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Tyson, Emilie & Isaac

Solar Panel Temperature Sensor Replacement

September 30, 2018
Emilie Phillips

Our temperature sensors for our solar hot water panels failed. This is the first repair we’ve needed to do on our roof and it was quite a puzzle figuring out how to get up there.

Here’s a video showing the process:

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To install the new thermistors, Tyson

  • removed all the old insulation and tape, and disconnected the old thermistors from the wire nuts.
  • attached the new thermistors to the the wires running into the house with wire nuts.
  • covered over the junction with heat shrink and some electrical tape.
  • secured the thermistor to the pipe between the last two panels with zip ties, wires, and aluminum tape.
  • wrapped the thermistors and pipe with fiberglass insulation.
  • secured everything with more aluminum tape.

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