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Old 07-20-2015, 07:40 PM   #1
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Geothermal And Pond Dig


Not bad for my 3rd job, decent profit and nice size project.

So on the weekend I had a customer want me to do the dirt work on his geothermal system, which I had no prior experience with geo systems. But we dug 3-300' long trenches, 4' wide and 6' deep and ran 2 loops of pipe in each trench. Than each trench lead to a header section which lead into his house. Was pretty simple took 8 hours on the meter, dig and backfill, but learned quite a bit about fusion couplings and geothermal systems.

Also wanted me to clean his pond and expand it, approximebtly 1000 yards were taken out.

The bad part was that the rental company that rented the machine never gave me the 4' bucket that they specified (in email) that was on the machine going out to me, instead it was a 40", so disputing hours that it cost me to dig the trench wider. Sucks but I know there are way worse problems when it comes to running a business.

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Old 07-20-2015, 07:42 PM   #2
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Doesn't look deep in the pictures, but if you zoom in on the last picture you can see a kid about 5' tall in the bottom of the pond.
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Where did you bury the loops? Not in Pond?
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The loops are ran along side of the pond, 30ft off shore. We had wet clay for material so it would have made a more efficient system to do a conventional loop vs pond.
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Went out and finalized my customers project. 1000 yards of dirt moved in less than 8 hours! Had some nightmares about under bidding but came out good thankfully.
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