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    HelioMaxx Part List *All components accessible for maintenance and servicing

    Sku

    Quantity (model)

    Description Picture 50g 80g 120g

    Vacuum Tube Kits: ThermoPower-VHP

    1 x VHP20

    1 x VHP30

    2 x VHP20

    SRCC OG-100 certified Vacuum Heat Pipe Collector

    Flat Plate Kits: TitanPowerPlus-SU2 1 2 3

    SRCC OG-100 certified Flat Plate Collector

    UniMaxx-Plus 1 1 1 Solar Hot Water Pump Station

    Etank-s-6g 1 1 1 6 gallon Solar expansion tank with piping and mounting bracket

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    StorMaxxPTec Tank 1 x 50g 1 x 80g 1 x

    105g Solar Storage Tank. Sizes vary based on kits.

    FlowMaxx-5880 (Pro Kit Only) 1 1 1

    80 ft. roll of 5/8" pre-insulated line set

    FlowMaxx-QC58-M (Pro Kit Only) 4 4 4

    Line set fitting with male 3/4" NPT

    FlowMaxx-QC58-F (Pro Kit Only) 4 4 4

    Line set fitting with female 3/4" NPT

    FlowMaxx-MMSM (Pro Kit Only) 2 2 2 Bag of 4 Line Set Mounting Clips

    Glycol-2_5GHT 1 1 1

    2.5 gallons of High temperature Propylene Glycol heat transfer fluid

    Valve-Mixing-AM101-US-1 1 1 1

    Honeywell 100-145 F anti-scald valve

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    Valve-TP-150psi 1 1 1 210F/150psi T & P Valve

    Valve-34-F-F 2 2 2 3/4" Brass Ball Valve with Female NPT

    Flat Plate - Balance of System Components

    ConnectMaxx-TPPSU2-Connect-F 1 1 1

    Universal Connection Set with Female NPT

    Vacuum Heat Pipe - Balance of System Components (Pro Kit Only)

    Elbow-BRA-1-34-90D-FF 1 1 1

    1" to 3/4" Brass Elbow Female NPT

    Tee-BRA-1-34-34-FFF 1 1 1 1" to 3/4" to 3/4" Brass TEE

    Union-BRA-1-F

    1 1 Brass Union Female NPT

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    WARNING!

    For your safety, please read through this manual carefully before installation to minimize the risk of

    property damage and personal injury!

    Any work you perform must be adapted to suit conditions on site and must be in accordance with

    technical and local regulations. Installation must be carried out by technically qualified and authorized

    professional personnel who possess the required licensing, if applicable.

    Table of Contents

    1.0 Safety Precautions ........................................................................................................................................................... 8

    1.1 Evacuated Tubes ..................................................................................................................................................... 9

    1.2 Flat Plates................................................................................................................................................................... 9

    1.3 System ......................................................................................................................................................................... 9

    2.0 Introduction ..................................................................................................................................................................... 10

    Valve-34-F-F 1 1 1 3/4" Brass Ball Valve with Female NPT

    Nipple-BRA-34-2 1 1 1 2" Long Brass Nipple 3/4" NPT

    Bushing-BRA-34-12 1 1 1 3/4" to 1/2" Brass Bushing

    Vent-HY-B-18-M 1 1 1 1/8" Automatic Air Vent

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    2.1 Features .................................................................................................................................................................... 11

    2.2 Benefits ..................................................................................................................................................................... 11

    3.0 Before You Begin ............................................................................................................................................................ 11

    3.1 Tools You May Need ............................................................................................................................................ 12

    3.2 Positioning the Collectors ................................................................................................................................. 12

    4.0 Main Components in HelioMaxx Systems: ........................................................................................................... 14

    4.1 Vacuum Tube Collectors .................................................................................................................................... 15

    4.2 Flat Plate Collectors ............................................................................................................................................. 15

    4.3 UniMaxx Pump Station ....................................................................................................................................... 16

    4.4 Pre-Insulated Lineset .......................................................................................................................................... 16

    4.5 Automatic Air-Bleeder Valve .......................................................................................................................... 16

    4.6 Expansion Tank ..................................................................................................................................................... 16

    4.7 Solar Storage Tank ............................................................................................................................................... 16

    4.8 Other Components .............................................................................................................................................. 17

    4.9 Mounting Kits ......................................................................................................................................................... 17

    5.0 The Pump Station ........................................................................................................................................................... 17

    5.1 Mounting the Pump Station ............................................................................................................................. 17

    6.0 Piping .................................................................................................................................................................................. 19

    6.1 Overall Diagram .................................................................................................................................................... 19

    6.2 Collector Fittings ................................................................................................................................................... 22

    6.2.1 Flat Plate Fittings ........................................................................................................................................ 22

    6.2.2 Flat Plates in Array ..................................................................................................................................... 24

    6.3 Vacuum Tubes........................................................................................................................................................ 25

    6.3.1Vacuum Tube Fittings ................................................................................................................................ 25

    6.3.2 Mounting Vacuum Tube Collectors in Series .................................................................................. 25

    6.4 Pressurized Storage Tank ................................................................................................................................. 26

    6.5 Preparing the FloMaxx Lineset ....................................................................................................................... 26

    6.4.2 Roof Penetrations ....................................................................................................................................... 30

    7.0 Configuring the Controller ......................................................................................................................................... 32

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    7.1 Sensors and Wiring .............................................................................................................................................. 32

    7.2 Programming the Controller............................................................................................................................ 34

    8.0 Charging the System ..................................................................................................................................................... 34

    8.1 Pressurizing the System .................................................................................................................................... 34

    8.1.1 Determining System Pressure ............................................................................................................... 34

    8.1.1 Pressurizing with Air ................................................................................................................................ 34

    8.2 Flushing the System............................................................................................................................................. 35

    8.3 Preparing the Heat Transfer Fluid ................................................................................................................ 35

    8.4 Filling the System ................................................................................................................................................. 35

    9.0 Performance Assessment ........................................................................................................................................... 37

    9.1 Starting Tank Temperature .............................................................................................................................. 37

    9.2 Determining Solar Potential ............................................................................................................................. 37

    9.3 Determine Collector Array Yield .................................................................................................................... 37

    9.4 Determine Heat Transfer Across Collector Array ................................................................................... 38

    9.5 Determine the Heat Transfer Across Collector Array ........................................................................... 38

    10.0 Operations and Maintenance .................................................................................................................................. 38

    10.1 Measuring Glycol Concentration ................................................................................................................. 38

    10.2 Measuring Glycol Acidity ................................................................................................................................ 38

    10.3 System pressure ................................................................................................................................................. 38

    10.4 Piping Insulation ................................................................................................................................................ 38

    10.5 Inspection of broken tubes (Vacuum Tube Systems Only) .............................................................. 38

    10.6 Cleaning the Collectors ....................................................................................................... 33

    10.7 System Commissioning and Maintenance.....33

    11.0Troubleshooting.35

    1.0 Safety Precautions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY PRECAUTIONS. READ CAREFULLY!

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    1.1 Evacuated Tubes

    1. The tip of the heat pipe can reach temperatures in excess of 392F (200C) when the tube is exposed to

    sunlight. It is recommended that you use leather gloves when handling vacuum tubes and that you

    install the tubes during cloudy days or during nighttime hours. Thick leather gloves should also be worn

    when handling hot heat pipes.

