Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Hot Water Heater Failure
James Wendell <ms42phantom54@...>
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Bill, good point. The excessive heat is likely the reason the primary gasket carbonized when my water heater dumped.
s/v Phantom Amel 54 #044
On Monday, December 12, 2016 5:08 PM, "Bill Kinney greatketch@... [amelyachtowners]" wrote:
My suggestion (and it is worth exactly what you paid for it) is no matter if it came with a tempering valve from the factory or not, it should have one. 80C water is not good for most flexible hoses and NEVER for possible contact with people.
Tempering valves are an easy addition and are used on many household hot water systems. They are readily available from plumbing supply houses and are easy to plumb into an older tank.
The "basic" model of the Isotherm is still available with out the tempering valve. The standard Isotherm thermostat is not adjustable, it is set at 75C (167F). That's REALLY hot coming out of the tap.
On Dec 12, 2016, at 15:11, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote: