[Vwdiesel] [Audi-VW-Diesels] Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah, Joyous Saturnalia, or ?

Roger Brown r.c.brown at ieee.org
Fri Dec 24 03:23:06 PST 2010

Same wishes to everyone.

Been busy trying to get some new solar heating panels hooked up at home.  This was a few 
weeks ago with the panels up on the roof:
Since then have added tie downs, just finishing up the duct work and wiring.  Then need to 
get the new roofing panels up on the patio below and add the roof penetrations for the 
duct work and wiring, then can finally turn it on and get the house warmed up.

The 2 panels will pick up about 5000 BTU/hr. in full sun and have 12 volt fans to force 
air through and will have a booster fan down below the patio roof to push the hot air into 
the house and a second fan to pull cool air out of the house.  Hope to have all the wiring 
and duct work done tomorrow since that is the last day of good weather for a while.  Hope 
to power most of the air handlers with solar power, so once it is up and running, will be 
as close to free/green heat as you can get.

This system will replace my older system where I simply pulled sun heated air out of the 
covered patio and pushed that into the house.  Used to get maybe 70-75F incoming air temps 
with that, but the panels easily hit 100 - 110F on the incoming air.

On 12/23/2010 7:03 PM, dieseltdi at verizon.net wrote:
> Just wanted to wish all of you a happy holiday system regardless of your religions
 > or lack thereof!!!!  This old dieseler has been putting in a tile floor for the last
 > two days and still have to grout to finish things up.  I will take a break for
 > Christmas.  Any way, have a good one, keep safe and keep the rubber side down.
 > Hayden



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