One of the three hanging furnaces in the clubhouse has been cranky the last few years. It needed a new thermocoupler almost yearly and developed a small leak near the pilot light. A furnace repair man was called in and during the initial inspection found several small cracks in the heat exchanger.This is bad.
It means the heater is leaking exhaust gases into the room. The heat exchanger in not repairable and so the furnace, after 20 years. has come to the end of its’ life.
After inspecting the other two furnaces cracks were found in their heat exchangers also. About the worse outcome we could have gotten.
Three new heaters were ordered and hopefully will be installed before the first rental of the season but we’re cutting it close, and the way this spring has been a cold clubhouse in not an option. Needless to say this is blowing a huge hole in our budget, thankfully we’re able to cover it with out borrowing any money, but expect some fundraisers and donation requests to keep the heat on.