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matlocc

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I have convinced a friend to go solar to heat his basement. He has a good spot for a 4 x 16 panel.  the issue is that the window he was going to vent through is dead center of the rectangle.  He wants to mount it flush with the house  so input and out put have to be in the center.  Any ideas on how to do this?

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This works in my small Aretha, it's a zero pass.
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Have him take a look at how Don mounted his collector:
http://simplysolar.supporttopics.com/post/don-cs-new-2x16-zeropass-collector-8071547?trail=10

While it's not directly mounted to the side of the house is does have several advantages. You only have to attach the unit to the house in a few spots, if at all, so it is minimally invasive. You could mount the unit to the ground instead of the side of the house. Having the unit a small distance from the side of the house gives you plenty of room behind the collector to work on the ducts as well as anything that needs to be done to the house. 

If this won't work, see if you can get a pic of the side of the house. Is there another window just around the corner of the house that could be used? I'm sure a solution can be found.

Greg in Minnesota

 
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Or something like this if the window is one of those short low to the ground types. heater drawing.jpg 

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Input/Output is sized and positioned to fit the window

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so a backpass?  The window is an up and down type, so the ducts would be one over the other.
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The window is an up and down type, so the ducts would be one over the other.

Is there any reason to keep the window in?

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He wants to install for winter and in summer remove it and set it by his garage out of the sun. (He just put the windows in so he wants to use them!)
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Glass not removable from the frame?
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The window sounds like a double-hung style. Is the window so narrow that the ducts can't be side by side?

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