    2. The vacuum tubes are relatively fragile, and will break if struck by a hard object or are dropped. Care

    must be taken when handling broken glass from the tubes, and wherever possible protection should be

    used to prevent breakage. It is also highly recommended that you consistently be on the lookout for

    broken glass in the vicinity of the collector array in the event of a storm or object falling on the

    collectors.

    3. If they have internal pressure built up, tubes may explode if broken rather than implode when broken.

    This is an uncommon occurrence but one that should be taken into consideration.

    4. In areas prone to large hail (>3/4 (20mm)), it is recommended that the collectors be mounted at an

    angle 40 or greater so as to minimize the impact force

    5. Always wear safety goggles when handling vacuum tubes.

    1.2 Flat Plates

    1. The glass panel of the flat plates is relatively fragile, and great care should be taken to ensure that no

    hard objects fall onto it and cause breakage

    2. When exposed to sunlight, even when empty of heat transfer fluid, the threaded fittings at the input

    and output of the collector can become extremely hot. Leather gloves are recommended when

    installing piping and plumbing components to the flat plates.

    1.3 System

    1. It is important that the system you install is fully planned out and dimensioned before installation to

    avoid unforeseen and possibly dangerous circumstances as well as to have a more efficient installation.

    2. Leather gloves should be worn any time when handling hot components.

    3. When charged, the heat transfer fluid WILL become hot. Any leakage can cause serious scalding and

    steps should be taken to make sure that the system is thoroughly sealed before charging.

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    4. It is important that use appropriate safety measures when working on a roof. Safety harnesses should

    be worn at all times when installing collectors onto a pitched roof and proper footwear should be worn

    to prevent slippage.

    5. Do not install collectors during times of high wind velocities. Obtain approval from an engineer before

    installing collectors in high wind regions.

    6. Installation must be completed in accordance with relevant local standards and regulations.

    7. Installation must be completed by a qualified tradesperson who holds relevant industry licenses or

    certificates required that are valid during the installation.

    8. Unless otherwise specified, no part of the HelioMaxx system may be inspected, repaired, maintained, or

    commissioned by anyone who is not authorized personnel.

    9. Always be sure that everything you do is in compliance with OSHA regulations

    NOTE: SunMaxx Solar reserves the right to make product changes or updates without notice and is cannot be held

    responsible for typographical errors in literature.

    2.0 Introduction

    The HelioMaxx prepackaged kit is the solar industrys leading domestic hot water solution. Developed by experienced

    industry professionals with installers in mind, these kites combine cutting-edge solar equipment and hydronic

    accessories to minimize set up time and streamline the installation process. The solar energy system described by this

    manual, when properly installed and maintained, meets the minimum standards established by the SRCC. This

    certification does not imply endorsement or warranty of this product by SRCC.

    2.1 Types of HelioMaxx Kits

    HelioMaxx Kits with TitanPower Plus-SU2 Collectors

    Model/SKU Daily Hot Water Consumption Number Of Collectors

    HelioMaxx-50FP 50 Gal 1

    HelioMaxx-80FP 80 Gal 2

    HelioMaxx-120FP 120 Gal 3

    HelioMaxx Kits with ThermoPower Vacuum Heat Pipe Collectors

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    Model/SKU Daily How Water Consumption Number of Collectors

    HelioMaxx-50VHP 50 Gal 1

    HelioMaxx-80VHP 80 Gal 1

    HelioMaxx-120VHP 120 Gal 2

    2.2 Features

    SRCC OG-100 certified collectors

    Unimaxx integrated pump station

    Leading performance among OG-100 collectors

    Comprehensive, turn-key package

    Retrofits virtually any existing system

    Hassle-free installation

    StorMaxx Premium storage tank

    Innovation, patented components

    2.3 Benefits

    HelioMaxx kits feature collectors that are among the most efficient SRCC rated vacuum tubes and flat plates.

    HelioMaxx Kits eliminate 50%-80% of a homes hot water bills, can pay for themselves in 2-7 years, and provide

    free hot water for up to 30 years.

    3.0 Before You Begin

    Be sure the following equipment is ready at the job site:

    SunMaxx collectors

    Mounting hardware

    Roof Penetration Hardware

    FloMaxx Lineset

    Pump Station w/controller

    Isolation valves, tempering valves

    StorMaxx solar storage tank

    Component fittings and unions for collectors, pump station, storage tank, and lineset

    Propylene Glycol (high temp or mixture)

    Temperature sensors

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    Make sure water tank has been depressurized. Do this by cutting off the cold water supply to the tank

    and allowing the pressure to leave the system. Leaving a faucet on, for example, will accomplish this.

    Make sure that the roof has full traction. If it is wet from a recent rainfall or has ice buildup you should

    not be doing collector installations.

    Make sure that each component of the system is present and unbroken. If anything is broken or

    missing, contact SunMaxx to see what options are available to you in terms of replacement.

    3.1 Tools You May Need

    Electric Drill

    Hack Saw

    Tubing Cutter

    Tin Snips

    16 Tape Measure

    Ladder

    High Traction Work Boots

    Harness, Safety Line

    Adjustable Ratchet

    Adjustable hex wrench for 1.25 thru

    1.875 hex sizes.

    Philips screw driver (for tank sensor

    installation)

    1/4 drill bit for 3/8 lag screws

    1/8 drill bit for 1/2 lag screws

    Teflon Tape or Pipe Dope

    1/2 wrench/socket for 3/8 bolts and

    nuts

    3/4 wrench/socket for 1/2 hanger

    bolts and nuts

    3.2 Positioning the Collectors

    The collector is positioned in terms of its azimuth angle and inclination angle. Do not allow xcessive shading of solar system.

    Azimuth angle refers to the lateral angle between true south and the perpendicular of the face of the collector. Ideally, this angle should be zero, for when the collector faces due south is receives the maximum amount of incident

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    radiation from the sun. However, due to conditions such as the direction an inclined roof faces and objects that produce shade, deviations are usually present and are usually acceptable.

