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    repair/replace perished pipe connecting solar manifold

    I have a Solarmatt black hose pipe solar heating system which uses clear flexible 1.5" pipe and jubilee clips to connect the manifolds and to the pool plumbing. The company seems to no longer be trading.

    The system is now about 4 years old, and the 1.5" flexible pipes have started to leak even if I tighten up the jubilee clips very tight.

    I could just glue normal 1.5" socket unions to the stubs, but I'd rather have a flexible coupling.

    Any ideas on how to re-seal the pipes? I am not sure what they're made from, I can possibly get 1.5" PVC which I could use to replace them.
    12ft x 24ft x 4ft inground vinyl, 32,000 litres, 3 phase 1.25hp Waterco pump on DIY VFD for cheap variable speed. 18kW Heat pump, Lacron sand filter, Solarmatt, 10kW Solar PV

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    Re: repair/replace perished pipe connecting solar manifold

    you will not likely find any glue that will stick to the solar mats.

    In the US there are a lot of brands that just use automobile radiator hose to connect the panels together ... that may work for yours too.
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    Re: repair/replace perished pipe connecting solar manifold

    Rubber radiator hose-perfect. I've ordered some. Thank you!
    12ft x 24ft x 4ft inground vinyl, 32,000 litres, 3 phase 1.25hp Waterco pump on DIY VFD for cheap variable speed. 18kW Heat pump, Lacron sand filter, Solarmatt, 10kW Solar PV

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