Discussion in 'Vertical and Horizontal Loops' started by 2meke, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. 2meke

    2meke New Member

    We intend installing a ground loop/slinky on our property. The loop may need to be above where the house sits (ie house is lower on slope). Generally what restrictions are there on loops being higher (or lower) than the pump and does the excavated trench need to be level or can it slope? I assume if not on level, there is more effort required for the ground circuit pump.
  2. Palace GeoThermal

    Palace GeoThermal Well-Known Member Industry Professional Forum Leader

    Elevation change and levelness of trench have no bearing on the pumping power needed.

    What ever extra you use pushing water up the hill, you get back when the water comes down the hill.
  3. urthbuoy

    urthbuoy Well-Known Member Industry Professional Forum Leader

    We drill

    Think about vertical loops...level not required.

    Your installer should have these basics covered:)
  4. AMI Contracting

    AMI Contracting A nice Van Morrison song Industry Professional Forum Leader

    Pitch is a concern of DX systems not water source.
  5. 2meke

    2meke New Member

    Thks everyone, that makes it easier!:)

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