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  1. I can give you an example, I had a customer with...

    I can give you an example, I had a customer with a 6 ton econar water to water that was trying
    to start the machine with a 25 kw generator. It would not do it, as I recall the unit was pulling about...
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    Thanks Scott Thats what I was thinking of using...

    Thanks Scott
    Thats what I was thinking of using on mine, i can get a water cooled condenser for 404a. Does anyone have an idea where I could get info on what the heat loss would be on this? And also...
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    Can someone tell me how to PM a member? Otherwise...

    Can someone tell me how to PM a member? Otherwise could you PM me UmmScott if you can give me some advice?
    Thanks in advance
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    Dave I think I want to make the bar top out of...

    Dave
    I think I want to make the bar top out of wood, or possibly concrete, I visited a bar once that had
    an all stainless top and the cold migrated out pretty far. That might work in the summer,...
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    Wolfdog I thought of that as well as I am much...

    Wolfdog
    I thought of that as well as I am much more versed in chilled water, I just didn't know if a DX system would be any quicker at
    making ice or more efficient? I assume there are companies out...
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    Thanks for the advice iceman, I assume this...

    Thanks for the advice iceman, I assume this probably wouldn't get as hot and then not warp or discolor
    the stainless as much?
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    help with building an ice rail

    Hello All
    I have been a lurker here for many years but have not posted.

    So to start off I am a mechanical contractor from South Dakota that specializes in geothermal.

    My background in...
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    Joe I apologize for not explaining, the TXV is...

    Joe
    I apologize for not explaining, the TXV is the thermal expansion valve which you indicate has been replaced. If your dealer is properly trained, they will be able to tell you the gpm flowing...
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    I think this could be an issue other than the...

    I think this could be an issue other than the loop, I would not be afraid of 29 degree EWT at this time of year. I had a four ton Envision doing exactly what yours is doing. The EWT was 30 and LWT...
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    Nice educated answer from someone who knows what...

    Nice educated answer from someone who knows what they are talking about, I was thinking pretty much exactly what you responded bee. He is exactly right, most units will turn the desuperheater off in...
  11. Cool Breeze I do not agree with you on limiting...

    Cool Breeze
    I do not agree with you on limiting the loop length to 350 feet, the is no difference on a vertical loop field or horizontal, as far as length, or fusing and purging practice. The...
  12. Minn I would find out the grouting method the...

    Minn
    I would find out the grouting method the horizontal boring contractor is going to use. You mentioned they are going to "grout as they go". If they are using drilling fluid as a grout, that is...
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    I have to second everthing that Bergy and Ed have...

    I have to second everthing that Bergy and Ed have said. The problem that we are seeing right now is that everyone is interested in geothermal because of the 30% tax credit. So many people are asking...
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    I sure like the looks of that grouter! And it...

    I sure like the looks of that grouter! And it even has a sand hopper to mix in sand for a thermally enhanced grout. You most definitely have the right equipment there, try to watch and document the...
  15. This is scary! "I have heard" and "cheaper" ...

    This is scary! "I have heard" and "cheaper" maybe you should be educated on geothermal installs before you actually do it, and not be looking for a questionable "cheaper" option that would most...
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    chuckdvc There is a reason that the drillers...

    chuckdvc
    There is a reason that the drillers grout commercial jobs, they are required to, and the engineers know very well the importance of it.
    Most residential customers do not know the...
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    I agree with Bergy 100%, there is no way I would...

    I agree with Bergy 100%, there is no way I would walk away from a system after performance checking, and finding out the heat extraction or rejection from the ground is anything less than perfect....
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    chuckdvc please let us know the results, it...

    chuckdvc
    please let us know the results, it frustrates me to no end that some of these loop installers do not realize the importance of good thermal conductivity with the ground. It is the basis of...
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    While it is great that the original driller is...

    While it is great that the original driller is going to help you out, the only down fall i see is using the pumping capacity on marginal wells. It is unfortunate that you can not have all of the...
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    You most definetly have a heat transfer/rejection...

    You most definetly have a heat transfer/rejection problem with your ground heat exchanger.
    We heve been doing geothermal for ten plus years, and I have just recently been igshpa certified. While it...
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