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« Reply #30 on: June 26, 2020, 11:14:26 PM »

update folks , fully installed now and has no problem keeping pool at 34c  >..........
Like getting in bath .lol.
Heat exchanger for house heating due any day but so impressed by performance .... when sunny pv runs it alone .....
George



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« Reply #31 on: June 27, 2020, 06:04:59 AM »

Lovely job George. Delighted it worked out well, did you get it finished prior to the mini heat wave?
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« Reply #32 on: June 27, 2020, 08:41:03 AM »

On post #23 the the circulating pump is shown in a vertical orientation. Most pump manufacturers specifically discourage this. But, it should lie horizontally.  facepalm

Just seen the later pics with the new pump fitted correctly.
 

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« Reply #33 on: June 27, 2020, 09:41:44 AM »

I like the “dual use” aspect of this project. But I am a bit worried about how you plan to prevent the pipes from freezing in winter.
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« Reply #34 on: June 27, 2020, 03:21:03 PM »

Phillip- well spotted -pump has been corrected.
To prevent pipes freezing -the house heat exchanger is just inside the wall so both the pool and house circuit are short. As soon as ive fitted the house heat exchanger and checked for leaks i shall drain and refill with a glycol or similar mix.
I intend to lag the pipes also but probably  not the pool pipes as heat loss in summer will be minimal.
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« Reply #35 on: November 17, 2020, 05:36:00 PM »

Time to update this thread .........
On hols this week , today have installed internal heat exchanger that allows  ashp to heat radiator flow/return circuit...
Ran a cable from the heatpump to the central heating pump  .  The current system has a wbs (small) heating dhw via open vented coil (simples).
When the return temp to wbs  is approx 55c a three way valve operates and pumps around radiators.
A relay connected to ashp and wired in parallel to pump operates the central heating pump when ever the ashp is running .
Pic attached but not proud of plumbing and no not our choice of carpet!!  but know how you lot love pics .......
George

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« Reply #36 on: November 17, 2020, 05:44:50 PM »

Really struggling with the manual for this ashp ......... anyone  worked out how to change the heating curve from default A29  to A43  for radiators......

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« Reply #37 on: November 17, 2020, 05:59:03 PM »

Hopefully,, there will be someone along shortly George,
   I am very interested in your project and hope to do a similar install next spring.
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