From the monthly archives:

May 2017

Electric Boxes on Roof continues

May 29, 2017

I did some more work today on the junction boxes on the roof. For one thing, I couldn’t get one of the 1/2 liquid-tight connectors to seal up. I ended up replacing it with a 3/4″ version instead. Of course, by that time, I had sort of messed up the whole box and ended up [...]

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Electric Boxes for Solar Roof

May 28, 2017

I had to double-check and saw that it’s been over TWO WEEKS since my last solar garage update. I’ve just been busy, working out of town and on the weekends. In the time that I’ve had, I’ve chipped away at getting the racking installed over the course of several evenings. After that, I also installed [...]

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Fall Protection

May 10, 2017

Probably my single biggest goal of building my own solar system is simply to NOT FALL OFF MY ROOF! Once I got the first piece of solar racking up, I had a brace which let me get ON the roof. At that point, I realized that the metal roofing is INSANELY slippery and would NOT [...]

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Solar Racking Begins!

May 8, 2017

I finally had a chance to start installing the Racking! My package with the S-5! clamps showed up, and I was able to begin the racking during two evenings of this past week. Let’s state two things right off the bat: 1) I am NOT a professional. I do not make a living doing this [...]

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