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Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 09-03-13, 10:18 AM
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Posted By thumperoo
All this talk of turbulent flow and developing...

All this talk of turbulent flow and developing solutions seem like a hassle. Best closed loop is an open loop. You can't get better heat transfer than water percolating thru sandy soil. Not...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-05-13, 01:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,622
Posted By thumperoo
There's probably more restriction in take-up pipe...

There's probably more restriction in take-up pipe and pump to hxr than whole of hxr. Our Trane 24000 BTU/hr unit has 3/4" inlet/outlet that reduce to the similar hxr with 5/8" water connections. ...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-04-13, 12:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,622
Posted By thumperoo
You'll notice that those turbotec coil-in-coil...

You'll notice that those turbotec coil-in-coil have the outside tube in steel and the inner "swirled" copper tube. The refrigerant is not in the copper inner tube - its between the two tubes -...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 06-28-13, 11:53 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,622
Posted By thumperoo
You can also look at these marine units. Self...

You can also look at these marine units. Self Contained Marine Air Conditioning Systems - Prices & Specifications (http://www.flagshipmarine.com/selfcontained.html)
They run on water pumped from sea...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 06-28-13, 11:43 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,622
Posted By thumperoo
You can also look at these marine units. Self...

You can also look at these marine units. Self Contained Marine Air Conditioning Systems - Prices & Specifications (http://www.flagshipmarine.com/selfcontained.html)
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 06-28-13, 10:58 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,622
Posted By thumperoo
We bought our trane water source heat pump for...

We bought our trane water source heat pump for $1200 on Kijiji. Just saw plug in water source heat pump on E-bay. Just saw a trane for $950.

Thumperoo
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 06-28-13, 10:53 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,622
Posted By thumperoo
Open Loop, Open Loop, Open Loop !

Open loop is way easier, cheaper and THE most efficient way to go. We use 1/2 HP jet pump to feed a Trane water source heat pump (24000 BTU) to heat and cool a 2600 Sq Ft house. Saves us tons o...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 02-19-13, 12:37 PM
Replies: 1,942
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Posted By thumperoo
jlaw, Our system runs with a 24,000 BTU/Hr...

jlaw,

Our system runs with a 24,000 BTU/Hr Trane WSHP that uses well water from a sandpoint with a1/2HP shallow well pump set for flow rather than presuure. Our water temp is at ~47-49 degF in...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 02-19-13, 12:21 PM
Replies: 1,942
Views: 1,679,024
Posted By thumperoo
jlaw, We run our WSHP on an open loop...

jlaw,

We run our WSHP on an open loop approach - the most efficient approach. We have a well drawing from a sandpoint and rejecting into a very thirsty weeping field (our cottage sits on 30-40'...
Forum: For Sale / Trade / Wanted / Web Finds 09-04-12, 12:51 PM
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Views: 2,308
Posted By thumperoo
Unhappy Taco 5101-G2 Geothermal Valve

Does anyone have any of these for sale? Trying to set up a small geothermal open-loop water source heat pump and finding one of these in the Ottawa, Ontario, Canada area is frustrating. Boone...
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