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Old 07-01-2015, 11:05 AM   #1
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Solar panel bolt down kit

Posted by Reace 6/8/15
"As of today, we have redesigned the installation to a bolt on system, and we are working on a kit that we can send out to existing owners as a back-up to the epoxy install. We will be contacting owners for mailing confirmation soon.
I will post some photos of both systems in the next day or two."

I am interested in how the bolts will be backed up on the inside of the 1/8" roof and how the insulation and vinyl lining will effect the clamping effect. Just trying to plan ahead as I consider the alternatives.
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Old 07-01-2015, 06:02 PM   #2
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We have the 95W panel and it so far is on solid. However I prefer to go directly to the bolt down method for insurance. I'm wondering if one bolt in each U channel will be enough. I may get stainless steel eye bolts installed as shown in the attached image. They will be useful to for instance to hang a wet towel on a coat hanger.
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Old 07-01-2015, 06:25 PM   #3
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Bolt instal

Brian,

We slid by ETI and the install was done by the man himself.
Great customer service. It just took a phone call ahead of time to schedule.

That is what I would do if I was close to Chilliwack. Sorry I don't know how to correct the sideways pic
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Old 07-01-2015, 06:30 PM   #4
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Please provide photos of the inside and outside of the installation. Bracket bolt through or retention cable?
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Brian,

We slid by ETI and the instal was done by the man himself.
Great customer service. It just took a phone call ahead of time to schedule.

That is what I would do if I was close to Chilliwack.

Sorry I don't know how to correct the sideways pic
Hi: LarryandLiz... I can't believe the panel could blow off the side of your Escape!!! LoL Alf
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Alf, Yea, but it is hard opening the door and don't even talk to me about setting up the awning.

Jubal, I may be able to take some install pics later. Right now it is Canada Day and I'm on my deck drinking beer.
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Here you go Larry. Try taking your iPhone photos in landscape mode (held wide screen with the home button to the right) and you won't need to edit and flip.
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Brian,

We slid by ETI and the install was done by the man himself.
Great customer service. It just took a phone call ahead of time to schedule.

That is what I would do if I was close to Chilliwack. Sorry I don't know how to correct the sideways pic
I'm going there in August for a few things, this being one of them.
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We slid by ETI and the install was done by the man himself.
I see he is well garbed in Chilliwack safety gear.
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I see he is well garbed in Chilliwack safety gear.
And he's demonstrating the proper use of a stepladder.
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