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Old 08-15-2008, 07:00 PM
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Did they just open up a store on 441 south of the Market? I think they have another locations as well - maybe in Ocala. Again, I'm real confused.
The guys we used had Solar in their name, and the product they installed was also a Sola something or other! The install was quick and clean and the light is great!
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Hi Sam, we used Solar Guys also. We are extremely pleased with each job they have done for us.

When we had the solar tubes put in they brought three different lenses, I requested this, and then I chose the two I liked. Am very happy with the decision.

They have an amber lens that I put in, it gives a softer light.

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Old 08-18-2008, 04:23 PM
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The installer from The Solar Guys just finished up here and has gone to Mallory to put one in our other house. While here, the installer's ladder hit our fully restored 1956 T-bird and left a scratch. We did not see this happen. He came in and told us about it.
I am so impressed with this company. We might not have noticed the scratch for months.
The integrity displayed by this man amazed me. Wow.
I also love the lights!
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Sam, now you know why we recommend them so highly.

Have you started to try to turn off lights yet? It is amazing how much extra light the solar tubes provide.

Do you have the amber lens in yours?

Let there be light.

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HB, I looked at it both ways and prefer the bright white light. Yes, three times already I have gone for the switch. Had one put in the Mallory house today also but I have not seen it yet.
I had a hot mahjong game to attend!!
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Solar lights Inc in Ocala
2 -10" & 1- 13" $1138.00 installed and very pleased (2007 prices)
Handie :joke:

I called the Solar joint in Ocala and the fellow told me they've installed 40,000 in homes in TV. For the same ones mentioned above in Handiemans post, the cost now is $1178, 25 yr mfg warranty, 5 yr installation warranty (leaks). I'll take pics of before & after soon. Installation is July 7. And the installation "may" qualify for rebate from the feds.

Yes you can buy a helluva lot of light bulbs for the cost of the solar tubes but the natural lighting is much more preferred. We had the huge rectangular sky lights in our former KY home and if you've not seen these solar tubes you'll be amazed how much light they produce.

Ejp52 (Eddie) said the only thing wrong with them is that when he leaves a room, he's looking for the light switch.

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I called the Solar joint in Ocala and the fellow told me they've installed 40,000 in homes in TV. For the same ones mentioned above in Handiemans post, the cost now is $1178, 25 yr mfg warranty, 5 yr installation warranty (leaks). I'll take pics of before & after soon. Installation is July 7. And the installation "may" qualify for rebate from the feds.

Yes you can buy a helluva lot of light bulbs for the cost of the solar tubes but the natural lighting is much more preferred. We had the huge rectangular sky lights in our former KY home and if you've not seen these solar tubes you'll be amazed how much light they produce.

Ejp52 (Eddie) said the only thing wrong with them is that when he leaves a room, he's looking for the light switch.

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Does anyone know if these solar tubes qualify for tax rebate?
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We went with the Velux, the light is not as intense as the Solar Tube, The price was 1 for 600.00 and if we chose to have the 2nd one installed it would be 1000.00 for both, We chose the 2 and are very happy with them
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The info I got from solar guys said there is a tax credit, also said there is a solar powered attic fan that qualifies. Has anybody got one? If so how good is it?
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I was at Market of Marion last week and both SolarGuys (Solatube brand) and SkyTec (Velux brand) solar tube vendors were there. To my uneducated eye, the Velux brand seemed to have improved on the design of the solatube (the original patent) in how its mounted to the roof and attached to the ceiling. Velux seems to be less expensive too.

Anybody else do product research to compare the two? Anybody use SkyTec to install? Comments on their price/performance.

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We just arrived yesterday for 5 days to check on the house. Electric meter running in reverse even with AC thanks to the PVs

We had Solar guys out yesterday for estimate
They said the steep roof required a second person would be needed, an extra
Ten feet of tubing, and some extra bucks . No worries

They came out promptly today with two guys and a second vehicle

After dropping the cloths, climbing in the attic, and getting on the roof, they sadly bailed due to the steepness

It would take special safety gear they don't have

We then called SolarLights and More and they, too, don't do light tubes on steep roofs.

Ideas, anyone?
We are somewhere between 10/12 and 12/12 pitch

And kinda high too

Thanks in advance
L and L
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We just arrived yesterday for 5 days to check on the house. Electric meter running in reverse even with AC thanks to the PVs


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This is probably a dumb question, but what are the PVs?
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This is probably a dumb question, but what are the PVs?
Sorry
The only dumb questions are the ins not asked....
We thought in the solar/contractor thread that abbreviation had been common.
PhotoVoltaic cells on the rooftop make money which the sun shines or Even behind lighter clouds.
While we were up north a silly little fuse blew during a spike/strike.

Tough to find but it will be here tomorrow.
I wrapped just the right doublemint foil around one of the old ones and we've already sold 12 kWh to Seco in a few hours.

We think we found a company that works on these steep roofs in case anyone cares. Both Solar Guys and
Solar Lights and More said no way
Solar will visit Thursday and give it a shot

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