The Project

In Pictures

Where to drill

Seting up

Drilling through mud

Drilling through rock

Running ground loop tubing

Trench to house

Geothermal Well Drilling

Drilling is probably the biggest and most disruptive part of getting a geothermal system, and probably will create the most anxiety of the whole process. There is a big truck, lots of noise, and perhaps a lot of mud. But in the words of my inner four-year-old, "It rocked!" I'm not so sure others in my household agreed.

In the end, all was well. The drillers left the yard in good shape and I expect the grass will be fine once it gets warmer. The cats were a bit wigged for a few hours but they recovered.