澳洲Australia property hot water temperature valves? | Sydney

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I'm living in a new apartment complex (ppor) and i've found that the water out of my kitchen taps just ISN'T hot enough.

The shower is fine, I can deal with the bathroom sink, (it would be nicer if it were hotter...)
But the kitchen tap is just NOT hot enough. I can wait for the water to run hot, put the plug in, fill the sink and put my hand in there and leave it there, and it's no real hassle.

This is NOT hot enough to wash dishes, kill germs and grease.
Now, Yes, i have a dishwasher. However, life style choice to avoid using it.
Both cost related, and the fact that i don't have enough to fill it within 3 days, and by the second day, i've run out of dishes and pans to cook dinner.


There seems to be some sort of temperature limiter thing fitted.
Is anyone aware about this, specifically regarding legislation, ie, if i call the plumber and say "can you turn it up" will he tell me he can't or anything?  

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What sort of water system is it? Electrical on demand ones sometimes aren't too hot. Hot water storage systems have a thermostat.

cheers
Pulse  

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it's an electric system.

i've tried turning the temperature on the thermostat up, but that doesn't help. in fact, it's probably just pointlessly wasting electricity..

the device in question is a reliance valve, or something ?  

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I was under the impression that the temp limiter was to stop "little johnny" burning himself .

We have them and once the plumbing inspector had signed off on them, we had them cranked up a touch.

I'm sure it's not "legal" but hey, some rules are just stupid.

It's easy enough to do, just like turning a tap. Just check water with a thermometer at the tap afterward's.

I think 70 deg C was about what we were after , for the exact reason you mentioned.

BB  

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Is it an electric storage cylinder or an on demand 3-phase unit. The storage ones have a thermostat under the cover plate where the wiring is.

cheers
pulse  

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TheCamel said: ↑
There seems to be some sort of temperature limiter thing fitted.
Is anyone aware about this, specifically regarding legislation, ie, if i call the plumber and say "can you turn it up" will he tell me he can't or anything?Click to expand...
Camel. it's not worth your time and safety there are several items that make
the HWS run this way, and as i have been thrown against a few
walls when working on hws when not wired up the right way just call a
plumber and play it safe. good luck willair  

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pulse said: ↑
Is it an electric storage cylinder or an on demand 3-phase unit. The storage ones have a thermostat under the cover plate where the wiring is.

cheers
pulseClick to expand...
electric storage cylinder. I dno't have 3 phase.
I've turned UP the thermostat already. It's resulted in no difference.

One of these is installed:
http://www.rmc.com.au/products/thermo/thermo-hg.html

willair - I was going to call the plumber, but i'm not going to waste time arguing a point if its legislation based, and, unfortunately, I don't have any plumber friends.  

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TheCamel said: ↑
One of these is installed:
http://www.rmc.com.au/products/thermo/thermo-hg.html

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As I said, I reckon you'll call out a plumber, he'll turn it , measure water temp, That'll be $80-00 thank's.

Maybe one will advise over the phone?

BB  

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I'm not sure if TMV's are adjustable or not.... you could call the company and ask?  

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pulse said: ↑
I'm not sure if TMV's are adjustable or not.... you could call the company and ask?Click to expand...
They are.

BB  

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Contact RMC and ask them how to adjust the limiter a little higher explaining that the temperature output is much lower than it should be.

If you get someone helpful in the technical/customer relations section, they just might give you the right advice.:)  

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The RMC or Reliance (Tempering Valve) you have shown can be adjusted. You will need a triangle shaped tool which comes with the valve. You just pop off the blue top which will reveal the adjustable dial, and turn it up or down. The max temp is 50 degrees C. This is usually hot enough for sinks, while also preventing scalding.  

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From what I have heard you need to run your dishwasher quite consistently.(something about certain parts drying out?)
Go to yard sales,etc and pick up extra dishes.
Dishwashers use less water than washing by hand.  
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