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GB2511723A
GB2511723A GB1222138.8A GB201222138A GB2511723A GB 2511723 A GB2511723 A GB 2511723A GB 201222138 A GB201222138 A GB 201222138A GB 2511723 A GB2511723 A GB 2511723A
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    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E03WATER SUPPLY; SEWERAGE
    • E03BINSTALLATIONS OR METHODS FOR OBTAINING, COLLECTING, OR DISTRIBUTING WATER
    • E03B3/00Methods or installations for obtaining or collecting drinking water or tap water
    • E03B3/02Methods or installations for obtaining or collecting drinking water or tap water from rain-water
    • E03B3/03Special vessels for collecting or storing rain-water for use in the household, e.g. water-butts
    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E03WATER SUPPLY; SEWERAGE
    • E03BINSTALLATIONS OR METHODS FOR OBTAINING, COLLECTING, OR DISTRIBUTING WATER
    • E03B1/00Methods or layout of installations for water supply
    • E03B1/04Methods or layout of installations for water supply for domestic or like local supply
    • E03B1/041Greywater supply systems
    • E03B1/042Details thereof, e.g. valves or pumps
    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E04BUILDING
    • E04DROOF COVERINGS; SKY-LIGHTS; GUTTERS; ROOF-WORKING TOOLS
    • E04D1/00Roof covering by making use of tiles, slates, shingles, or other small roofing elements
    • E04D1/30Special roof-covering elements, e.g. ridge tiles, gutter tiles, gable tiles, ventilation tiles
    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E04BUILDING
    • E04DROOF COVERINGS; SKY-LIGHTS; GUTTERS; ROOF-WORKING TOOLS
    • E04D13/00Special arrangements or devices in connection with roof coverings; Protection against birds; Roof drainage; Sky-lights
    • E04D13/04Roof drainage; Drainage fittings in flat roofs, balconies or the like
    • E04D13/0404Drainage on the roof surface
    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E04BUILDING
    • E04DROOF COVERINGS; SKY-LIGHTS; GUTTERS; ROOF-WORKING TOOLS
    • E04D3/00Roof covering by making use of flat or curved slabs or stiff sheets
    • E04D3/02Roof covering by making use of flat or curved slabs or stiff sheets of plane slabs, slates, or sheets, or in which the cross-section is unimportant
    • E04D3/16Roof covering by making use of flat or curved slabs or stiff sheets of plane slabs, slates, or sheets, or in which the cross-section is unimportant of metal
    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E04BUILDING
    • E04DROOF COVERINGS; SKY-LIGHTS; GUTTERS; ROOF-WORKING TOOLS
    • E04D3/00Roof covering by making use of flat or curved slabs or stiff sheets
    • E04D3/40Slabs or sheets locally modified for auxiliary purposes, e.g. for resting on walls, for serving as guttering; Elements for particular purposes, e.g. ridge elements, specially designed for use in conjunction with slabs or sheets
    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E03WATER SUPPLY; SEWERAGE
    • E03BINSTALLATIONS OR METHODS FOR OBTAINING, COLLECTING, OR DISTRIBUTING WATER
    • E03B1/00Methods or layout of installations for water supply
    • E03B1/04Methods or layout of installations for water supply for domestic or like local supply
    • E03B1/041Greywater supply systems
    • E03B2001/047Greywater supply systems using rainwater
    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E04BUILDING
    • E04DROOF COVERINGS; SKY-LIGHTS; GUTTERS; ROOF-WORKING TOOLS
    • E04D1/00Roof covering by making use of tiles, slates, shingles, or other small roofing elements
    • E04D1/30Special roof-covering elements, e.g. ridge tiles, gutter tiles, gable tiles, ventilation tiles
    • E04D2001/307Special roof-covering elements, e.g. ridge tiles, gutter tiles, gable tiles, ventilation tiles for passages in the roof surface
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y02TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE
    • Y02ATECHNOLOGIES FOR ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE
    • Y02A20/00Water conservation; Efficient water supply; Efficient water use
    • Y02A20/108Rainwater harvesting

Abstract

The present invention relates to a rainwater collector comprising a substantially flat sheet body 10 having an upper surface which has a recessed trough 20 extending below the plane of the upper surface. The trough has two ends (22, 24 figure 1) and a channel (26 figure 2) extending the ends. The collector further comprises at least one fluid pathway (28 figure 2) extending from the channel of the trough through the sheet body. Each fluid pathway is arranged in communication with a water outlet (30 figure 2). The collector further comprises a trough filter (32 figure 2) arranged in use on the sheet body to cover the trough.

