Originally Posted by Mike Leary
Good for you to try to c.s. the system. I'm an engineer, too, but I saw enough systems like that when I started out and never installed one that way. You might tell her, hubby did a nice wiring job.
Not sure what "c.s." means.
When a homeowner is an engineer in another field, and installs their own system, it is almost always crap. they either over-engineer it, or it is a completely laughable experience when I am there. I love it when the H.O. right away tells me he installed it himself, and he is an engineer. #1 - they are so proud of it. #2 - it's hard to keep in all my criticism.
Had an engineer H.O. last week trying to tell me how to test for voltage on a stuck valve, when I know well enough it is a diaphragm. Especially when I have the controller unplugged. He thought it needed a second signal to shut down the valve. It's not a latching solenoid.