The second borehole has struck water! I’m reliably informed that, so far, 50,000 litres of it has been pumped out in order to clear the sand out of the well and ensure a flow of clean water.
Tomorrow work begins on digging the trench to the plant room and laying the pipes to run the water to the heat pump.
The ground source heat pump arrived this week and was lowered carefully into the boiler room. It just fitted, with milimetres to spare.
Other good news this week is that the RHI (Renewable Heat Incentive – government tariff) is set to go up slightly on 1st April and not down, so there’s now less urgency to get the job completed.
Work continues on the new stairway to the boiler room – despite the rain and a flurry of snow.
GGG is on the front cover of The Door newspaper, and there is further coverage here, on the Oxford Diocese website:
St George’s leads the way in slaying the carbon dragon
Drillers aren’t the only ones with challenges, the builders have unwanted water to contend with and the breaking up of the old stairwell is proving harder going than expected. The GSHP, tanks and other equipment should be delivered on Monday.