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Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 02-08-12, 01:44 PM
Replies: 91
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Posted By Daox
Yes I did. I filled a bucket in the basement off...

Yes I did. I filled a bucket in the basement off the return side of the loop and timed it to figure out the flow rate.




I used an IR thermotmeter on the radiator fins and tubing connected to...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 02-08-12, 12:16 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 57,820
Posted By Daox
http://ecorenovator.org/forum/attachment.php?attac...

http://ecorenovator.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=2073&stc=1&d=1328724427

I'm pretty well set on the trees. I have a very tall maple off the southeast corner of the house. There is also...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 02-08-12, 10:15 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 57,820
Posted By Daox
These are all the results I have so far. My...

These are all the results I have so far. My setup was only a test, but I would like to go forward with the idea and develop it. It really doesn't need to cool down the whole house, one room's worth...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 02-08-12, 07:30 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 57,820
Posted By Daox
Alright, that kinda makes sense. What if he were...

Alright, that kinda makes sense. What if he were to run the system longer though? Obviously at some point the ~50 water would no longer be cool enough to condense water so the dehumidifying would...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 02-07-12, 09:58 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 57,820
Posted By Daox
I'm a bit confused, if he is dehumidifying the...

I'm a bit confused, if he is dehumidifying the air... why would that make it feel more humid?

I think my test worked great although with a limited btu output.
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 09-19-11, 07:12 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 57,820
Posted By Daox
Yeah, thats not going to happen. The house has...

Yeah, thats not going to happen. The house has been there for quite some time even before my uncle and his family moved in.
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 09-18-11, 12:18 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 57,820
Posted By Daox
Something like that. He lives in a subdivision. ...

Something like that. He lives in a subdivision. Him and his neighbor have the same issue.
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 09-10-11, 08:18 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 57,820
Posted By Daox
Well, when I had the cooler running the couple of...

Well, when I had the cooler running the couple of afternoons that I did, it was condensing a fair amount of water. Of course, the room was already around 80F and 80% relative humidity, so the dew...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 08-24-11, 09:16 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 57,820
Posted By Daox
I have put a kill a watt on the sump pump. It...

I have put a kill a watt on the sump pump. It uses next to nothing. While its running it takes around 300W I believe, but it really doesn't run that often.
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 08-04-11, 06:35 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 57,820
Posted By Daox
I took some measurements when I got home last...

I took some measurements when I got home last night. The sink was at 61F, about as low as it is going to get I think. The barrel was 60F on the bottom and 64F at the top. So, as we thought,...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 08-03-11, 03:43 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 57,820
Posted By Daox
Yeah, I'm sure nicer ducting would improve the...

Yeah, I'm sure nicer ducting would improve the situation. I'm not sure if I wanna bother or just go to trying out the squirrel cage fan though.
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 08-03-11, 06:41 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 57,820
Posted By Daox
I can definitely say its come to mind to drop a...

I can definitely say its come to mind to drop a few bore holes into the ground. Especially since I do have to add drain tile around the basement's inner wall. This will require busting up the...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 08-02-11, 09:22 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 57,820
Posted By Daox
I just turned the system off for the night. ...

I just turned the system off for the night. After a few hours of operation, the bottom of the radiator was up to 65F and the top was up to 73F. This brings the BTUs down to ~2800. The water in the...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 08-02-11, 08:21 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 57,820
Posted By Daox
Well, I got my first results tonight. I only...

Well, I got my first results tonight. I only have it hooked up with one barrel atm and am using the downstairs sink instead of the sump. However, it is working. Here is a picture of the setup.

...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 08-02-11, 11:41 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 57,820
Posted By Daox
A few people have gotten confused, its probably...

A few people have gotten confused, its probably my fault. I started the thread talking about my uncle's house who does have unlimited sump water to use. My setup is kind of a proof of concept of...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 08-02-11, 10:09 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 57,820
Posted By Daox
Welcome to the site. The sump itself only...

Welcome to the site.

The sump itself only holds about 20 gallons of water, and thats when its near full. Once the pump kicks in it probably gets rid of 2/3rds of that water. If there is no...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 08-02-11, 08:29 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 57,820
Posted By Daox
Thanks for the comments guys. zzz9395, the...

Thanks for the comments guys.

zzz9395, the water source is the same in the heating months. I'm not sure how you would use this though as the ground water is around 50F and using my gas forced air...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-28-11, 06:27 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 57,820
Posted By Daox
Yeah, I suppose I should have mentioned that. :)...

Yeah, I suppose I should have mentioned that. :) Its a glue on cap. I've taken it out of the sump and its drying off.

Here are the pictures:

Getting the barrel ready with all the fittings....
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-28-11, 04:28 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 57,820
Posted By Daox
Any suggestions on plugging up that PVC pipe?

Any suggestions on plugging up that PVC pipe?
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-28-11, 10:07 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 57,820
Posted By Daox
Yep, that is how it is currently done.

Yep, that is how it is currently done.
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-28-11, 06:57 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 57,820
Posted By Daox
Today is supposed to be pretty hot and very muggy...

Today is supposed to be pretty hot and very muggy out, so that gave me the drive to work on this last night. I got quite a bit of the setup in. I have the main tubing run from the radiator down to...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-27-11, 07:51 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 57,820
Posted By Daox
Well, work hasn't been progressing on this front...

Well, work hasn't been progressing on this front very quickly. I did get one of the barrels setup earlier this week. However, lately its been dropping down into the 60s over night and thats plenty...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-25-11, 11:06 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 57,820
Posted By Daox
I should be getting the pump today. So, I'll be...

I should be getting the pump today. So, I'll be picking up the rest of the components on the way home from work tonight. One part I've had a hard time finding is the check valve to keep the pump...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-22-11, 10:27 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 57,820
Posted By Daox
Now that I look at the chart, I'm actually not...

Now that I look at the chart, I'm actually not sure what rev my pump is... I just assumed the newer one. I guess if I get the older one I just get a little bonus to the flow rate. :)
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-22-11, 10:17 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 57,820
Posted By Daox
Well, at ~12ft/3m of head, we're looking more at...

Well, at ~12ft/3m of head, we're looking more at 280LPH/74GPH. So, I should have a bit more capacity and I'm hoping that will help with keeping the drums cool. If I can get the 20F temp drop across...
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