Description

A rainwater collector
Field of the Invention
The present invention relates to a roof mounted rainwater collector and in particular to a rainwater collection device that may be mounted on a roof in place of a tile or slate and may be connected to a water storage tank inside the house via an aperture under the device.
Background
Collection of rainwater from sloping building roofs is known to be advantageous for supply of water for non-purified grey water' purposes such as washing and flushing toilets, and may be used also for drinking and cooking in some installations following purification. A variety of devices and arrangements of the water flow system have been devised to achieve this. Typical devices include guttering systems that may replace the standard gutter at the base of the roof or may be mounted on the roof to catch run-off at a distance above the standard gutter: these devices may have a mesh filter over their entrance to prevent entry of debris into the water system, but as they stand proud of the roof are liable to collect debris, to suffer damage from snow buildup on the roof and are potentially unsightly and hard to install and maintain They also typically are arranged to be long, in the style of conventional gutters, with water outlet at one end, and so must include a slope along their length which means ":3 they typically present a large profile above the roof. Other devices include pierced tiles and channel and guttering arrangements below the tile, which are hard to install and it is difficult to fit effective mesh filter means to them. It is the object of the present invention to overcome these shortcomings.
Prior Art
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*5**S* * * Accordingly a number of patent applications have been filed in an attempt to resolve the problem or similar, including the following: GB2475924 discloses an invention relating to a rainwater harvesting system comprising an inlet cover tile, a concealed rainwater roof gulley with an outlet, pipe connectors, an overflow pipe, a bleed valve, a filter with a releasable access porthole and a storage tank with a bull nose shaped end. The bull nosed end of the tank makes optimum space utilization in variably angled eaves roof spaces, for the supply of rainwater by means of gravitational feed, for domestic and or commercial use.
Additional rainwater storage tanks may be connected in series for additional water storage.
DEl 02010011236 discloses a rain water harvesting system that has an inflow system such as roof tile and roof guttering for collecting water, where the water is transferred to gutter tank or underground provided for storing the rain water through a pipe system. The water is passed to the user through an electrical pipe system. The rain water tanks for storing rain water have drain or overflow protection.
Both of the above inventions comprise tiles with entry slots for water and channelling beneath the tiles that leads to a water inlet pipe to a storage tank. The tiles and -15 channelling are separate so requiring separate installations steps.
W02010143002 discloses a roof unit for channelling water inwardly of a roof. The unit comprises a base and channelling means disposed on a first side of the base for channelling rainwater over the base to a channelled region upon the base. An aperture may be formed in the channelled region to allow passage of water through the unit from the first side to a second side of the base. Water passing through the unit may be carried by ducting provided on the second side of the base. The channelling means may comprise channelling members which diverge from the channelled region. The unit may have sealing means which deform to match the contours of the adjacent roofing surface. Water may be carried by the ducting to a storage vessel, flow of water into the storage vessel may be controlled by a valve. * *
This device has a gutter raised above the roof having its opening covered by a mesh filter.
GB2459307 discloses a rainwater harvesting system comprises a collecting element in communication with water lank, wherein the collecting element is provided on a suitable surface of a building and the water tank is provided within the roof of the building.
This device is in the form of channelling adapted to fit in place of a line of tiles, has a apertures and a mesh filter at its inlet to admit water but projects above the line of the roof and has an outlet at one end of a run of channelling, so requires a slope and careful installation. It fits under, rather than in place of existing tiles, leading to limitations on the degree of drainage slope that can reliably be obtained.