    In order to determine the proper azimuth angle, it is necessary to ascertain the direction of true south. True south is the direction pointing to where the sun is highest in the sky, or zenith. True south differs from magnetic south due to the fact that the magnetic poles do not precisely match up with the geographical north/south poles of the earth. Determine your magnetic declination in your region before you decide on an azimuth!

    Inclination angle refers to the angle between the collector and the horizontal ground. Determining the proper inclination angle involves understanding a little bit about how the position of the zenith changes throughout the year.

    The change in zenith angle is based on the fact that the axis of the earths rotation is tilted approximately 23.5. Because of this, the maximum zenith angle for any particular location is the latitude plus 23.5 (June 22), whereas the minimum zenith angle is the latitude minus 23.5 (December 22).

    In order to get the best year-round solar fraction, it is recommended that the inclination of solar collectors be as

    close to you latitude as possible. This represents the average of the zenith throughout the year. However, if a majority

    of your heat load is during a particular time of year, it would be a good idea to adjust the inclination accordingly (less for

    high summer usage and more for high winter usage). See the table below for recommended dimensions for mounting

    hardware and collector spacing in order to accomplish proper inclination angles.

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    Once you have determined the required dimensions and orientation for you collectors and mounting

    hardware, refer to the our guide on roof mounting.

    4.0 Main Components in HelioMaxx Systems: There are a variety of HelioMaxx Prepackaged systems to meet almost any domestic situation you may have. The

    component list is shown below (keep in mind not every component is available in every kit).

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    4.1 Vacuum Tube Collectors

    Overall Length: 79 (1980mm)

    Overall Height: 6.14 (155mm) (for manifold and standard frame)

    Brand name: ThermoPower VHP

    # of tubes 10 20 25 30

    Width 37.5 70.2 86.2 102.9

    Aperture

    Area 10.01ft 20.03ft 25.03ft

    30.04 ft2

    (2.79m2)

    Gross Dry

    Weight 88 170 212 252

    Fluid

    Capacity .29 gal .54 gal .66 gal .79 gal

    4.2 Flat Plate Collectors

    Brand Name: TitanPower Plus-SU2

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    Dimensions 79.4 x 38.78 x 3.03

    Absorber Area 20.16ft2

    Aperture Area 20.16 ft2

    Gross Area 21.37 ft2

    Gross Dry Weight 79.96 lbs

    4.3 UniMaxx Pump Station

    The pump station is the enclosure that contains the flow meter, pressure gauge, variable speed pump, pressure relief

    valve, piping connection to the expansion tank, manual air separator, and the controller itself. It is mounted to the wall

    using an included set of hardware. It is essentially the brain of the entire system and controls how the system

    operates.

    4.4 Pre-Insulated Lineset

    In order to make the piping of the solar loop much simpler, SunMaxx provides pre-insulated flexible line set in every

    prepackaged kit. This line set will, with the right fittings (also included), connect directly from the tank to the pump

    station and onwards from the pump station to the collectors. The line set also includes pipe hangers that meet the

    requirements of support. Pipe clamps do not compress pipe insulation.

    4.5 Automatic Air-Bleeder Valve

    This device is placed at the uppermost point of the system and will purge the system of small air bubbles as the heat

    transfer fluid circulates. This component is only present in the fitting set for the flat plate collector kits.

    4.6 Expansion Tank

    In times of collector stagnation (when the solar production is high and the demand is low) temperatures within the

    collectors will reach very high temperatures. This causes the water in the system to evaporate and expand, creating an

    increase in system pressure. The expansion tank absorbs an amount of this fluid expansion and will help to prevent the

    pressure relief valve from going off. Included with the expansion tank is a specialized mounting bracket and braided

    lineset.

    4.7 Solar Storage Tank

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    This is where heat exchange between you collectors and potable water takes place. The StorMaxx pressurized tanks

    offered by SunMaxx provide an internalized heat exchanger, so all that necessary is to affix the linesets from the solar

    loop to the designated inlet and outlet of the tank. It also has an inlet and outlet for use in auxiliary heating, which is

    necessary in virtually all systems, as well as an additional opening for recirculation.

    4.8 Other Components

    HelioMaxx Prepackaged kits come with 3 temperature sensors, one of which is a high temperature resistant sensor.

    These are used to measure the temperatures at various points in the system and send the data back to the controller,

    which reacts according to the data it receives.

    4.9 Mounting Kits

    These kits include the hardware necessary to mount your collector(s) to the roof. Depending on the amount of

    collectors and preferred mounting style, your kit may have differing mounting hardware. This manual does not cover

    manual mounting installation, however, so refer to the appropriate document when attempting to mount a collector.

    5.0 The Pump Station All connections are pre- assembled by the manufacturer. Check for leaks when commissioning

    the station (pressure test).

    5.1 and 5.2 Mounting the Pump Station and Expansion Tank

    1. Determine where to mount the pump station; remember to include space for the expansion vessel!

    2. Take the complete station out of the packing.

    3. Remove the front half of the insulation by pulling it. The thermometers loosen from the ball valves. Do not

    unscrew the pump station from the back part of the insulation!

    4. Mark the fastening holes and drill holes; insert the enclosed dowels.

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    5. Fasten the complete pump station with the wall mounting bracket to the wall (depending on the pump version,

    upper or lower holes in the insulated casing) and tighten the screws. For this purpose, use a positive cross-

    recessed screwdriver!

    1 Wall Bracket

    2 Back Housing

    3 IntelliMaxx Controller

    4 Front Housing

    5 Flow Meter

    6 Drain Valve

    7 Pump

    8 Ball valve (supply)

    9 Ball valve (return)

    10 Safety Head Piece

    11 Pressure Gauge

    12 Safety Valve

    13 Expansion Vessel Set

    14 Air Bleeder Valve

    Wall Mounting:

    1. Determine where to mount the pump station. Be sure that it is easily accessible and does not interfere with any

    other machinery. Keep in mind you will need to leave space for the expansion vessel.

    2. Take the pump station out of its packaging. Remove the front half of the insulation by pulling it. The thermometers

    loosen from the ball valves.

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    3. Mark the fastening holes on the wall and drill the holes. Insert the enclosed dowels.

    4. Fasten the complete pump station with the wall mounting bracket to the wall (depending on the pump version, upper

    or lower holes in the insulated casing) and tighten the screws. For this purpose, use a positive cross-recessed

    screwdriver.

    5. The default settings on your controller are most likely valid and will allow your system to function efficiently. If you

    wish to engage in any reprogramming, it is highly recommended that you read the product manual for the controller.

