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    Solar pool collector roof mounting kit

    I just got 5, 4 x 12 rigid solar pool panels with a heliomatic controller for a case of beer off kijiji.
    I'm having trouble finding mounting hardware for my roof( shingled bungalow)
    Especially the polyester strapping I need to place across the middle of the panels to keep them from creating a sail.
    Most kits online are specific to the product they sell.
    There is no name on these but they are standard 1 1/2 inch pipes .

    Toronto Ontario Canada

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    Re: Solar pool collector roof mounting kit

    Add pictures of the panels so we know what you have. The controller makes me think you have Heliocol panels which are difficult to source parts for, but I did find a place that would sell to me.
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    Re: Solar pool collector roof mounting kit

    Without a brand, we have just as much of a hard time as you would finding the proper kit (if there even is one). Best just to buy a couple of cheap 1" load straps from Home Depot, etc, and use the strap for your tie downs. Cut the strap to the length you need, put a wood screw with a flat washer on it through the strap. Just put some silicone under the head of the screw to seal everything up.
    You can get these straps usually for a couple of bucks each, compared to a roof mounting kit for $20-40..........the mounting kits are nothing special that's for sure. Just a strap with a bracket that you put a screw through.
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    Re: Solar pool collector roof mounting kit

    Heliocol do not even need straps. All panels need the headers securely mounted, and that hardware depends on the brand.
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    Re: Solar pool collector roof mounting kit

    Hi guys I'll add some pics as soon as I can. Thanks for the advice gents.

    Toronto Ontario Canada

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    Re: Solar pool collector roof mounting kit

    In regards to the strapping, this is the quote I was referring to.


    Quote Originally Posted by bennett.tim72 View Post
    I just got 5, 4 x 12 rigid solar pool panels with a heliomatic controller for a case of beer off kijiji.

    Especially the polyester strapping I need to place across the middle of the panels to keep them from creating a sail.

    Toronto Ontario Canada
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    Is this what you have for panels? www.heliocol.com/heliocol-is/our-products
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    Re: Solar pool collector roof mounting kit

    These are the panels I have,
    The last picture shows the run from the pool to the house as I'll be mounting them to the roof of my house.
    The pool you see is the small pool we currently have. I have the 18x9 intex pool for next year.
    Ps the headers on the collectors are 2"

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    Re: Solar pool collector roof mounting kit

    I don't think they are heliocol Darrelb

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    Re: Solar pool collector roof mounting kit

    I believe they are techno solis panels.
    Anyone ever heard of them?

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    Re: Solar pool collector roof mounting kit

    Not Heliocol which have separate tubes, so straps not usually needed. Yours are solid, so certainly will need straps. But, I am not familiar with what you have.
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    Re: Solar pool collector roof mounting kit

    Thanks jbizzle

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    Re: Solar pool collector roof mounting kit

    Yes, those do look like Techno Solis, these are also sold by Solar Direct as their private label Vortex brand panels, but only with 1.5 inch header option. For brand specific installation kits I would check with Solar Direct, or I bought my Techno Solis panels from Poolheatpumps.com As I recall from a couple of years ago when I bought mine Solar Direct used a simpler (cheaper?) strap mounts than came in the Techno Solis branded kit.
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    Re: Solar pool collector roof mounting kit

    Isaac-1 your a god sent!
    I love this site and all the great info. Can't thank you all enough.
    I was on solar direct and thought they looked very similar!
    Again thank you kindly


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