From another post I did in another part of this HUGE web site...........
I figure some one some were will see this and I'll be one smart old fart soon !!!
Well I have a few years left in the trade and its come to pass I need to upload this geothermal stuff now.............. will be doing a change out for a REALLY special friend!! going closed ground loop............
So, I understand water source HP, work on them all the time in ceilings and buildings, have read many post here now and have a better understanding of some of the ground points.............
Few questions to help clear things, how do ya calculate the loop lenth needed?? I see a program out there "Right Loop", but since this will more then likly a one time thing, not wanting to put the money out for ANOTHER program..... Internet is not a place for me to go searching, I'm lucky to find my own house let alone all this stuff on Google !!!
Some info............ Slinky loop laid flat, location, north GA. ground is * hard dirty !!! Like I'm an earth exspert now !! ????
Unit will be 5 ton. name brand not made yet.
I understand the "SAND" lay in thing, as in great contact for the piping, wet it and all that to get the best contact !!! Neat vidio on the net !!!
Defintly using the slinky rig for building loop, ausome vidio too !!!
For now I am figuring we will go with an externall pump station in stead of built into unit, comments on that choice would be good............ Too much crap inside those cabnets already !!!
House has the 5 ton dx split heat pump and does very well, I see mention of duct work issues, is there something I'm missing ??? I figure if ducts are good now, why change, after all, 5 tons is 5 tons.....????
Good news is I patched his leaking evap coil, and the acid test came back clean, so I am going on a bad factorty coil, 7 years old and already a leak, third row back, 1 inch from u bend joint !!! Frigidair ---- need to stick to refrigerators !! So have time to get up to speed on this stuff, just one more thing to add to my memwars !!!
Well there ya have it, questions and what evers, hit me now while I go ponder some................
In advance, I will thank you all for being here, makes an old fart like me feel better knowing I'm not the only one still learning............... be kind !!!