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wwsteel7 01-19-2012 07:19 PM

solar thermal roof with pex tubing
 
I would like to maybe install this type of system on a cabin I am building, and would like input from any roofing pro with knowledge of this system.

My question is: will it work (effectively provide space heat and hot water) on a house on the prairies in the middle of Saskatchewan, Canada on the coldest winter day?

Here is a link to what I am talking about.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6Wek...7&feature=plcp

Windows on Wash 01-20-2012 08:06 AM

Which system are you referring to?

The poly tubing under the standing seam?

wwsteel7 01-20-2012 08:48 PM

yes, the pex tubing held in place by the metal purlins, making direct contact with the underside f the standing seam metal roof.

Windows on Wash 01-20-2012 10:31 PM

You will need to check the efficiency on those systems. I think you will find that they will not yield the same amount of heat the the evacuated tube systems do.

seeyou 01-21-2012 07:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wwsteel7 (Post 828291)
I would like to maybe install this type of system on a cabin I am building, and would like input from any roofing pro with knowledge of this system.

My question is: will it work (effectively provide space heat and hot water) on a house on the prairies in the middle of Saskatchewan, Canada on the coldest winter day?

Here is a link to what I am talking about.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6Wek...7&feature=plcp


I like the looks of that system, but I bet it costs an arm and two legs. I'd also wait until the 2nd generation until they get some of the bugs that will arise worked out.

Windows on Wash 01-21-2012 09:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by seeyou (Post 829756)
I like the looks of that system, but I bet it costs an arm and two legs. I'd also wait until the 2nd generation until they get some of the bugs that will arise worked out.

+1

I would bet it isn't cheap.


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