Legislation was passed in the NSW state Parliament that all new heater installations are to be fitted with a temperature restrictor.
What Does This Mean To You?
Instead of your hot water being over 60 degrees in the your bathroom it can only be a maximum of 50 degrees.
What About The Kitchen Where I Need Hotter Water?
The kitchen is exempt from this requirement.
Why Do We Have This Law?
To avoid the incidents of scalding.
What If I Don’t Want To Have My Hot Water Temperature Restricted?
Like swimming pool fencing, it is a mandatory requirement that if not adhered too, will be breaking the law.
Facts on Hot Water
68 Degrees Celsius = 1 Second To Produce a Burn
60 Degrees Celsius = 5 Seconds To Produce a Burn
52 Degrees Celsius – 1 Minute To Produce a Burn
48 Degrees Celsius – 5 Minutes To Produce A burn
38 Degrees Celsius – Safe bathing Temperature
At Network Plumbing, we are dedicated to supplying and maintaining your heating system for 100% satisfaction and safety. For further information on these hot water laws, please contact our office on 99 58 58 58.