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    If you panel is like mine (also an older solar...

    If you panel is like mine (also an older solar hot water panel) I would say you problem is not that the glass is old and will spontaneously break but that the glass cover is very heavy and you might...
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    I'm not a professional but I do have a similar...

    I'm not a professional but I do have a similar system. I use the side connector for the return as the manufacture instructs (Rheem - Solaraid in my case).

    I find it odd that a manufacture would...
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    So was this a closed loop? I'm thinking that if...

    So was this a closed loop? I'm thinking that if there was a leak in the heat exchanger the domestic hot water is under pressure and would fill then over fill the Glycerin / Glycol side then flood...
  4. Moen Kirchen Faucet - going through cartridges; should I replace?

    I have a Moen Kirchen Faucet - it is at least 30 years old. It comes out of the wall (not the counter top). It looks like:
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    The problem is the handle gets really stiff and difficult to move...
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    A hack saw or electric reciprocating with the...

    A hack saw or electric reciprocating with the proper blade should be able to cut through them without trouble. But are you sure they are not hollow? That is if you cut the legs will you put a hole...
  6. A lot of water spilling. I've done it, it does...

    A lot of water spilling. I've done it, it does work just don't do both the top and bottom elements at the same time :p
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    Indeed - I have just such a system. They were...

    Indeed - I have just such a system. They were popular during the late 1970's early 80's. The only unique piece of this puzzle is the draindown valve which typically lives near the tank and pump. ...
  8. If your heat exchanger / drain back tank is not...

    If your heat exchanger / drain back tank is not lower than the bottom of the hot water heater then you could have some flow trying to equalize the temp.

    I have a somewhat similar system but it is...
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