How do those mixing valves work and they help??

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Old 08-24-18, 05:07 PM
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How do those mixing valves work and they help??

I've seem hot water tank mixing valves that claim to help with more hot water . Do they really help??

also currently if I put my HWT on a higher temp setting will the water in the tank last for more showers as the temp is now higher and pulling less water from the hot water tank ??
 
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Old 08-24-18, 05:16 PM
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You cannot just raise the temperature on the tank as that will put the water temperature into the scald zone. A mixing valve COULD allow you to keep the hot water tank hotter so that there was more hot water supply delivery.

Typically if you need more hot water..... you put in a larger tank.
 
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I have 3 temp settings . I ll try the highest to see if it helps
I guess the mixing valves do work
 
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Old 08-24-18, 05:39 PM
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With a mixing valve........ you connect it to the cold water supply and the hot water out line on the water heater. It doesn't matter how hot the hot water is in the tank...... the mixing valve will deliver a preset temperature out to the house. This is mostly effective on a boiler fired hot water tank or an indirect boiler heated coil.
 
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So theres no point on a regulator natural gas tank
 
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