Welcome to the Solar Collector
Brainstorming and Development Page!


 

Home

Hot Air Collector

Hot Water Project 1

Hot Water & Space Heating

Solar Electric

Solar Construction 101

FAQs

Best Collectors

Simply Solar
Register Calendar Latest Topics
 
 
 


Reply
  Author   Comment   Page 3 of 3      Prev   1   2   3
gbwillson

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 2,121
Reply with quote  #21 
https://www.menards.com/main/paint/paneling-planking/paneling/c-8168.htm?searchTermToCategory=paneling

stmbtwle

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 2,536
Reply with quote  #22 
Hmmm seems that FRP would work well as a collector back cover, too.  It's cheaper/lighter than plywood, waterproof, and wouldn't need to be painted.
__________________
Willie, Tampa Bay
gbwillson

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 2,121
Reply with quote  #23 
The technical sheet I saw for FRP mentioned nothing about UV protection. It also stated that it should be stored indoors. But as a back cover it is something I have considering using myself. You would have to use an adhesive to glue it to your polyiso, other than that I think it would work well. It sure would be lighter than a sheet of plywood.

But as a summer cover I think other solutions are better. The thin FRP panels are quite floppy. And it would be difficult, if not dangerous, when climbing a ladder with a sheet. Actually, any large or heavy panel would need two hands to hold, especially if it is windy outside(think Mary Poppins). Then again, if someone is recording your antics, you could become a YouTube hit!

I like Kevins roll down idea. But the rolls might be somewhat heavy to mount initially. 

Greg in MN
Rick H Parker

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 674
Reply with quote  #24 
Good to know about the UV protection in the FRP panels. There was no mention of it on the labels.

It would be due diligence to check the manufacture's datasheet before purchasing, not all FRP is formulated for UV resistance. I'm saying most that I have looked at are.

__________________
Rick H Parker
Kansas, USA
Electronics Engineering Technologist
kevin5881

Registered:
Posts: 11
Reply with quote  #25 
Ill have to check it out. I know it is used on the roofs of many buildings and it is exposed.
kevin5881

Registered:
Posts: 11
Reply with quote  #26 
Whoops, TPO is the material I was thinking of. Menards sells it but only in a 10 x 100 roll, about 8 times more than I need. Ill have to look around to see if I can get it in a 5 x 25, that would be perfect.
stmbtwle

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 2,536
Reply with quote  #27 
A roofing company might sell you some leftovers...

__________________
Willie, Tampa Bay
Bruce

Registered:
Posts: 66
Reply with quote  #28 
eBay is your best bet for scrap roofing material...that is where I got my EPDM for my tank I built for my water heater system. Can't find the info now, but will look later.
Previous Topic | Next Topic
Print
Reply

Quick Navigation:

Easily create a Forum Website with Website Toolbox.

 

web statistics