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Thread: How do I secure solar heater to rack?

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    How do I secure solar heater to rack?

    So I'm almost done with the rack build, slope is about 30 degrees. How do I attach the heater to the rack? FAFCO makes a mounting kit, but it looks like it's just straps and connectors. Is there a cheaper or a way I can avoid buying that kit? Hoping there a solution at Home Depot.

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    Re: How do I secure solar heater to rack?

    EMT conduit strap might work:

    Might need to cut off part of the curved part to not interfere with the small tubes.

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    Re: How do I secure solar heater to rack?

    Header and coupler diameter vary with brands, so you need to be sure anything you use will fit. Some brands ship with 2 hole conduit straps similar to the one Jason posted. (I know the TechnoSolis basic mount is one of these style metal straps dipped in plastic)
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