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    Straps for solar heater?

    We bought our solar heater panels used, so we don't have any straps or fasteners. Can you use materials from Home Depot/hardware store for straps or should I break down and go to the pool store? I wandered around HD but didn't find anything promising, but didn't know for sure what I was looking for.
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    Re: Straps for solar heater?

    The plastic pipe strapping should work for that. They also have some large pipe hangers that would hold the headers in place.
    Are you mounting them to the roof or a rack?
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    Re: Straps for solar heater?

    The straps for my panels is aluminum covered plastic. Much more rugged than anything else you are likely to find at a home center. You can buy the strap and butterfly brackets Here
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    Re: Straps for solar heater?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bama Rambler
    The plastic pipe strapping should work for that. They also have some large pipe hangers that would hold the headers in place.
    Are you mounting them to the roof or a rack?

    They are on a rack. I'll look for the pipe strapping at HD the next time I am there. I'm making at least a trip a day getting everything hooked up. The husband is shaking his head at my "projects"!
    Thanks
    Intex 18' x 48" metal frame
    Hayward 1 HP/ 100 sq ft XStream cartridge filter
    Intex SWG
    2 2x20 solar heaters on separate pump
    still a work in progress...

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    Re: Straps for solar heater?

    you can find some galvanized fencing brackets for panel mounting ....and you can use galvanized tension wire to run accross the panels to keep them down in the middle
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    Re: Straps for solar heater?

    We also use strap webbing (like for ratchet strap tie downs) which we bought at Lowes - they sell by the foot
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