0E201 21 591 discloses a roof rainwater trap that consists of a horizontal sheet metal channel with an upward-angled upper flange resting under the edge of a line of roof files, and a downward-directed lower flange resting on top of a lower line of tiles. The channel has a drain tube to a water cistern supplying general-purpose non-potable water.
This device is in the form of guttering to be put in place of a line of tiles. The outlet is at the base of the guttering rather than at one end, but it does not comprise filter means to prevent debris accumulating in the guttering.
GB2344132 discloses apparatus for the collection and supply of rainwater falling onto a building comprises collecting means located on the roof, storage means located in the eaves of the attic space and means to supply the water for non-hygienic grey' applications, using only gravity to move the water. A mains back-up system is provided for use in periods of prolonged drought.
GB2228521 discloses a roof tile rain collector, has a trough which can be used to collect natural resources in the form of water from various types of roofs. The collector is secured to the roof battens by adjustable arms and the water, (i.e. rain/snow), collected is carried via the outlet pipe to the cold water tank using gravity *and natural water levels, to be stored.
Again, the above two devices comprise external gutters that are raised above the r": 30 profile of the roof with the disadvantages mentioned above. C)
GB2291924 discloses a roof like reservoir comprises a roof tile having an integral chamber and openings on the upper surface to allow rainwater to pass into said chamber, means being provided for said rainwater to pass from said chamber to a collecting tank.
Summary of the Invention
According to the present invention there is provided a rainwater collector comprising a substantially flat sheet body having an upper surface providing a recessed trough extending below the plane of the upper surface, in which the trough has two ends and a channel extending there between, and in which the collector further comprises at least one fluid pathway arranged in use to extend from the channel of the trough through the sheet body, and in which each fluid pathway is arranged in use in communication with a water outlet, and in which the collector further comprises a trough filter arranged in use on the sheet body to cover the trough.
Preferably the sheet body has a first and a second edge forming an opposing pair of ends. Preferably, the trough is provided between said first and second ends.
Preferably the trough is centred closer to the second edge than the first edge.
Preferably the trough filter comprises a substantially flat mesh filter. In a preferred embodiment the mesh comprises a wire mesh. In other embodiments the mesh comprises a punched metal mesh. In further embodiments the filter comprises a moulded plastic àomponent having a plurality of small apertures.
Preferably the sheet body comprises a stepped profile at the first edge providing a substantially flat batten mounting region located below the upper surface of the body. fl...
* 25 Preferably the rainwater collector is sized to have a width that is a multiple of the width of a tile and a height between the first and the second edges that is a multiple *:**! of the height of a tile. In a preferred embodiment the width is between 1 and 10 times the width of a tile, more preferably between 1 and 4 times, and the height is ** between 1 and 3 times the height of a tile, more preferably 1 or 2 times.
In use the rainwater collector is mounted on the roof with the first edge uppermost, i.e. higher up the roof. In a preferred embodiment the batten mounting region attached to the roof batten above the rainwater collector. In some embodiments the rainwater collector is adapted to receive the tile positioned in use above the collector, which rests on the upper surface of the sheet body. Preferably the stepped profile acts as a positioning means for the tile.
In this way the rainwater collector of the invention fits simply in place of a number of tiles and has a water collection trough that extends below the plans of its upper surface, so allowing it to fit substantially within the profile of the roof rather than projecting above it. This is advantageous as it limits the degree to which debris can collect against it and to which it may be damaged by for example snow, ice, hail or winds. The collector has a trough that has two ends and hence is self-contained within the collector, avoiding the need for joints between adjacent collectors. The water flow pathway is preferably arranged in use to extend out from the bottom of the channel of the trough, avoiding the need for a sloping alignment of a length of the collector.
It will be understood that reference to a tile herein includes reference to other sectional roof coverings including slates. It will be understood that the rainwater collection of the invention may be used on other forms of sloping roof with solid coverings such as metal sheeting.
