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Old 06-22-2017, 12:03 PM   #1
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Default Geothermal cooling??

I am building a yurt this year. Im planning on living off grid in my yurt year round in north new jersey. Has anyone ever used geothermal cooling for their yurt?
I have a backhoe that I could use to bury pipe to use as a heat exchanger. The yurt will have canvas,buble wrap

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, then a rain proof cover. Is there any reason this wouldn't work?

I am building a deck to place the yurt on so it will be slightly elevated off the ground. There will be cement pilings to support the weight etc. Does anyone know what depth the pipes have to be placed and how many feet of pipe is ideal And the best pipe to use? I have seen cpu cooling fans used to move air through the pipe, is there something better? I can hook that up to solar with no problem. I know it wont be cold in there, but any respite on very hot days would be welcome.

Any info, good or bad, would be helpful.

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Old 06-22-2017, 01:22 PM   #2
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I would love it if you follow up on this (if you go through with it). I have yet to hear about anyone doing that.

I am thinking that having the pipe underground, UNDER the yurt would be a good idea right? The yurt would naturally keep the ground cooler.

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Old 12-12-2017, 12:05 AM   #3
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I am planning to do something similar in summer. Will let you know.

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Interesting idea. Looking forward to more info on this. Thanks.
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Old 02-12-2018, 11:01 PM   #5
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Default Re: Geothermal cooling??

I have been looking into geothermal more on the

heating

side for winter use as my location would be in Prince Edward Island Canada but the passive nature would also cool in the summer months. This is a common

heating

and cooling method in this area of the continent. Will be interested to hear how this works out for you. If I can get some quotes back on my end will be sure to share.
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