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Old 09-05-2019, 07:26 PM   #31
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For my first 2 solar panels, I've made L brackets. Pre-drilled 5 holes in the part that connects to the roof. Cut out pieces of blueskin just slightly larger than the size of the bracket, stuck it to the roof (under each bracket). Drilled through the roof and used steel on steel closed rivets (5 per bracket). Caulked each rivet and around edges of each bracket with white Mono Ultra exterior caulking. Inside caulked each rivet with same caulking.
1 coat of gloss paint on roof before brackets installed, and 2 coats after brackets installed and the caulking had dried.


I'm holding off insulating the inside of my ceiling until any brackets for anything have been installed and thoroughly rain tested. It's taking longer, but working.


hope this is helpful.




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Old 09-11-2019, 01:40 PM   #32
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Almost done installing rack and panels, figured I would post a pic.

Ended up bolting thru skin, rib, and interior wood.
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