In a preferred embodiment the rainwater collector further comprises a water trap located in use in each water flowlfluid pathway, preferably a P trap. In a preferred embodiment the P trap is preferably arranged adjacent to the water outlet, preferably the trap is arranged in use adjacent the inside of the roof so allowing the trap to be * maintained from inside the roof space.
In a preferred embodiment the rainwater collector further comprises a pipe filter in *....: 25 each water flow/fluid pathway. Preferably the pipe filter is arranged in use to be in * . communication with the outlet. Preferably, the pipe filter is formed as an integral part of the outlet. Preferably the pipe filter comprises a mesh filter. Preferably, the mesh of the pipe filter has a finer mesh than the mesh of the trough filter, to filter fine debris from the water flow. In a preferred embodiment the pipe filter is provided as part of a * *** 30 filter component. Preferably, the pipe filter is arranged in use to be located on the inside of the roof.
Preferably the channel provided by the trough has a curved profile. In a preferred embodiment the profile of the channel has straight sides and a base portion in the form of an arc of a circle. In further preferred embodiments the base portion of the channel is sloped from the sides towards a water outlet. Preferably, the channel provided by the trough is deepest adjacent to the water outlet.
Preferably the water outlet(s) are arranged in use to be located closer to the second edge of the sheet body than to the first edge. In preferred embodiments the water outlet(s) are positioned in use such that when the rainwater collector is mounted at an angle on a sloping roof the water outlets are located adjacent to or at the lowest point of the channel or profile of the trough. Preferably the rainwater collector is adapted in a variety of embodiments suited to roofs of different angles of slope or pitches such that when in use the water outlet is at or near to the lowest point of the profile.
In preferred embodiments the sheet body further comprises tile abutment means for abutment of tiles to a position on each side of the body. In a preferred embodiment the side tile abutment means comprise an upstanding portion on the upper surface of the sheet body. In an alternative embodiment the abutment means comprises a stepped profile(s) at each side.
In preferred embodiments the rainwater collector further comprises raised sealing regions provided on the upper surface and adapted in use such that tiles will seat onto them.
In preferred embodiments the raised sealing regions are provided on the upper surface near the first edge of the body. In this way the tile located in use above the : 25 rainwater collector may seat on top of the raised sealing region to provide a weather-* * tight seal. * . * * 00
*:* In further preferred embodiments the raised sealing regions are provided near or at each side of the rainwater collector. In further preferred embodiments a raised * ". 30 sealing region is provided on the lower surface of the sheet body near the second edge. In this way the raised sealing region rests in use on the tile below the rainwater collector to provide a w!atherproof seal.
According to a second aspect the invention provides an apparatus for rainwater collection comprising a rainwater collector as described herein, a water tank within the building and piping arranged in use to provide fluid communication between the tank and the collector, and in which the water tank is arranged in use to be fed by gravity.
According to a third aspect the invention provides a method for collecting rainwater from a roof comprising the steps of: providing a rainwater collector as herein described; forming at least one aperture through the roof material arranged in use to receive the at least one water outlet of the collector: fitting the rainwater collector to the roof so as to locate the at least one water outlets within the apertures provided in said roof material; and connecting at least one water feed pipes to the at least one water outlet.
The apertures may be provided in the roof lining. The collector may be installed on a roof batten. Tiles may be laid on the roof around the collector.
In a further embodiment the invention provides a method for fitting a rainwater collection apparatus to a roof that has already been tiled comprising the steps of: Providing a rainwater collector as herein described; removing an area of tiles so as to provide an opening arranged in use to receive the rainwater collector; providing one or more apertures through the roof material to receive the water outlets; fixing the rainwater collector in place such that a tile located above the rainwater *. collector is arranged in use to overlie the first edge of the sheet body and connecting at least one water feed pipe to the at least one water outlets of the * . collector. * S S S.
