New Installation Requirements of Temperature Control Devices
From 1 July 2012 NSW has adopted the Plumbing Code of Australia (PCA).
NOTE: THERE ARE IMPORTANT NEW CHANGES FOR THE FITTING OF A TEMPERATURE CONTROL DEVICE (TEMPERING VALVE OR THERMOSTATIC MIXING VALVE)
In the PCA, part B2 Heated Water Services, the deemed to satisfy provisions state that;
The design, construction, installation, replacement repair, alteration and maintenance of a heated water service must be in accordance with AS/NZS3500.4.
Therefore, when replacing an existing hot water heater (like for like), the sanitary fixture
delivery temperature shall comply with AS/NZS3500.4:2003 Heated Water Services, Clause
1.9.2 Sanitary Fixtures delivery temperature. (A temperature control device must be installed)
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