Question about Dishwashers
When i took the old dishwasher out, i found that it had been connected to the hot water supply to the kitchen tap. can i connect the new one to this existing connector. it would be alot easier to do this, rather than have to break into the cold supply. thanks
In my opinion you always connect to the hot water unless there's some compelling reason not to like your dishwasher's manual says to connect to cold. Your dishwasher will heat up whatever water you have connected it to, but since you have a tank of preheated water already sitting in your water heater you should use that.
The "resin in the water softener" example, I think, makes no sense since your dishwasher will heat up the water to something like 160 degrees Fahrenheit no matter if the input is cold or hot...
Posted on May 03, 2009
I have a solar hot water system so it makes economic and practical sense to have the sun heat the water first instead of using fossil fuels.....(ie coal powered electric) I don't care if the cold rinse is done in hot water cause it doesn't cost me or the planet anything to heat. Only problem, will it wreck my machine?
Posted on Apr 30, 2010
You can connect to the hot supply but it is better to connect to cold. the reasons are:
if water is too hot it can destroy the resin in the water softener
uses too much hot water and hence uneconomic
Posted on Jul 15, 2008
Yeah I agree. Connect it to the hot...Even plastic supply lines are rated 90'c at 1 Mpa. A pressure relief valve should be fitted regardless hot or cold. Something like a limit of 700Kpa
Posted on Feb 25, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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