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Old 05-17-2019, 08:52 PM   #21
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Old 07-12-2019, 11:01 PM   #22
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I’ll update my progress later but right now I am at the point where I’m wondering how to get the modules (panels) up to the roof. I have about 1/2 the mounts installed and will probably be installing the rails in a week or two.
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If I remember right, I had two extension ladders with ladder jacks on them. Across the ladder jacks I had an adjustable pick that I own. The kind that slide maybe six to ten feet. I slid it out on the end of the jacks so that there was a gap between it and the gutter. I had a conduit and pulley set up higher on the ladders. The pick also make it safer standing so close to the edge.

My roof is as steep a roof as I’m going to climb. I moved the ladders and pick across the roof where I was working when putting in the mounts. Maybe not when I got higher up because I could grab a lower mount if I was going to slide off the roof. I may have even tied a rope across the lower mounts as a last chance grab if sliding off. The pick was also nice just to be able to stand up straight every once in a while.
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Rent a shooting boom/lull for a weekend?
or an inclined hoist/ GEDA
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Once all the supports are installed, the rails and modules go up really quickly though it is a 2 man job to install the panels. I’m doing this work in the evenings and weekends and with the heat, I really only have about 2 hrs in the evenings and 4-5 hrs in the mornings on weekends.

Wednesday, got the last support installed

Thursday installed 1/2 the rails and optimizers (roof wiring)

Friday installed the other 1/2 of the rails and optimizers

Saturday lifted the 26 modules (panels) on to the roof and installed 13 of them

Sunday, installed the other 13 modules and unboxed the inverter

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Once all the supports are installed, the rails and modules go up really quickly though it is a 2 man job to install the panels. I’m doing this work in the evenings and weekends and with the heat, I really only have about 2 hrs in the evenings and 4-5 hrs in the mornings on weekends.

Wednesday, got the last support installed

Thursday installed 1/2 the rails and optimizers (roof wiring)

Friday installed the other 1/2 of the rails and optimizers

Saturday lifted the 26 modules (panels) on to the roof and installed 13 of them

Sunday, installed the other 13 modules and unboxed the inverter
That's some really good Dad-Son time

Thanks for sharing !
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Hey guys, do me a favor. I don’t know if you watched the “unboxing video” but it’s on my kid’s Chanel. It would mean the world to him if a bunch of people watched it in youtube and liked it.

You don’t need to subscribe or anything but if he got a few dozen likes he would be thrilled.
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If I remember right, I had two extension ladders with ladder jacks on them. Across the ladder jacks I had an adjustable pick that I own. The kind that slide maybe six to ten feet. I slid it out on the end of the jacks so that there was a gap between it and the gutter. I had a conduit and pulley set up higher on the ladders. The pick also make it safer standing so close to the edge.

My roof is as steep a roof as I’m going to climb. I moved the ladders and pick across the roof where I was working when putting in the mounts. Maybe not when I got higher up because I could grab a lower mount if I was going to slide off the roof. I may have even tied a rope across the lower mounts as a last chance grab if sliding off. The pick was also nice just to be able to stand up straight every once in a while.

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or an inclined hoist/ GEDA

I ended up getting some advice off that other electrical forum... I know right? Had no idea you could talk about electrical anywhere else.

The advice was to pass the mods to someone on a lower section of the roof then pass them up to the section you are working on. We used out patio awning. I did brace it and place plywood on top for stability and 26 of those suckers at 40+ lbs is a lot of work but we got it done in about 2 hrs.

the modules installed in about 4 hrs total.

One thing that irks me is that I did watch all the solar edge CBTs and read the documentation supplied with the optimizers but only when I read the Manuel for the inverter did it say to take down the serial numbers from the optimizers. Now I have 3 choices, cover each mod with a blanket for 15 minutes, remove each panel and take down the serial number or leave my system unmapped.
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Hey guys, do me a favor. I don’t know if you watched the “unboxing video” but it’s on my kid’s Chanel. It would mean the world to him if a bunch of people watched it in youtube and liked it.

You don’t need to subscribe or anything but if he got a few dozen likes he would be thrilled.
Done, added a comment too. (Guess Mom didn't turn off comments yet)
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Done, added a comment too. (Guess Mom didn't turn off comments yet)

Thanks!

Seeing likes, views and even comments on one of his videos will be better than Christmas for him
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Alright, he’s thrilled with the 5 likes on his video even though: “One of those likes is from you dad!” Keep those likes rolling in.
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Here is our latest unboxing video. Thank you for all the likes on the last vid, it made my son’s day!!



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Most my work is in another county from where I live, as such I don’t have any subs to do the stucco repair around my service changeout. Any tips on how to patch that?


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Well, all that's left now is to patch the stucco and I can call for inspection.


unfortunately, I am so booked up that it won't be until after memorial day.
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