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arry-p...
arry-p...

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 4:24pm

Post Subject: calorifier

Hi, I will become the owner of my first boat at the end of January. It currently has a calorifier and hot water tank, can an immersion heater (240v) be added to an existing tank as well? 'Arry

Tony-B...
Tony-B...

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 5:11pm

Post Subject: calorifier

First of all I must specify that my answer assumes the 240v wiring on the boat is according to the regulations and is suitably "earthed", but it may well not be. If the calorifier has a blanked off immersion heater boss fitted then it is fairly straight forward to fit a heating element BUT may marina shoreline supplies are limited to maybe as little as 6 amps so do not fit a kW heater. If you do it will probably be unusable most of the time because it will trip the shore supply. fit no more than a 1.5kW heater. If the calorifier does not have a suitable boss (It may be hidden under insulation then you might be able to fit an suitable Essex flange to the calorifier but as they operate at a higher pressure than many domestic systems it might be more prone to leaks if not very carefully done. Tony Brooks

arry-p...
arry-p...

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 5:19pm

Post Subject: calorifier

Thankyou Tony

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