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    I'm sorry for your troubles. I have the same unit...

    I'm sorry for your troubles. I have the same unit and after some trouble in the install process mine has worked great. I'm not near you and your issues are to such a great extent that I really think...
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    This is the wrong forum for your post. This forum...

    This is the wrong forum for your post. This forum is just for testing. I've no idea even what a YCAV is.
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    :cheers:

    :cheers:
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    Yes

    Yes, that's exactly what I did in late 2010. I have 160 sq-ft of solar hot water on my south roofs that are used to heat the house and in the summer the pool. It's all done though exchangers and...
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    Testing

    Hi.
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    2011 costs.

    Another year gone and a happy new year to everyone.

    I ran my numbers yesterday to show what we paid in electric for the Geothermal system in 2011 and I really had a hard time believing how little...
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    They are a startup and after finding out a bit...

    They are a startup and after finding out a bit more I doubt you'll find more than probably a few installs. I believe they just started shipping units. A friend of mine was interested and that's why I...
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    Come to our house

    I was going to also mention classes and we have some being set up here in PA in the next month.

    I, like you have found it as a hobby to make upgrades in the house that can save money. We've not...
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    Spectrum Geothermal Systems

    Any thoughts on this company and/or it's products?

    They look to have some nice units?
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    I will write a book when I have the time and have...

    I will write a book when I have the time and have actually started. I have a long but good post here under My new Geothermal system. Search for it and read it, it will help a lot. They should stick...
  11. Mistake.

    Mistake.
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    I do aggree with you for the most part and to...

    I do aggree with you for the most part and to utilize a IGSHPA trained installer is the way to go.

    It's a good idea to remove at least as much of the guesswork as possible within a reasonble...
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    Since I have training on subsurface drilling and...

    Since I have training on subsurface drilling and wells I'm going to tell you that this is at best complicated and I'm only going to give some basics here.

    One of the problems I see in Geothermal...
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    It's rather easy to drill through solid rock....

    It's rather easy to drill through solid rock. They usually charge per foot and then extra for casing and so the sooner you hit rock the less it will cost. My holes were put in along side my home and...
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    You're right and I sneak over and turn it down to...

    You're right and I sneak over and turn it down to 70 once in awhile in the evenings because I like it colder. My neighbor has used 470 gallons of propane and his house is similar in size in a month....
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    We pay two parts to our electric, first is about...

    We pay two parts to our electric, first is about 3 cents for delivery per KWH and second is the electric cost. Our cost on that bill was 10 cents for electric plus the delivery which came to 13 cents...
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    Under $200 actual cost for just heat. It's...

    Under $200 actual cost for just heat. It's probably about $175. I have KWH meter on the geothermal and can get the exact amount but this is pretty close. The house is a 2,400 sq-ft ranch with a...
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    Read my thread is good advice. Inspect and take...

    Read my thread is good advice. Inspect and take pictures of everything and especially the wells and piping. I had pictures of the pipes in the ground installed without employing reverse return. I was...
  19. I have a Honeywell controller installed at my t27...

    I have a Honeywell controller installed at my t27 unit and then the zones are one climatemaster and the other is a Venstar. Both work fine with the honeywell controller.

    My Venstar for example is...
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    Set up right and works well. I have three heat...

    Set up right and works well. I have three heat modes, heat pump 1 and two and then emergency heat. I've never used emergency heat since the third well was installed.
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    It's a new home and insulation and house was...

    It's a new home and insulation and house was inspected and you expect things were done well. In our case money was never an issue but contractors doing the right thing was. We had the house tested...
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    When you get it right they work great, we love...

    When you get it right they work great, we love ours.
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    In post 842 I answer this. Delta T is 4-5. EWT...

    In post 842 I answer this. Delta T is 4-5. EWT will be 36 end LWT will be 31, as an example. Delta-T for the ground loops depends on if the system is in first or second stage.

    The 18 degrees is...
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    GE Heat Pump

    I've had my GE heat pump water heater since November 2010 and I love it. I also have a KWH meter on it and previously on the electric resistance water heater.

    I love this unit and have it set for...
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    1. What are you talking about. The system is...

    1. What are you talking about. The system is zoned and I vary the downstairs zone. I like 65 degrees but others in the house like it warmer.

    2.What do you mean by too cold, the ground temperature...
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    Yes you're right, I should have not used the word...

    Yes you're right, I should have not used the word "charged". The loop is closed and filled with a methanol and water mixture.

    john
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    I was only posting about the pressures in the...

    I was only posting about the pressures in the system and that I thought they were odd. I was not considering I have a problem with the loops as far as temperature. The EWT should be designed to not...
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    Update and how some numbers seem to have changed....

