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Offline Ian

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Dripping Solar Panel
« on: September 16, 2014, 10:19:39 AM »
Hi - we can see a small run of water running down the roof tiles from our neighbours solar panel - she is out today - is this likely to be a new panel and any recommendations?

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Re: Dripping Solar Panel
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2014, 11:00:22 AM »
Probably a perished or loose connection.

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Re: Dripping Solar Panel
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2014, 11:08:39 AM »
So not necessarily a new panel - that will please her for the time being - thank you :-)

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Re: Dripping Solar Panel
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2014, 12:11:08 PM »
Perhaps not in this case but the usual cause of leaks on Solar systems is the ball valve in the small header tank.

I have to replace mine every year as the valves are poor quality and I havn't found any in the UK that would fit in the tank.

When it leaks it sometimes runs down the panels, sometimes down the tiles and sometimes down the ironwork.

Regarding the leak I would get it sorted before any possible frost/freezing weather conditions.     :)

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Re: Dripping Solar Panel
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2014, 12:48:37 PM »
Probably the ball valve, have had it a couple of times

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Re: Dripping Solar Panel
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2014, 14:23:43 PM »
Only one way to find out. Go up there and have a look.

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Re: Dripping Solar Panel
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2014, 15:13:51 PM »
Ring Bayram he will sort it. 0535 2392334

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Re: Dripping Solar Panel
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2014, 15:19:26 PM »
Thanks all - can't do heights but will give  Bayram a call - I use him for electrical but if he can do this - he is the man :-)

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Re: Dripping Solar Panel
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2014, 17:38:17 PM »
Yep Bayram does plumbing as well as electrics and if it's a job he can't do then he knows a brother or a man who can.

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Re: Dripping Solar Panel
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2014, 10:17:39 AM »
He will be here at 5.30pm :-)




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