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    Where can I get a new immersion heater thermostat that goes below 40C?

    I don't like red hot showers so anything over the standard 40'c is too hot and the shower/mixer we have is too fiddly to get right, I'd like to be able to just turn the hot water tap on and jump straight in no faffing about, especially in summer, anything above = or just over lukewarm would be great, so why are all the thermostats I can find adjustable 40 to 70 degrees?

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    Original Poster

    Oh and looking for an 18 incher. (ooeeerrr missus)

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    Would this do your job m8 ??

    honeywelluk.com/pro…438

    I was always told you had to keep it an average of around 65 degrees ?

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    darrenjdoc;8886141

    Would this do your job m8 … Would this do your job m8 ??http://www.honeywelluk.com/product.aspx?r=tc&p=2438I was always told you had to keep it an average of around 65 degrees ?



    Bloody hell 65 degrees? that causes scalds at the least, advice for the systems anyway is no hotter than 65 degrees as thats the point where the system starts furring up.

    Cheers anyway but wrong sort of stat.


    Water at 54c can produce full thickness scalds in 30 seconds!!!

    Tap water scald burns account for 7% to 17% of all childhood scald burns … Tap water scald burns account for 7% to 17% of all childhood scald burns that require hospitalization. Often the burns are severe and disabling. Toddlers and preschool children are the most frequent victims. In 45% of the injuries, the unsupervised victim or a peer turned on the tap water; in 28% the cause was abuse. Eighty per cent of the homes tested had unsafe bathtub water temperatures of 54°C (130°F) or greater, exposing the occupants to the risk of full thickness scalds with 30 second exposure to hot water. Such burns may be prevented passively by limiting household water temperatures to less than 52°C (125°F). New water heaters could be preset at this temperature and families could be taught to turn down the temperature on existing units.

    Hot water should be maintained above 60 deg C in order to prevent Legionella, ie the bacteria that causes Legionnaires Disease. It is unsafe storing warm water below this temperature.
    "Where is legionella a potential problem?
    Since legionella bacteria are widespread in the environment, they may contaminate and grow in other water systems such as cooling towers, evaporative condensers and hot and cold water services.
    They can survive low temperatures, but are killed by high temperatures. Legionella thrives between 20°C- 45°C if the conditions are right, e.g. if a supply of nutrients is present, such as rust, sludge, scale, algae and other bacteria.

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    Yeah legionnaires disease. Thats the one !!

    I knew i wasnt doting lol

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    darrenjdoc;8886141

    Would this do your job m8 … Would this do your job m8 ??http://www.honeywelluk.com/product.aspx?r=tc&p=2438I was always told you had to keep it an average of around 65 degrees ?


    most power shower pumps always specify max of 60 degrees.

    its not like you drink it!

    I have mine on 40 and still have to add a lot of cold.

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    I have been known to drink alot worse
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