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2. Connect the panels together

MOUNTING HARDWARE COMPONENTS

3.5" Rubber Coupler to connect panels together (#2033)

#40 Stainless Steel Clamp to secure rubber couplers to panels (#2031)

2" CPVC Female Adapter for all coupler to pipe connections (#5381)

2" End Cap (#5380)

2" Vacuum Relief Valve (#0187)

ST Bracket used to attach upper panel header to roof (#8508)

Cap and Base Tie-down Cleats used to secure hold-down straps to roof (# 6919/6918)

Dacron hold-down strapping (belly-bands) (# 3430 in rolls) Note knot at end of strap.

REGARDLESS OF WHATEVER SURFACE YOU ARE MOUNTING YOUR PANELS ONTO, BE SURE IT IS FREE OF ANY SHARP OBJECTS (NAILS, STAPLES, TWIGS, pebbles ETC.) THAT COULD PUNCTURE THE PANELS FROM UNDERNEATH.  VERY IMPORTANT!!  SIMILARLY, BE CAREFUL BRINGING THE PANELS ONTO THE ROOF TO AVOID ANYTHING SHARP.  IF YOU DO PUNCTURE OR CUT A PANEL TUBE, IT CAN usually BE PLUGGED USING A REPAIR KIT AVAILABLE FROM YOUR DEALER.  Remember, panels are most vulnerable to damage prior to mounting to roof or rack.  Also, be careful.  Use fall protection equipment as needed.

Mounting procedure step-by-step

2" panel header with barbed end

Slide rubber coupler completely onto header

Install and tighten stainless clamp onto coupler just inside barb (about 1/2" from coupler end)

Slide next panel into coupler

Position and tighten second clamp

Couple the other header together the same way

ST Bracket slid onto upper panel header (if used)

Unsecured panels laying on shake roof

Lay connected panels on roof where they are to be mounted or over crest so they don't slide off.

IF WINDY, BE CAREFUL HANDLING PANELS SINCE THEY CAN ACT AS A SAIL.  IN SUCH CASES IT MIGHT BE NECESSARY TO MOUNT ONE PANEL AT A TIME OR WAIT UNTIL WIND DIES DOWN. 


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May 28, 2014

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