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Old 01-19-2012, 07:19 PM   #1
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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


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Which system are you referring to?

The poly tubing under the standing seam?

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yes, the pex tubing held in place by the metal purlins, making direct contact with the underside f the standing seam metal roof.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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I would bet it isn't cheap.

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