Straps for solar heater?

zippyjhawk

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Mar 17, 2010
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Kansas
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.
Thanks!
 

Bama Rambler

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Jun 22, 2009
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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?
 

JohnT

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Apr 4, 2007
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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
 

zippyjhawk

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Mar 17, 2010
12
Kansas
Bama Rambler said:
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
 

captianron713

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Jun 29, 2009
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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
 

NWMNMom

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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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