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10-09-19, 05:01 PM
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In NY we bank the extra kwh vs getting paid for...

In NY we bank the extra kwh vs getting paid for them but it would cost 2-3x more to heat the home with electric vs natural gas if I were buying it from the grid.

I was kind of thinking setting it...
10-09-19, 03:41 PM
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Posted By diynewb105

Thanks for your help! So even though we have a...

Thanks for your help! So even though we have a surplus of kwh you would still opt to use the gas furnace to recover from the 4 degree setback?

The Bosch is supposed to still put out decent btus...
10-09-19, 02:09 PM
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Posted By diynewb105

It's more of a question as to what's more...

It's more of a question as to what's more wasteful I guess? Maintaining a set temp with the heat pump using the excess solar energy we created and thereby increasing our rate of heat loss.

Or
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10-09-19, 11:20 AM
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Posted By diynewb105

The house is 18 years old. A blower door test...

The house is 18 years old. A blower door test revealed that it is relatively tight. We are in NY, about 60 miles north of Manhattan.
10-09-19, 09:55 AM
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Posted By diynewb105

Recommended temperature setback with dual fuel and solar power

Hey guys, I'm just looking for your recommendations on how much I should set back my thermostat at night (first floor zone only) and/or while we are at work during the day (both first and second...
10-04-19, 06:39 PM
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Posted By diynewb105

So Unirac is sending out brand new clamps but I...

So Unirac is sending out brand new clamps but I must say I am somewhat skeptical that they won't do the same thing if I have 36 of them that rusted on me...
10-04-19, 10:04 AM
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Views: 282
Posted By diynewb105

Interesting observation. I tried looking closely...

Interesting observation. I tried looking closely and it doesnt look like there is a separate washer.
10-03-19, 05:40 PM
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Posted By diynewb105

That's the problem, the entire clamp assembly is...

That's the problem, the entire clamp assembly is stainless steel. The framing on the panels is aluminum. I don't see why this sort of rust would occur after only 3 months and in worry there will be...
10-03-19, 04:58 PM
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Posted By diynewb105

I spoke with the manufacturer that said all...

I spoke with the manufacturer that said all components are either 302 or 304 stainless steel. I'm wondering if this is a defective batch.
10-03-19, 02:47 PM
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Posted By diynewb105

Gotcha, in your opinion, is this something I...

Gotcha, in your opinion, is this something I should be concerned about or is it just aesthetic? The plate that the bolt goes through is considerably more magnetic than the bolt itself and...
10-03-19, 02:16 PM
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Posted By diynewb105

Rust on stainless steel solar panel mid-clamps. What's going on here?

Hey guys,

We had 2 ground mounted arrays erected just 3 months ago using Unirac's mounting system. I went back to the panels the other day to find that the mid-clamps were experiencing rust....
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