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    great first post codfather

    great first post codfather
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    we have had good luck with Loop Conditioner from...

    we have had good luck with Loop Conditioner from Geothermal Supply for fixing leaks
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    Most pro's size the heat pump and loop for ~ 90%...

    Most pro's size the heat pump and loop for ~ 90% of the heat load, then let strip heat make up the difference
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    welcome to the geo world. The rest of us deal...

    welcome to the geo world. The rest of us deal with the same issues
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    Hey Clark, Sorry, I didn't realize it was you....

    Hey Clark,

    Sorry, I didn't realize it was you. Good Luck with your "expertly" designed system ... ha ha
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    Just to keep the terminology straight.... a water...

    Just to keep the terminology straight.... a water source heat pump is hooked up to a boiler chiller loop, there is no ground loop. A ground source or geothermal heat pump is hooked up to a ground...
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    Can you isolate subfields and purge them one at a...

    Can you isolate subfields and purge them one at a time?

    We do 400 loop projects, but we purge them 15 loops at a time.
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    The extra water storage is a good idea, just not...

    The extra water storage is a good idea, just not at that price. A better way to go is to use an electric water heater, just don't hook it up to power. That should save several thousand dollars.
  9. You can read all about it here ...

    You can read all about it here http://www.greenbuildingtalk.com/Forums/tabid/53/aff/13/aft/81281/afv/topic/afpgj/6/Default.aspx#108748
  10. the OP has moved on with his install. This...

    the OP has moved on with his install. This thread is dead.
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    Even though the manufacturer offers a labor...

    Even though the manufacturer offers a labor warranty, the labor allowance is far less than what the normal labor rate would be. You should ask each bidder if you will be expected to pay the...
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    10 to 40 PSI will work on the ground loop.

    10 to 40 PSI will work on the ground loop.
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    mine was 1800 from GSC 4 years ago

    mine was 1800 from GSC 4 years ago
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    nothing talked about here is ground...

    nothing talked about here is ground breaking....it has all been done many time before.
  15. no direct experience, I do hear of problems on...

    no direct experience, I do hear of problems on other forums
  16. It all depends on what fuel choices you have : ...

    It all depends on what fuel choices you have :

    Here is a post from a happy geo user.
  17. 359891 Geo beats natural gas in most cases.

    359891

    Geo beats natural gas in most cases.
  18. there is some info posted here...

    there is some info posted here
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    Hi, You need a hydrometer with a scale from...

    Hi,

    You need a hydrometer with a scale from .90 to 1.0

    You can buy one here
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    I agree with Bobby, installer is more important...

    I agree with Bobby, installer is more important than brand.
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    There is nothing wrong with 15' spacing of bore...

    There is nothing wrong with 15' spacing of bore holes. We do it all the time.

    The spacing is a parameter to be set in the design program.

    As long as proper design methods are used, the loop...
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    sorry to disagree, but there are several ways...

    sorry to disagree, but there are several ways to design ground loops.

    3/4' loops are only good to about 250'. After that the pressure drop becomes a problem so then you switch to 1" loops.
    ...
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    You can buy HDPE tees with a brass thread on ...

    You can buy HDPE tees with a brass thread on one leg and then just thread in the P/T port.

    The tees are available at Geothermal Supply Co and other suppliers.
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    John, Glad that things worked out in your...

    John,

    Glad that things worked out in your favor. The solar component is a nice add on as well.
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    cgin59, you can contact me on my website shown...

    cgin59,

    you can contact me on my website shown in my signature
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    yes

    yes
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    Where do you live?

    Where do you live?
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    John, good to heat that things are going your...

    John, good to heat that things are going your way finally.

    Did adding to your ground loop make the system right? Sorry,

    but I can't remember the details and I don't want to read all 58...
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    Jon, Glad things are looking up for you.

    Jon,

    Glad things are looking up for you.
  30. Thread: drilling

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    drilling

    here is our drill rig in a great setting
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    We have done drilling and loop installs on about...

    We have done drilling and loop installs on about 20 schools and office buildings
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    can you get access to the top of the bore hole...

    can you get access to the top of the bore hole and try adding water? this will tell you if you have a poor connection to the earth or some other problem
  33. Thread: New Rig

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    We drill a 4 1/2" hole. We can drill, install...

    We drill a 4 1/2" hole. We can drill, install geo loop and grout two 200' holes a day.
  34. Thread: New Rig

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    If you don't have to drill rock, this unit...

    If you don't have to drill rock, this unit really really shines.
  35. I vote for two

    I vote for two
  36. Thread: New Rig

    by geodean
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    New Rig

    We took a leap and bought a drilling rig

    http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f58/dewdean/rig/IMGP3838.jpg

    It can drill rock

    http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f58/dewdean/rig/IMGP4031.jpg
    ...
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    a properly designed system will use aux heat for...

    a properly designed system will use aux heat for about 5% of the heating load.
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    minimum RE 2500, minimum well separation 15'

    minimum RE 2500, minimum well separation 15'
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    quick answer .....yes

    quick answer .....yes
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    It looks like you are OK. Call me if you have...

    It looks like you are OK.

    Call me if you have any questions.

    My phone number can be found on my website posted at the bottom of this message.
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    Any geo system should be sized using the BTU/hour...

    Any geo system should be sized using the BTU/hour load that is calculated from a Manual J heat load.

    If your installer did not do this, he is guessing on the size of your heat pump.

    If you...
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    What is the 600' of well average for? A 500...

    What is the 600' of well average for? A 500 sq ft house? A 6000 sq ft house? A 20,000 BTU load ? A 100,000 BTU load?

    If 600' of well is average for a 4 ton heat pump, then 600' is not...
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    I take offense to your robot and asinine...

    I take offense to your robot and asinine inferences.

    I design and install geo systems.

    All of my installed systems work great. I have a list of happy and satisfied customers.

    What are...
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    This is a common misconception. See this chart...

    This is a common misconception.

    See this chart for how ice compares to other material
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    He doesn't have 45 - 50 EWT.

    He doesn't have 45 - 50 EWT.
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    Jon, a 4 ton Climate Master heat pump will give...

    Jon, a 4 ton Climate Master heat pump will give you 38,000 BTU/h at 30 EWT. Your house needs 54,900 BTU/h. A 6 ton would give you 53,000.

    It appears to me that both your heat pump and...
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    Lots of good info on this site...

    Lots of good info on this site
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    John, neither the driller nor the installer seem...

    John, neither the driller nor the installer seem to be willing to take responsibility for this.

    For them to say your house is at fault is simply wrong. You contracted with them to provide a...
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    John, if your loop recovers and then loses 7...

    John, if your loop recovers and then loses 7 over a few days, this supports the theory that you don't have enough loop in the ground.

    The ground is doing it's part....it is supplying heat to...
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    John, how much have you spent on heating this...

    John, how much have you spent on heating this year and how much is another well going to cost?
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