The invention has been described by way of examples only and it will be appreciated that variation may be made to the above-mentioned embodiments without departing * S..
from the scope of invention. * S
With respect to the above description then, it is to be realised that the optimum dimensional relationships for the parts of the invention, to include variations in size, materials! shape, form, function and manner of operation, assembly and use, are deemed readily apparent and obvious to one skilled in the art, and all equivalent relationships to those illustrated in the drawings and described in the specification are intended to be encompassed by the present invention.
Therefore, the foregoing is considered as illustrative only of the principles of the invention. Further, since numerous modifications and changes will readily occur to those skilled in the art, it is not desired to limit the invention to the exact construction and operation shown and described, and accordingly, all suitable modifications and equivalents may be resorted to, falling within the scope of the invention.
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Figure 1 shows a front view of an embodiment of the invention Figure 2 shows a side view of the embodiment in figure 1 Figure 3 shows a top view of the embodiment in figure 1 Figure 4 shows a rear view of the embodiment in figure 1 Figure 5 shows an isometric view of the embodiment in figure 1
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Referring to figures 1 to 5 a rainwater collector according to the invention comprises a sheet body 10 having an upper surface having a first edge 12 and a second edge 16, left side 40 and right side 42, and a trough 20 recessed below the upper surface having two ends 22, 24 and an inner profile 26 between them and one or more fluid pathways 28 extending from a region of the inner profile of the trough through the :25 body each to a water outlet 30, and a trough filter 32 mounted on the sheet body covering the trough. The water outlets are in the form of short pipes adapted to
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extend through apertures in the roof and to connect to water pipes leading to the rest *:*** of the water collection system. The sheet body comprises a stepped profile 34 at the first edge 14 comprising a substantially flat batten mounting region 36 below the *...
** 30 uppersurfaceofthe body.
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The trough is centred closer to the second, downhill edge than to the first.
Preferably the trough filter comprises a substantially flat perforated sheet material having holes with a major dim!nsion of 6mm or less. In some embodiments the trough filter is a substantially flat mesh filter, preferably in some embodiments a punched metal mesh, for example a punched aluminium mesh. In further embodiments the filter comprises a moulded plastic component having a plurality of apertures.
In a preferred embodiment the rainwater collector comprises a lower sheet body formed from galvanised steel and an overlying upper sheet body bonded to its upper surface formed from moulded fibreglass and having the trough filter mounted on or bonded to it. Preferably fibreglass moulding comprises tile abutment means for abutment of tiles to a position on each side of the body, comprising upstands on the upper surface of the sheet body (not shown) and raised sealing regions provided on the upper surface near the first edge 14 and the sides 40, 42 of the sheet body and adapted such that tiles will seat onto them in use.
Preferably raised sealing regions are provided on the upper surface near the first edge 14. In this way the tile above the rainwater collector may seat on top of the raised sealing region to provide a weather-tight seal.
Preferably a raised sealing region is provided on the lower surface of the sheet body near the second edge 16, at position 44 in figure 2. In this way the raised sealing region rests in use on the tile below the rainwater collector to provide a weatherproof seal.
It will be seen from figure 2 that the water outlets from the trough are placed away from the base of the profile 26, so that when in use on a sloping roof, with first edge 14 uphill and second edge 16 downhill, the outlets will be at or near the lowest point of the trough. The position of the outlets on the profile may be chosen according to the slope of the roof for which the embodiment is intended. A range of embodiments may be provided with different profiles 26 and outlet positions.
" 30 Preferably the rainwater collector comprises a water trap in each water flow pathway, preferably a P trap1 preferably provided joined to the water outlet 30 Preferably the rainwater collector comprises a pipe filter (not shown) in each water flow pathway, preferably provided as part of the outlet 30 and comprising a mesh filter with a mesh finer than the mesh of the trough filter.
The rainwater collector is dimensioned to have a size equivalent to four conventional tiles on the roof The rainwater collector is installed into a roof by: Providing a rainwater collector as shown in the figures, removing four tiles so as to provide an opening dimensioned and shaped to receive the rainwater collector; Forming two apertures in the roof shaped and dimensioned to receive the water outlets of the collector, connecting pipes to the outlets and laying one or more strips of lead over a portion of the newly revealed area; Mounting the batten mounting region on top of the roof batten above the rainwater collector and locating the water outlets through the two holes From the loft space attach water pipes to the water outlets and connect to the water storage tank.
