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Author Topic: 2x solar thermal panels  (Read 450 times)
sandyman44
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« on: February 20, 2019, 03:42:48 PM »

2x Solar thermal panels
For IN-roof installation or could be used freestanding, or for any DIY project
just been removed to make room for PV

also the water circuit vessel , control unit and pump, but be aware some of the pipework around the pump assembly leaks (one of the reasons I gave up on it)

panel pics: https://postimg.cc/gallery/qn640qgg/

these are from a drainback system originally from http://imaginationsolar.com/system.html

Willing to give (zero cost) to anyone who can find a good use for in them and can collect. Perhaps a decent bottle of red in exchange would be appreciated.

you must collect  - I'm in the milton keynes area
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« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2019, 06:26:39 PM »

i have this exact system in my garage, bought used 2 years ago, complete with leaking joints.  the joints and pipes in the pump station can be replaced (i think the plastic pipes were the weakness).  Its ideal for a garage or shed as it runs on a small solar pv panel, drains back at night and uses no power.
Its all in microbore so the temperatures are higher than my house system, as there's less water in the system.

I'm very impressed with it.

T

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sandyman44
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« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2019, 09:04:26 AM »

yes it absolutely still works well if you're prepared to put some time into replacing the joints / pipes in the pump assembly , or have some other way to drive the panels. I've a reasonable length of microbore copper that I haven't removed yet, that can go with it as well.

I'll put on gumtree / ebay for $trivial if no interest on here.
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« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2019, 06:17:11 PM »

Same system as mine as well, works well, had the first bit of trouble with it last year and thatís after about 9 years.
Had to replace the pump and the sunshine sensor and a bit of the tubing going to pump.
Works a treat again.
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« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2019, 07:05:38 PM »

gone, to a self build off-gridder.
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