Mixing parallel and slinky loops

Discussion in 'Vertical and Horizontal Loops' started by Kev, Dec 3, 2013.

  1. Kev

    Kev New Member


    I have a question regarding balancing loop lengths, in my installation, I have a 12 foot wide, 8 foot deep trench with 4 600' loops where the supply manifold is at the back corner of the house and the return manifold will be at the front (so there are only 4 pipes in the trench). Now my trench has several corners, meaning that the pipe that will be on the outside of the trench will be longer than the one that is on the inside. I was wondering if it would make sense to do some slinky loops at some points in the trench so all my loops would be the same lengths?


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  2. docjenser

    docjenser Well-Known Member Industry Professional Forum Leader

    Sure, water does not know if it runs in a slinky or a straight pipe. we have even combined slinkies and vertical loops.
  3. AMI Contracting

    AMI Contracting A nice Van Morrison song Industry Professional Forum Leader

    Does not matter.
  4. Palace GeoThermal

    Palace GeoThermal Well-Known Member Industry Professional Forum Leader

    up to 10% difference in loop length is acceptable
  5. mtrentw

    mtrentw Active Member Industry Professional Forum Leader

    Or just cross them over eachother at some midpoint in the loop so they all get to the end at the same time.

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