Sunday, November 04, 2018

I Changed My Mind!

8:02 am:
I have been convinced not to use sheet metal screws to secure Yingli our solar panel to Box Van's roof.

Instead, I'm using 3M Scotch Permanent Double Sided Extreme Mounting Tape
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5:41 pm:
All afternoon over at the Home Depot in El Cajon, I worked to get the Yingli properly installed. Right around 4pm, I finally succeeded!

And by that time, I was sooooo tired! Exhausted, really.

I had gone up-and-down my 10-foot rental ladder perhaps 50-times!! Never on the roof of course. Because for a person my age, being on a roof is just too dangerous!

Anyway, the Yingli solar panel is all mounted upon Box Van's roof. All that remains is hooking up the Yingli to the Renogy battery charge controller!


10:20 pm:
I've not Blogged much about my Nova Kool 5810 refrigerator that is scheduled to arrive around the middle of December.

The Nova Kool operates on 12 -volts and at a very low power consumption. My Nova Kool will be powered by our Yingli solar-electric system!

I will build the cabinet for the Nova Kool before the fridge arrives!


Nova Kool R-5810





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26 comments:

  1. No! Use velcro to mount the panels.

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    1. Hotel,

      Thanks for your "Tongue-In-Cheek" comment.

      George

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  2. That tape seems to me a very bad way to hold a panel that needs to stay in place while you're driving up to 60-70 MPH. There is a lot of force when you have wind hitting the underside of something as large as your solar panel.

    Screws or bolts are SO MUCH BETTER at this.

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    1. Don,

      I disagree. Screws and bolts are not nearly as good!

      George

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  3. Mounting Tape? Good joke!

    But I think your readers may believe you!

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    1. Pool House,

      The joke is on you!

      Click [Here] to view video.

      George

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    2. For confirmation the tape works,try this. Open the video,beneath it where the title is printed,click on his
      name- Black Top Boondocker.You will see his other videos listed.Watch
      "My RV roof solar 2 years and 7,000 miles later". The panels are still secure.-N

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    3. N,

      Yes! That would convince the doubters around here!

      George

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  4. How about 2 Bungee Cords.....

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    1. Phil,

      Would 2-bungee cords work?

      George

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  5. May I suggest a somewhat flattened V shaped wind deflector in front of the panel? Had one on my old Winnie in front the tv antenna.
    Bill

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    1. Bill,

      Thank you for this "wind deflector" suggestion!

      George

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  6. Belt and suspenders, George. Use the mounting tape and reinforce it with large sheet metal screws like you planned.

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    1. Lou,

      I am now using the 3M mounting tape reinforced with sheet metal screws.

      Now I read in your comment that is what you are suggesting!! Amazing! Coincidence?

      Do you read minds?

      George

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  7. Great minds travel in similar circles.

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    1. Lou,

      It sure would seem that you are correct!

      George

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  8. Would 2-bungee cords work?
    My guess is about the same as tape.
    You'll need need a bumper sticker that says "NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR DAMAGE DUE TO FLYING SOLAR PANELS"

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    1. Phil,

      Here is my reply to you:
      "It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt."

      George

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  9. Going around in circles fits.

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    1. Igrif,

      Please explain your comment. I don't get it!

      George

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  10. Good one George. The only fool is the driver behind you!

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    1. Phil,

      So, in your opinion I am a fool?

      In past years, you treated this fool to a lot of Outback steaks! Thanks for that!

      George


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    2. ???? it says the driver behind you is the fool.

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    3. Phil,

      Whoops! I apologize to you for my misreading error!

      Anyway, thanks for those Outback treats! I am no longer able to consume Outback size meals anymore. It's an aging thing.

      That's the reason that I no longer go to Outback anymore.

      George

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  11. "It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt."

    or

    "THERE'S NO FOOL LIKE AN OLD FOOL"

    81 years old?

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    1. Art,

      Are you suggesting in your comment that I am a fool?

      If so, what am I being foolish about?

      George

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