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  1. Thread: O.K. I give up.

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    Don, the loop in the floor is already plenty...

    Don, the loop in the floor is already plenty long, and adding the distance to and through the panels and some right angle elbows just makes it too restrictive to get enough water flow.
    But also,...
  2. Thread: O.K. I give up.

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    Just three flat plate collectors, mainly. I have...

    Just three flat plate collectors, mainly. I have them plumbed with new top-quality 5/8" automotive heater hose, insulated.
  3. Thread: O.K. I give up.

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    O.K. I give up.

    I'm dismantling my ill-conceived project. 3 solar collectors connected with 5/8" heater hose that was supposed heat my floor.
    I'm just going to plumb the pex tubing in the floor to my electric...
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    Thanks Dana for that cogent analysis. I wish I...

    Thanks Dana for that cogent analysis. I wish I had come to this site before cobbling together my project.
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    motor sizing for radiant floor heat

    I've got a loop of 475' of 1/2" (375 and about another hundred through three flat panel collectors,in parallel). There's about 14 elbows in the loop.
    How big of a motor and what type would get the...
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    Thanks. I'll try leveling them better, they're...

    Thanks. I'll try leveling them better, they're just sitting on the ground. That should help the vaporlocking.
    I tried pinching the hoses with vise-grips today to equalize the flow (temporarily, to...
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    How to get even heat from h/w panels

    Hi,
    I've got three solar h/w panels plumbed in parallel. They are almost level, and I have the feed and outlets going through T's of 1/2" copper.
    I'm not getting any circulation through the first...
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