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    solar heater question

    If I pick up some used solar panels from different sources, can I put together ones from different manufacturers?
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    Re: solar heater question

    Possibly. Depends on a lot of things like the size of the panels and headers and what flow they are designed for. Biggest problem might be balancing flow if they are significantly different.
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    Billerica MA

    Re: solar heater question

    There has to be a way to do this. I would try to plumb them in parallel. Don't have the same water go through both heaters. That could be too much resistance.
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