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BLEMMY"Dream Air Source Heat Pump - any good?" 8:39pm Thursday 26th Oct
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Hi Guys,

Has anyone got any experience of the Dream Air Source Heat Pumps being sold by World of Bargains?

I would be very grateful for any feedback/information any member can give me please - good or bad!!?

Many thanks

Paul


4400 Gals; gravity fed Nexus 300 fed through a Drum Filter incorporating a 40w Amalgam UV (fed by dry mounted Messner 13000) and Bakki Shower (4 tray) directly pump fed (20,000 l/hr) from the pond; an independent skimmer line which is fed through a dry mounted pumped small sand filter, Airtec 130, unheated.
craig b"RE: Dream Air Source Heat Pump - any good?" 10:17pm Saturday 28th Oct
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Had my 8kw running on my 2500G pond for about 14 months and it's been fine. I cover during winter the covers went on a few weeks ago and I don't heat during January and February to give them a winter and a break from food.


Craig
BLEMMY"RE: Dream Air Source Heat Pump - any good?" 9:48pm Sunday 29th Oct
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from: Cardiff

Hi Craig.

At what pond temperature do you "Winter" your fish? Will the Dream thermostat go that low or do you turn the heat pump off to give the fish their "Winter"?

Thanks

Paul



4400 Gals; gravity fed Nexus 300 fed through a Drum Filter incorporating a 40w Amalgam UV (fed by dry mounted Messner 13000) and Bakki Shower (4 tray) directly pump fed (20,000 l/hr) from the pond; an independent skimmer line which is fed through a dry mounted pumped small sand filter, Airtec 130, unheated.
dave23869"RE: Dream Air Source Heat Pump - any good?" 1:56pm Monday 30th Oct


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Paul I'm sure the temperature goes as low as 5 degrees on the dream heat pump that's what I was told when I enquired don't think you want to go as low as that when I was heated 14 degrees until January February and March then it was 8 degrees then slowly raised temperature back up a degree a day until I reached where I wanted to be


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BLEMMY"RE: Dream Air Source Heat Pump - any good?" 3:10pm Tuesday 31st Oct
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from: Cardiff

Thanks Dave - Mark Denford and Garry Joyce have also made the same comment and suggestion as you regarding only going down to 8C for the "Winter" weeks.

Perhaps a silly question but with so much info going around in my head about heat pumps at the moment!! - were you just turning your heat pump integral thermostat setting down a degree a day to go from 14C down to 8C and then up a degree a day to return to 14C from 8C?

Cheers

Paul


4400 Gals; gravity fed Nexus 300 fed through a Drum Filter incorporating a 40w Amalgam UV (fed by dry mounted Messner 13000) and Bakki Shower (4 tray) directly pump fed (20,000 l/hr) from the pond; an independent skimmer line which is fed through a dry mounted pumped small sand filter, Airtec 130, unheated.
craig b"RE: Dream Air Source Heat Pump - any good?" 10:58pm Tuesday 31st Oct
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Dream heat pump thermostats only go down to something like 13 degrees but me and some others have fitted another digital thermostat that costs about £9 off ebay with just 2 wires and this bypasses the built in stat and now goes as low as you want. I slowly start to reduce the temp at the start of December from 18c down to ambient which is usually about 10 or 11c and then just turn it off all January and February. With the pond covered with 25mm polycarb it doesn't go any lower than 8.5c well it hasn't for the ladt 2 winters anyway lol.


Craig
mattywhart10

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"RE: Dream Air Source Heat Pump - any good?" 9:55am Wednesday 1st Nov
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I got one running with no problems at all
BLEMMY"RE: Dream Air Source Heat Pump - any good?" 12:29pm Wednesday 1st Nov
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from: Cardiff

Thanks Craig & Matty for your replies.

Craig - could you please direct me to one of those stats on ebay if there is one there for sale at the moment (item number?) and perhaps give me a bit of a guide as to how you installed it?

Thanks

Paul


4400 Gals; gravity fed Nexus 300 fed through a Drum Filter incorporating a 40w Amalgam UV (fed by dry mounted Messner 13000) and Bakki Shower (4 tray) directly pump fed (20,000 l/hr) from the pond; an independent skimmer line which is fed through a dry mounted pumped small sand filter, Airtec 130, unheated.
dave23869"RE: Dream Air Source Heat Pump - any good?" 8:06pm Wednesday 1st Nov


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You don't need the statv speak to world of bargains they now have a stat on the heat pump that goes down to 5 degrees that's what I was told


4000 gallons queni koi drum to k1 micro bead on bottom drain skimmerlinealso into drum delta ep 15 uv 240 litres air and 12 fish
craig b"RE: Dream Air Source Heat Pump - any good?" 8:13pm Wednesday 1st Nov
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craig b"RE: Dream Air Source Heat Pump - any good?" 12:42pm Thursday 2nd Nov
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When I ordered my heatpump they told me it goes down 5c also and yes it does but only in cooling mode not in heating mode. Unless they have changed them but they told me the same also.


Craig
mattywhart10

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"RE: Dream Air Source Heat Pump - any good?" 5:29pm Thursday 2nd Nov
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Call them directly and ask for best price as I got mine a lot cheaper than ebay
craig b"RE: Dream Air Source Heat Pump - any good?" 1:21pm Saturday 4th Nov
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I agree with Matt. You can knock another £100 off if you pay cash on collection.


Craig
dave23869"RE: Dream Air Source Heat Pump - any good?" 6:54pm Saturday 4th Nov | message edited once


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They must of changed them I'm thinking of one and they've assured me it will go as low as 8 degrees c in heating mode as that's what I asked if it went down to that temp


4000 gallons queni koi drum to k1 micro bead on bottom drain skimmerlinealso into drum delta ep 15 uv 240 litres air and 12 fish
Jonboykoi"RE: Dream Air Source Heat Pump - any good?" 9:29am Wednesday 8th Nov
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Cannt be fixed easily. No parts available engineers only available in Midlands and won't come North.....no support network......had one and no-one would touch it here in the North East..... it was described to me as cheap Chinese throwaway technology.....not my words. Ended up ditching it and going for a Duratec one which are more widely supported.


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