Getting into hot water

Last year our hot water service thermostat stopped working which meant that, if left on, it produced literally boiling water – not ideal (maybe that’s why our glass vanity top cracked?) So we improvised by putting a timer on the power point to have the water heat up for just a few hours a day. A clever quick-fix but not a permanent solution, and now that we’ve bought a replacement vanity top it was time to do something about it (not risking cracking a 2nd one!)

A new thermostat would have cost almost as much as a new unit so we went the whole hog and upgraded to a 200L model which Tony installed without too much trouble (DIY is so big here or bricolage as it’s called, including plumbing and electrical – as long it’s for yourself and not for a rental.) Mind you, getting it up on the wall was rather scary but we managed, and fortunately it fitted in the same spot by nudging some water pipes up out of the way – hopefully not causing any problems there… don’t you just hate it when you fix one problem and cause another?

Ah, now we can enjoy long showers and deep baths – especially useful at the moment while Tony is having 2 salt baths a day, recuperating from a series of operations over the last 6 months.



About frenchfry36

South African by birth, British by right, Australian by oath, French by choice.
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3 Responses to Getting into hot water

  1. D.J. says:

    Welcome to the world of blogging! I told you it was easy.

    • frenchfry36 says:

      I didn’t know you were a fellow blogger! You’ll be able to give me some tips. Love your title 🙂

      • D.J. says:

        I’m full of surprises. :o)

        You’re doing just fine on your own I think, but more photos would be nice. How about some earlier befores and afters that some of us may not have seen?

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