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Old May 23rd 2008, 10:34 pm
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Default Solar water heaters.

I have been looking at some solar water heaters in Leroy Merlin.
The brand is name 'Dissol'. They are the single panel type with a 100 litre tank attached and retail for €1290. There is also a larger version with 150 litre tank for around €1400.

Can anyone who owns one of these heaters give me their opinion of how well they perform?

Many thanks.
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Old May 23rd 2008, 10:40 pm
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Originally Posted by Lord Lucan
I have been looking at some solar water heaters in Leroy Merlin.
The brand is name 'Dissol'. They are the single panel type with a 100 litre tank attached and retail for €1290. There is also a larger version with 150 litre tank for around €1400.

Can anyone who owns one of these heaters give me their opinion of how well they perform?

Many thanks.
you might like to do a search for either Solarwizz or Fred James, they seem to be quite up on this subject........

In the mean time, have a look at these, http://britishexpats.com/forum/showt...=solar+heating
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Old May 25th 2008, 6:11 am
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Default Re: Solar water heaters.

I want to heat water via the sun, not generate electricity...I've got mains power!

Is there anyone who actually knows something about this subject?
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Old May 25th 2008, 6:12 am
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Default Re: Solar water heaters.

Originally Posted by Lord Lucan
I want to heat water via the sun, not generate electricity...I've got mains power!

Is there anyone who actually knows something about this subject?
YES!


Solarwizz, why don't you SEARCH for his name.
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Yake a look at this, its been discussed and you may find the threads useful

http://britishexpats.com/forum/searc...earchid=146554
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Default Re: Solar water heaters.

Sorry - no matches. Please try some different terms.

Yeah brilliant!

I give up!
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Over to you Mitz.......
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Old May 25th 2008, 7:35 am
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Originally Posted by Lord Lucan
Sorry - no matches. Please try some different terms.

Yeah brilliant!

I give up!
Return to the beach, your clothes are getting wet.
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Default Re: Solar water heaters.

I too have been considering solar hot water heating and especially in the face of rising gas prices the payback is better now. I cant find any advice as to the best make or model but colleagues advise to go for at least a 300 litre tank for a family home. 500 litres sounds even better but that is half a tonne if on the roof. Also have a thermometer wired in to check the temp as sometimes if you are not consuming hot water it can boil on a really hot day. I was thinking about installing a sort of textile screen to shade the panels when we go away or if the temp does get too hot. Never seen any installtion like that though.
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Round here people just throw a blanket over their panels!
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Old May 25th 2008, 10:48 pm
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Originally Posted by Hillybilly
Round here people just throw a blanket over their panels!
That is one option hillybilly but I was thinking of something a little more robust to withstand the wind when away.
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OK, a blanket and 4 bricks...one for each corner
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