Questions about geothermal...interesting read

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Old 08-21-03, 03:54 PM
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Questions about geothermal...interesting read

came across this link today while researching geothermal systems and figured somebody might have a few comments. i'm more interested in the IDEA than the actual implementation...i'm basically researching for when i replace my current system in a year or two....

the gist of the article is that using a large diameter piping system, a blower would utilize AIR (versus liquid) to absorb energy from the ground. this air would then be directly circulated throughout the house - no heat exchanger required.

on the surface, the system seems to have some promise, and i would be very interested to hear how an actual system fares in the real world....

anyways, here is the link: http://mb-soft.com/solar/saving.html

thanks in advance...
 
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Old 08-21-03, 05:11 PM
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Might get a bit humid?
 
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Old 08-21-03, 05:45 PM
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Thumbs down OH BOY

I think if you go live in a cave for a short time. Cold and damp at 56o you might want a furnace or a heat pump DX geo set up in your home. ED
 
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Old 08-21-03, 06:11 PM
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again, not saying that i'd run with that actual type of system, just that i'm interested in what a professional thinks...

i'm a tinkerer and always will be - which is why i'm interested...

besides, the system would have to be hooked up to some sort of thermostat and probably have electronically controlled louvers to close off the piping when it's not being utilized, right???
 
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Old 08-22-03, 07:24 AM
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Lightbulb Free heat and cool?????

I also like tobe a tinkere so have tried alot of things so far.

Like Hot rocks , well to well, solar panels, DxGeo , Geo.

Philips salts, Lake, river and sea water heat pumps, air heat pumps. Earth contact homes to the south this is the best.

Try http://www.refresearch.com/solarres.html

Hey let the sun do all the work and cool your home .When there hit on the museum and check out the Icy Balls.
They also have sun power ice plants make all the ice you want from the sun.
When I read that www you had one of the things I saw was "WE" can work up a rough info for you at just $500.00 and also a lay out for more $$$$$

My .02cents ED
 
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Old 08-22-03, 08:33 AM
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i saw that too.....it raised several alarms....

thanks for all the input - i'm going to look into some of those other methods and work out a solution.

first, though, i need to figure out what i'm gonna do with my electrical.....everytime the air kicks on, i lose my power to my computer (and my UPS is too small and old) - i think i need a larger panel.

off to the electrical forums!!!!!
 
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Old 08-23-03, 12:01 PM
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Look at them

Some more for you to look at . Power for your PC.

http://suntara.com

http://spiresolar.com

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