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    Florida House: PLAN Is, Rip Out Ductwork & SEAL Attic

    Using a Truck to Pump in Expandable Foam. I Then Plan on using Mini Split Inverters, Mitsubishi or Sanyo for Primary Load.

    Here is where it gets Cool, I am an Inventor and have a shop in my house.
    I require A Chiller to cool Water and air so I thought, " Why Not Use A Pool Heat Pump" or a Large Aquarium Chiller then Using tubing, Design a Chilled Water AND Hot Water Reservoir that would be roughly 200 Gallons Each and I can seal them In the Attic as long as I Create Access Doors

    Has Anyone Ever Screwed Around With This Stuff?

    I was even thinking geothermal or water cooled mini splits and a Custom Cooling Tower I Could EASILY MAKE......

    Any Advice Greatly Appreciated!

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    I would heat the pool with solar and just install the mini-splits as they are.
    Inverter units are already designed to save lotsa energy, why screw around with that?
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    I can't remember the name of the company, but there is one that makes a chiller heatexchanger for a standard heatpump.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diceman View Post
    I would heat the pool with solar and just install the mini-splits as they are.
    Inverter units are already designed to save lotsa energy, why screw around with that?
    Let me Clarify:

    I am Considering USING A Pool Heat Pump as the "Chiller" Since, as long as it has a three way reversing valve, it is a massive "Aquarium Chiller" and you can find them CHEAP.

    The downside is they are big.

    A 2 HP "Chiller Package" is Roughly the size of a 12,000 BTU Window Unit. The Poll Heat Pump Much Larger.

    But, if I am Placing it in my Garage, not outdoors, Does it Really Make any Difference as longas I Don't mind losing space and the additional noise when the Aquastat kicks in.

    If I Use a LARGE BTU Pool Heat Pump and say a 600 Gallon Reservoir, It may onl Kick on Once An Hour....


    Any Ideas???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diceman View Post
    I would heat the pool with solar and just install the mini-splits as they are.
    Inverter units are already designed to save lotsa energy, why screw around with that?

    I Want to Clarify, There is no Pool, I Was Considering A " New - Used" Unit off Craigslist rated say at 115,000 btu
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    I Would Install this unit in my Garage and Use Inline Vortex Fans Connected Via Flexible 6 Inch Ductwork To Exhaust Hot Air From the Garage Area Of The Home.

    I Am Thinking Along these Lines...

    INSTALL 3 HP WATER COOLED CHILLER IN GARAGE

    FABRICATE A MINI COOLING TOWER OR " PUMP & DUMP" Condenser Water AFTER Maintaining a 'Hot Water Reservoir' Of Roughly 200 Gallons That would feed ALL HOT WATER to the house, And in the future, If I Choose, Install Additional Water Cooled Supply Registers in Individual Roos, Essentially Creating an HVAC System like a Standard Office Building Would Use

    Any Ideas?

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    Hope your re-enforce your attic. 200 gallons of water will weight over 1600 pounds.
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    1600 Pounds is nothing..... Distributed Properly.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnySweats View Post
    1600 Pounds is nothing..... Distributed Properly.....

    Key phrase. properly.
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    Water does not belong in the attic - the potential for damage is great. (I don't like the idea of having a condensate producing air handler in an attic, let alone 200 gallons!)

    Call your insurance company prior to experimenting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amd View Post
    Water does not belong in the attic - the potential for damage is great. (I don't like the idea of having a condensate producing air handler in an attic, let alone 200 gallons!)

    Call your insurance company prior to experimenting.

    Excellent Point.... I May Need to Place it in the closet that the existing air handler is in.
    THANKS!

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