Horizontal/Trenching

EARTH ENERGY SYSTEMS - 1375 Central Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95401
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Horizontal loops are installed in trenches that are 5 feet deep and on average are 300 feet long.  There are three horizontal loops of polyethylene pipe in each trench.  Several trenches are required for the average home.  For example, a 5,000 square foot home requires about five trenches.  

 
Courtesy of Geothermal Heat Pump Consortium, Inc.

All pipes in all trenches are heat fused and connected to each other and routed to the geoexchange water source heat pump.  Clean native soil is backfilled around the pipes.

horizontal trench.jpg (44870 bytes)   Installing pipe in a horizontal trench  (click on image to enlarge)

Average installation is three days, depending on the size of the project.

 

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