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    Recent solar install - cracks in header

    Hi All

    I recently installed 6 2x10 SunQuest panels purchased from Costco. All was well for about 2 weeks when I developed cracks in two different places. My VRV is on the lower right and the upper left is plugged. Pipe connections are lower left and upper right. Anyways, the cracks are where the VRV and the plug threads into the header. There is a seam in the header and the pipe cracked along the seam.

    I'm trying to figure out the cause:
    - faulty product?
    - over pressure?
    - over-tightening?
    - too much teflon tape?
    - combination of all??

    I purchased in May, installed in June, been running for about 3 weeks. Any ideas?
    17100 Gallon round above ground pool, 27' diameter
    Taylor K-2006 Test Kit
    SWG for Chlorine
    Cartridge filter, 2hp pump
    Located near Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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    Re: Recent solar install - cracks in header

    No idea but, can you get a replacement part and if not, can you take it back?
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    Re: Recent solar install - cracks in header

    Maybe although I hear they often give people a hard time to get warranty replacements. I don't want to take it back since it was a load of work to get it mounted on the roof! Also I don't want to repeat the problem if it is something I am doing wrong.
    17100 Gallon round above ground pool, 27' diameter
    Taylor K-2006 Test Kit
    SWG for Chlorine
    Cartridge filter, 2hp pump
    Located near Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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    Re: Recent solar install - cracks in header

    Can you post some pictures. Overall setup and a closeup of the cracked area. Is it leaking water?
    22k gallon IG pebblefina, Jandy 1.5 HP VS, Jandy CV Cartridge filter, Fafco solar panels, Polaris 360 supply side cleaner, waterfall

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