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Thread: Can you check out my roofs for solar?

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    Mar 2007

    Can you check out my roofs for solar?

    After receiving crazy price quotes from a couple companies, I am thinking of getting my roofing buddies over.
    I would like to use 12' panels so we can work from the roof for the deck.
    Then put a couple panels on that roof.

    I was told that having them on both roof would not be a problem. Is there couplers to join them from roof to roof
    or whould I use something like tigerflex?

    The other opion would be using 3- 4x20's, but I am not keen on being out past the deck roof installing them.
    I plan on using 5-4x12's. The roof over the deck is 14.5 wide by 12.5 long.

    My pool is 16x32 the roof is south facing sun all day. I am ready to pull the trigger and buy the panels I just
    want to make sure I can connect from roof to roof. Any thoughts on this plan?

    Thanks in advance. I am not cheap but I can't see paying a company $3500 to $4500 for this job
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    JasonLion's Avatar
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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD
    The key to installing panels on a roof is to avoid creating any leaks in the roof. If you feel you and your roofing buddies are up to that task then you can save a tremendous amount of money doing it yourself.

    The panels can be plumbed together with either rigid or flexible PVC.
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