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    • Dandytf
    • By Dandytf 1st Oct 17, 7:06 PM
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    Econamy 7 Heater Conrol/Boost
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    • 1st Oct 17, 7:06 PM
    Econamy 7 Heater Conrol/Boost 1st Oct 17 at 7:06 PM
    Old school kitchen Economy 7 I think wall mounted water heater control.

    Water Heater
    Control boost
    Manual dial
    Red led
    On.off switch.
    The red led comes on itself each night until early a.m.
    I have to switch the button to ON before water heats up for next day.
    I thought the water should be heating up anyway as the red led comes on itself.
    Is it fine to leave this switched on 24/7
    Or would it cost a fortune in electricity.
    Is there any benefit in paying an electrician to fit an LED timer panel then I could know when I can heat water up during the night.
    Thanks in advance MSER’s
    sc dmp 2012 13k

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    • Dandytf
    • By Dandytf 2nd Oct 17, 7:37 AM
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    Change of plan.
    Since reviewing meter readings.
    I’ve established 36x readings are night and 56x are day.
    Which scottish power are billing me for which matches night with switching on hot water
    Since switchihng on storage heating 2 days+hot water 1 day.
    I’ve used 32 units@night
    11 units@day
    As scottish power have my latest bill pending since charging me £43 for all of Sept.
    Is there any point in entering new readings today.
    Last edited by Dandytf; 02-10-2017 at 7:44 AM.
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    • Dandytf
    • By Dandytf 2nd Oct 17, 7:50 AM
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    Entered new readings anyway.
    Thankfuly my DD hasn’t changed from £75 per month.
    If anything I’ve used a few pounds of my credit since starting this post.
    Seems electric heating+water are working and affordable.
    Must have been the change of electric control panel that Sky rocketed my electric in April though seems to be levelling off since May.
    Thanks MSER’s -warm winter it is then
    Last edited by Dandytf; 02-10-2017 at 11:11 AM.
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    • frugalmacdugal
    • By frugalmacdugal 2nd Oct 17, 8:19 AM
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    Hi,

    is you water tank well insulated, if not you might want to think about a jacket?

    Take weekly (or daily) readings for a wee while to keep your eye on things, then provide monthly readings to SP.

    You could make up a wee spread sheet to check things yourself.
    Y'all take care now.
    • macman
    • By macman 2nd Oct 17, 10:21 AM
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    The hot tank should never be 'bubbling'. If it's near boiling point, it is extremely dangerous, and that indicates either that the tank 'stat is turned up far too high, or has failed altogether-get it seen to as a priority, or you run the risk of it boiling over. The temp should be set to a minimum of 60C.
    To avoid confusion, what you refer to as the 'electricity control unit' is called a 'CU' (consumer unit). Fitting a new CU cannot have any effect on your consumption.
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    • Dandytf
    • By Dandytf 2nd Oct 17, 10:40 AM
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    Thanks deleted my attempt at using ippro screenshot recording to show the massive surge from scottish power -it did record a video though unable to play as ippro doesn’t support flash hence deleted.
    I thought the bubbling was cause the water was heating up overnight.
    Last edited by Dandytf; 02-10-2017 at 10:55 AM.
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    • Dandytf
    • By Dandytf 2nd Oct 17, 10:53 AM
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    ">http://

    Water tank on top of boiler. Which sounds like it was bubbling this morning.
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    • Dandytf
    • By Dandytf 2nd Oct 17, 11:04 AM
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    Since used iphone camera should show surge.
    Last edited by Dandytf; 02-10-2017 at 11:53 AM.
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    • Dandytf
    • By Dandytf 2nd Oct 17, 11:14 AM
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    Dandytf
    The hot tank should never be 'bubbling'. If it's near boiling point, it is extremely dangerous, and that indicates either that the tank 'stat is turned up far too high, or has failed altogether-get it seen to as a priority, or you run the risk of it boiling over. The temp should be set to a minimum of 60C.
    To avoid confusion, what you refer to as the 'electricity control unit' is called a 'CU' (consumer unit). Fitting a new CU cannot have any effect on your consumption.
    Originally posted by macman
    Thanks does your advice include my hot water tank bubbling this morning.
    Is it worth getting an electrician to check.
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