VDF20 Mounting Hardware Calculator

How to calculate what type and how many mounting kits you need:

1. Determine the roof material you are mounting on
2. Determine how many solar collectors you need
3. Determine what is your rafter spacing
4. Click ‘Next’ to see the type and quantity of your mounting hardware.
5. Add these items to your cart to order

VDF20 Mounting System Calc Form
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choice asphalt ev 1
choice metal roof
choice tile wood
choice tile metal
choice flat asphalt
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Collector banks
collector numbered
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Rafter spacing1
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Rafter spacing1
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Below are a few different ways to mount your ThermoPower VDF Series Collector. All mounting accessories below are manufactured in Upstate New York. If you have a custom mounting requirement, just let us know! We have a custom machine shop to handle most custom project requirements.
How to select the right mounting hardware:
1. Determine the roof material you are mounting on
2. Determine how many solar collectors you need
3. Use the sizing table located in SunMaxx Solar Collector Mounting System Datasheet.
4. Add the parts below according to your roof material, desired mounting angle.

Flush Mounting on Asphalt Roof or Metal Roof

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Sets required to mount you evacuated tube collector on asphalt or metal roof:

Mounting set product code:

ConnectMaxx-UV-AS-LBASEKIT (Asphalt Roof)
ConnectMaxx-UV-M-LBASEKIT (Metal Roof)

List of components included in a single set Quantity
L-bracket 1
EPDM Washer 1
Flashing (only in Asphalt Roof Kit) 1
3/8” (9.5 mm) Lag bolt 1
3/8” (9.5 mm) Lock Nut 1
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Mounting set product code:
ConnectMaxx-UV-CONNECTKIT

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List of components included in a single set Quantity
L-bracket 1
3/8” (9.5 mm) Bolt 1
3/8” (9.5 mm) Nut 1
3/8” (9.5 mm) Washer 1
1/4” (6 mm) Bolt 1
1/4” (6 mm) Nut 1
1/4” (6 mm) Washer 1

Flush Mounting on Tile Roof

vdf tile

Sets required to mount you evacuated tube collector on a tile roof:

Mounting set product code:
ConnectMaxx-UV-W-QMUTM-TILE-5IN-V2-BASEKIT (Wooden Purlin)
ConnectMaxx-UV-M-QMUTM-TILE-5IN-V2-BASEKIT (Metal Purlin)

List of components included in a single set

Quantity

QBase:

  • Cap screw
  • Cap Washer
  • Flashing
  • Post
  •  Collar
1 of each part
L-bracket 1
3/8” (9.5 mm) Lock Nut 1
Lag screw

2

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Mounting set product code:
ConnectMaxx-UV-CONNECTKIT

vdf tile2
List of components included in a single set Quantity
L-bracket 1
3/8” (9.5 mm) Bolt 1
3/8” (9.5 mm) Nut 1
3/8” (9.5 mm) Washer 1
1/4” (6 mm) Bolt 1
1/4” (6 mm) Nut 1
1/4” (6 mm) Washer 1

Flat Roof Free Standing Mounting

VDF Standing A Frame

Sets required to mount you evacuated tube collector in standing position on a flat roof:

Mounting set product code:
ConnectMaxx-UV-W-QMUTM-STAND-5IN-V2 (Wooden Purlin)
ConnectMaxx-UV-M-QMUTM-STAND-5IN-V2 (Metal Purlin)

List of components included in a single set

Quantity

QBase:

  • Cap screw
  • Cap Washer
  • Flashing
  • Post
  •  Collar
2 of each part
L-bracket 2
3/8” (9.5 mm) Lock Nut 2
Lag screw

4

VDF Qmutm

Mounting set product code:
ConnectMaxx-UV-A-Frame-68/40IN

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List of components included in one set

Quantity

Universal A-frame 1

Mounting set product code:
ConnectMaxx-UV-CONNECTKIT

List of components included in a single set Quantity
L-bracket 1
3/8” (9.5 mm) Bolt 1
3/8” (9.5 mm) Nut 1
3/8” (9.5 mm) Washer 1
1/4” (6 mm) Bolt 1
1/4” (6 mm) Nut 1
1/4” (6 mm) Washer 1
VDF Connectkit