Okay guys so here are the solar panels they’re basically just mounted on this you know rack so there’s four posts very simple four posts going up and then to rail to Yunus truck – well parallel to each other and then it’s just for post I make it this way as you can see the joint up there so that’s mounted on an L bracket and obviously there’s another joint right here another L bracket right here so that what that does is that it allow me to raise this post right here I can raise this Yunus truck post up and down to change the angle of the of the panel and I’ll show you a picture from a buff that I took a buff so you can see that it’s at about forty degree angle right now because of the winner the sun’s really low here in Arizona in the winter times so that’s where they set to do at least 45 degrees to actually fully utilize the Sun.
But I can’t make it any lower it’s going to hit my head so that’s what it’s going to be so basically there’s four panels total so two is in series and then parallels together so and I’ll talk more about the panel once we get inside so here is the disconnect switch box so basically just got the two two sets of wire going down from the top right here going in to the disconnect all this does just disconnect the solar in case any button anyone want to disconnect it and then it’s the ground rod the ground rods right there it’s hard to see right now but it’s right there and I need to get some bigger wire we’ve been able to go to the store to get some bigger wire yet but and then this one the Condor would that go up and go inside the addict and then go to cross the house to the garage the problem of my Alan’s is that this size phase and cell but the garage is on the north side so that was the the other challenge running 110 foot of wire so that was the other challenge going through the attics and doing all that.
So that was a pain but everything else was pretty easy and so we’ll go inside now and I’ll show you the where how everything is wired inside so sorry it took so long to make a new video I’m at my parents house this is not my out if you watch my previous solar system on my other house this is not the same this is something completely new so in my parent house this is the gas hot water tank and this is a new one the old the old water heater was was gas natural gas and it has a what they call a hybrid water heater that heats the water and it have a recirculated coal line that would go up into the attic and to the furnace so this house is actually using the furnace furnace it’s using the water heater as a heat source so basically heats up the water and then the water get fed into the attic going to the furnace go through the coil the fan blow through.
It heats the house the cold water comes back down circling and go back into the tank now at this house the only thing that’s using natural gas is the water heater nothing else everything else is electric so it kind of doesn’t make sense for me to go out there and buy a new gas water heater again because that one it’s it’s completely rusted and it’s basically started leaking so it had to be replaced so when I replaced it I was waiting to replace the tank now that I that the time comes and I need to replace it I decided I’m going to put an electric tank obviously gas natural gas would be more efficient or more cost effective than a electric tank because the electricity probably costs a lot more to heat the water compared to the natural gas anyhow I decided to do it anyway because then I would save the ten dollar monthly service fee from from the gas company because they’ll charge you $10 for the monthly fee plus you know whatever you using so without that I could save $10 a month but then.
If I can use half of the tank to be heated by solar and I’m not talking about the Sun solar I’m talking about PV solar as in solar panels taking in Sun power and producing electricity and then using that electricity and feed it to the water heating element which what I’m about to show you and having the grid only ask for backup or or or in case of any extra power for the cloudy days and stuff like that the only issue that I have with this thing is that because it had to recirculate in water for the furnace I ran into a lot of problem doing the the rerouting of the pipes because obviously I’m going to take the camera off I guess they could show you so in order for me to go out and buy water heating tank that does the same thing would cost at least a grand over $1,500 so that just doesn’t make sense so I did what my neighbor did and basically get in just a regular tank and then just reroute the co line back into the coal and then put a check valve.
Oh basically this is just a one-way thing it only lets water go in one way so this is basically here’s my water softener cold water coming in and it goes into this tea and this is where the furnace we turn the cold water to so they only go this way returns the water into the cold and the cold go into the house right here and then it will go the other side of the coal line will go into the tank so you can see here and then from here though this is where the hot would come out goes inside the house and there’s a tee right there and then this go down have a valve right there it shut it off in the summertime and this line goes into this elbow and this is where you’re going to the furnace and then this is where it come back down so come back down and then it’s going to go back up go through that check valve one way.