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Preventing scalding from tap water

Information about hot water temperatures in taps, lowering the water temperature while balancing legionella risks and complying with Building Code requirements.

This information was confirmed as current in February 2016. It originally appeared in Codewords newsletters prior to January 2014.

  • Published on 1 December 2012
  • Of interest to Master Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers NZ, Homeowners, Owners
  • 1st edition

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