How to install solar panels on your roof quickly and cheaply – Part 2

hello this is saligan and i wanted to follow up on the progress of the solar panels installation so now let me clarify a few things that I said yesterday now yeah I guess I was so rushed and trying to get this done before the Sun went down that uh I didn't get to the preliminaries so first of all what are you gonna need well you're gonna need a tape measure you're gonna need some exterior grade two and a half inch screws you're gonna need some four inch lag screws and so and some five inch flag screws plus you're gonna need some some sheetrock screws these are number six by one on a quarter and I'll show you what that's for and then you're also gonna need these junction boxes which are going to combine are gonna be used like combiner boxes and then you're gonna need two of these bus bars for each one of those wonderful faucet and then you're also gonna need one and a quarter flat washers so these are the quarter inch lag bolts four inch 5 inch quarter inch washer by 100 size diameter number six by 100 quarter plastic junction box two bus bars and two and a half inch thick mate exterior screws plus obviously you know tape measures really it's kind of gas so I'm mounting it to the steel roof so what does that mean I can't really lay down a four by four because for the ridges so what I did is I measured from the widest part of the ridge which is here because these ridges are kind of babble like that from here to here it's nine inches so I said settle on eight inches though I'd have one inch play either way or a half inch in between and I cut some eight inch pieces that you can see right here and I went ahead and grabbed a regular old 2×4 and cut the 3/8 inch pieces and bolted it to it by marking with my marker right here I just laid the two y4 down on the roof and I marked ten of what reaches wets right and I did that for each one of those so that when I cut the 8 inch pieces I was able then to use these two and a half inch deck mate screws the only one and screw it to it why do I need to do that well so I can race it hanging off for the 2×4 to go across there's one in the middle for support and then one at the end so I use that as a template and I'll show you the one that I use the templates down they're kind of hard to see but there it is where all the screws and stuff are on so if that's that's my pamphlet there what am i doing I guess so then I came over here and after I built my two by fours on the two by twelve and I scooted them down with the five inch lag screws I just went straight down into the roof right and I put one two three there's four for each one I put two over there over here the two by twelve pass you know a couple more and then same thing for the top one of the has four screws a two by four so then remember I told you about that little piece of angle iron well there it is and what I do and this is a based on experience it's already had a hard time doing it don't screw it down with the screws that are in the front screw the screws in the back so when you lay down the panel on top you can get this thing out so that's what I did and then take the screws out so the first two panels as you can see are up and running and how do we secure and well the end panels what I did is I used those two inch corner brackets that I told you about and I marked them with a with a marker and then I grabbed the vise put it on the vise and with a hammer I bent it down so it would hold his down in addition to that I use a self-tapping screw into the side of the frame and screw it into it so the top on the bottom are the same way and then I use the number six one of the quarter-inch screws and screw that down here so now the wind cannot raise this in between the panel's you grab the cables and you get them out so you can play with them I have room to you and then I use a four inch lag screw so you can see here with the 100-inch washers and you put them in here and that'll hold them down so there's one up there and one done here this one's just gotta just a little bit more close it in so that's essentially how that works it's pretty easy and I'll continue doing that for the team panels that go up on the top row and then the dim panels that go down on the bottom row so it's a fairly simple project you just got a kind of you know think about it a little bit and use what's commonly available in the hardware store near you and you to you know will be able to get that knocked out pretty easy so the first two panels are up it's hotter than a frying pan out here this morning I mean it feels like it's way over 100 degrees the humidity is extremely high so I'm gonna take a break until the Sun comes down more in the afternoon and then finish that out I'll probably have only four panels don't today because it's just it's too hard to hear me right now it's just terrible so I'll have that finished and then in the next few weeks I'll you know finish the rest I can only do four out of time at least until these weather kind of gets under control literally but a terrific storm going by just good things that'll kill there for a while so essentially that's it for now that's the update and I will give you another update and a couple things here in a couple of couple of minutes and you'll be able to see that video also today so thanks god bless and take care

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