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Changing the Angle of a Solar Panel with Whatever was Handy

5 Nov , 2014  

change-angle-2 Decided to take the Friday off before the October 24th weekend and get some extra work in at the Cedar Workshop test facility (aka cabin). The plan was also to knock off a few of the items off the “To-Do’s list.

In this video, I show the simply way of changing the angle of a solar panel with common plumbing pipe. Should come up with something more precise, but this crude system has been in use for the last 3 years and it’s been working well.

While I was adjusting the angle, noticed the backing material  Screen Shot 2014-10-29 at 8.03.45 AM used on the solar panel was starting to peel off. Used some wonderful tape called Tuck Tape. It is awesome and does well to keep water out. The only negative is it will leave a red colour residue on the item.

Here’s some copy taken from Home Depots website: Tuck Tape is made of UV resistant poly propylene film and is coated with high shear, high tack solvent based acrylic adhesive. Applications include sealing of joints and seams of housewrap, insulation materials and foam underlayments for laminate flooring. Tape has to be pressed firmly on surface and should be applied on clean, dry surfaces.

Source: http://www.homedepot.ca/product/red-sheathing-housewrap-tape-60-millimetres-wide-and-50-metres-long/951143

Background music credit: Runaways, by Silent Partner, YouTube Audio Library

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