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Bert - Your cover looks slick.  It looks like your collector is visible from the street; the cover blends in real well.  Did you remove the normal glazing and insert the cover in its place?  Or does it cover the glazing?

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 I actually used the existing  panels. I removed them and painted them and put them back.
Figured I might as well use the new panels for winter when I get them. This way I won't have to  buy them right away and they will be one year newer.

So  actually I will just have to exchange them in spring and fall.


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Depending on the method you used to seal the glazing, you may want to simply place the covers on top of the winter glazing instead of switching it out seasonally. Even the best weatherstripping(EDPM) may flatten out and lose its resiliency, especially when compressed multiple times. On the other hand, opening up the collector regularly gives you the opportunity to check things out. And while it might be difficult to attach a hinged cover similar to Don's due to how your collector is to the ground, you could place blocks under the collector to support the "cover", while some sort of clips or straps could hold it tight to the face of the collector.


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Greg,

I will keep an eye on the weather stripping  but It would be more difficult to place it over the glazing as I would need to engineer a way to attached it. Plus it would not look as good. The way I have it done it's very easy to exchange and there's no comparison to my other covers as far as looks are concern.

At the worst I may have to replace the weather stripping every few years.


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