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Thanls for the info, 2828.

My parents put in a solar hot water heating system on Long Island in 1979/80. They were very satisfied, but when it was grey or rainy for more than 3 or 4 days, the system stopped heating the water sufficiently.

I should look into this--the cost of heating water is only going up for the foreseeable future. Unfortunately the main roof of our L-shaped house faces southeast rather than south, and it will probably be a while before expertise with solar hot water exists in my region. On the other hand, we tend to be just southeast of the usual squall line for thunderstorms (parallel to the coast and a few miles inland), so have relatively more sun than most of SC. Also, our master bath is at the opposite end of the house from the hot water tank so we have to run the water for a couple fo minutes before using the shower--if we had a second tank above the bathroom, that would presumably give us more instant hot water.
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