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Offline BlueSmoke

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Solar Furnace Install
« on: July 05, 2012, 02:57:05 PM »
Well we're going to do it.....We have made the decision to have a Solar Furnace installed on our house at the end of the month.

We live in the upper midwest we have about a 6 month heating season.

It will be installed on the south end of our house.  We have had our house evaluated for solar exposure and it is 85%.
We get a lot of cloudless sunny days in the winter.  I'm hoping we get nice warm air blown into the house.

I learned from Steven Harris this may be the best way to utilize solar.

We live in a typical suburban neighborhood.  I wonder what the neighbors will think?  The furnace will be about 8 feet square.  The ducting will exhaust into our lower living space in about the center of the house.

I'll take photos of the install and pass along my observations.....

Here is a link to the organization doing our install www.rreal.org

Regards,

BlueSmoke

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Re: Solar Furnace Install
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2012, 03:06:25 PM »
I look forward to following your progress!


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Re: Solar Furnace Install
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2012, 07:59:24 AM »
 :popcorn:  this will be good.  pretty please pics?
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Re: Solar Furnace Install
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2012, 11:39:03 AM »
Their panels are a little spendy, would be interesting to know what they are built of...what the interior looks like etc... I plan on building a solar heater and attache it this summer, we don't get much cloudless days in Seattle during the winter but I already have the materials just need to put it together, be sure to take some pictures and post up...looking forward to seeing the work.
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I'd rather have it and not need it, than not have it when I do need it.

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Re: Solar Furnace Install
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2012, 11:33:49 PM »
this looks cool to me. do you have any pictures yet?