thinking about moving to a open loop from closed

Discussion in 'Geothermal Loops' started by George Smith, Sep 21, 2018.

  1. George Smith

    George Smith New Member

    do I just cap the closed loop off? do I need to drain it before capping?

    i have a waterfurnance with a QT Flow Center 1-230qfc-g

    thanks for any suggestions
  2. urthbuoy

    urthbuoy Well-Known Member Industry Professional Forum Leader

    Only as a last resort. Most people would wish to do the opposite - go to closed loop from open loop.

    But that being said, leave it accessible after cutting. At the very least one could use the pipes as sleeves for something in the future. If you don't want to fuse a cap on them, just use a Philmac or rubber sewer cap fitting to seal them up.
  3. docjenser

    docjenser Well-Known Member Industry Professional Forum Leader

    Why would you ever do that?
  4. Calladrilling

    Calladrilling Member Industry Professional Forum Leader

    This is surely not the norm.
    As stated above, it’s typically open to closed conversions. I’ve only seen 1 person go closed to open, and that was a large addition added to a house and the new field was not feasible for the homeowner. Open loop was was cheaper and he needed a new water too.
  5. nc73

    nc73 Member Forum Leader

    You'll enjoy the new electric bill for sure due to pumping costs.
  6. waterpirate

    waterpirate Well-Known Member Industry Professional Forum Leader

  7. Deuce

    Deuce Member

    I think that was meant as a joke?
    ChrisJ likes this.

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