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    For sale: $30 solar heating panels

    Do you think $30 for a solar heating panel is a deal?

    Somebody on Craigslist is selling 6 of them for $30 apiece.

    http://sanantonio.craigslist.org/grd/3152395508.html

    No, it's not my ad. I just saw it while browsing for pumps and sand filters, and thought "wow, what a deal!"
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    Re: For sale: $30 solar heating panels

    what size are they? Come with all required hardware? Controller?

    Likely a good deal if even just the panels.

    I paid $50 for each 4x12.5 panel I got on craigslist.

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    Re: For sale: $30 solar heating panels

    The ad didn't say, and it's hard to tell from the photos.

    Here's the email address, if anyone wants to contact the seller: mfpxw-3152395508@sale.craigslist.org
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    Re: For sale: $30 solar heating panels

    I'd say it's a great deal.
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    Re: For sale: $30 solar heating panels

    Looks like a great deal, assuming they are leak free.
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    Re: For sale: $30 solar heating panels

    Solar heaters in San Antonia, Texas. That just doesn't seem right. Here in MN, I get the want for more heat.
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    Re: For sale: $30 solar heating panels

    I hear you! Because of the cold weather the last few days...I am struggling (even with my solar) to hold 80.
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    Re: For sale: $30 solar heating panels

    Linen,

    Hang in there. I've had my cover off for the last week because of algea - 70-76 degrees is not my idea of warm. But yesterday I took the plunge and it wasn't too bad - not bathwater temp the way I like it, but with the sun shining on me, it wasn't too bad. Looking forward to the next couple of 80+ days.
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    Re: For sale: $30 solar heating panels

    I could see using solar panels to heat your home's hot water here in this area.

    But my pool is already too warm (was 98 this afternoon); there's no way I'm going to try to heat it up more.
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    Re: For sale: $30 solar heating panels

    Those same solar panels can be pretty effective cooling down a pool if run at night (most likely much more effective than using a radiator ).
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    Re: For sale: $30 solar heating panels

    Linen: True, but that's not exactly a "redneck engineering" solution, so there's no fun in it.


    After last night, I'll probably be buying a new pool anyway, so there goes the solar panel money.

    The top ring on my Intex Easy Set leaked down last night, causing all my water to run out, and my pump to run dry for a couple of hours. I reinflated it and poured soapy water all over it, but there are no bubbles anywhere. Oh well, I'm off to research it, I'm sure there's a thread somewhere.
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    Re: For sale: $30 solar heating panels

    Quote Originally Posted by Slowpoke
    Linen: True, but that's not exactly a "redneck engineering" solution, so there's no fun in it.
    Good point

    That stinks about your pool Must be a leak there somewhere. When you find it you can use a vinyl repair kit to patch.
    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

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