limited hot water


Postby Hairypete » Tue May 20, 2008 3:46 pm

My boiler is currently bust so I'm relying on my immersion heater. It works but gives only enough water for washing up bowl, but not enough for a bath. Any ideas? I've already replaced the immersion element to no avail.
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Postby plumbbob » Tue May 20, 2008 7:55 pm

This all depends on the size of tank you have, and how long an element you fitted. Elements come in two lengths. Did you replace a short one with another???
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Postby Hairypete » Wed Jun 18, 2008 10:26 pm

sorry for delay - problems with internet!
Yes I replaced the element with a short one, identical to the one I removed.
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Postby plumbbob » Thu Jun 19, 2008 8:39 am

It seems reasonable the element you have fitted is too short for the tank. A short immersion will only heat the top few inches of water, hence the you only get a bowl full of hot water.



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