William Bronson wrote:Ground/air heat transfer through groundwater could be problematic.
If you want to go deeper, for the heat, switching to a PEX pipe liquid based system seems in order.
Hell, the hard part of any geothermal tends to be the digging.
Michael Fundaro wrote:If the water is exposed to cold air, and colder air sinks into the hole, the water will freeze. Dig down as deep as you had planned, let it warm up in the sun during the day, cover with foam insulation, plywood, cardboard, blankets, and plastic and check it in the morning. In theory it should not be frozen. Run your pipes, cover with sand or pea gravel or whatever you plan to use around the pipe, put down a layer or two of 2" foam insulation and cover that with dirt.
Ellendra Nauriel wrote:
I'm old enough to remember when Red Delicious actually lived up to the name. They were crisp, sweet, and tasty.
Then for a while, Golden Delicious was the best. The ones in the store now are nothing at all like they once were.
[Gen 26:18-22 NKJV] And Isaac dug again the wells of water which they had dug in the days of Abraham his father, for the Philistines had stopped them up after the death of Abraham. He called them by the names which his father had called them. Also Isaac's servants dug in the valley, and found a well of running water there. But the herdsmen of Gerar quarreled with Isaac's herdsmen, saying, "The water is ours." So he called the name of the well Esek, because they quarreled with him. Then they dug another well, and they quarreled over that [one] also. So he called its name Sitnah. And he moved from there and dug another well, and they did not quarrel over it. So he called its name Rehoboth, because he said, "For now the LORD has made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land."
Douglas Alpenstock wrote:On the "pro" side: you can crack open the windows for better ventilation in summer, and let pollinators in.