    5. Attach the mounting bracket to the expansion tank

    to the wall at least 6 inches away from the pump

    station using the mounting screws provided. It can

    be mounted with the bracket facing up or down.

    Connect the expansion tank to bracket using the

    union provided in the expansion tank hardware. This

    union attaches directly to the braided expansion tank

    lineset which subsequently attaches to the designated

    port on the pump station.

    6.0 Piping

    6.1 Overall Diagram

    The fully assembled and piped system should follow the guidelines of the diagram below:

    Note* All fittings should be properly dressed with pipe dope and Teflon tape to suitable portions

    HelioMaxx DHW Kits with Flat Plates

    *collector array varies with kits

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    6.2 Collector Fittings

    6.2.1 Flat Plate Fittings

    The fittings of SunMaxx TitanPower Flat Plate collectors are BSP threading. The fittings on the left side of the

    collector are male, whereas the fittings on the right side are female.

    Female Fitting

    Male Fitting

    Depending on how you pipe your collectors, the inlet and outlet can be on either side of the collector. Just keep in

    mind that the outlet must always be on the top port and the inlet must always be on the corner diagonal from the

    it. See below:

    1. At the outlet of the flat plate collector, attach the ConnectMaxx-TPPSU2 as shown below. Be sure that you place

    a carbon gasket between the components to maximize the seal. NOTE: The outlet of the collector is always at the

    Male

    Female

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    top!

    2. Seal off every unused port of the flat plate using a brass cap and a carbon gasket.

    At the outlet at the top of the flat plate, you will attach a manual air bleeder valve. Be sure to use a carbon gasket

    when installing the manual air bleeder valve assembly

    Caps must be attached to each open fitting of a flat plate collector. Likewise, a carbon gasket must be inserted in

    order to maintain a proper seal.

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    6.2.2 Flat Plates in Array

    In order to have multiple collectors in the same solar loop, it is necessary to mount the collectors as an array.

    Because the Collectors have both male and female fittings, it is possible to simple attach one to the other.

    You must use a carbon gasket ring for the connection, however.

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    6.3 Vacuum Tubes

    6.4 6.3.1Vacuum Tube Fittings

    The outlets and inlets of a SunMaxx ThermoPower VHP collector are both 1 NPT male nipples. All that is needed to

    allow for them to be compatible with the lineset is a simple 1 to reducer.

    6.3.2 Vacuum Tubes in Array

    When Mounting Several VHP collectors in series, all that is necessary is a 1 union.

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    6.4 Pressurized Storage Tank

    When installing the pressurized storage tank, be sure that it is level and stable, and that all of the ports are easily

    accessible. The StorMaxx Pressurized storage tanks have NPT nipples for the inlet and outlet of the solar loop,

    indicated below. 1 NPT Male are used for the domestic loop.

    At the Inlet and outlet of the solar heat exchanger in the tank, attach a ball isolation valve.

    Insert the gray pt1000 sensor into the sensor port in

    the lower portion of your tank. Attach the wire leads

    into the S2 terminals on the controller.

    For the relay to the pump, wire the 115v line to the terminals labeled lead/ground/neutral. Only strip a

    Solar Loop

    Inlet/Outlet

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    6.5 Preparing the FlowMaxx Lineset

    Based on the piping diagram, you will need four lengths of insulated piping. 2 will lead from the pump station to the

    StorMaxx pressurized tank, where the other 2 will be the supply and return leading from the pump station to the

    collectors. Determine the necessary lengths for each section and cut them using a hacksaw. Be sure to cut to at least 1-

    2 feet longer than is necessary, for it is better to have a little slack in the line than to fall short.

    To complete the piping of your system, it is now necessary to connect every component together using the FlowMaxx

    Insulated line sets provided. The ends of the linesets should all have male fittings, and if you have attached all the

    adapters for the rest of the components correctly, everything else should have female fittings.

    *All Penetrations through fire-rated assemblies should not reduce fire resistance below code.*

    short part of the sheathing (less than in) to minimize loose wiring.

    1 2

    Place nut over the corrugated line set Bend C clamp around 1st corrugation in front of

    Nut

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    3 4

    Place aluminum slug at the end of the corrugated

    line. Bring the nut up to position holding the slug in

    place.

    Tighten down the fitting, compressing the slug

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    5 6

    Remove the fitting and slug. The end of the

    corrugated line set should now be flattened and

    ready to be fitted.

    Reattach the fitting to the nut, inserting a graphite

    washer between it and the nut.

    Repeat this process for each end of the lineset. Keep in mind that each span of lineset will have a male fitting

    at one end, and a female fitting at the other. This procedure only illustrates the male fitting, but the

    procedure for the female fitting utilizes the same process albeit with a different apearance.

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    6.4.2 Roof Penetrations *Do not impair enclosure function or allow vermin intrusion

    6.4.2a Roof Hooks * Structural members penetrated by solar system components must meet code

    The roof hooks meet applicable codes and NRCA and represent an essential component of our universal roof mounting

    hardware. Whether you are installing flat plates or vacuum tubes you will need to utilize these roof hooks to properly

    mount your collectors.

    If installed correctly, the roof hook flashing system provided by SunMaxx

    Is waterproof

    Is in compliance with all codes put forth

    by the National Roofing Contractors

    Association

    Is secure against insects and vermin

    Is capable of supporting TitanPower

    Plus-SU2 or ThermoPower VHP

    collectors at all recommended tilt and

    azimuth angles

    Will not cause excessive shading of

    other collectors in array

    Will not compress insulation

    Will not reduce fire resistance below

    code

    Will isolate roof and construction

    materials from the high temperatures

    generated by the collector array.

    Before you begin, it is important that you are well aware of the required spacing between the mounting feet as well as

    their locations on the roof. The feet will be bolted directly in to the rafters, so it will also be necessary to locate where

    the rafters lie. One way to do this is to locate the rafter overhang at the side of the house and mark out the rafters path

    on the roof using chalk. Another is to locate an eyebrow vent on the roof and measure off its center equally in both

    directions. It is also possible to find rafters using a density meter. During frosty conditions the rafters perimeters will be

    visible from the roof. If all else fails, youll have to go into the attic. For instructions on mounting the roof hooks, read

    the procedure below:

    1.The solar hook fastens directly into a rafter without the need to pre-drill any holes. The first bolt to be screwed in

    should be the one with the elongated hole, as this will allow for easier vertical alignment

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    2. Slide the tail of the flashing under the head lap of the roofing material directly above the installed mount and rotate

    the flashing down so that its final position is centered horizontally. Fasten the flashing to the roof using NRCA approved

    roof sealant.

