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crocks

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 10:25 pm Reply with quote

I am trying to fit a tank thermostat to my hot water tank. it is an immersion tank and seems to heat up extremely hot so I trying to control the temperature with the tank stat. It is a siemens stat and the immersion is controlled by a mechanical timer switch (make unknown sorry!) is this a simple fix?
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EFLImpudence

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 10:42 pm Reply with quote

Do you mean to control the immersion heater or

The heating by a boiler?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 1:39 am Reply with quote

The immersion heater already has a thermostat inside it. Maybe you should test and change that if it is faulty.
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AndyPRK

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 5:22 pm Reply with quote

or adjust it down.

turn the power off, and remove the top of the heater. (usually a nut)

Inside should be a dial, maybe set at 65. You could turn it down to 60.

or as said it could be faulty.

To test, after the heater has been on for a while and water very hot, listen to the tank with the heater on.

Does it sound like a kettle, either constantly or intermittantly. If it does it's faulty.
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dcawkwell

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 7:54 pm Reply with quote

Replace / set the immersion heater thermostat.

You should be able to change the setting and heat the thermostat switch
on and off.
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