Welcome! Here are the website rules, as well as some tips for using this forum.
If you've found help here, check back in to let us know how everything worked out.
It's a great way to thank those who helped you.
U.S Power DX Geothermal System Problems
I have a U.S. Power DX Geothermal system , installed in 1992, and having problems with the compressor and accumulator tank icing. I wrapped both with heat tape and stopped the icing. This year I forgot to turn on the heat tape and began to hear some slugging on startup and after turning on the heat tape was still hearing it once every few days.
I have a Copeland Scroll type compressor and have heard that it will handle some slugging without damage??
Is the system over or undercharged? I have added a small space heater to warm the compressor and accumulator tank.
The copper coils are in 12 ft. deep x 24' long trenches in a spoke shape pattern of 5 total with copper tubing fastened to oak stakes (6 Ft. high), 2 in each trench, one fastened on each side of the 2' wide trench.