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    3. It may be necessary to cut out sections of

    overlapping tile to make room for the flashing. Use a

    utility knife or equivalent to accomplish this.

    3. Repeat this process for all of the mounting feel

    required. Make sure that the horizontal spacing

    between the feet is less than the length of the

    mounting rail. If you are flush mounting, the vertical

    spacing is already determined, but if you are utilizing a

    tilt mount, it will be necessary t o pre-assemble the

    collector mounting frame and record down the spacing

    required for the back leg to be perpendicular to the

    roof.

    4. Depending on the type of kit you have and the roof

    layout you have available

    *Building material adjacent to solar components will not be exposed to elevated temperatures

    7.0 Configuring the Controller

    7.1 Sensors and Wiring

    Insert the Black pt1000 sensor into the supply side of your last collector in series using the sensor wells built in to the

    collector. Attach the wire leads into the S1 terminals on the controller. This sensor wire should be routed through the

    pre-insulated lineset alongside the piping.

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    For ThermoPower Vacuum Tube Collectors, locate the sensor port on the side of the manifold and directly insert the

    high temperature sensor with a generous amount of adhesive sealant.

    For the SunMaxx TitanPower Collectors, you will use the sensor housing included with the flat plate fitting assembly.

    Insert the sensor through the fitting cap and then into the housing, screwing the fitting cap into place and securing the

    sensor in place.

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    Insert the gray pt1000 sensor into the sensor port in

    the lower portion of your tank. Attach the wire leads

    into the S2 terminals on the controller.

    For the relay to the pump, wire the 115v line to the terminals labeled lead/ground/neutral. Only strip a short part

    of the sheathing (less than in) to minimize loose wiring.

    7.2 Programming the Controller

    The default settings on your controller are most likely valid and will allow your system to function efficiently. If you wish

    to engage in any reprogramming, it is highly recommended that you read the product manual for the controller included

    or contact our engineering/technical support department.

    8.0 Charging the System

    8.1 Pressurizing the System

    8.1.1 Determining System Pressure

    The overall pressure of the system should be between 17-90 psi. The pressure of your system will not necessarily affect

    its performance, but a general rule of thumb in determining a good system pressure (in psi) is to take the vertical height

    of your system (in feet), divide it by 2.31, and add 15.

    8.1.1 Pressurizing with Air

    A compressor with at least hp should be used to pressurize the system with air.

    1. Attach a Schrader valve to the female end of a standard garden hose to allow it to fit into the fill valve of your pump

    station. Close the drain valve.

    2. Activate the compressor. Observe the pressure gauge on the pump station and make sure that the pressure is

    increasing.

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    3. Deactivate the pump and seal off the system and observe the pressure gauge on the pump station. If the pressure

    remains constant for around 10 minutes, your system is most likely leak free. If the pressure falls search for leaks

    around the piping. A trick to doing this is to lather all joints and fittings with soapy water. If there is a leak at that

    location the soap will bubble.

    4. Depressurize the system by depressing the Schrader valve

    8.2 Flushing the System

    Flushing involves running water into the fill valve and having it circulate around the system before being expelled at the drain valve. It is recommended that you use the SunMaxx filling station to do this. Flushing removes any existing fluid and loose particulates that can otherwise cause stress to the system over time. Be sure the water flowing out of the drain valve is contained in a proper receptacle (such as a 5gal barrel)

    Another application of flushing is closing the drain valve and allowing the system to fill. When it is full and the pressure gauge starts to increase, deactivate the filling station and let the water drain into a receptacle. By measuring the amount of water in said receptacle, the overall system volume can be determined.

    8.3 Preparing the Heat Transfer Fluid

    In most situations it is necessary to use a 40-50 percent mixture of glycol and water as your heat transfer fluid. The

    addition of glycol is meant to prevent freezing, which has the potential to seriously damage the system. Based on the

    volume you determined from flushing, create the appropriate mixture. It is advisable to make an extra 10-20 percent of

    the solution as to ensure there will be no shortage of fluid. Place the mixture into the SunMaxx fill station.

    8.4 Filling the System

    1. Close the Butterfly valve between the fill and drain valves with a flat head screwdriver.

    2. Connect the return hose from the SunMaxx fill station to the filling valve of the pump station, and the supply hose to

    the drain valve.

    3. Activate the fill station. The fluid being supplied to the system will circulate and exit at the drain valve, where it will

    reenter the fill station. Continue allowing the pump to circulate the fluid until the fluid coming out of the drain valve

    ceases to bubble.

    4. When the bubbling ceases, close the drain valve while leaving the pump on. Continue to fill the system until the

    pressure gauge reaches the pressure level you determined earlier. At which point, close the filling valve and quickly

    open the butterfly valve.

    5. Activate the solar pump to ensure the system is running.

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    8.5 Inserting the Vacuum Tubes

    Note: Inserting the tubes should be the last step in installing and commissioning a vacuum heat pipe collector system.

    Slide the heat pipe approximately 6 inches out from the glass tube and aluminum fin. Then, insert the bulb of the

    heat pipe into the manifold. To insert the glass tube, Apply lubricant to the end of the glass tube, as it will make

    insertion much easier and breakage less likely. Once the glass tube is in place, affix the rubber gasket to the manifold

    by slipping it over the tube.

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    9.0 Performance Assessment

    After the system has been installed, it is important that you make sure that it is performing as well as it was expected to.

    It is better to find errors right away than to find them on your next fuel bill.

    To properly assess the performance of your system, follow the steps below:

    9.1 Starting Tank Temperature

    Record the starting temperature of your tank as seen on the controller. Write this number down, as it will be necessary

    for future calculations.

    9.2 Determining Solar Potential

    Determine the solar potential for your area. You can do this by downloading RETscreen4: http://www.retscreen.net

    1.Find the closest location in the database. Write down the insolation data for the month you are installing the system.

    2.Multiply that number by 317.1 to convert to btu/ft2/hr.

    3.Multiply that product by the total number of square feet of absorber (one tube equal 1 ft)

    4.Multiply this number by the efficiency of the tubes (.73) or the efficiency of the flat plates(.7)

    5.This product should be the total btus produced by your system per day if mounted to ideal conditions

    6.Reduce by 10% if mounting is more than 30 degrees of appropriate incline angle.

    7.Reduce by 10% if mounting is more than 15 degrees off of true south.

    9.3 Determine Collector Array Yield

    1.At the end of the day, record the temperature of your tank. Find the difference between this temperature and the

    starting temperature. This is the temperature differential.

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    2.Multiply this differential (heat gain) by gallons of storage and multiply that by 8.3. This number represents BTU

    production yielded by collector array during that solar day.

