Supply/Return header

Discussion in 'Geothermal Loops' started by mntnvew, Sep 25, 2022.

  1. mntnvew

    mntnvew New Member

    Have ~150’ each way to where the horizontal loop are.

    What do folks use for transitioning to/from the 3/4” loops from/to the 2” supply and return lines?

    If I cannot get a local contractor to do the heat fusion, I’ll purchase the tool. Definitely know I have to use this method for connecting all the pipe, especially since all connections will be buried.
     
  2. SShaw

    SShaw Active Member Forum Leader

    An HDPE header manufactured with one 2" connection and a number of 3/4" connections, one for each loop.

    Search for "B&D Manufacturing parallel underground header"
     
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  3. geoxne

    geoxne Active Member Forum Leader

    I use these- Geo Solar Headers
    http://geosolarproducts.com/about/

    Each zoned fitting is 1 1/4” inlet with 3/4” outlets. The Y splitter is 2” inlet with 1 1/4” outlets.
     
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  4. mntnvew

    mntnvew New Member

    Thank you geoxne, I am digging those headers. Seems fluid will flow through them super-easy!
     
  5. mntnvew

    mntnvew New Member

    Welp, I went with the GEO-SOLAR headers! Hopefully they are all that they are marketed to be!
     
  6. wing

    wing Member

    I went with the B&D version for transition from 2 inch to six 3/4 loops. I must say the GEO SOLAR looks a little bit more user friendly. In any event the area where the loops transition to the headers will be messy.

    Frankly after seeing what was involved, I wouldn’t consider these fusion joints as a DIY project. Any small leak in the ground loop would be fatal and digging up the transition area to try and troubleshoot post installation nearly impossible. Do yourself a favor and hire a professional.
     
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