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    Did a midnight to 8 AM shut down last night to replace a DHW Loop on a hydronic system. It had an oversized pump ( 50 feet of head capability, only needed to overcome about 10 feet) running 24/7 with no control. This is what was left of the 1 1/2" Type L. Also, the MIP that had to be chiseled out of the Galvanized storage tank. Sorry for the photo size














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    the biggest problem with copper is oversized pumps running 24/7. 95% of all leaks i fix are hot water circulating systems.

    my buddy steve designed and invented a flow restrictor for domestic hot water circulating systems. cool design and is in the process to get it through the iampo test labs.

    i'll see if i can post a photo of it.

    rick.
    phoebe it is

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      This was on a hydronic system , which is part of what makes it so wrong. The proper (and very commonly used) method to run this pump would be with an aquastat. It was inexperience or lack of knowledge on the installer's part, and it's pretty common to see it in my area.
      West Trail Mechanical Ltd
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