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How To Connect Multiple Hot Water Solar Panels?
All homes have hot water tanks located in them. How would it be if you could use solar panels to heat the water instead of energy from the utility companies? There was a time when anyone might have scoffed at the impracticality of such an idea but it is a reality now and the panels work just as good as the electricity from your electric company.
The panels not only cost much less to actually operate plus they are helping to save the world from the pollution caused by the use of fossil fuels. If you have a family that has kids in it then you will properly need a few solar panels for your hot water tank. Adhering to the steps outlined below would enable the user to embark on the task of connecting multiple solar panels for hot water –
3. Plumber’s tape
4. Cap pipes
Hot water tanks can be found in just about any building that you can have running water. This also includes your RV’s that you camp in. There is nothing like pulling into a campsite and not having any electricity so you can have hot water. There is no longer a need to worry about this any longer.
Following the below instructions will help you heat the hot water tank with solar panels appropriately:
• Building a livable structure is usually done by the professionals. When the structure is being built the hot water tank will be added. Usually the copper piping is made to run from the tank to the roof. Everything is done according to all the specifications so the tank will operate smoothly.
• Climb up on the roof with the solar panels carefully. The panels should have come with some brackets for holding them in place. Follow the instructions and install the brackets so the panels will align up side by side. If you want a bigger gap between the panels then you will need to get some copper piping and cut it. When cut place some plumber’s tape on one threaded end and attach a connector that is male to male.
• Grab the plumber’s tape again and to the same process to the female connectors. You will do this process to both the hot and cold water outlets for connecting to the solar panels.
• Look at the ends of the inlet for cold and the outlet for hot. You will need to cap these ends then attach a vent to the outlet for the hot water only to the copper pipe going back inside the home.
• Wrap insulation around any of the copper pipes that you have added.