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Posted by Derek Broughton on April 12, 2007, 1:20 pm
Paul M. Eldridge wrote:

That's what the health authorities suggest, and is just not possible with a
system like mine.  In summer, my solar storage will hit that sort of
temperature, but not in winter.  Then heating it with a demand heater gets
to around that, but doesn't keep it there for 10 minutes.  

I was just kidding that it'll probably kill me someday, though.  Legionella
is (usually) a pretty innocuous bug.  It does kill people in hospitals -
they're full of sick people - but it's pretty unusual that it kills healthy

Posted by Paul M. Eldridge on April 12, 2007, 4:26 pm
On Thu, 12 Apr 2007 10:20:30 -0300, Derek Broughton

Hi Derek,

You're right -- they're doesn't appear to be a simple, straightforward
solution and I'm not sure whether flushing and "shocking" the system
on a periodic basis would be of much help.

Again, as you say, the health risks are low, provided the individual's
immune system has been compromised due to age, illness or certain
medical treatments and/or specific medications.


Posted by Paul M. Eldridge on April 12, 2007, 4:29 pm
 On Thu, 12 Apr 2007 16:26:45 GMT, Paul M. Eldridge

Sorry, that should have read "...hasn't been compromised...".

Posted by Solar Flaire on April 12, 2007, 10:26 pm
 Tell that to the ones that invented the name....Legionaires. ooops...
They are all dead.

Posted by Derek Broughton on April 13, 2007, 12:24 pm
 Solar Flaire wrote:

I was aware of that.  However, they were also in a sealed environment, their
average age was pretty high, and it's a safe bet quite a few of them had
poor immune systems.  I'll worry about it when my aging mother comes to

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