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Old 01-31-2013, 08:43 PM
 
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In my lease, I can't put up dish network receivers (fixing me to one provider, cable, boo), so I'm thinking my 2x4 solar panel won't be accepted either. It's portable and not screwed down, though. I'm at the second story and in California so I get sun, but just a few hours a day when I prop the panel up against the window. Don't groups do boycotts or arrange letters for these kinds of things?
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:18 AM
 
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I'd be very surprised if an apartment lease conveyed any roof rights. You might try to convince your landload to install PV on the roof though.
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Old 02-01-2013, 12:50 PM
 
Location: The Woods
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That sort of thing is why I don't like renting, too many things you can't do while renting. I don't think a protest would do anything about it.
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:42 PM
 
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That sort of thing is why I don't like renting, too many things you can't do while renting. I don't think a protest would do anything about it.
Have you ever had to deal with a homeowners association?

They can be just as bad or worse than a landlord....
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:04 PM
 
Location: The Woods
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Have you ever had to deal with a homeowners association?

They can be just as bad or worse than a landlord....
IMHO, having a HOA is no different than renting.
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Old 02-01-2013, 03:09 PM
 
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In my lease, I can't put up dish network receivers (fixing me to one provider, cable, boo), so I'm thinking my 2x4 solar panel won't be accepted either. It's portable and not screwed down, though. I'm at the second story and in California so I get sun, but just a few hours a day when I prop the panel up against the window. Don't groups do boycotts or arrange letters for these kinds of things?
Any way you look at this you're going to cause damage to the roof or structure, when you leave they are going to have to fix that.... then the next person wants to do the same thing.

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It's portable and not screwed down
If it can't be mounted then it doesn't belong up there to begin with.
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Old 02-01-2013, 06:12 PM
 
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Any way you look at this you're going to cause damage to the roof or structure, when you leave they are going to have to fix that.... then the next person wants to do the same thing.



If it can't be mounted then it doesn't belong up there to begin with.
It's a flat gravel roof, common in these parts. I was going to hold it down using some sandbags or it could be good on it's own (Santa Ana's could be a problem). I do have to be considerate with damages, as I'm leaning towards tossing it up there one night without permission.
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:32 AM
 
Location: A Very Naughtytown In Northwestern Montanifornia U.S.A.
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It's a flat gravel roof, common in these parts. I was going to hold it down using some sandbags or it could be good on it's own (Santa Ana's could be a problem). I do have to be considerate with damages, as I'm leaning towards tossing it up there one night without permission.
Brilliant Let us know when they serve you with an eviction notice.
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Old 02-02-2013, 10:12 AM
 
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All this work for a 2 x 4 solar panel? LOL
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Old 02-02-2013, 11:57 AM
 
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Not a big expensive job. I pulled stuff off my boat while not in use. Because I like this place, I'll just live with my pretty blue muticrystalline window decoration. I think by showing effort and playing by the rules, the landlord would himself garner interest in helping me plant a 250 W panel on the roof (like maybe ask mid summer). Was I clear? Building owner/landlord sees me struggling to expand my solar, then by his own initiative offers me access to the roof? Better than asking now to just hear no.

Some renters have it real bad, not me. Imagine dealing with hired property management.
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