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any one got a lake

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by transam, 26 Sep 2021.

  1. transam

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    or big pond in there garden plus a quarter of a million kicking about ? than you can heat your house thumbnail_IMG_0506.jpg thumbnail_IMG_0505.jpg
     
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    What a mess.
     
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    Fill it with fish, charge people to fish it. Probably make more than enough to heat your house, and be less damaging to the environment than all that plastic breaking down into the water table.
     
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    obviously the pipes have been sunk to the bottom of the lake now

    tis the future eco heating :)
     
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    How does sinking them to the bottom help them to heat up? I would have thought having them at the top they would be warmed by the suns radiant heat.
    (I don't have a degree in thermo-dynamics as you can see).
     
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    Plus they’ll already be cooked, win win.
     
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    It's a water source heat pump. Instead of sucking heat out of the soil you suck it out of a lake. It's much more efficient than using soil.

    Water in lakes is odd, when it's cold the top layer freezes but the bottom stays warm for a lot longer. Don't forget that these only get used when it's cold outside after all. I don't have a degree in thermodynamics either so I can't tell you why, but it does.

    They've been a niche solution for decades now. Not enough lake owners.
     
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    I've always wondered why we haven't utilised more small scale water turbines to generate electricity?
     
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    no they need to be at the base of the lake in the sediment
     
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    Afaik the McClaren building is heated via a lake ???

    doubt that the set up I have posted up will be a success tbh

    I have my doubts

    it’s going to heat a 235 year old mansion

    insulation was not really on the agenda 235 years ago when building houses

    it’s replacing an oil fired system which was working at approx 70

    this set up will produce 53 degrees
    So they said
    hmmmm
     
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    Would you believe it's supposed to be for the environment?
     
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    Fit all urinals with turbines? :D
     
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    There are a few towns in Scandinavia heated by communal water source Hest pumps I think... (although it maybe that they are planned)
     
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    I have a river. will that work?:D
     
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    Yes, it would. I'm not sure on the rules or the minimum size/flow rate though. You probably need a specialist.
     
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