From Earlham Cluster Department
Revision as of 07:23, 24 September 2006 by Coppoda
Mounting the Solar Heater
- These are the measurements for rails made of 2x4s with which to ramp up against the side of the house to slide the solar panel. The slant of the roof is roughly 22 degrees. This measurement was made with a level a piece of paper lined up with roof and a protractor. Trigonometry was abandoned for the most part in figuring the length of the rails as the ground immediately south of that side of the house is sloping. Measurement was taken by leveling a construction protractor and stretching a measuring tape to the desired angle. The wall is 9'4" high a 55 degree angle would need about 12' 8" of wood. A 45 degree angle would need about 15'3" of wood. These measurements will be checked in the near future for consistency and accuracy.