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squids
squids

Posted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 1:08pm

Post Subject: Calorifier

Can an immersion heater 2kw 240volts be added to an existing working calorifier

Tony-B
Tony-B

Posted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 5:13pm

Post Subject: Calorifier

The only direct answer I can give is "maybe". However that ignores if it is wise to do so or not. If the calorifier has an immersion heater boss already fitted (it may be under a bump in the insulation) then you can certainly fit one. Newer calorifiers often have such a boss. If your calorifier does not have a boss it is possible to fit an Essex or Sussex flange (I am on holiday and can not remember which it is) from any reputable plumbers merchant. However as we operate our water systems at a higher pressure than many domestic systems such a device may be more prone to leaks. Now how are you going to power it? If it is from a battery via an inverter then this is usually a recipe for damaged, short life batteries. If you intend to use a shoreline then you need at least an 8 amp supply. If its only a 6 amp supply your immersion will trip it out. Even if its a 10 amp supply if you have the immersion and other items on at the same time you may still trip the supply. Tony Brooks

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