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    Default Inspect Under Solar Panels

    Here's something to consider if you live near trees or where birds like to make a nest...
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    3 months ago, my cousin, who is a relic from the hippie days and who lives in out back Orbost, East Vic, had a offer too good to refuse, some second hand solar panels. A friend installed them and a week latter the house burnt to the ground, don't think this friend was qualified?
    Not saying the panels or installation caused the fire, as i am sure that would have resulted in the insurance being rejected,. but some offers are not too good to be rejected
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    certainly is , thanks for sharing. Was this one of your customers ? did the fire start at the isolating switch?


    I check and clean mine regularly so it wont be an issue in my case.

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    How did they catch fire in the first place ?

    Looking at the photo from top to bottom, there is 2 burnt, 1 not burnt, then 3 burnt.

    I would say it was running a serious fault in the first place that ignited the nest material, example top 2. It then jumps a panel that obviously has no nesting material underneath, but then ignites 3 further down.

    Obviously you wouldn't let all that stuff build up underneath, but its definitely not the cause of the problem given the "panel jump".

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    Yes definitely a fault in the wiring. and the top one is waiting for a spark to happen... They're different setup pics though..
    Last edited by Johnno; 22-11-19 at 05:17 PM.

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