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Welcome Bob Ramlow co-author of Solar Water Heating  RSS feed

 
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This week Bob Ramlow will be joining us to answer our questions about solar water heating.

There are up to four copies of his book Solar Water Heating up for grabs.

Bob himself will be popping into the forum over the next few days answering questions and joining in discussions.

From now through this Friday, any posts in this forum, ie the solar energy forum, could be selected to win.

To win, you must use a name that follows our naming policy and you must have your email set up in Paul's daily-ish email..

The winner will be notified by email and must respond within 24 hours.

Bob's website is http://www.arthaonline.com/

Posts in this thread won't count, but please feel free to say hi to Bob and make him feel at home!
 
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Bob, great to have you here!

My first question: Are you concerned about the possibility of legionella occurring in solar water heaters? When I heard about this concept, I began thinking about changing my IPSWaH to being just an electric water heater assist.

What's your take on this?
 
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Welcome Mr Ramlow. Can you use a solar hot water heater as a stand alone or just to augment your existing heater?
 
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Please post your questions in a separate thread in the solar forum
 
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Great!!
 
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hey Paul,

I've been thinking about a miniature stove
that could be fast assembled and started to
heat a cup of coffee in one of those tiny
1 cup sized copper bottom pans for demonstration
purposes....

WELCOME to BoB Ramlow
 
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Welcome and thanks for sharing
Be well
Matt
 
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Great! I was beginning to enquire about solar water...
I sure will have questions....

Ok Adrien, I will post elsewhere!
 
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Adrien Lapointe wrote:Please post your questions in a separate thread in the solar forum



I'm a bit confused by this. We are here to ask questions of Bob Ramlow but if I post a question in another thread how on earth is Bob to know there is a question for him buried out there somewhere.

I've been wanting to do something that resembles low row covers or a small but rather long hoop house for the purpose of warming domestic water and heating the house. One of the things that bothers me is that any system could benefit from movable insulation so as not to radiate the stored energy back to the night sky. In my location in the New Mexico desert we rarely have a cloud cover to moderate this re-radiation and loss. Does your book have solutions to this problem and what can be done that keeps the costs low enough to give a return on investment on the order of a year or two?

Perhaps the answer belongs in an appropriate thread.
 
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You just start a new thread with "Question for Bob: Something descriptive" in the subject line. E.g.: "Question for Bob: Solar water heating in winter".
 
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up here
solar hot water systems cost 3--5000$ do they need to be that expensive ? i understand they are mass produced
 
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Welcome, Bob! Thanks for sharing your expertise with us. I will now go to the solar forum as directed to post my question. :/
 
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Down in the sunny southwest we have the perfect climate for solar everything. Would love to have a copy of the book in our collective library. Thanks for being with us!

 
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So I ran the winner picker app in the forum software and the winners are ...


R Scott
and
Coralee Palmer


Congratulations Coralee and R!

I sent you an email to ask for the email address of the person that first referred you to Permies.com. That person (if qualified) will also get a copy of the book.
 
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