where to find instructions for DIY solar hot water
OK I'm want to install solar hot water to replace our electric unit. Several issues:
1.No one locally (100 miles) installs them-only pool heaters (I live in Naples FL)
2.We are not capable of DIY
3. Electric backup is only choice-no gas or LP possible.
So what I'm thinking is getting our handyman who is licensed plumber to do it after we have a primer in hand to guide him/us through it. Or should we use an electrician as the primary rather than a plumber?
We seem to be in the perfect climate (sunny/mild) to take advantage of solar but there is VERY little solar in South Florida. Not because electric is cheap, it's not.
Nor is it reliable. Even in non-hurricane season we have short-term interruption to electric service.
Reasons for lack of installers I can think of are that the rich are here only 2-3 months a year (or less) and don't see solar cost benefit and there aren't enough year-round upper-middle spenders. Bulk of population is young family types and older retired with less disposable income.
Where can I get nuts and bolts HOW TO manual? If we can't explain how to do it it won't be done.