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Old 06-10-2013, 11:22 PM   #21
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I find it hard to believe, in our litigation-oriented society, that nobody has sued the water heater manufacturers for scalding injuries because the heater thermostat isn't adjustable to suit user preference and is usually much too hot.
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Old 06-11-2013, 07:46 AM   #22
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I find it hard to believe, in our litigation-oriented society, that nobody has sued the water heater manufacturers for scalding injuries because the heater thermostat isn't adjustable to suit user preference and is usually much too hot.
As far as I know, they all ship with a 130 deg fixed t-stat.
Have been for some years.
We get more posts here asking how to turn up the heat than how to
turn it down.
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Old 06-11-2013, 08:13 AM   #23
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As far as I know, they all ship with a 130 deg fixed t-stat.
Have been for some years.
We get more posts here asking how to turn up the heat than how to
turn it down.
I would guess the reason for the temp set at 130į is to make the limited amount (6 gal) go farther. Our 45 gal electric at home is set to 145į by choice.
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:11 AM   #24
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I read on one of the forums that the Atwood mixing valve can be adjusted. The thread delt with repairing and cleaning the valve. The adjustment is sealed with silicone or epoxy that has to be dug out to tear the valve apart.

I'll try to find it.

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Edit: found it, it was on the sister site.

http://www.irv2.com/forums/f116/atwo...ir-105558.html

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THANKS! That is awesome. (I'm glad there were other posts here. Editing doesn't make a thread "newer".)
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We babysit our grandkids and when washing their hands, they know to only use the cold water tap. If hot water is to be used then they have adult supervision. They always have one of us watching them. This is the way it is when here at the house or in the 5er.
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We babysit our grandkids and when washing their hands, they know to only use the cold water tap. If hot water is to be used then they have adult supervision. They always have one of us watching them. This is the way it is when here at the house or in the 5er.
Smart grandparents.
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Old 06-11-2013, 10:16 AM   #27
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I don't know if it's possible maybe they can put a safety device similar to those on water coolers with hot water. A safety button has to be pressed first before the hot water will dispense.
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I don't know if it's possible maybe they can put a safety device similar to those on water coolers with hot water. A safety button has to be pressed first before the hot water will dispense.
Really?
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Or replace the taps with a single lever faucet. That may help reduce the possibility of having "hot" on only.
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Or replace the taps with a single lever faucet. That may help reduce the possibility of having "hot" on only.
Good idea especially for those with children. I like them better also.
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