Direct Hot Water Cylinder

Postby mike fearnley » Wed Jun 18, 2008 4:49 pm

I have a Direct Hot Water cylinder with 2 immersion heaters, one positioned through the side at the bottom and one positioned two thirds towards the top.
QUESTION - Which immersion should I have swithed on for general daily hot water. neither are connected to Economy 7.
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Postby stevenc1603 » Wed Jun 18, 2008 10:20 pm

As the hot water is drawn from the top of the cylinder you want the top one on during the day.
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Postby Allwire » Thu Jun 19, 2008 7:23 pm

Hi, even though you dont have Economy7 you can still use cheap rate electricity set a timer on the lower element and set it to come on between 12 and 6am to give you a full tank of hot water if your tank is well lagged it will stay hot for the day, just make sure that the time clock you fit can carry a 13A load.

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