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Setup a simple mixing valve in the summer with warm supply water, and you'll end up with too cool in the winter when that incoming water may be degrees or more colder. Many, not all, DW have the ability to heat the water, if the incoming water temp isn't up to what it wants. A commercial kitchen is a different thing, and they may have significantly hotter water available.
To achieve that, you need something on the outlet of your WH. If you have easy access to the DW, you could plumb the direct, hot water to it, but that isn't a common layout.
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That's why many DW have the ability to heat the water, should it need it, for maximum performance. It does slow the cycle down a little, but it is MUCH safer. Get hotter than degrees, and both the young and old can get severe burns since their skin tends to be thinner.
A tempering valve at a water heater is not going to be more efficient. Turning down the hot water heater is more efficient. If a required tempering valve at the water heater is mixing in cold water, I think you would be wise to turn down the thermostat.
I would like to hope that you are mistaken about the law where you live. Hot water works better in the clothes washer, especially if there has been illness. Would you outlaw hot water dispensers?
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Would you outlaw the steam dispenser on my espresso maker? How about a coffee urn or coffee pot? Some fixtures have their own tempering valve. That sounds good to me.
Summer winter hookup vs hot water heater - Find a woman in my area! Free to join to find a woman and meet a woman online who is single and looking for you. Register and search over 40 million singles: chat. If you are a middle-aged woman looking to have a good time . Just bought a home with an oil burner with a summer/winter hookup. I am not familiar with that type of system. The house does not have a separate hot water heater, so the oil furnace provides the hot water. I am not sure how to switch the system to just hot water only. Currently there are . Oct 15, I have know idea what a "summer/winter" mixer is. For under $ you can buy a fully thermostatic mixing valve and set the output to F or whatever it takes, and you can run anything from F to F water into the hot side, and it will mix down to F at the output, and if the hot side goes under F it'll deliver whatever temperature the.
My situation may be a bit different. No kids at risk, and no one to flush a toilet while I shower. I read if you set the tank to it comes out the faucet about I had the plumber not set the hot water to a low temperature when he installed the shower faucet, he warned me about scalding and I said I like steamy showers.
I've had no problem adjusting at faucets. Is there any reason to use a temperature valve other than a scalding risk? TerryOct 12, I don't know if the Nashua, NH codes are online, but believe me, they do require a tempering valve AND a vacuum breaker on a WH if you want it to pass a plumbing inspection. FWIW, tests have shown, you want the tank at least degrees. Some prefer it to be hotter to ensure you don't grow things.
The anti-scald regs on shower valves came about because of inadequate plumbing supply systems could allow a radical temperature change in the shower output under certain conditions. Even if it didn't scald you, the knee-jerk reaction could cause other dangerous situations. There are good reasons to limit the WH output, as well as there are reasons to run it warmer than bathwater needs.
FWIW, some washing machines, like some dishwashers, have the ability to heat the water, and that type is VERY common outside of the US, where they may only have a cold water input available. Mine has a sanitize and steam setting, should you want it for one reason or another. When I lived in Jordan for awhile, the washing machine we had would take hours to run if you wanted hot. Terry, I'm having trouble seeing the following advantage of a mixing valve - literature says the valve is "designed to increase the amount of usable hot water by up to 50 percent".
But I see no difference between mixing the tank's water with cold water at the shower or at the tank with the valve.
So the only thing the valve really does is prevent scalding, right? As I live alone, scalding is not an issue.
Can the output water temperature be adjusted up or down with the valve if I use it and the hot water at the shower is not warm enough?
Most people run their water heater between and degrees. They then mix that down at the tub faucet to degrees. If you install a tempering valve at the water heater, or near the tub, then you can prevent overheating the water which can scald.
If you were to run your water heater at degrees, you would have 50 gallons of degree water to use. If you were to run your water heater at degrees, you would have 75 gallons of degree water to use after running through a tempering valve.
At was at a home this week where they had set their water heater to degrees. Most new gas water heats have the large mark setting asand then hotter than that are A, B, C, Very Hot. TerryOct 13, Terry, but in your example, if you have the 50 gallon water heater atyou would have 75 gallons of water whether you added cold water at the tempering valve or at the tub faucet. And therefore, the tempering valve's only unique advantage is that it prevents scalding at the tub.
