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Site 430

System type: ICS
Installed: 1997
Inspected: 2003

Glass broken and laying atop Teflon film
Dorvil family no longer lives there. Young person at the house knew nothing about solar system. Left card and note for parents to call me.

Uncertain if system was still working or had been isolated. Broken glass is lying inside and at bottom end of ICS unit body. Inner Teflon film is still intact.
Exterior insulation is developing large cracks due to long term deterioration.
Butted ends of insulation have separated and piping is exposed.
Excellent collector mounting. Still secure and sealant is flexible.

Stopped again later that month. No one home. Left note and card on door.