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Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 02-21-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 137
Posted By Fordguy64
Interesting Heat exchanger

So in my quest for cheap geothemal i found this company.

https://www.awebgeo.com/

Ive been in contact with them and the sales guy i have been in contact with has been great. Answered lots of...
Forum: Conservation 01-17-20, 05:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,153
Posted By Fordguy64
just gut instinct at this point. Im trying to get...

just gut instinct at this point. Im trying to get my hands on a thermal camera before i put the insulation up there. i dont really want to buy one just for this lol
Forum: Conservation 01-15-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,153
Posted By Fordguy64
its amazing the difference air sealing alone has...

its amazing the difference air sealing alone has made. We had some MAJOR leaks in the bathrooms and the kitchen. I can tell a hope difference in the comfort of the home. Im really excited to see what...
Forum: Conservation 12-31-19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,153
Posted By Fordguy64
also a month or two ago i redid the ceiling in...

also a month or two ago i redid the ceiling in our "sunroom"

it was originally a drop ceiling and i finished it with drywall. They insulated most of it but did put any in some places. The picture...
Forum: Conservation 12-31-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,153
Posted By Fordguy64
well here it is two years later.. Im finally...

well here it is two years later.. Im finally getting around to working on this lol

lots of dirty insulation over the tops of walls and holes for wiring.

Im probably 10 hrs in and another 10 to...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 10-01-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 514
Posted By Fordguy64
interesting Geo company

Thought this was and interesting idea. what i find really interesting is the gpm they require.

they offer two sized units 1.5 ton and 2.5ton.

2gpm and 3.5gpm
...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 09-05-19, 07:06 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,872
Posted By Fordguy64
From what i have seen on the web 80-90 loop temps...

From what i have seen on the web 80-90 loop temps in summer are good. They say 20* rise in temp is good and in winter 20* drop is good. Thats from whatever your ground temp is. So id say you are...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 05-14-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 34,636
Posted By Fordguy64
http://earthlinked.com/technical-manuals/technical...

http://earthlinked.com/technical-manuals/technical-manuals-download/?c=3b4dcc438662196d4060f98b6ef040327c26298454aded767523b93eaa733e32118668d5566b2d9cb09e4b234dd66ca5c800

found this interesting...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-16-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,705
Posted By Fordguy64
That’s beautiful! What kind of C.O.P are you...

That’s beautiful! What kind of C.O.P are you getting?
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 11-07-18, 11:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 715
Posted By Fordguy64
Not a bad deal

Just came up on eBay

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F223221372188
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 08-10-18, 06:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,142
Posted By Fordguy64
i just put in a new central air system. i put in...

i just put in a new central air system. i put in the air handler and installed the outdoor unit ran all the electric and the line set. i then had a friend that is a HVAC tech come over and braze the...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 06-22-18, 06:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,136
Posted By Fordguy64
i ordered a TXV.. i have a plan to turn it into a...

i ordered a TXV.. i have a plan to turn it into a EEV but we will see how it goes when it gets here..

im thinking this plate heat exchanger. its probably way over size but i can see this 1 ton...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 06-21-18, 05:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,136
Posted By Fordguy64
Well I switched the hoses around and sure enough...

Well I switched the hoses around and sure enough that fixed my problem.. anywho got the pressures about where they should be and the seals on the valve started to let go. So back to the drawing board...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 06-20-18, 08:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,136
Posted By Fordguy64
Well like all my projects they take a lot longer...

Well like all my projects they take a lot longer then I would like.. anyway I’m finally in a place to be able to play a little.

I hacked into the system today.. it was a cap tube system so I...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 05-18-18, 11:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,113
Posted By Fordguy64
well it happened... 1/2 acre and 13 ft deep ...

well it happened... 1/2 acre and 13 ft deep

http://ecorenovator.org/forum/members/fordguy64/albums/random/361-f57d07d1-07e4-4fd9-8089-be7e35ce4f0f.jpeg


we didnt put any geothermal pipe in.....
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 03-06-18, 08:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,463
Posted By Fordguy64
THey have coatings you can put on the inside of...

THey have coatings you can put on the inside of tanks. ATleast I know they do for gas tanks and things might be worth a try?

I’ve used it before on metal gas tanks. It’s a coating you pour in and...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 02-26-18, 06:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,113
Posted By Fordguy64
so my neighbor and his sun have a geothermal...

so my neighbor and his sun have a geothermal company and they also do excavating/ponds.. i had his son out Thursday afternoon to get us a quote on a pond and geo. he said the just started the 30% tax...
Forum: Other Improvements 02-09-18, 09:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,820
Posted By Fordguy64
https://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/cgi/viewconten...

https://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2173&context=thesesdissertations


TONS of info in 180 pages lol
Forum: Other Improvements 01-31-18, 06:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,820
Posted By Fordguy64
ok so i started this a long time ago but now its...

ok so i started this a long time ago but now its actually happening. i sold one of the generators for 4 times what i paid for it and kept the second one. i now have a 5kw 240v gen head, an ac...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-18-18, 08:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 892
Posted By Fordguy64
So you can use ALL ove it except the condenser...

So you can use ALL ove it except the condenser (outdoor coil) basically a geothermal system is excactly the same as a normal heat pump except for the condenser. Normal heat pump has a large...
Forum: Solar Power 01-18-18, 10:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,925
Posted By Fordguy64
If it was me... I’d get quotes on all this...

If it was me... I’d get quotes on all this different options.. then do a ROI on all of them and see what the best bang for your buck is..
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-07-18, 05:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,113
Posted By Fordguy64
https://youtu.be/QCWJjBNCfDw Found this...

https://youtu.be/QCWJjBNCfDw

Found this video.. pretty interesting.

Anyone know what the solar pool heaters are made of and possible btu ratings in water?
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-05-18, 09:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,113
Posted By Fordguy64
I wonder if I just ran the loops out in straight...

I wonder if I just ran the loops out in straight runs around the bottom of the pond..

Pumping the water will be something I need to keep an eye on. Trying to keep the head pressure down is tough ...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-04-18, 12:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,113
Posted By Fordguy64
Jeff thanks for explaining that. that makes...

Jeff thanks for explaining that. that makes perfect sense.. what are the thoughts on the depth of the loop field below the pond? 12"? more? less?
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-04-18, 10:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,113
Posted By Fordguy64
That’s an interesting idea oil pan.. but I feel...

That’s an interesting idea oil pan.. but I feel like that will still yeild lower loop temperatures in the winter
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