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Old 01-02-2013, 12:05   #11
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How is cold water going to burn your skin? It may feel like it burns, but it cannot cause damage like the hot water can. I think lowering the setting on the hot water heater is the easiest solution for this problem.
There is freezer burn. You can get freezer burn on your skin. At my house, the hot water is freezing and takes several minutes to warm up. In the warmer weather, I have not had this problem.

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There is freezer burn. You can get freezer burn on your skin. At my house, the hot water is freezing and takes several minutes to warm up. In the warmer weather, I have not had this problem.

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FYI - here's what's happening. The government requires a "govenor" on the hot water coming from the hot water heater that causes a delay in allowing it to flow out of the heater. That's why it seems to take so long to get hot when you turn on the faucet.

This was put in effect in order to keep young children safe from burns should they would turn on the hot-water tap.

So when you turn on the hot water, you will get cold water for a bit until the hot-water heater releases the hot water. Cold water, while uncomfortable, is not freezing and does not damage your skin in the few seconds it takes for you to remove your hand from the running cold water.

I expect what you are feeling is from the neuropathy in your hands. It must be really uncomfortable for you.

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Thank you VeeJay,

I do have neuropathy in my hands and feet. That is why I cannot tell the hot from the cold.

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But as VeeJay says, the cold water may be uncomfortable, but it cannot cause 'freezer burn' or damage to your skin, because it is not actually freezing.




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FYI - here's what's happening. The government requires a "govenor" on the hot water coming from the hot water heater that causes a delay in allowing it to flow out of the heater. That's why it seems to take so long to get hot when you turn on the faucet.
You have just made me feel a ton better. I've always cursed the water heater and thought it was crappy because the hot water took so long, even though the heater is so close! Ha! I wonder if that can be turned off if there are no children in the house?

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I have asked the ADA what temperature our foods and drinks should be.
I will let you know when I find out. They said that it might be a few days.

I received my first temperature guage that my husband bought me.
It said that for diabetics, the temperature for a shower or bath should be no higher than 104 degrees. The link is: LiveStrong.com

My husband did not write down the complete link. The page is titled How Hot Should My Bathtub be.

I tested my water this morning before I washed my hands. We are under a Freeze Warniing. It was 18 degrees F. I waited a few minutes until it measured 100 degrees F. I also tested my coffee and I had to wait before I could drink it. It was too hot.

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I don't think that water at 18 degrees is even fluid, maybe the thermometer isn't giving an accurate measurement.

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bigragu,

I was wondering the same thing. I have ordered a temperature guage that is a showerhead and one for my faucet

I did not know about the temperature delay. I do not have children in my house. I am sure that it is still it is a protection for us. Otherwise the hot water would come on too fast and we could burn ourselves.

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Unless she has a water softener and the water has salt in it and freezes at a lower temperature? Hmm.

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I do not have a water softenor and salt in my house.

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