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Drainback Combi-system Photos

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Martin Romero
Martin Romero Member Posts: 40
Amigos,



For some time, I've been meaning to post some photos of my Drainback Comination System.  I'm grateful to this forum for all the design help I received while putting this system together.  The system has seemed to work well (based simply on amount of Propane used), but I'll need a few years to get some strong data.



There's nothing like putting a system together to gain experience.  Clearly, If I could do it all over again, I would research more and probably change a couple of things.



I welcome any questions and am eager to help if I can.





Martín Romero

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  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 22,144
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    great!

    nice to see more solar thermal installs posted.



    Consider an electronic solar control. Just about all brands allow you to do data logging or heat metering. That would give you a good idea on what the system is 'harvesting" for you.



    Be sure you have adequate bracing and mounts on the collectors. Those flat roof installations can catch a lot of wind. Some installers add a 3rd brace on the end collectors, especially on 8 and 10 footers.



    Thanks for the pictures.



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    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
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