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Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 11-24-18, 09:11 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 139,805
Posted By Sccoupe
Not that i'm a pro or anything on the subject,...

Not that i'm a pro or anything on the subject, but as I understand it, in most all cases a heat pump is more efficient at cooling than with heating.
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 11-24-18, 06:57 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 139,805
Posted By Sccoupe
I'm trying to remember correctly now, I don't...

I'm trying to remember correctly now, I don't think the loop input temps hit the low 20's but for was in the 20's. Out temps were low 20's, maybe even down to 18 and was getting concerned. At some...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 11-24-18, 06:37 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 139,805
Posted By Sccoupe
The loop temps will drop for sure as winter goes...

The loop temps will drop for sure as winter goes on. Don't know how low though. It dropped into the low 20's last winter but only half of the loop was complete.
Looks like it runs 2.75kw with the...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 11-24-18, 06:13 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 139,805
Posted By Sccoupe
Current air intake temp is 72F, output is 95F. ...

Current air intake temp is 72F, output is 95F.
Current loop temp out is 32F, in is 49F.
The 1 ton unit is using 1.3kw
The 3 ton unit, currently running first stage (2 ton) is using 2kw.

Air...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 11-23-18, 05:06 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 139,805
Posted By Sccoupe
Yes, the pipes were 5 foot lengths. The rig was...

Yes, the pipes were 5 foot lengths. The rig was about twice as tall and left about a foot to play with after subtracting for the pulley at the top, mounting, hydraulic motor, universal joint and...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 09-29-18, 04:19 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 139,805
Posted By Sccoupe
Trenching is complete. It went much faster than...

Trenching is complete. It went much faster than expected. With all of the rain lately, the little Cub Cadet cut through the dirt like butter.
https://i.imgur.com/vUvpRgH.jpg
Fusing the U bends in a...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 09-21-18, 11:46 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 139,805
Posted By Sccoupe
Drilling is complete!

Geothermal drilling is FINALLY complete. With double the geothermal capacity, stage two can run on the heat pump and the loop temps should stay in a more efficient range. Eight new holes drilled this...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 09-10-18, 08:08 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 139,805
Posted By Sccoupe
--Its been a while since posting and since the...

--Its been a while since posting and since the rain has me on hold for drilling the next couple of weeks, here's an update.
--The current setup got me through summer just fine (max loop temp at 92F...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 06-22-18, 08:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,678
Posted By Sccoupe
It just took some patience. Found an 8 year old...

It just took some patience. Found an 8 year old 65 gallon propane water heater on Craigslist for free. Someone was replacing carpet in their basement and decided to replace the tank as a preventative...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 03-08-18, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,678
Posted By Sccoupe
The existing water heater doesn't run much at all...

The existing water heater doesn't run much at all after the water is heated. I don't want to rely on the heat pump to keep hot water ready especially after heavy usage. What really helps is feeding...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 03-05-18, 01:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,678
Posted By Sccoupe
Cheapish options for desuperheater water storage.

---With the goethermal heating going well, its time to get the desuperheater running. I did have the setup going for a few weeks until I found that the 100 gallon galvanized tank was causing rust in...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-19-17, 11:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,940
Posted By Sccoupe
--My Climate Master does not have the type of...

--My Climate Master does not have the type of restriction that you speak of. No electric heat on it either. The unit will generate a fault and shut off the compressor if the loop temp drops below 34F...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-17-17, 09:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,940
Posted By Sccoupe
Measuring, logging, and improving efficiency.

---Since drilling has stopped for the winter and the heat pumps are blowing heat, its time to start measuring how everything is working. At this point about 380 feet of vertical bore holes have been...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-03-17, 07:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,008
Posted By Sccoupe
Have you given any thought to using a color...

Have you given any thought to using a color sensor like the one below? Detect white, defrost until non-white. I dont know if sensors in the price range below will work or not. Worth a try maybe.
...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 11-21-17, 01:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,746
Posted By Sccoupe
Everything is already buried, hooked up,...

Everything is already buried, hooked up, antifreeze added, and in use. This past weekend, I converted a one ton portable heat pump (two hose type) to geothermal by swapping the condensor with a 1 ton...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 10-27-17, 10:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,746
Posted By Sccoupe
I don't recall the volume, but you can use a...

I don't recall the volume, but you can use a standard cylinder volume calculator on google. Its for tank volume, but just think of your loop as a really long tank that is only 3/4" tall. :)

The...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 10-26-17, 03:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,746
Posted By Sccoupe
The pipes for stage one are now safely burried...

The pipes for stage one are now safely burried for the winter and also antifreeze added. Below are the poly pipes going into a small crawl space. They come in though 4" pvc, the light stuff, not...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 10-06-17, 05:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,746
Posted By Sccoupe
I guess it just took a little motivation. Didnt...

I guess it just took a little motivation. Didnt take as long as I thought it would. Trenches are done. Need to clean up, leak test the pipes, drop them in the holes, fill with limestone dust, notch...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 10-04-17, 08:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,746
Posted By Sccoupe
I have 10 gallon of propylene glycol for the...

I have 10 gallon of propylene glycol for the purpose but didn't want to use it until everything is permanently installed.

Thinking more about it, if power goes out then even insulation will not...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 10-03-17, 09:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,746
Posted By Sccoupe
Ground loop pipes above ground for winter?

Freezing weather is fast approaching and i'm still drilling holes. Two ton is complete and being utilized. Some changes need made before it starts freezing and i'm not sure if i'll be able to get the...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 08-28-17, 03:11 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 139,805
Posted By Sccoupe
Only one one the holes has ever flushed cuttings...

Only one one the holes has ever flushed cuttings (pasty water) all the way out of the hole. The rest (other than the empty hole) dont fill much past 15 feet down and then it all still runs away...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 08-28-17, 01:34 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 139,805
Posted By Sccoupe
So far, all of the holes but one, stay filled...

So far, all of the holes but one, stay filled with water up to about 15 feet from the surface, but I dont know if this is year round, so cannot count on that. The one hole, all of the water...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 08-28-17, 08:51 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 139,805
Posted By Sccoupe
I've switched over to 50 foot holes to try and...

I've switched over to 50 foot holes to try and speed things up. Its just too time consuming with dropping and pulling pipe constantly. Two 90 foot holes, two 50 foot holes, and a 40 foot hole are...
Forum: The Billiards Room 07-24-17, 01:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,774
Posted By Sccoupe
I just run across this on Youtube. He is speed...

I just run across this on Youtube. He is speed controlling a Grundfos circulation pump with a microprocessor pulse width modulating a solid state relay. Watch the whole video as he explains the...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-01-17, 05:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,817
Posted By Sccoupe
Its a big state. I'm sure there are a variety of...

Its a big state. I'm sure there are a variety of different things to drill through.
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