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    Okay.. For arguments sake and to avoid further...

    Okay.. For arguments sake and to avoid further replies.
    Let's say you went to Joes ford dealership.
    Bought a new ford f150 pickup truck. That came standard with a 5 yr warranty.
    If your dealer...
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    Pump and dump has excellent ewt , but comes with...

    Pump and dump has excellent ewt , but comes with own disadvantages too ( water quality, pumping equipment, more maintanence on waterside).
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    Has anybody flushed or purged the system again.

    Has anybody flushed or purged the system again.
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    The cycle stop valve is a cheap way to stop the...

    The cycle stop valve is a cheap way to stop the pump from short cycling while using water.
    The best solution we have done is installing a Grundfos constant pressure system to all our open loop...
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    You already have the loop installed. How much...

    You already have the loop installed. How much could a replacement geothermal costed overhead installing a gas furnace, and A/c unit????
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    3 GPM is recommended. I've seen open loops run...

    3 GPM is recommended.
    I've seen open loops run as low as 1.5 GPM and be effective since the constant temperature year round doesn't fluctuate in open loops.
    Be aware of the open loop issues with...
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    EPA did not approve the bay loopfield because it...

    EPA did not approve the bay loopfield because it is just that....A bay.
    You must own the waterway your going to use for the loops. In NJ we are not allowed to have closed loops in the bay either,...
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    Buffer tank water heater set up is more the...

    Buffer tank water heater set up is more the normal practice than good practice.
    Pump and dump can run on a 3/4 pex line if it is a smaller system. It all depends on the flow the system needs.
  9. The downside is also the size restrictions. We...

    The downside is also the size restrictions.
    We typically install 1" loops for our residential homes. The header system only comes in 3/4" inlets with 1 1/4" outlets.
    I was in talks with GeoSolar...
  10. I have never used it, but have seen one. It...

    I have never used it, but have seen one.
    It requires a heating iron with a smaller tip or side mount elements.
    Look at the irons on pipefuser.com .. It's the kits I've bought and use still. The...
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    We bought a b&d manufacturing as a last minute...

    We bought a b&d manufacturing as a last minute resort with a 2hp pump.. We ran out of time to build one so had to purchase it ASAP.
    Building one is quite easy, or you could rig some PVC together...
  12. If 5x150'/ton was sized correctly and transfer...

    If 5x150'/ton was sized correctly and transfer heat efficiently, then 3x250' will not change the outcome at all!
    I usually cut our bore hole count down to save time of rig setup/break down on a...
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    Sorry, don't take it as offensive. LOL I just...

    Sorry, don't take it as offensive. LOL
    I just never seen one before, and frankly don't know why anybody would want a snow scoop?
    I am from NJ where we get a fair bit of snow too, and have never...
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    What is it? A sled or a shovel?

    What is it?
    A sled or a shovel?
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    That's one of my concerns too. Seems like a great...

    That's one of my concerns too. Seems like a great idea until real world scenarios get in the way (swelling clay and running sands in particular).
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    If you want to send me your thought in a PM, that...

    If you want to send me your thought in a PM, that would be great. Im always curious as to others thoughts on different materials. It just seems ike a nightmare to uncoil 2 loops, clipped togethter...
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    Did you get this job? What was your personal...

    Did you get this job?
    What was your personal opinion after further research?
  18. Good decision. Most of the negative opinions are...

    Good decision.
    Most of the negative opinions are from Standard HVAC installers who have never installed or educated on geothermal!
    I am a fan of geothermal, and would always go geo over gas unless...
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    I am hoping your referring to a poor attempt at...

    I am hoping your referring to a poor attempt at "humor" and not a poor attempt at a "hummer" , cause that would just be weird. By the way, I'm not that kind of guy!
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    I glad you got fixed it. If it was a well...

    I glad you got fixed it.
    If it was a well issue it would have Cost more than $600 probably.
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    That's good news (i guess). But you still haven't...

    That's good news (i guess). But you still haven't found the problem ( the bad news).
    Hopefully it's a simple fix. Possibly the Taco ( or other brand) valve on the outlet side of the geo is a good...
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    Congrats on the self install! Although specialty...

    Congrats on the self install!
    Although specialty tools are not required, they sure do aid in the process of simplifying the install. Fusion joints require a certification process, but are less...
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    They seem correct to me for a wx-302. Put even...

    They seem correct to me for a wx-302.
    Put even so, It still seems to sound like a well that is not producing like it may have in the past.
    Your tank is not always FILLED. Some the pump will kick on...
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    judging from the old school water softner in the...

    judging from the old school water softner in the back ground and the second line capped off right next to it. it was either relocated, or that was the old location for the water heater.
  25. www.climatemaster.com www.waterfurnace.com...

    www.climatemaster.com
    www.waterfurnace.com
    they both have caluclators on there sites.
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    Well tank info.

