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Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 04-19-14, 06:45 AM
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Posted By cbearden
dremd, I know this is an old thread. But I was...

dremd,
I know this is an old thread. But I was curious if you ever made any progress on this? I'm planning on installing my own gshp system and I'm also hoping to be able to use cooling as well as...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 04-18-14, 08:45 PM
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Posted By cbearden
arduino logger

Here is a screenshot of an example dashboard that you can create with emoncms. At first, I had trouble figuring out how all of this tied together. But once I got the basic ideas down, it's pretty...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 04-18-14, 08:34 PM
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Posted By cbearden
arduino logger

Thanks for all of the suggestions and feedback. Heres a quick pic of the arduino setup. And my sketch that I'm using. It basically has 3 parts to it:
A. setup ethernet connection
B. setup/get temp...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 04-17-14, 07:27 PM
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Posted By cbearden
gshp test borehole

This is a pic of my setup. The blue wire is a network cable I used to wire up a DS18B20 temp sensor to my arduino. now that I look at my own setup, I notice some of the tubing doesn't have insulation...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 04-17-14, 06:53 PM
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Posted By cbearden
gshp test borehole

AC, I just wanted to say thanks again for all your hard work and all of the info that you've shared here! All of this is really inspiring and helps people like me start out from the bottom up on a...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 04-04-13, 11:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,319
Posted By cbearden
I'd have to check on this more, but lets just say...

I'd have to check on this more, but lets just say hypothetically that I would have room in-between my floors for a large-diameter pipe. I could probably put in 3 or 4 of these cheaper than I could...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 04-04-13, 11:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,319
Posted By cbearden
I will have room to put in plain 1/2" pex (not...

I will have room to put in plain 1/2" pex (not stapled up) in-between my floors for possible cooling. But at this point, I'm questioning how effective this will be for the additional cost of PEX...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 04-04-13, 11:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,319
Posted By cbearden
well, I was hoping to use the buffer tank for...

well, I was hoping to use the buffer tank for both heating (during the winter) and cooling (during the summer) capacities later on, after I get my gshp and loops installed in the ground. I don't...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 04-03-13, 06:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,319
Posted By cbearden
water storage tank

In thinking about building a water storage tank for my radiant floor, I was wondering which design would be more efficient:
1. insulated wood tank, such as this one:
$2K Solar Space + Water:...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 04-01-13, 06:01 PM
Replies: 588
Views: 344,850
Posted By cbearden
Drake, Why not install Virtualbox on your mac,...

Drake,
Why not install Virtualbox on your mac, setup a trial or a 2nd-hand copy of windows, and then you can run whatever software you like on it?
That's what I did with my radiant software,...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 03-30-13, 05:15 AM
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Posted By cbearden
AC, Michael, I noticed in his pic that the...

AC, Michael,
I noticed in his pic that the copper water exchanger in the back looks like the water wouldn't have enough length to exchange more heat to gain more efficiency out of the water heating...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 03-27-13, 12:17 PM
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Posted By cbearden
awesome ideas AC! I could do something similar...

awesome ideas AC!
I could do something similar with my house to help with any insurance issues later down the road. Just picked up my braze-on valves and silver braze material. Now it's onto the...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 03-27-13, 11:05 AM
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Posted By cbearden
interesting. looking over the specs on this...

interesting. looking over the specs on this sensor online, it looks like it detects not only different gases but also smoke.
it interfaces via a analog signal.
So, that looks like it would hook to...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 03-27-13, 06:47 AM
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Posted By cbearden
Aww....That's no fun! That's like telling a cat...

Aww....That's no fun! That's like telling a cat not to be curious!
I appreciate the warnings, but I'll ultimately have to weight the advantages/efficiencies against the risks.
I'd be curious to...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 03-26-13, 08:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 15,703
Posted By cbearden
Hi Opiesche, I ran across your post on the...

Hi Opiesche,
I ran across your post on the raspberry pi and it caught my attention. I'm working on building a house with a radiant floor in the slab. And I'm also using a pi to control/monitor...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 03-26-13, 07:19 PM
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Posted By cbearden
That's a good idea...But I'd like to be able to...

That's a good idea...But I'd like to be able to work on these things myself, especially considering that propane may be involved later on. I already have a vacuum pump and a set of gauges, so this...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 03-26-13, 03:45 PM
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Posted By cbearden
I've been looking for a used AC recovery unit so...

I've been looking for a used AC recovery unit so I can work on my dehumidifier for this project. I found a used microvac unit from a pawnshop seller on ebay today for about $170 shipped. But from the...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 03-26-13, 03:40 PM
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Posted By cbearden
AC, That's good info to keep in mind. I hadn't...

AC,
That's good info to keep in mind. I hadn't thought about my loop field sizing affecting different variables of my system in those regards. But that makes sense as I'm reading what you posted. ...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 03-26-13, 06:44 AM
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Posted By cbearden
The Design temperature for my area is 20 F. ...

The Design temperature for my area is 20 F.
going back to my original heat load calc for my entire house,
that puts me at about 24000 btu/hr.
(7,235/24000) * 100 = 30%
I don't think this is bad...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 03-25-13, 07:58 PM
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Posted By cbearden
Wow. So much good information from all of you! ...

Wow. So much good information from all of you!
Thanks AC, Randen, & Jeff !
I went back and put in an avg temp that we've seen in this area this year. And that definitely changes the heat load calc...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 03-25-13, 12:15 PM
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Posted By cbearden
That's an interesting analysis. My watt meter...

That's an interesting analysis.
My watt meter only measured 330-430 watts when the compressor was running for a few minutes. I noticed that it gradually increased the watts reading the longer I had...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 03-25-13, 07:08 AM
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Posted By cbearden
And thanks for the encouragement! I was wondering...

And thanks for the encouragement! I was wondering if the 2-cap tubes were for efficiency. def planning on using the cap tubes as it is in this system for now, at least until I learn more about how...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 03-25-13, 07:01 AM
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Posted By cbearden
I'm planning to use this unit for water-to-water,...

I'm planning to use this unit for water-to-water, as you've described in your first machine. my plan is to hook one side into my hydronic floor and the other side into either solar panels or loops in...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 03-24-13, 08:20 PM
Replies: 1,942
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Posted By cbearden
AC, I just wanted to take the time to say thank...

AC, I just wanted to take the time to say thank you for all of your hard work and being willing to put all this incredible info on here for so many people to benefit from.
If it weren't for you and...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 03-24-13, 08:16 PM
Replies: 1,942
Views: 1,945,429
Posted By cbearden
Thank you for the info. Yes, am definitely...

Thank you for the info. Yes, am definitely excited about getting to work on this. Hoping that all of this work, planning, and researching will help save on our energy usage down the road.
long road...
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