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  1. mytank

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    Planned for six months, been going (building for another six months) and prob another six to go.

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  3. mytank

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    Building the outside PUMP ROOM:
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  4. mytank

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    The sump & Plastering (then fiberglassing)

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    Wow Carlos!
    This is going to be so amazing, looking forward to seeing the progression! :thumbup:
     
  6. Duanew

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    This is going to be epic
     
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    Looks great!!! Subscribed
     
  8. MistaOrange

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    Ummmm Nice build I'll be tagging along...
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    nice one!
    Geothermal cooling and heating
     
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    Can't wait for more pics , this is going to be great.
    Hopefully we will be able to see this in person. :clap::clap::clap:
     
  12. mytank

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    So this is the paving / drainage and plumbing. The plumbing is going through the garden, under the foundation wall, throught the paving spare parking etc. through the wall and into the house.
    The second part was to put proper drainage into the system and upgrade the current drainage. Had the flow engineers at the house doing he flow metrics and figured out to much standing water during summer rain flow. Low water table will drive water up into the foundation of the sump so had to fix that. As well as hooking up skimmer drainage, water changes, overflows from sump (Some sort of flood), reuse of by product in RO factory.

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  13. gMAN

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    Holy WOW!!!! I thought you being this quiet had to have some sort of upgrade in the pipeline but this.... this is gonna be something else!! Good luck and can't wait to see it finished :m106:
     
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    This is going to be great!!!
     
  15. Vetrix

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    Epic build! :m106:
     
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    Subscribed. Hope it goes as planned.
     
  17. Kunhardt

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    Holy crap Carlos!! This is going to be awesome! Looking insane already and its just the ground work! :m106:
     
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    I am book marking this build!
     
  19. jimilutz

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    I am very jealous. Are you going to insulate those pipes?
     
  20. mytank

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    don't need to ;) the depth of the pipes under the ground, given the 10 year ground temp during winter from the metrological studies and the face that I have inline heating if needed. Also did a study on the effect of insulation vs reheating at entry point ...
     
  21. carlosdeandrade

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    Wowzer Carlos, looking forward to seeing this progress.
     
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