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Discussion in 'Photovoltaics' started by David Dawson, Sep 26, 2006.

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  1. David Dawson

    David Dawson Guest

    Is there anone who has solar heating?
    If so, what type?
    I read that it is a maintenance nightmare...
    Anyone found a solution?
    Thanks.
     
  2. Mary Fisher

    Mary Fisher Guest

    Where are you?

    Mary
     
  3. daestrom

    daestrom Guest

    You might try alt.solar.thermal (I added it in to this reply). Yes, there
    are several folks that have used solar thermal heating of one form or
    another. As far as maintenance, I think you'll find it's "all over the map,
    from easy to nightmare".

    daestrom
     
  4. David Dawson

    David Dawson Guest

    I am in Vancouver, British Columbia.
    Did you have some specific advice?
    Thanks.
     
  5. David Dawson

    David Dawson Guest

    Thanks!
    (How come I overlooked it?)
     
  6. daestrom

    daestrom Guest

    The way I heard it...

    "wrestling with a pig just gets you both dirty and it annoys the pig"

    daestrom
     
  7. SJC

    SJC Guest

    I would say an air system would be lower maintenance
    than the water system. Air heat takes a thermal mass to store.
    Water is the thermal mass in a water system.
    I would say that an air system is simpler to build and install.
     
  8. Mary Fisher

    Mary Fisher Guest

    I wondered if you were the David Dawson who went to Canada from England -
    the beekeeper ...

    Mary
     
  9. David Dawson

    David Dawson Guest

    No,
    I went from Canada to England when I was 4 and came back when I was 5.
    I don't keep bees, it would be a bit tricky in the apartment ;)

    I don't mind bees though.
     
  10. Mary Fisher

    Mary Fisher Guest

    Easy, actually :) But you might have been the David I knew.
    Mary
     
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