solar panel fitting with duct tape

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  1. rwhites1

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    What does the forum think about fitting solar panels to roof with duct tape around the edges?
     
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    Depends how long you want them to stay there for & if the van will be moving?

    A few hours whilst parked shouldn't be a problem.
     
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    Sound like a job by Boggit & Flogit :roflmto::roflmto::roflmto:
     
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    Nails work so much better than duct tape.....:LOL:


    :doh::doh:
     
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    Nails through the panels may short out, duct tape will obstruct a lot of the panels. Bungees are narrower and that's what I would go with.
     
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    Double sided tape (y)
     
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    Is it April the 1st ?
     
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    Just waiting for someone to mention silkaflex
     
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    He doesn't say why he's asking , he's maybe bought a van that's already got them like that, otherwise there's a joke in there somewhere(y)
     
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    Still waiting for the "punch line"
     
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    I used Blue Tack!!!
     
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    If it was me I would use chewing gum....have you ever tried getting it off anything ?.
     
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    Only a thought.... !!
    You know most panels have an Aluminium edge around them, what if they have aquired some panels that don't have the metal edge and have silver tape sealing the edges.. Maybe made to be fitted in frames or something ??

    Could be something like that..
     
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    an interesting fishing expedition I think
     
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    Try my usual solution! If in doubt give it a clout! if that don't work give it a jerk, an if all your efforts do not prevail, secure it with an Efin great Nail !!(y)
     
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    Suboptimal.
     
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    I think its an excellent idea.
    i lost the wheelnuts on one wheel and duct tape has been keeping that wheel in place for many years.
    dont ever need new tyres so never had to take the wheel off....i wrap duct tape around the tyre carcase and cut new tread in it.

    As Geo once said.......the world is held together with duct tape.
     
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    I was going to post a link to YouTube of a video showing you can mount flexible panels onto canvas with velcro. Don't seem to be able to copy the link on my phone so you can search for it if you're interested.

    It convinced me that flexible panels are the way forward but I hasten to add that I didn't use velcro or duct tape on my mh.
     
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    Why does your roof have duct tape round the edges ?
     
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    If it moves and it shouldn't ductape, if it should move and doesn't WD40, so the answer must be yes. :D
     
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