Apricus Evacuated Tube Solar Hot Water System – Post Install Review

Posted by Benjamin Close on October 12, 2010 under Country Living, Disputes | 13 Comments to Read

Evacuated Tubes

Our experience buying and getting an Apricus LPG Boosted, evacuated tube solar hot water system installed.

Solar Hot Water – Evacuated Tubes – Apricus vs Hills

Posted by Benjamin Close on November 18, 2009 under Country Living | 13 Comments to Read


In building our new house we decided to install a solar hot water system. The reasons for this was simple. We have no mains electricity and only LPG bottled gas. Hence continually heating water would have cost us a lot. Solar hot water on the other hand has an upfront cost but substantially reduces the [..more..]

Explaining the concept of a Hot Water Plumbing Loop

Posted by Benjamin Close on February 21, 2009 under Country Living | 14 Comments to Read

Example Of A Houses Plumbing with / without a hot water loop

One thing that a lot of people don’t fully understand is the concept of a hot water plumbing loop (also known as a hot water return or a ring main). The reason for this is not really all that surprizing. Anyone with mains water to their house probably wouldn’t even care about the concept. Most [..more..]