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"Remove dead leg from hot water supply" the legionella report says.

Has anyone experience with these legionella reports .

Does the washing machine tap (not being used during this six month tenancy) really have to be fully removed from the hot water system?

 
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Newboy

Is that a branch off the hot water tap supply?

If so it's not an issue - the general guideline is no unused branch greater than 100mm from a regularly used supply pipe.

As a precaution (nothing to do with Legionella) I would put a cap on the isolator.
 
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no unused branch greater than 100mm from a regularly used supply pipe.

It is a simple washing machine tap used for connecting (admittedly an older style) washing machine. Depending on the tenants washing machine it is sometimes used, sometimes not.

Where can I see that directive of 100mm from regularly used supply?
 
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Phill Peck

It's only an advisory. Doesn't have to be done.
The legionella risk assessment is simply that an assessment to advise on possible risks. It carries no enforcement powers.

I wouldn't have even noted that personally.
 
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Yes newboy, it is a washing machine tap in the photo. It is not used during this tenancy simply because the tenant has a more modern washing machine with a cold fill only.
Some confusion over weather it should be removed from the hot water supply as a "dead leg"....
 
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Newboy

The question I asked is "is that a branch off the hot water tap supply?"

The reason for the question is that if it's a branch, there's no issue with Legionella. If it's not a branch i.e. it's a true dead-leg, then the answer is different.

Legionella surveys are the latest panic-inducing measure for landlords!
 
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