Passive Solar (rubber tubing)

» Site Navigation
Home Page The Villages Maps The Villages Activities The Villages Clubs The Villages Book Healthcare Rentals Real Estate Section Classified Section The Villages Directory Home Improvement Site Guidelines Advertising Info Register Now Video Tutorials Frequently Asked Questions
» Newsletter Signup
» Premium Tower
» Advertisements
» Trending News
» Tower Sponsors




















» Premium Sponsors
» Banner Sponsors
» Advertisements
Closed Thread
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 06-12-2011, 09:09 PM
Boudicca's Avatar
Boudicca Boudicca is offline
Gold member
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: LaBelle
Posts: 1,442
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default Passive Solar (rubber tubing)

I've read the threads posted a while back on using passive solar, and still need some information if you can offer it. In VA we had black plastic panels consisting of tubes in which water from our pool circulated via the pool pump. It heated 1,600 gallons of water to over 90 degrees - very efficient and the only initial cost was for the $300 rubber passive solar "mats. Surely there is a simple way to get water from roof mounted tubed mats, into the existing hot water tank in our garage? It seems our builders are missing an opportunity to offer something simple as our pool's heated water. With SO much sunshine, there must be an easy and inexpensive solution. Appreciate your input.
  #2  
Old 06-24-2011, 08:11 PM
Zass38 Zass38 is offline
Member
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Village of Pennecamp, Jacaranda Villas
Posts: 61
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via AIM to Zass38
Default

The real issue here is that you need a heat exchanger between the solar tubing and the potable water system.

The water in the solar tubing will be contaminated and not suitable for drinking.

But, you are correct that there should be a way to install a separate pump and heat exchanger system to either heat or pre-heat water for domestic use.
__________________
Hans
Navy Seabees, Vietnam, All Continents, Mass. Vienna, VA (DC Area) - Now Jacaranda Villas
Closed Thread

Thread Tools

You are viewing a new design of the TOTV site. Click here to revert to the old version.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:04 AM.