What could possibly go wrong? Pt. 2

What could possibly go wrong? Pt. 2

After gathering the system deficiency  information from the occupants, a good expert will then review the physical installation The contractor had attempted to install a larger pump to move more water to a particular zone This mechanic’s efforts were well intentioned, but his basic knowledge of how things hydronic work was sadly lacking Two thermostats were not interlocked, so most of the time the heating system was running trying to warm the floors, and the cooling system was running trying to cool the air

Last month, we started a series of articles on my experiences as a former expert witness on hydronic heating systems. This is part two of that series.

After gathering the system deficiency  information from the occupants, a good expert will then review the physical installation. As I sat in the mechanical room making schematic drawings of the system layout, I kept thinking to myself, “What could possibly be wrong with a system that was this pretty …”

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