View Full Version : hot water temperature
03-24-2003, 04:09 AM
Does health department of california require that max or min temperature of hot water in a coin laundry??
03-26-2003, 10:04 PM
please post your heater's and hot water tank's setting here!!thanks
03-27-2003, 12:31 PM
Speed Queens top loader installation guide suggests 140o to 150o. Speed Queens old front loader installation manual suggests 160o. Their new manuals don't recommend a tempature.
I read somewhere that you can scald your skin at 120o. So we set our temp. at 120o and have never had a complaint.
03-28-2003, 02:48 AM
I did have my hot water at 140F, but my wife produces garments for burn victims and nicely informed me that the water needed to be at 120F. I did't argue.
It really isn't what you have your heater set at, but more importantly what the temp is when it gets to your washers. It should be around 120F AT the washers so you may need to set it up some to ensure it is hot enough at the washers. I have an insulated tank and all my hot water lines are insulated right down to the hoses. I also have a recirculating pump and return line set up on my tank to recirculate the water to make sure the customer gets got water when they need it.
One more thing. I have all front loaders and Neptunes so the only way a customer would know the temp is if they put their hand in the soap dispenser when it is filling. Probably less noticable to a customer compared to a top loader that they can open up and check the temp.
03-28-2003, 04:31 AM
what is the model of your Neptunes washer?? I want to change some of my top loader to this front load model!!
03-28-2003, 10:55 AM
I have the MAH20 model Neptune. I haven't had any problems yet and I hear the new model is even better.
Did I mention the new models have a 5 year warranty on everything?
03-28-2003, 02:04 PM
I'm set at 140...
04-01-2003, 01:36 PM
I have my heaters set at 130 degrees, so I figure the hot water temperature should be at least 120 degrees at the equipment. I don't skimp on providing hot water, for those who use it, so the only thing left the customers accuse me of is turning down the heat of the dryers. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
My laundry's are at 120 F.