Saturday, December 5, 2009


November 19, 2009
What's a Dig Day?

Finally, the corn in our cornfield was harvested and Jesse Cook and his crew from Geotherm Inc. were able to start installing the tubing in the field which was then hooked into all the equipment in our basement. Heavy equipment was brought in and the dig began. Check out all the pictures--there are quite a few. Here's the dig on our geothermal system at Hardy House...

  • High efficiency geothermal heat pump, model Climatemaster Tranquility 27 (TT)-049.
  • Ground loop heat exchanger which included about 2500 feet of pipe.
  • Ground loop circulation pump kit.
  • Thermostat controller.
  • Fittings and electrical hookup.
  • Hot water desuperheater for supplemental hot water.
  • Heat recovery ventilator (HRV).

Our installation included:
All labor for the ground loop assembly, excavation for the trenches for the looping (6-8 feet deep), and all duct work, grills, etc.

We've been very happy with Jesse Cook, Geotherm, Inc., and all the involved crews who were a nice bunch, respectful, knowledgeable and pleasant to be around.

The man who ran the heavy equipment was a real pro. He was very, very careful with our trees and anything else we asked for. In these pictures you'll see where there are some branches that he's working into the pit. That tree has been heavily damaged over the years and we expect it will be taken down in the next few years so we understood that it might get more damage during the Dig. Jesse's crew offered to take it down then but Dave opted to wait. Another tree, a sourgum, that my son gave me for Mother's Day last year is planted not far from this tree and it is hoped it will be a replacement for the damaged one. It is a young tree and we asked that they tread carefully around it. The equipment worked around this little tree and not a branch was touched. Also, the Digger agreed to push off all our topsoil from the field before digging and then he pushed it all back again after filling the trenches. This should preserve the soil for farming next year. This was important to us and the crew honored our wishes. We thank them.

Here's Jesse's contact information:

Jesse Cook, President
Geotherm Inc.
335 Kavanaugh Rd.
Honeoye Falls, NY 14472
(585) 305-2574

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