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  1. SolarGuy

    Sizing a Propane Pipe

    To answer the first question, you count the pipe starting from the low pressure regulator. Around here, its usually located just before the pipe enters the house. Good luck. Let me know if you find a good source of info.
  2. SolarGuy

    Critique my DIY solar hot water plans

    A little off topic, but I hope the mods don't mind.... Its a lot of work. Expect to spend about the same amount of time as you would with a wood stove. I have easy access to dried/cleaned corn and thats a big help. My stove is the Baby Magnum Countryside and it was a first year production...
  3. SolarGuy

    Critique my DIY solar hot water plans

    According to Homepower Issues 86 & 88, an open-loop drainback would use the air vent and vacuum release. But in a closed system, these are not recommended. The filling valves are both opened to allow filling. The water level (with pump off) would be to the top of the drainback tank. One for...
  4. SolarGuy

    Critique my DIY solar hot water plans

    Hi all. I'm new to this forum and glad I found you guys. I have drawn up some plans for a drainback solar hot water system and hoping for some feedback. Looking for any "gottchas" before I build it. My town plumbing inspector has already given his approval, but he's just concerned with code, not...
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