    Update and how some numbers seem to have changed.

    It's very cold outside and our GTHP seems to be working great. My Entry Water Temp is about 1 degree higher over 1 year ago at this time and the...
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    I think if there were no subsidies in this...

    I think if there were no subsidies in this country for electric generation the cost to the consumer might be two to three times higher and I would not have an electric line to the grid or if I had...
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    If I could get even 20 cents a kWH I would...

    If I could get even 20 cents a kWH I would consider solar or wind electric generation. I pay 13 cents a kWH and have a average electric bill over 12 months of about $200. It's just not one of our...
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    Oh boy, don't get me started with our great govt....

    Oh boy, don't get me started with our great govt. Why they do it this way is so beyond me and defies all logic. We spent billions and got nothing. Why not throw a billion at making homes more...
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    We use propane for cooking and the clothes dryer....

    We use propane for cooking and the clothes dryer. We don't use the gas fireplace anymore because it just upsets the temperature of the house. We spent about $100 for propane last year. In 2009 we had...
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    I'm now two full years of data and wondering how...

    I'm now two full years of data and wondering how to process this data and if I can figure out if my system is more efficient in 2010 over 2009. It's not hard to do except that I have heating and...
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    The water temperature is only important when it...

    The water temperature is only important when it drops lower than where the unit was designed to operate. In your case I'd probably assume that 18 degrees is all good. I had a debate with someone over...
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    I think your idea is just fine with a on-demand...

    I think your idea is just fine with a on-demand unit. I have used Takagi and it has done a good job of regulating temp out with a varying in temperature. On my GTHP the desuperheater shuts down when...
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    I've read and was told by someone from IGSHPA...

    I've read and was told by someone from IGSHPA that your entry water temperature should ramain within 18 f degrees of static. The reason you see the temperature go down is because the heat pump is on...
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    I know it's hard to read the entire thread but...

    I know it's hard to read the entire thread but the information you are asking is in the thread.

    1. Northeast PA, in Zone 5 and above 2,000 feet.
    2. The house has been completely tested including...
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    I was curious about running the circulators also...

    I was curious about running the circulators also without the heat pump running. I've not read through the manual and found that I can do this on my Climatemaster. I also had an idea a long time ago...
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    Geothermal System Update

    For us up on this mountain our heating season is about ended and I thought I'd post loop temperatures along with the average outside air temperature in a graph. In the graph the EWT and LWT are high...
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    You make a really valid point and all to often we...

    You make a really valid point and all to often we just want to be friendly so we take our eyes off the job that's costing us tens of thousands of dollars. I'm sure there are plenty of good installers...
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    No one seems to discuss this but there is...

    No one seems to discuss this but there is evidence that you should not have a entry water temperature go lower than 16 degrees of static. In my case this was 32 degrees and as I went below it I lost...
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    That's funny. As I read the post I thought "just...

    That's funny. As I read the post I thought "just ask me", thanks.

    It is so nice to have a little extra and it will provide more efficiency.

    Jongig
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    If your water comes from a CWS or PWS, Community...

    If your water comes from a CWS or PWS, Community or Public Water System you’ll have a residual disinfectant, probably chlorine. This chlorine will kill most harmful bacteria if not all. Some bacteria...
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    I use hobo U12 loggers with pipe probes. They are...

    I use hobo U12 loggers with pipe probes. They are very accurate and you can keep data forever. They are also inexpensive and with a 4-probe unit I measure the EWT, LWT and the outside air temp. I...
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    What he said.

    What he said.
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    Our system works great and lowest EWT this season...

    Our system works great and lowest EWT this season was 34 degrees f and we were warm all winter. As for the setback, we do setback to 69 at night and 71 daytime. The system is able to work with te two...
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    Don't get scared by this thread as it's a...

    Don't get scared by this thread as it's a learning experience. I would of course do it differently if I did it again but I wouldn't hesitate to install Geothermal again and I don't know of anything...
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    It goes there quite a bit but it's still an...

    It goes there quite a bit but it's still an experiment. I will keep the setting of 110 and follow the ground temperatures along with heating degree days and kWH usage. If it turns out to be better to...
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    I am using 3 4x8' flat plate collectors. I have...

    I am using 3 4x8' flat plate collectors. I have room and may add 3 more in the future. As for capacity, it's hard to measure because the solar system generates DHW, space heat and at it's lowest...
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    The information is in the thread but the short...

    The information is in the thread but the short answer is that they tried 150 ft per ton but after having Ed from this thread who is IGSPA certified and uses a geologist I found I needed over 850 feet...
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