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geothermal heat and high tunnels

 
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I'm looking at the possibility of a high tunnel. I've seen several youTube videos where people used buried irrigation pipe to bring up warmer air for the winter. However, most seem to be 4+ feet deep. If I went that route it would be about 2-2.5 feet until I hit clay (my stopping point). Does anyone see any benefit from shallow pipe? I don't see it but figured maybe someone else is in the same predicament.
 
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Just curious....I've been digging to create water cisterns.....I love to dig in clay -why do you stop at clay?
 
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You need to get below the freeze depth to really do any good.
 
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