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    cost to heat with gas or HP

    It depends on what your cost per MCF of gas is and cost per KW of electric. Keep in mind most gas water heaters are only about 58-65% efficient. Electric is 100%, but the HP is ...
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    De super heater

    I've got an FHP aquarius II installed this summer. I've had good results with controlling it with an outdoor stat ( shuts down DSH ) at 25 degrees F. This is also the point...
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    Loop update

    Ok, so the well driller admits there's a loop problem. He wants to dig up the loop, verify everything is piped properly, and if it isn't he's ready to drill a new well. Either another ...
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    Geo loop update

    Here's my latest with the loop. Driller had his "expert" out to look at my unit and install today. He checked everything and he said it looks like a loop problem. He now wants to ...
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    Ground temps

    From what I've read ground temp in Central KY is a constant 58 degrees, it does not change. You will get some changes around the boreholes, but the heat should dissipate over the...
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    Water

    Funny you mention that, I've thought about doing that. I've got the loop layout and am seriously considering doing it.
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    Geo

    I'm actually an HVAC tech, work for one of the top 10 commercial/industrial contractors in the country. I ordered the unit from one of our vendors.

    I'm still having problems, ...
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    Reports

    Bergy, if you can send me your e-mail address, I will forward you everything my driller has sent me. My main concern is all of his reports are based on commercial loops. 200-400 holes. If...
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    Temp records

    Ok, so I've actually e-mailed my driller the excel spread sheet with entering water, exiting water, indoor dry bulb and wet bulb, and outdoor temps.

    I haven't heard from him about...
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    SEER/EER

    I'm aware that SEER and EER are totaly different. That is why I chose Geo. I did some resarch and figured out that the new 20 SEER units only had an EER of 13-15 on a good day. ...
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    Loop problems

    Ok, so my driller has actually backed up everything he has told me. I was impressed to say the least. He's very well known around my area. The only issue I have at this point is his...
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    Sizing and duct work

    I'd strongly recommend having him show you the manual J ( heat gain/loss calcs) this takes EVERYTHING into account, wall exposure, shading, insulation, window construction. This is the...
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    water temp

    That's my main problem, my driller is IGSHPA certified. The guy that drilled the holes, not the owner of the company, who I talked to extensively before choosing him, He told me if...
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    Gravel or grout

    Where in Ky are you? I'm located in Georgetown and just got my wells done this week. Driller used # 9 washed stone, Said UK did a study and you got approx 10% better heat transfer....
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    New Vertical Geo Loop

    Here's the deal just installed a new 4 ton FHP Aquarious II unit. 4 vertical wells 200' each. The well guy backfilled with # 9 washed stone. I started the unit on Wednesday and...
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