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So, if scalding is not a problem in my house I live alonethen setting the tank at is what I should do, and I do not need the expense of a tempering valve. In the distribution system, you really don't want water hotter than degrees. Have a guest over, even washing their hands Do that in the kitchen sink, and the jerk reaction may be to throw a plate or glass across the room. And, to answer your other question, yes, they are adjustable. This is especially necessary when you have just a simpler mixing valve.
To get degree water in the summertime would take a quite different mix than it would in the winter, which is one reason a thermostatically controlled valve is nicer. They both can do the same job, it's just with varying cold water, you would need to readjust periodically or accept the variation in the temp. Terry, how important is the ?
Someone said that is really for large tanks or commercial. I will have a small 38 gallon short tank.
May 01, Summer/Winter Hook-Up Systems. Summer/winter hook-up systems employ a gas or oil fired boiler to heat hot water for radiator or baseboard heating. They also provide the hot water for your house and eliminate the need for water heater tank. Since this type of system is in use year round, even when there is no need for heat, it is called a summer. Apr 05, What is a summer/winter hook up? Is it piped into the plumbing? Something thats installed in the boiler? I know the concept though You dont have to use oil to make the boiler run to get hot water. We have a 50 gallon hot water heater in addition to the boiler as a "bonus" and from what i'm told, I should do this summer/winter hook up but what. Oct 21, I have a summer-winter hookup on my oil fired boiler which heats the water. In this day of high oil prices what is the most efficient temperature differential I should set for boiler to turn on to heat the water back up again? a 10 degree differential or 20 degree differential. I understand that when I turn my thermostat on to heat my house in the winter this temperature differential doesn't.
I read the problem of bacteria is normally at the tank bottom that can run cooler. I use very little hot water so the water will not move and will sit in the tank a long time. JadNashua, many households throw plates across the room as a way of "expressing" themselves.
By the way, I used to live in Merrimack.
I really miss NH! Love New England. Really, no place like it.
Last edited: Oct 14, I really like the no sales tax and no income tax! My condo isn't all that expensive so the property taxes aren't too nasty compared to many stand-alone houses or some other areas.
I worked in MA for a long time, and really hated having to pay them income taxes, stopped when I retired. You'll get conflicting answers on what's the best idle temp on a WH.
General consensus is will slow or stop most common 'bugs', but will kill them extended time, maybe not immediately.
Should you have some this isn't too common, but happensand use the water before they're killed, it can get into the distribution system, and then are MUCH harder to get rid of.
I am not familiar with that type of system. The house does not have a separate hot water heater, so the oil furnace provides the hot water. I am not sure how to switch the system to just hot water only. Currently there are some baseboards that get heat.
Is it as simple as valving the baseboards off at the furnace or do I need to do additional adjustments? July You shouldn't get any hot water migrating up to the baseboards when there is a call for domestic hot water. You more then likely have hot water migrating past a flow check, which could be stuck open, or partially open.
If you can post a pic of your system we could help further.
Apr 10, I have a summer/winter hookup to heat my hot water. I have an oil fired New Yorker Steel Boiler to heat my house and hot water. My house heat is hot water radiator heat. The hot water for bathing etc. is heated on demand and runs through a coil in the furnace. There is no tank which stores it. Summer winter hookup efficiency - Find single man in the US with rapport. Looking for sympathy in all the wrong places? Now, try the right place. Is the number one destination for online dating with more dates than any other dating or personals site. Want to meet eligible single woman who share your zest for life? Indeed, for those who've tried and failed to find the right man offline, footing. Summer winter hookup explained - Join the leader in online dating services and find a date today. Join and search! Want to meet eligible single woman who share your zest for life? Indeed, for those who've tried and failed to find the right man offline, footing can provide. Find a woman in my area! Free to join to find a man and meet a man online who is single and looking for you.
I would contact your oil dealer usually when you move in, the existing oil co. I think it is generating heat based on the winter system and having heat available to the baseboard system. What is the normal way to turn the system to summer mode?
Working on getting a picture to make it easier. There really isn't a summer mode. You didn't say if it was a hot water heating system or a steam system.
In either case, without pics, it sounds like you have a coil in your boiler to make your domestic hot water. The boiler will run, based on the control settings to maintain hopefully a boiler water temperature so you can have domestic hot water.