Solar Water Heater

Boowow

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Thinking of getting a solar water heater, seems like a no brainer - love to hear from folks that have installed already. Does it a reasonable supply of hot water for a household? Any other issues?

Thanks in advance.
 

monfongo

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Put a stainless steel tank on your roof and you have one. Don't forget to put a pressure relief valve on it.
 

chico bill

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As long as it is anchored good and you have a way to get water to and from it without running them on the ceiling
 

Mauricio

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If you have enough water will depend on the size of your tank. In winter you’ll have cold morning showers.
 

AlterEgo

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We considered one, but ended up with propane on-demand hot water heaters for bathrooms and kitchen/washer. Bought at Ferriteria Americana. No complaints at all and highly recommend 
 

dv8

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my in laws have one. very cold showers in the morning, hot(ish) in the evening. staying there for few days when we were getting stuff fixed once was a PITA. here at home we have on demand electric hot water heater and hot water at any time of the day. now, that is life. solar heaters are for walrus folks who like to wash in cold water all year round.