    9.4 Determine Heat Transfer Across Collector Array

    Compare temperature difference from collector inlet temp and collector supply temp. There should be a 4-7 degrees

    difference per collector.

    9.5 Determine the Heat Transfer Across Collector Array

    Determine the difference in temp across the exchanger. This should equal the temperature gain across collector. Adjust

    flow rate accordingly with isolation valve or pump speed to compensate for inconsistencies

    10.0 Operations and Maintenance

    10.1 Measuring Glycol Concentration

    Each year it is important to make sure the concentration is consistent with manufacturers recommendation to ensure

    the warranty is upheld. Use a spectrometer or hydrometer to gain accurate results.

    10.2 Measuring Glycol Acidity

    Measure the acidity of the glycol by use a pH kit or digital pH tester and measure the pH of the glycol loop. Be sure the

    reading falls between 7.0-8.8.

    10.3 System pressure

    Ensure that the system is still operating at the target pressure set at step 8.1.1

    10.4 Piping Insulation

    As time goes by and the system is exposed to more and more contact with external sources, the insulation of the various

    components of your system, most notably the piping, will depreciate. It is recommended that you check periodically to

    ensure that the insulation is still affixed in its proper location and is free of holes and tears.

    10.5 Inspection of broken tubes (Vacuum Tube Systems Only)

    The vacuum tubes on the roof are susceptible to damage over time from various environmental and physical elements.

    A quick periodic check from ground level to make sure that the tubes aren't broken is recommended.

    The tubes are also at risk of losing their vacuum seals. This can easily be inspected for by checking the base of the tubes.

    If a white powdery substance is present in the tube, the seal is compromised and the tube will need to be replaced.

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    10.6 Cleaning the Collectors

    Over time the collectors can accumulate buildup of sediment and dust particles that will cause the system to lose

    efficiency. It is a good idea, therefor; to clean off the collectors on a regular basis (annually is recommended).

    10.7 System Commissioning and Maintenance

    Follow these guidelines in order to properly commission your system.

    1) Safety First

    a) OSHA standards must be observed and practiced

    i) http://www.osha.gov/index.html

    a. When handling Glass you must wear protective eye wear and gloves

    2) Pressurizing Line Set

    a) With air compressor

    i) Using an air compressor of hp pump, you must first pressurize the system, not exceeding 90 psi. Visually

    inspect lines for leaks, watch pressure gauge.

    ii) convert a hose thread female fitting with a schrader valve that will allow you to connect your compressor to

    the fill port. Be sure all valves are closed that would allow air to escape.

    b) Determine the system pressure-

    i) Your system will function between 17-85 psi. Pressure will not affect the collector performance but should not

    exceed 85 psi.

    ii) To find the proper pressure for your system take the total vertical height and divide by 2.31 and then add 15

    psi to that. The result will be your target pressure. Do this before charging your system and remember your

    target pressure. Typically, the average domestic hot water system is set between 15-20 psig (gauge pressure)

    3) Flooding and Purging

    a) Mixing glycol

    i) You must use a 40-50% glycol mixture (for a closed loop glycol system)in most climates north of 35N latitude.

    ii) If you are using a premix solution then you can simply pump the solution in (see filling system section).

    iii) If you are NOT using a premix then you must first determine the total system volume. The simplest way to

    accomplish this is by filling the system with water (this helps to clean the pipes as well). Then drain the system

    down and determine the total volume. You can also determine the volume that you added and subtract the

    volume that comes out to find total. If you add 100% glycol to the water in the pipe it WILL mix in the loop.

    b) Filtering/Flushing

    i) Filter your system before closing it in commission. Small particulates can put stress on your system over time.

    This can be accomplished by using the Sunmaxx solar filling station with a built in filter.

    c) Filling system - The pump station has fill/drain valves above and below the pump. Between the valves is a

    butterfly valve with a flat head screw. Together these make up your filling station.

    i) Make sure you know what pressure you are trying to accomplish in your system for reference; See 2.b.ii.

    ii) You must first close the butterfly valve with a flat head screwdriver.

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    iii) Open the valves and connect your hoses to each of the hose fittings.

    iv) Make sure your solar filling station is full with the appropriate amount of fluid and with the correct

    concentration.

    v) Turn filling pump on.

    vi) Observe the return and watch as the volume of bubbles decreases.

    vii) When the system is full and bubbles have diminished, then close the return side valve while pump is still on.

    Watch your pressure gauge until you reach your target pressure.

    viii) Close the supply from filling station and shut off the filling station as soon as possible.

    ix) Make sure to open the butterfly valve.

    x) Activate your solar pump to be sure the pump is running. See the controller manual to learn how to

    manipulate the controller settings in order to activate solar pump.

    xi) Use the butterfly valve to adjust the circulation to the target flow rate.

    xii) In case of exceeding pressure above target, release pressure via solar filling station until target psi is reached.

    4) Programming the Controller (Refer to the controllers manual for programming and maintenance)

    a) Setting Differential

    i) Typically, most controllers are pre-programmed with a Temp. Differential On of 12F and Temp. Differential

    Off of 5F. Based on your regions insolation levels, you may want to adjust these parameters in order to

    increase your systems efficiency. Most often the Differential on is set between 10-20F.

    b) Setting Tank High Limits

    i) Make sure to check the tank temperature high limit. HelioMaxx systems are designed for the solar tank high

    limit to be between 170-180.

    ii) Check the existing DHW tanks high limits to be sure the solar system does not exceed their parameters.

    iii) If you decide to raise the tank limit above 145F, it is mandatory to include an anti-scald mixing valve before

    the water reaches the buildings hot water fixtures.

    5) Operations and Maintenance (should be inspected at least once per year)

    a) Measuring Glycol concentration

    i) Each year it is important to make sure the concentration is consistent with manufacturers recommendation to

    ensure the warranty is upheld

    ii) Use a spectrometer or hydrometer to gain accurate results.

    b) Glycol Acidity

    i) Use a pH kit or digital pH tester and measure the pH of the glycol loop.

    ii) Be sure the reading falls between 7.0-8.8

    iii) Replace as needed following the steps in step 8

    c) System Pressure

    i) Ensure that the system is still operating at the target pressure set at step 7

    d) Piping Insulation

    i) Inspect insulation for gaps, UV exposure and possible destruction from vermin. Replace when needed

    e) Emergency Valve-off Instructions

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    i) See piping diagrams in 6.1. Identify all isolation valves. Reverse the normally open (N.O.) valve to closed, and

    the normally closed (N.C.) to open.

    f) Leaving System unused

    i) Open the fill and drain ports on the UniMaxx pump station to drain the collector and follow the Emergency

    Valve-off Instruction above.

