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Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-11-18, 08:29 PM
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Posted By ledbalon
It is interesting that had you taken your mini...

It is interesting that had you taken your mini splits and added a simple pump like a taco 009 and ...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-19-16, 10:52 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 11,621
Posted By ledbalon
well good that you have a han on the compressor.....

well good that you have a han on the compressor.. do make sure you tape off the pipes you said they were hissing
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-19-16, 08:30 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 11,621
Posted By ledbalon
it is not easy.. one takes a single phase leg on...

it is not easy.. one takes a single phase leg on the three phase motor .. this energizes the core of the motor.. then you have to spin it up to the required hz which on this compressor is 60 hz....
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-19-16, 05:27 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 11,621
Posted By ledbalon
just realized this likely a 3 phase compressor.....

just realized this likely a 3 phase compressor.. to run that you will need a way to produce 3 phase power. likely best way to do that is to use a motor to drive a three phase motor to produce 3...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-19-16, 05:20 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 11,621
Posted By ledbalon
likely will need a step up transformer to get you...

likely will need a step up transformer to get you to the correct voltage. the motor is a sealed style the motor / compressor is suspended on the bottom of the outer housing that may be what you hear...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-19-16, 03:06 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 11,621
Posted By ledbalon
JEFF basically this is just a de super heater...

JEFF basically this is just a de super heater ... been around for a very long time.. if you look at the heat pump water heaters that are on the market this is pretty much what it is
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-19-16, 01:40 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 11,621
Posted By ledbalon
if you are using this primarily for cooling.....

if you are using this primarily for cooling.. here is another thought.. Have done this myself.. connect a standing water tank (water heater) to a heat exchanger. have a small circulation pump to...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-19-16, 01:22 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 11,621
Posted By ledbalon
30 Plate Water to Water Heat Exchanger 3x8 | eBay...

30 Plate Water to Water Heat Exchanger 3x8 | eBay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/30-Plate-Water-to-Water-Heat-Exchanger-3x8-/302155253579?hash=item4659db474b:g:XYEAAOSwKtVWuLqZn) think more like this.. a...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 08-12-16, 08:48 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,114
Posted By ledbalon
Bottom line is that the units never really shut...

Bottom line is that the units never really shut off. it is the on and off cycles that kill the bills. When just idling they do not draw much current.. But anytime you start a motor it kicks a huge...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 04-04-12, 03:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,612
Posted By ledbalon
pretty amazing what they are doing with the...

pretty amazing what they are doing with the inverter run dc compressors.. can slow them down and let them chug along as super slow speed .. but they are small units.. hard pressed to find ones over 3...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 04-04-12, 02:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,612
Posted By ledbalon
410a was just coming online

410a was just coming online
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 04-04-12, 02:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,612
Posted By ledbalon
It is even worse. your wondering about my...

It is even worse. your wondering about my comments.. I used to sell HVAC equipment including GSHP.. ( fhp) so I spent a lot of time reading manufacturers literature. Cannot sell it to the...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 04-04-12, 01:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,612
Posted By ledbalon
There are 1000 Cubic Feet per MCF or about...

There are 1000 Cubic Feet per MCF or about 1,020,000 BTU's
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 04-04-12, 01:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,612
Posted By ledbalon
an air source heat pump using 410a may continue...

an air source heat pump using 410a may continue pulling heat but you will find that it is greatly diminished beyond 37 degrees. There is always latent heat in the air.. how much power it takes to...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 04-04-12, 11:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,612
Posted By ledbalon
an air source heatpump has a thermostat that cuts...

an air source heatpump has a thermostat that cuts the unit off at 37 degrees. beyond that as the temp drops.. the return of heat drops off dramatically.. at this point back up heat comes on.. which...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 04-03-12, 08:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,612
Posted By ledbalon
a couple of things that come to mind.. the ground...

a couple of things that come to mind.. the ground temp should stay within a few degrees in a properly designed system.. so even during the winter.. should not get much below 50 degrees.. which is...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 04-03-12, 02:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,612
Posted By ledbalon
]Wow! That's going to be up around 5,000 gallons...

]Wow! That's going to be up around 5,000 gallons after 12 hours.. That's a truckload of H20!!
:thumbup:
it would be 5000 gallons if you never shut off the system.. but since gshp are very...
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