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How Lawyers Made me Run Wet and Naked to My Garage
Old 03-14-2011, 08:06 PM   #1
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How Lawyers Made me Run Wet and Naked to My Garage

After a long bike ride in the cold, drizzly weather, I jump into the shower in a bathroom that is about 62 degrees. I jump into the shower, but it isn't very warm. Kind of luke warm.

Why? Because when the power goes out, even for a second, the water heater resets to a low temperature. I'm guessing that lawyers had a hand in this. So I either have to endure a chilly shower, or run down to the 50 degree garage wet and naked and turn up the temperature.
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+1.

It is the same bunch that limits hot tub temperatures to 104F. The d*mn doogooding bunch. 104 is just lukewarm for the purpose.

Yours truly devised a way to have top limit at 115F. We like it at 110 or 111F. Especially when it is 5 to 10F outside. Our tub is outside. True pleasure going outside bare a$$ed at that temp. and getting into a nice hot tub. The height of decadence IMHO.
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You really need Lena there and not overseas so she can dash down to the water heater when she hears your first shrieks.
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Weird, none of my new heaters have those issues.... one of them (the one used for washing clothes and dishes) is cranked up way up there. Neither reset when the power goes out.
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We have power outs or surges all the time and they never mess with our hot water . Is this a cost saving method and not an evil plot ? Plus why is your bathroom at 62 degrees ?
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Good luck explaining to the neighbors why you are lurking in the garage stark naked and soaking wet when Lena drives up and hits the garage door opener....
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Good luck explaining to the neighbors why you are lurking in the garage stark naked and soaking wet when Lena drives up and hits the garage door opener....

My guess is that if both the water and the garage are cold he won't be perceived as much of a threat (sorry T-al...)
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My guess is that if both the water and the garage are cold he won't be perceived as much of a threat (sorry T-al...)
...and she hits the slow underhand pitch out of the park....
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Makes me glad I have a gas water heater (and a robe)! Never had that problem.

Tonight it's 73F inside, 65F outside here in New Orleans.
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This will certainly keep you on your toes. I am going to check carefully before I replace a water heater, running down to the basement after stepping into a cold shower would be a complete PITA.
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Why? Because when the power goes out, even for a second, the water heater resets to a low temperature.
Which manufacturer brand/model is this water heater. I want to make sure I avoid it the next time I change mine.
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Which manufacturer brand/model is this water heater. I want to make sure I avoid it the next time I change mine.
IIRC, this is one of those tankless ones. Another reason for me not to get one. Have not been impressed by what I've read.

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You must have quite an efficient heater if you think that turning the water temp back up is going to make a diff by the time you get back to the shower. I'd look into replacing the thermostat. I've never heard anything like this.

And....wear a robe to the garage!
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You must have quite an efficient heater if you think that turning the water temp back up is going to make a diff by the time you get back to the shower.
I'm guessing it's a tankless model...
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