Mounting Hardware Solutions
On-Roof Mounting Hardware
Bosch has taken every detail into consideration in engineering roof mounting solutions for multiple roof types. Bosch mounting solutions have been designed to ensure the most aesthetic installations, using robust high quality aluminum hardware that can withstand the most challenging environments, such as those exposed to high wind and snow loads. These systems allow for flexible collector angles to optimize system performance based on application requirements. Using adjustable roof jacks and pre-drilled rails, one only needs an Allen wrench to install Bosch flat plate collectors. These sytems are all PE stamped according to buildings codes present in North America. The result is a clean and reliable on-roof or flat roof installation.
Three different roof attachments are available from Bosch providing optimal and secure attachment for collectors on sloped roofs while installing quickly and easily without concerns for leaky roofs.
Flat Roof Mounting Hardware
Flat roof installation is intended for level roof surfaces, or where the collectors are to be positioned at an angle steeper than the pitch of the roof. The flat roof installation kit for Bosch FKT-1 and FKC-1 flat plate collectors consist of a standard kit in both portrait or landscape orientation for first collector in a row and an extension kit for each additional collector in the same row.
The Flat Roof Mounting System allows installation of Bosch solar thermal collectors on flat surfaces, surfaces with a shallow pitch of 6/12 (25°) or less, and landscape collectors also on walls.
Tilt Mounting Hardware
The Tilt Mounting System offers rack mounting for flat and shallow tilted roofs at a competitive price. There is a Basic Set that covers the first collector of each row, and each additional collector requires an Extension Set.
On-Wall Mounting Hardware
Only Bosch FKC-1 Horizontal flat plate collectors are suitable for wall mounting, and only for an installation height of up to 65 ft above ground. The wall must have adequate load bearing capacity! The space requirement on the wall for the collector rows depends on the number of collectors. In addition to the width of the collector array, allow at least 20 inches to the left and right (dimension A , Figure 40) for routing the pipework. The space between the collector row and the edge of the wall must be at least 3ft. (1.0m).
The wall mounting set is particularly suitable for buildings with non-ideal roof orientation, or where
shading of windows and doors is desired. This allows taking advantage of the sun while creating an
architectural feature. Collectors can be mounted to provide ideal shade for windows and keep rooms nice and cool. In winter, when the sun’s path is lower, solar gain can provide an additional source of energy. Several rows of collectors arranged above of each
other must be kept at least 145 inches apart to prevent the collectors from casting shadows on each other (Figure 41).
Snow and ice accumulating on the collectors may give way and slide off suddenly. Take provisions that the installation does not pose a risk to property and cause personal injury from falling snow and ice.
BOSCH is constantly improving its products, therefore specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
Mounting HardwareBosch has engineered innovative mounting hardware systems that simplify the installation of flat plate solar collectors regardless of roof type. These systems offer installers the perfect solution for flat roofs as well as sloped roofs of common construction including shingle, tile and corrugated metal. These systems are PE stamped according to buildings codes present in North America.