Originally Posted By: lewens
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This is a new one on me. Frankly I don’t believe it and think it is just a plumber trying to make a quick buck. The home owner had a new rental water heater installed and the plumber installed a mixing valve on the top of the thing saying that according to the new code here in the great white north it was required to limit the temp of the hot water to 128 degrees f. The plumber charged the home owner $200.00 for the mixing valve. Even if it is code I don’t believe the rental company should have charged the home owner for the valve as they own the water heater. There was not even a thermostat on the exterior of the waterheater and no manufacturers markings what so ever anywhere to be seen. I guess I should mention it was an electric heater.
Any takers on this one?