.html



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