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I would like to use a geothermal heat pump in my off grid house with tubing in the concrete floor.

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:08 AM
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We will begin building the house next summer, but before we get too far into the planning process, I would like to know if we can use the pex tubing in the poured concrete flooring with a horizontal geothermal system run with solar? We want to be as environmentally conscious as possible. We are also planning on having a 10,000 rain catchment system built into our roof gutters (metal roof) for irrigation of our orchard and vegetable/herb gardens. Can this be put underground so it's not ugly or does this pose problems with algae and settiment?




 

 

We will begin building the house next summer, but before we get too far into the planning process, I would like to know if we can use the pex tubing in the poured concrete flooring with a horizontal geothermal system run with solar? We want to be as environmentally conscious as possible. We are also planning on having a 10,000 rain catchment system built into our roof gutters (metal roof) for irrigation of our orchard and vegetable/herb gardens. Can this be put underground so it's not ugly or does this pose problems with algae and settiment?

Vickie,

Yes, would be the correct answer to both of your questions.

Unfortunately it is not as easy as that. Below is an outline of all of the decisions which need to be...



 

 

 
 
 

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