    6) Maintaining Collectors

    a) Yearly Inspection

    i) collectors should be cleaned of dust, debris etc using soft cloth or soft bristle broom with hose and soapy

    water

    ii) Inspect all hardware to make sure nothing has loosened over time

    b) Flat Plate Collectors

    i) Inspect the glass for any possible cracks

    c) Vacuum Heat Pipes - Inspection of broken tubes

    i) Observe the chrome coating on the bottom of tubes, if turned to a powdery white, replace tube with new

    replacement EVT. When removing the heat pipe be careful not to destroy as this can be re-used. If heat pipe is

    destroyed you will need replacement tube WITH heat pipe.

    Check all the gaps in insulation to be sure any tape or fasteners are still intact, replace or repair as needed.

    11.0 Troubleshooting

    Problem Cause Action

    Pump will not run

    1. Mains/Pump wiring is faulty 1. Check wiring at Mains/pump

    2. Pump rotor damaged 2. See pump manufacturer's instructions

    3. The pump control selector P is in the

    manual OFF position

    3. Check SMT unit and return pump control to

    automatic mode

    4. TC is incorrectly set 4. Reset to 25 C

    5. TC and T not satisfied 5. No action Required

    Pump runs

    continuously

    1. Collector temperature is below TF

    temperature 1. No action required. TF Flashes

    2. Loose connection or faulty sensor on the

    collector 2. Check connection and sensor wires

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    3. Collector temperature at maximum 3. No action required

    No circulation in

    system

    1. Pump isolating valve closed 1. Open valves

    2. Automatic air-vent closed 2. Open auto air-vent and replace if necessary

    3. Air lock at pressure release valve 3. Twist cap at pressure relief valve and vent air

    4. Air lock in system 4. Check all pipework rises on return side, falls

    on flow side - clear manual vents

    5. Non-return valve jammed 5. Free valve or replace

    6. Pump is not running 6. See above

    7. System in stagnation 7. Wait until system reaches normal operating

    conditions

    Pressure drops in

    system

    1. Leak at manifold 1. Check collars on all tubes for leaks - tighten if

    necessary

    2. Leak in system 2. Check all joints

    3. Drain/filling valve not closed 3. Close fully

    4. Auto air-vent passing water 4. Clean or replace if necessary

    5. Faulty pressure relief valve 5. Replace

    6. Damaged expansion vessel pressure

    fluctuation and relief valve to open 6. Replace

    Overheating

    1. Pump does not run 1. See above

    2. Prolonged period of low hot water

    consumption 2. Divert heat to heat dump

    Performance Loss

    1. Broken tubes 1. Replace broken tubes (this does not need to

    be done immediately to maintain operation)

    2. Damaged insulation 2. Replace damaged parts

    3. Buildup of limestone around heat 3. Drain and clean system thoroughly

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    exchanger/tube condenser

    SunMaxx Solar Inc 15 Catherwood rd.

    Ithaca, NY 14850

    PRODUCT AND WORKMANSHIP LIMITED WARRANTIES THESE WARRANTIES ARE PROVIDED BY SUNMAXX SOLAR. (SUNMAXX) TO THE ORIGINAL CONSUMER

    PURCHASER (OWNER).

    TWELVE YEAR PRODUCT PERFORMANCE WARRANTY TITANPOWER PLUS-SU2 FLAT PLATE SOLAR COLLECTOR SunMaxx warrants that all TitanPower Plus-SU2 flat plate solar collectors will be in keeping with SunMaxxs stated tolerances and standards for performance at time of sale to Owner. SunMaxx warrants fully its TitanPower Plus-SU2 solar collectors to be free from defects in both material and workman ship for a total period of twelve (12) years from date of installation acceptance by the original owner. If a failure does occur during the warranty period, SunMaxx will provide a new part, or at SunMaxxs option, have repaired any part of the collector. A new warranty shall apply to any replacement part, but shall be limited in time to the remainder of the original warranty period. This warranty applies to collectors installed for use as a heat collector to provide energy for use in medium temperature range applications (110 to 210 degrees Fahrenheit) only.

    TEN YEAR PRODUCT PERFORMANCE WARRANTY SOLAR THERMAL COLLECTORS SunMaxx warrants that all TitanPower and ThermoPower series solar collectors will be in keeping with SunMaxxs stated tolerances and standards for performance at time of sale to Owner. SunMaxx warrants fully its solar collectors to be free from defects in both material and workman ship for a total period of ten (10) years from date of installation acceptance by the original owner. If a failure does occur during the warranty period, SunMaxx will provide a new part, or at SunMaxxs option, have repaired any part of the collector. A new warranty shall apply to any replacement part, but shall be limited in time to the remainder of the original warranty period. This warranty applies to collectors installed for use as a heat collector to provide energy for use in medium temperature range applications (110 to 210 degrees Fahrenheit) only.

    TEN YEAR PRODUCT PERFORMANCE WARRANTY PHOTOVOLTAIC (PV) MODULES SunMaxx warrants that all photovoltaic modules will be in keeping with SunMaxxs stated tolerances and standards for performance at time of sale to Owner. SunMaxx warrants fully its PV modules to be free from defects in both material and workman ship for a total period of ten (10) years from date of installation acceptance by the original owner. Sunmaxx also warrants that our PV modules will produce 90% of their nominal power for twelve (12) years, and 80% for thirty (30) years. If a failure does occur during the warranty period, SunMaxx will provide a new part, or at SunMaxxs option, have repaired any part of the PV module. A new warranty shall apply to any replacement part, but shall be limited in time to the remainder of the original warranty period.

    TEN YEAR PRODUCT PERFORMANCE WARRANTY MOUNTING HARDWARE SunMaxx warrants that all mounting hardware will be in keeping with SunMaxxs stated tolerances and standards for performance at time of sale to Owner. SunMaxx warrants fully its mounting hardware to be free from defects in both material and workman ship for a total period of ten (10) years from date of installation acceptance by the original owner. If a failure does occur during the warranty period, SunMaxx will provide a new part, or at SunMaxxs option, have repaired any component of the mounting hardware. A new warranty shall apply to any replacement part, but shall be limited in time to the remainder of the original warranty period.

