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Posted by Solar Flare on April 19, 2006, 11:12 pm
In tests of thousands of water heaters 40% were found to contain
lethal doses of legionella bacteria.

Further testing found that none of the water heaters were gas fired.
Only the electric heated units were the problem below the bottom

I believe as long as the water is moving frequently and/or heated past
96F the legionella is rendered inert.

Posted by Rod Speed on April 19, 2006, 11:35 pm

Bet that was just because so few of them were gas fired.

Because most codes mandate a minimum thermostat temp.

You're wrong on that last. Needs to be 140F

And there is no 'rendered inert', its either killed or it aint.

Posted by Solar Flare on April 20, 2006, 12:47 am
 Do your comments represent anything?

You need to read some documentation on Legionella bacteria.

Posted by Rod Speed on April 20, 2006, 3:15 am

Never ever could bullshit its way out of a wet paper bag.

Never ever could bullshit its way out of a wet paper bag.

Posted by Robert Gammon on April 20, 2006, 10:18 am
 daestrom wrote:

Well in the Solar Heater Retrofit, HE DOES NOT USE A SEPARATE TANK!!!

In NEW construction easy to do, or in a home with ALL plumbing in the
basement, this is just a few new runs of 'cold' water.  I see the
laundry also getting the warm water from the heat exchanger.  Only
refrigerator water supply,  and sinks get untreated water.  Most all the
clothes washing we do is in Warm water, so if that winds up being a bit
warmer than usual, OK.

Its not just Legionnaires, there are an army of bacteria waiting to do
damage.     Water with chlorine added, ie city water supplies will be
ok.  Well water needs special treatment.  My application will be new
construction with a well.  All water will be processed thru a Whole
House Filter to get rid of sand and silt.   Then it goes thru a
1000gal/day RO with UV to a 350-500 gallon storage tank. A 65psi pump
thn delivers this water to all uses in the house.

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