O.K. I give up.

Discussion in 'Solar and Geothermal Water Heating Forum' started by aztom, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. aztom

    aztom New Member

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    I'm dismantling my ill-conceived project. 3 solar collectors connected with 5/8" heater hose that was supposed heat my floor.
    I'm just going to plumb the pex tubing in the floor to my electric water heater and call it good.
    Anybody want to buy this unneeded stuff?
    I live in central Arizona.
  2. johnjh2o1

    johnjh2o1 Plumbing Contractor for 49 years

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    Get in touch with Al Gore he may have some use for them.

    John
  3. Hackney plumbing

    Hackney plumbing Homeowner

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    Like what do you have for sale?
  4. aztom

    aztom New Member

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    Just three flat plate collectors, mainly. I have them plumbed with new top-quality 5/8" automotive heater hose, insulated.
  5. DonL

    DonL Banned

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    What was the problem ?

    What kind of problem did you have with them ?

    Maybe you can come up with some other use.

    I hate when that happens.
  6. aztom

    aztom New Member

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    Don, the loop in the floor is already plenty long, and adding the distance to and through the panels and some right angle elbows just makes it too restrictive to get enough water flow.
    But also, the only place i have to put them is in the front area where they're visible to God and everybody, and my wife doesn't care for that. Now I know I could disguise them a bit and pretty things up, but I'm thinking this is just not a happening thing.
    We get electricity for around 6 cents a kilowatt-hour at night, so I'll just plumb the floor circuit to the water heater.
    That circuit will be long but doable.
  7. DonL

    DonL Banned

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    Seems like a Old School Rug would do the job.

    What ever happened to the Basics of life ?

    People have become spoiled, I do believe.


    Good luck on your project.

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