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Easy fix: add an anti scalding valve right after your boiler. Remember that water under 60°C will incubate legionella that is quite dangerous so don't lower boiler's set-point temperature below that. Also remember that (tanked) boiler work by stratification it means that quite hot water stays at top of tank while cool one lays at the bottom, so it's normal ...


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I was a snow bird for many years and I would always shut off the gas for the water heater and also shut the valve for the supply line to the water heater. Like Ed mentioned, if the water heater is in an area where the temp will drop below 30 degrees then you'll need to drain it. I left the heat on, set very low, so I didn't have to worry about this, I didn't ...


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On systems I've looked at their are zone valves on the output legs of the manifold which turn on and off with the thermostat. If the zone is closed and the pump is running no water runs through, generally these are what breaks and it sounds like yours if broken open. This could also be at the heater, if there is a valve at the heater and it is broken open ...


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Safe levels of drinking water are supposedly between 6 and 8.5 PH. Ideally you would want between 7 and 7.5, which is almost completely neutral, not being strongly alkaline or acidic. If the PH is within these ranges, it should greatly reduce the amount of wear and tear on your plumbing system. The water softener may be releasing too much salt into the ...


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Most water heater tanks are steel with a thin glass lining to protect the metal from corrosion. Since the lining eventually cracks, tanks have a second line of defense against rust: a long metal “anode rod” that attracts corrosive elements in the water. When the rod itself becomes so corroded that it can no longer do its job, the tank soon rusts ...


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