    SIX YEAR PRODUCT PERFORMANCE WARRANTY SOLAR STORAGE TANKS SunMaxx warrants that all solar storage tanks* will be in keeping with SunMaxxs stated tolerances and standards for performance at time of sale to Owner. SunMaxx warrants fully its solar storage tanks to be free from defects in both material and workmanship for a total period of six (6) years from date of installation acceptance by the original owner. If a failure does occur during the warranty period, SunMaxx will provide a new part, or at SunMaxxs option, have repaired any part of the solar storage tank. A new warranty shall apply to any replacement part, but shall be limited in time to the remainder of the original warranty period. StorMaxx-Ptec Storage Tank Requirement In order for the warranty for the StorMaxx-Ptec storage tank to be valid, the anode rod and clean-out flange gasket is required to be replaced every two to three years. *StorMaxx-NP Storage Tank Warranty The StorMaxx-NP solar storage tank is warrantied to be free from defects in both material and workmanship for a total period of five (5) years from the date of installation acceptance by the original owner.

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    TWO YEAR PRODUCT PERFORMANCE WARRANTY - ELECTRIC COMPONENTS SunMaxx warrants to the Owner that all electrical components (such as, for example, pumps, controllers, etc.) in SunMaxxs solar thermal and photovoltaic systems will be structurally sound and free of manufacturing, material or workmanship defects for two (2) years from the date of purchase.

    TWO YEAR PRODUCT PERFORMANCE WARRANTY SOLAR FILLING STATION SunMaxx warrants to the Owner that our solar filling station will be structurally sound and free of manufacturing, material or workmanship defects for two (2) years from the date of purchase.

    ONE YEAR PRODUCT PERFORMANCE WARRANTY PIPING SunMaxx warrants to the Owner that all solar thermal piping in SunMaxxs solar thermal systems will be structurally sound and free of manufacturing, material or workmanship defects for one (1) year from the date of purchase.

    OTHER PRODUCTS NOT MENTIONED For any products not mentioned in this warranty document, please refer to the warranty information from the manufacturer of that product.

    Owner Requirements for Warranties In order for any of the warranties above to be valid, the Owner/Dealer of the product(s) must provide the following documentation:

    1) Fill out completely the Solar System Warranty Registration Card. 2) Provide photos of the installation and its components.

    a) Roof showing collectors and mounting hardware b) Storage Tank/Utility room room where majority of components are located (storage tank, expansion tank, piping, etc.). This can be a wide angle photo, but you should include all components in the photo.

    c) Number of photos should be 2-4 total

    The Solar System Warranty Registration Card and system photos can be sent via mail to: SunMaxx Solar, 15 Catherwood Road, Ithaca NY 14850; or via e-mail to [email protected]

    How To Obtain Warranty Service If a valid claim exists under one or more of the warranties, SunMaxx or its authorized representatives will repair, re-install, replace, or refund the purchase price of the failing SunMaxx product or part, at SunMaxxs option. In regard to valid claims of PV module or collector performance, SunMaxx may choose to fix the output performance to reach said limits, or replace the PV modules or remedy the situation in another commercially reasonable manner. If SunMaxx determines to replace any or all part or product, and if such part or product as originally installed is no longer available, SunMaxx shall substitute parts or products designated by SunMaxx to be of equal quality. Replacement of a part or product does not renew the warranty period. Minor color variations may exist between replacement product and the originally installed product and are not indicative of a defective product. This warranty includes labor expenses for removal and reinstallation up to a total of one hundred and fifty dollars ($150.00) per system. To submit a claim, contact the SunMaxx-authorized dealer from whom the Owner purchased the product in question. A copy of this warranty and a copy of the original invoice may be required. Claims must be submitted promptly after discovery of the claimed defect and within the applicable warranty period.

    What Voids These Warranties Installation, removal, painting, repair, adjustment, tampering or re-installation of any SunMaxx products or components by other than a SunMaxx-authorized dealer voids any and all warranties, and SunMaxx expressly disclaims any liability for any costs, defects, or damages with respect to such actions.

    What Is Not Covered These warranties are granted by SunMaxx to the Owner only. The warranties only cover materials manufactured or assembled by SunMaxx and installed by a SunMaxx-authorized dealer. All warranties assume normal and reasonable use of SunMaxx products or components. These warranties do not cover damage caused by occurrences beyond the control of SunMaxx, such as defective, negligent or faulty installation, incorrect product configuration, building or zoning code violations, settlement of the building, failure of the structure (including foundations and walls), use of incompatible accessories, removal, repair, or reinstallation of any SunMaxx products or components by other than a SunMaxx-authorized dealer, normal weathering and wear and tear, glass breakage, corrosive effects of salt air and chemical pollutants, normal fading, deterioration of non-SunMaxx approved caulking compounds, fire, flood, lightning, high winds, windblown objects, earthquake, hurricanes, ice dams, icicles and/or ice storms, atmospheric conditions or weather of catastrophic nature as defined by the US Weather Bureau, other acts of God, intentional acts, unreasonable use, vandalism or pollution. These warranties also will not apply to damages resulting from the failure to provide reasonable maintenance, including failure to clean the product, maintain sealing, painting and/or caulking as reasonably necessary, or clear off gutters or roofs as and when necessary. These warranties do not cover any damage or material failure or misalignment caused by objects dropped, thrown or placed against the products or due to combining any SunMaxx products with materials, components, gaskets, seals or operating hardware not approved for such use by SunMaxx. No warranties are valid unless and until the Owner has made full payment under the original sales agreement and all addenda thereto.

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    Remedies and Rights These warranties of SunMaxx products and services are the only expressed warranties provided by SunMaxx. No employee, representative, agent, nor any other person, has authority to assume or incur on behalf of SunMaxx any obligation, liability, or responsibility in place of or in addition to these warranties. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE DURATION OF ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE BE LONGER THAN THE DURATION OF OWNERSHIP AND OCCUPATION, BY THE ORIGINAL OWNER OF THE HOME ON WHICH SUNMAXX PRODUCT IS INSTALLED. EXCEPT FOR THE WARRANTY PROVIDED HEREIN, SUNMAXX MAKES NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTY OF NONINFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY, OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. SUNMAXXS LIABILITY TO OWNER (OR ANY SECONDARY HOMEOWNER) UNDER THIS DOCUMENT IS LIMITED TO THE AMOUNTS RECEIVED BY SUNMAXX FOR SERVICES RENDERED UNDER THE SALES AGREEMENT OR PURCHASE ORDER WITH THE OWNER. SOME STATES DO NOT PERMIT ANY LIMITATION ON THE LENGTH OF AN IMPLIED WARRANTY, AND THEREFORE THE IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING SENTENCE MAY NOT APPLY. IN NO EVENT SHALL SUNMAXX BE OBLIGATED OR LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND FOR THE BREACH OF ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF SUNMAXX PRODUCT OR SERVICES. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, AND THEREFORE SOME OR ALL OF THE IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING SENTENCE MAY NOT APPLY. THESE WARRANTIES PROVIDE SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.