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    • todayisagreatday
    • By todayisagreatday 9th Aug 18, 11:43 PM
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    Water Source Heat Pumps
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    • 9th Aug 18, 11:43 PM
    Water Source Heat Pumps 9th Aug 18 at 11:43 PM
    Hi

    Has anyone had experience of a water source heat pump. We are seriously considering this and our initial enquiries look positive but I was just wondering if anyone either had one of has installed one?

    Thanks
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    • lovesgshp
    • By lovesgshp 10th Aug 18, 2:13 PM
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    Are you talking of a ground loop system, borehole or river lake to supply the heating system?
    There is lots of info on the ground source heat pump sticky that may help.
    As Manuel says in Fawlty Towers: " I Know Nothing"
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    • By todayisagreatday 10th Aug 18, 2:26 PM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 2:26 PM
    Are you talking of a ground loop system, borehole or river lake to supply the heating system?
    There is lots of info on the ground source heat pump sticky that may help.
    Originally posted by lovesgshp
    thanks I did read the information and the thread on ground source heat pumps but it didn't specifically seem to address the issues and questions I have about a water source heat pump.

    Our idea is using the bywash area of the canal adjacent to our garden for either a open or closed loop system. We have contacted a number of companies and I'm just wondering if anyone has specific feedback from a similar system (niche area I know)!

    http://imgbox.com/P0NyEE5e
    http://imgbox.com/VEVwg8p6

    I know with open loop you'll need an abstraction licence if over 20,000 litres a day but I'm not sure we will exceed this and it looks like a small open loop system doesn't need a discharge permit either though I'm waiting for the EA to confirm. Closed loop I understand no permit or abstraction is needed but it maybe less efficient.

    We are also in conversation with the Canal & River Trust but it's all early stages so I'm just doing lots of research.
    • lovesgshp
    • By lovesgshp 10th Aug 18, 2:37 PM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 2:37 PM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 2:37 PM
    A closed loop system should not be too much of a problem, as it is sealed.
    open loop could be far more regulated, as you are pumping back into the source. I do not know the UK regulations on that, but they are usually quite strict as with boreholes.
    As Manuel says in Fawlty Towers: " I Know Nothing"
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