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Low pressure hot water temperature

how to adjust the temperature setting on a typical electric hot water heater 110 voltsThe control to adjust the water temperature on our low pressure hot water system is behind a blue plastic panel.

I increased it by 12 degrees recently.

We talked about installing a spring loaded mechanical wall timer, but so far it's not been a problem remembering to shut it off.



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If you end up buying a timer, make sure that its current (or power) rating meets or exceeds that of the heater.
Comment by Roland_Smith Sat Nov 30 16:45:57 2013
If you end up buying a timer, make sure that its current (or power) rating meets or exceeds that of the heater.
Comment by Roland_Smith Sat Nov 30 16:51:37 2013

I have had a switch on my water heater for probably 20 years. It's similar to this one: http://www.homedepot.com/p/t/100685853?storeId=10051&productId=100685853&langId=-1&catalogId=10053&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=100685853&cm_mmc=shopping--googlebase--D27X-_-100685853&locStoreNum=577&marketID=8#.UppxPdJDuo4

I set it for two hours in the am and two hours around bed time. It has given no problems in that time. I can't remember ever running out of hot water

I expect to see the obligatory hot tub soak picture when the tub gets installed. That's such a luxury to have available.

Comment by tom Sat Nov 30 18:20:15 2013





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