Is it *Safe* to drink hot water from a combi boiler?

Joined
28 Jul 2012
Messages
1,319
Reaction score
47
Location
Surrey
Country
United Kingdom
Just had the though the other day that, as hot water from combi boilers does not normally get exposed to any air and is always under pressure, is it technically safe to drink? :D

Not saying it would taste nice or be a recommended thing to do though!

Regards: Elliott.
 
Sponsored Links
Joined
16 Jan 2012
Messages
9,816
Reaction score
2,036
Location
Uk
Country
United Kingdom
I don't see why not. Personally. There wont be any dead birds (or aliens) floating in it.
 
Joined
4 Oct 2012
Messages
9,118
Reaction score
2,705
Location
East Renfrewshire
Country
United Kingdom
It's designated Cat2, therefore not wholesome and not designated as drinking water. Would it kill you..... probably not ... although if the plate was leaking inhibited CH system water, it wouldn't be nice.
 
Joined
20 Mar 2009
Messages
8,755
Reaction score
1,634
Location
Potters Bar
Country
United Kingdom
I've often wondered about filling the kettle up with it... save a bit on leccie and all that! :)
 
Joined
26 Jan 2017
Messages
1,030
Reaction score
65
Country
United Kingdom
I always fill my pans from the hot... They boil quicker, same for the kettle though I rarely use that but the bean to cup coffee maker gets a hammering
 
Joined
20 Mar 2009
Messages
8,755
Reaction score
1,634
Location
Potters Bar
Country
United Kingdom
Funny thing is... first draw off of hot water in the mornings is when I fill the whb in the bathroom (for my bodily cleansing :whistle:) and the water's creamy, from what the board put in it at that time of day, I presume? Or sitting in the supply pipes overnight!
 
Sponsored Links
Joined
5 May 2010
Messages
4,559
Reaction score
719
Location
Stirlingshire
Country
United Kingdom
Funny thing is... first draw off of hot water in the mornings is when I fill the whb in the bathroom (for my bodily cleansing :whistle:) and the water's creamy, from what the board put in it at that time of day, I presume? Or sitting in the supply pipes overnight!

Probably just air Does it clear if you let it stand a while?
 
Sponsored Links
Top