    What is the brand and model number on your well tank?
    A well tank that has a drawdown of over 20 gallon in between cycles would be a huge tank for residential useage. You could have a wellxtrol...
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    Hello Bob, Let me first start by saying, I am a...

    Hello Bob,
    Let me first start by saying, I am a Licensed well driller.
    From what you mentioned about running the hose for several minutes. He may have been drawing only water from the Holding tank...
  28. our drill rig, and our newest service truck just wrapped

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  29. We "shore" do like geothermal drilling.

    Here is a short video us drilling our second of three boreholes for a remodel job on the Jersey Shore.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRQLf1J59sQ&feature=youtube_gdata_player
  30. Sticky: I currently have no abilities to private message.

    I currently have no abilities to private message.
  31. Sticky: I have been looking for a way to get in contact...

    I have been looking for a way to get in contact with Site moderator "dad". I was asked to contact him about my situation with Pro Membership acceptance. How can I go about contacting him?
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    Thanks for the Help guys. I am not going to beg...

    Thanks for the Help guys. I am not going to beg and plead my case to gain access into a "secret society"! I sent in my crude trials, voiced my opinion that loop contractors are very much needed in...
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    I got the same generic decline letter as...

    I got the same generic decline letter as Waterpirate.
    Although I do not claim to be a HVAC professional, but my geothermal drilling, and loopfield knowledge is not needed here in the eyes of the...
  34. Just a heads up, BBB is joke nowadays, it...

    Just a heads up,
    BBB is joke nowadays, it nothing more than a place for homeowners to complain. It's not the reputable organization it used to be.
    Asking a company for references is a false sense...
  35. Sorry but we can not drill wells to 36". What is...

    Sorry but we can not drill wells to 36". What is "DMB" Delaware memorial bridge?
  36. I can understand your frustration. But that's not...

    I can understand your frustration. But that's not fair to water furnace if your contractors are not doing there job correctly.
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    I made a mistake. I was think of the geothermal...

    I made a mistake. I was think of the geothermal loop coils.
  38. I don't even know what a "trash well" is or it's...

    I don't even know what a "trash well" is or it's purpose.
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    I have never directly used the loop conditioner...

    I have never directly used the loop conditioner myself, but have talked to hvac friends that have used it and say it works.
    It's worth a **** before digging up yard or switching to a...
  40. Unfortunately this type of work will make all the...

    Unfortunately this type of work will make all the geothermal system look bad, as well as the good installers.
    I am a not a hvac contractor, but I am a loop installer and work hand in hand with a few...
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    Honestly I don't see a difference in loop...

    Honestly I don't see a difference in loop direction with new style u bends. Only a thinner profile. A u-bend is still just a u-bend when placed 200+ft down in the ground. Under optimal lab conditions...
  42. Loops generally will not fail unless installed...

    Loops generally will not fail unless installed incorrectly.
    No loop is more prone to failure either when installed correctly.
  43. Glad to see a fellow "dirty well driller" get the...

    Glad to see a fellow "dirty well driller" get the pro nod!!!
  44. We do the same exact things here in NJ. Our...

    We do the same exact things here in NJ.
    Our average drill depth is 180'/ton with 1" loops.
    We use bentonite grout for our residential jobs too. The grout is used to protect the aquifers, and also...
  45. Did you run into a issues with flushing/purging?

    Did you run into a issues with flushing/purging?
  46. It's been a few months now since your last post....

    It's been a few months now since your last post.
    I recently had a contractor ask me to install the hyperloops system for him at a family members house with a lot where I can not fit our rig into his...
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    I have been in the drilling business for all my...

    I have been in the drilling business for all my life. I wish drilling was as easy as buying a service truck sized rig that does mud,air, and dth then just go punching holes in the ground. I am not...
  48. I am assuming your talking total pipe length. ...

    I am assuming your talking total pipe length.
    We start out with 180'/ton 1"loops, or 200'/ton 3/4" loops.
    Seems like its fairly similar. We drill mainly through sand, and clays here.
  49. Same question I had too Eric, There is a...

    Same question I had too Eric,
    There is a Horizontal bore guy in my area who uses NO grout in the loop field. He claims it "Works fine".
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    It should be o,pened when the geo kicks on and...

    It should be o,pened when the geo kicks on and will automatically close when the system shuts down.

    You may be interested in looking into your current system for upgrades too. Standard pumps and...
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