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Feedback: How hot should your geyser be

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I’ve had more conflicting comments on the ideas of heat settings for a geyser. Further comments are welcome.

I’ve had more conflicting comments
on the ideas of heat
settings for a geyser. Further
comments are welcome. 


“A temperature of between
41°C to 45°C is about correct.
But a word of warning when
you don’t know if your tenant
has turned up the thermostat
setting to maximum. 

“The maximum setting will
cause extreme expansion and
contraction, limiting the life of
your geyser and the expansion
valves. It can cause copper
pipe couplings behind walls
and in concrete floors to leak.

“I’ve been through this
twice with a holiday home in
Llandudno and it is expensive
to chop out walls and floors.
Best to fit a padlocked plate
over the geyser adjustment
setting.” 

Sage advice indeed, and it
is imperative to ensure that
your tenants, if you are lucky
enough to have rental properties,
are also looking after
things properly. 

Just because
they can afford high rents does
not mean they know how to
look after your assets.


Handy Mac, aka Don MacAlister, is our expert on household DIY issues. If you have a question for him, please send it to don@macalister.co.za or SMS only to 082 446 3859. Find Don on FB: facebook.com/thehandymac
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