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Are you talking about powering your home solely on solar (i.e. no back up power source or off grid).
The power, once convered from DC to AC via the inverter, is suitable for use by the home.
Most solar application are in supplement to the current powering of the home and will spin the meter back in the day but are not the primary.
OK - that should strike Atlantic Plumbing off your vendor list !
You say female pipe to copper pipe connection - I hope you are not saying they connected copper directly to galvanized or black iron pipe. If so, there should have been a dielectric union put in there to prevent corrosion, which could be part of your problem.
Also, generally a bad idea to use teflon tape for hot water tank connections - too much thermal cycling, loosens it up over time. Should use plumbers dope for that application.
It sounds to me like a connection problem - if the tank itself was leaking it should be flooding the top of the tank or more likely running down through the insulation and dripping out the bottom.
Unless you are a do it yourselfer, sounds like you need to find a new plumber with good reviews and rating in your area - Search the List (in green banner bar). This should be an easy fix - should have him put in dielectric couplings (about $5-10 each depending on pipe size) if current connection is iron to copper, and even if not, have him redo connection not only for cold but also hot water - if one was done poorly, probably both were.
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normally post reviews on companies whether my experience was good or bad. If I
have a bad experience, I prefer to give the business an opportunity to rectify
the issue. In this case, I have given
fix problems with their business practices. I have submitted 2 complaints with
the Better Business Bureau involving
involved the business using a bait and switch sales tactic which after I
submitted a BBB complaint, they ended up holding up their end of the deal. Although,
as in many or possibly all cases against the company, they will deny responsibility
while trying to divert the attention or completely ignoring the substance of
the complaint. The information below is
from the recent complaint that I submitted to the BBB. The response that I
issue of their failure to notify me to turn on the breaker panel and set up the
monitoring of my solar panels until upon my return from a 6 month deployment
and I had to contact them requesting access to monitor my panels and for them
to find out they never set up the monitoring. Additional information is as
On or around the 28th of June, 2014,
installed solar panels at my residence. At the time, I was vacationing out of
state. I received a notice from SDG&E on the 30th of June stating that
solar panel system was ready for operation. On June 30th, I received an email
panels. I returned from vacation on
provided him the information that he was requesting to set up the monitoring system.
He informed me via email that he was having problems setting up the monitoring
for my panels. Over the next 4 weeks, I provided the employee the additional
information that he was requesting and I never heard back from him. I'm in the
military and deployed in early August. I returned from deployment late December
2014. I contacted
solar panels. A technician was sent out to my residence on
it was discovered that the breaker for the solar panels was never turned on. I
had been paying on the loan for the solar panels since
was still using SDG&E electriciity. I currently have a outstanding electric
bill from SDG&E in the amount of $1359.70. No one informed me that I needed
to turn on the breaker and when I contacted
monitoring after the install, no one was sent out to my residence to ensure my
solar panels were operating properly even after a
having issues reading the operation of my solar panels. I feel
should be held responsible,
but failed to complete the installation to include monitoring set-up and
turning on the solar panels to ensure proper operation after installation.
In closing, I do like to give a business a benefit of the
doubt and look at every situation from the business’s perspective. I feel I
accept responsibility. To the future solar customers, my military brothers and
sisters, I DO NOT RECOMMEND conducting business with
from my mistake and save yourself the headache.
Contractor installed the panels on the date promised and completed the installation quickly and efficiently.
Property was left clean and free of all construction debris.
Contractor was very helpful in provided the necessary information and application with the Homeowner's Association to get the building permit as required by bylaws.
Friendly and courteous installation crew and supervisor.
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