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comment Why is the first shower of the day is colder than the second?
"Some thermostats include a hysteresis adjustment that lets you set what temp range is allowed." - Do you know of any gas fired water heaters that use a thermostat that provides a hysteresis adjustment? Nearly every water heater manual I've looked at provides an almost identical statement about a +/- 30 degree differential.
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comment Why is the first shower of the day is colder than the second?
Wow, I've got it set to about 135 degrees, but it with normal operation it could be 105 - 165. Thanks for digging up the manual and confirming this.
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comment Why is the first shower of the day is colder than the second?
@mikes Sorry, I forgot to mention that part. It's a gas tank water heater. (Though the talk of the pilot light should have given that away.) It's probably around 40-50 gallon. It's a State Select brand. Pretty much a basic builder grade unit.
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comment How can I prevent spillage from my bathtub?
It isn't so much a way to keep water IN the tub, but my wife and I have gotten in the habit of simply wiping up the area surrounding the tub after taking showers. We keep some cheap small towels around for just this task. If there is a specific path that the water typically takes, you can put a towel down in its path to stop it during the shower, then wipe up after you're done.
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