Sunday, 5 June 2022

Heat Leak

An anecdote to go with the previous post. A friend of mine has a neighbour who lives in a house heated by a ground-sourced heat pump via a borehole. Or it was heated by a ground-sourced heat pump, but the underground tubing began to leak.

The problem was far too expensive to fix when compared to installing a gas boiler, so that's what my friend's neighbour did - he abandoned the heat pump and installed a gas boiler.


Sam Vega said...

"Hello, is that Homebase? I wonder if you can help me. I'm looking for a tool that can locate and extract a pipe full of antifreeze that's in a narrow grouted tube three hundred feet under my newly relaid lawn. Do have anything like that? No? OK, no worries, I've got all Sunday morning and I haven't tried B&Q yet..."

A K Haart said...

Sam - the assumption seems to be that it could never happen. Like an unusually protracted windless period when Net Zero means we need reliable wind power.