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Discuss What type of immersion heater is this? at UK Plumbers Forums; Originally Posted by townfanjon You wouldnt like to look at RPM's photos anyway , thank yourself lucky Oi! Behave or I`ll send you some real nasty one`s via a PM....
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    Quote Originally Posted by townfanjon View Post
    You wouldnt like to look at RPM's photos anyway , thank yourself lucky
    Oi! Behave or I`ll send you some real nasty one`s via a PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Last Plumber View Post
    TBH there are a lot of photos I cannot open.
    A lot say I don't have permission.
    Somebody else had this problem a few weeks back, don`t know the answer sorry.
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    Default Re: What type of immersion heater is this?

    Back on topic.

    That's not a safety stat that's the control stat.

    It's either fixed temp or the adjustment is on the side where it's pushed into the pocket.
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    not safe to use
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    Default Re: What type of immersion heater is this?

    Why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyp View Post
    Why?
    no safety limit non resettable thermostat
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    Default Re: What type of immersion heater is this?

    OK. Thanks. Presumably if its got a thermostat then that will switch off at preset temp eg 75°? I only want to use it for a few days and was planning on setting the timer for only 2 lots of half hour but curious as to what sort of temp (if any) it would switch off at.

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    Default Re: What type of immersion heater is this?

    Sorry I cant see the pic , but the cylinder should not be set above 60 ( through a control thermostat ) a thermal store can go higher . It MUST also have a highlimit thermostat that operates if the control stat fails , and they do .
    Some , high and control stats are combined as one
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    Until you are sure that it has a thermostat providing temperature control DO NOT USE the immersion heater that looks like a standard copper cylinder, if the water boils you will know all about it and it could very well kill you or yours !!!
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    Thanks for taking the time to comment. Have tried to attach photo again as u need to see it really.
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    Default Re: What type of immersion heater is this?

    What is the immersion installed in ?

    As there is no thermostat pocket in that element head where is the stat located?
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    Default Re: What type of immersion heater is this?

    Its in a DHW copper cylinder and has been there since the house was built in 1970s. Its a big estate and I guess all the houses will have had the same. I'm only using it as an emergency for a few days til my c/h pump is fixed.

    I realise it doesn't have an adjustable thermostat but curious to know if it has a safety cut off or fixed stat given its age and BS3456. From the photo it looks as tho the live passes thro some kind of terminal before going to the element so I'm assuming that it has some kind of fixed stat (75oC?) or safety cut off (95oC?)

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