Before the homeowner turns up the thermostat, before the HVAC contractor installs the equipment, and before you place the loops and grout the borehole, there is Step 1: the drilling of a good hole that stays open and allows for the loop to be installed to the required depth.
Since 2005 with my current employer and before that working for distribution, I have heard the “I drill with water only” conversation. To a new territory or distribution person, this argument leans toward the driller as his record is on his side. Sooner or later that lucky driller won’t be so lucky.
What do Las Vegas and a mud school have in common? What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas; what happens in a mud school can end up on the pages of National Driller. This month I thought I would take some common questions from the many different drilling disciplines we teach, and share them here.