Preferably the rainwater collector is positioned between the lower edge and half-way up the roof, more preferably around 1/3 of the distance up the roof from the lower edge, for example around 5 tiles from the lower edge.
The rainwater collector is preferably dimensioned to occupy the space of a number of tiles allowing easy replacement of tiles with the device. In a preferred embodiment the rainwater collector is 1260mm between the two sides, and the stepped profile has a step 20mm down from the lower surface and 35mm wide from the front edge 14.
The trough dimensions are not critical and in preferred embodiments may be in the range 100 to 150mm from front to back, more preferably in the range 110 to 120mm, most preferably around 111mm. The trough is preferably around 1010mm long *....: 25 between the two ends and of order 20-50mm deep. * * ** * * * * * ** *
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  1. Claims 1. A rainwater collector comprising a substantially flat sheet body having an upper surface providing a recessed trough extending below the plane of the upper surface, in which the trough has two ends and a channel extending there between, and in which the collector further comprises at least one fluid pathway is arranged in use to extend from the channel of the trough through the sheet body, and in which each fluid pathway is arranged in use in communication with a water outlet, and in which the collector further comprises a trough filter arranged in use on the sheet body to cover the trough.
  2. 2. A collector as claimed in claim 1 wherein the trough filter comprises a substantially flat mesh filter.
  3. 3. A collector as claimed in either of claims 1 and 2, wherein the sheet body has a first and a second edge forming an opposing pair of ends, and in which the trough is provided between said first and second ends.
  4. 4. A collector as claimed in claim 3 wherein the sheet body comprises a stepped profile at the first edge comprising a substantially flat batten mounting region located below the upper surface of the body.
  5. 5. A collector as claimed in any preceding claim, in which said collector is sized to have a width corresponding to a multiple of the width of a tile used on a *.j25 roof and a height between the first and the second edges that is a multiple of the height of said tile. -. * *.
  6. 6. A collector as claimed in any preceding claim, in which the collector further comprises a pipe filter arranged in use to be located at or near each water flow pathway.
  7. 7. A collector as claimed in any preceding claim, wherein the trough has a curved profile.
  8. 5. A collector as claimed in claim 7, wherein the water outlets are arranged in use to be located offset from the centre of the curved profile of the trough.
  9. 9. A collector as claimed in any preceding claim, wherein the water outlets are arranged in use to be positioned such that when the rainwater collector is mounted at an angle on a sloping roof the water outlets are located near to or at the lowest point of the profile.
  10. 10. A collector as claimed in any preceding claim above wherein the sheet body further comprises tile abutment means arranged in use for abutment of tiles to a position on each side of the body.
  11. 11. A collector as claimed in any preceding claim, in which said collector further comprises raised sealing regions provided on the upper surface and adapted such that tiles will seat onto them in use.
  12. 12. A collector as claimed in claim 11 wherein raised sealing regions are provided on the upper surface near the first edge of the body and at each side of the rainwater collector and on the lower surface of the sheet body near the second edge.
  13. 13. An apparatus for rainwater collection comprising a rainwater collector as claimed in any claim above and a water tank within the building and piping arranged in use to provide fluid communication between the collector and the tank, and wherein the water tank is arranged in use to be fed by gravity. * . . *
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  14. 14. A method for collecting rainwater from a roof comprising the steps of: providing a rainwater collector as claimed in any one of claims ito 12; ** forming at least one aperture through the roof material arranged in use to * * * receive the at least one water outlet of the collector; fitting the rainwater collector to the roof so as to locate the at least one water * 30 outlets within the apertures provided in said roof material; and connecting at least one water feed pipes to the at least one water outlet.
  15. 15. A method as claimed in claim 14 further comprising the step of for collecting rainwater comprising the step of removing an area of tiles from a roof to receive a collector as claimed in any one of claims ito 12.
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