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Tig welding a copper manifold

Postby Simclardy » Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:57 am

I just finished connecting all my refrigerant lines to my new solar heat pump system. I made two manifold so I could feed the 8 solar panels. The array photo is before I hooked it all up. Also the top route is regular pv panels. Cheers
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Re: Tig welding a copper manifold

Postby Simclardy » Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:57 am

Here is the manifold installedImage

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Re: Tig welding a copper manifold

Postby Poland308 » Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:03 am

That's cool. Pun? What refrigerant? Or is it a what're. ( water) source heat pump conversion?
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Re: Tig welding a copper manifold

Postby Simclardy » Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:31 am

It's r410a

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Re: Tig welding a copper manifold

Postby Arno » Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:42 am

Very cool! (pun not intended :roll: )

Are you also fitting the heat pump panels sandwiched behind the photovoltaic ones to draw excess heat away from them as well?

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Re: Tig welding a copper manifold

Postby Simclardy » Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:36 pm

Arno wrote:Very cool! (pun not intended :roll: )

Are you also fitting the heat pump panels sandwiched behind the photovoltaic ones to draw excess heat away from them as well?

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No I'm not, but that is a good question. Companies have tried to make duel purpose panels to do just what you describe and the end result is that it does not do ether quite as good. But technology changes all the time and that could be a possibility.

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Re: Tig welding a copper manifold

Postby kimmy » Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:59 am

That looks great! Well done! :shock:
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Re: Tig welding a copper manifold

Postby Simclardy » Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:37 pm

kimmy wrote:That looks great! Well done! :shock:
Thanks! I fired it up last night and was pleasantly surprised at how quiet the unit is. Still need to hook up water lines so no heat yet.

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