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Phil, Mechanical Engineer
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Experience:  Retired HVAC/ Electrical & Boiler contractor. Industrial
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Ruud RSR8ou-1 recently installed as a solar storage tank.

Customer Question

Ruud RSR8ou-1 recently installed as a solar storage tank. Installer ignored the labelling on the ports & solar doesn't work. I need a diagram (Cutaway view) to re-configure the dip-tubes to correct the problem, without tearing out all of the plumbing and starting over. Got a diagram?
JA: Have you talked to a solar panel professional about this?
Customer: I owned a thermal solar company through the 70s and 80s. They fed the panels from the "from collector" top port and returned the collectors to the "to collector" port. Lots of stuff in the way. Much easier to switch the dip tubes and change the labels. Need diagram to ensure fast success.
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: Yes. I am a retired hydronic design engineer and a plumber. I'm doing this work for free for a friend who is very unhappy with the installer of the new WH as a storage tank
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: I need a diagram of the RSR8ou-1. That's all.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  Phil replied 1 month ago.

Hello, that model number is ***** computing...can you double check if for me? and can you send me a well focused photo of the top of the tank, looking straight down, where the connections in question are located. Use the 'add files' link next to your send button for that.

We can go from there.



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Attach a close up photo of the wiring diagram glued to the inside of the blower access door and I will mark it up with trouble shooting instructions then follow up with step by step training and coaching until you have a solution.


Photo must be exceedingly well focused. Use the 'add files' link next to your send button to get the photo to me.


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Expert:  Phil replied 1 month ago.

Photo must be looking straight down on to of the tank.