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Is it, in terms of physical health, safe to drink (kettle use and cooking
for example) hot water from a combi boiler?

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Is it, in terms of physical health, safe to drink (kettle use and cooking
for example) hot water from a combi boiler?

Hot water from a combi is just the mains water having gone through a
heat exchanger

If it doesn't have a leak, then yes


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On Sun, 9 Mar 2008 22:43:17 -0000 Gareth wrote :
Is it, in terms of physical health, safe to drink (kettle use and
cooking for example) hot water from a combi boiler?


Why not? It's mains water.

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On Sun, 9 Mar 2008 22:43:17 -0000, "Gareth"
had this to say:

Is it, in terms of physical health, safe to drink (kettle use and cooking
for example) hot water from a combi boiler?

If the temperature is suitable, why not?

Many (?) years ago it was considered a bit risky to drink water via a
traditional heating system, but this was often derived through an open
cold water system in the loft which could be exposed to organic or
inorganic contamination.

I suppose that if some warmed water was left in the system for several
days there could be a potential risk, but in Real Life this doesn't
happen.
One assumes that you wash at least your hands every so often :-)

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Tony Bryer wrote:
On Sun, 9 Mar 2008 22:43:17 -0000 Gareth wrote :
Is it, in terms of physical health, safe to drink (kettle use and
cooking for example) hot water from a combi boiler?


Why not? It's mains water.


Sure I saw a gadget on a TV DIY show that provided boiling water on tap so
you didn't have to put the kettle on to make the tea.


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Gareth wrote:
Is it, in terms of physical health, safe to drink (kettle use and cooking
for example) hot water from a combi boiler?

Gareth.


don't see why not.
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Tony Bryer wrote:
On Sun, 9 Mar 2008 22:43:17 -0000 Gareth wrote :
Is it, in terms of physical health, safe to drink (kettle use and
cooking for example) hot water from a combi boiler?


Why not? It's mains water.


Sure I saw a gadget on a TV DIY show that provided boiling water on tap so
you didn't have to put the kettle on to make the tea.


Probably this:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tefal-Quick-...39725&s r=8-1

Check out the reviews. Greenies tend to love it. People who want hot water
without mess don't.


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"Gareth" writes:
Is it, in terms of physical health, safe to drink (kettle use and cooking
for example) hot water from a combi boiler?


I regularly do from a Multipoint -- it's used to fill the
kettle, etc, particularly if it's already been run hot.

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Tony Bryer wrote:
On Sun, 9 Mar 2008 22:43:17 -0000 Gareth wrote :
Is it, in terms of physical health, safe to drink (kettle use and
cooking for example) hot water from a combi boiler?


Why not? It's mains water.


Sure I saw a gadget on a TV DIY show that provided boiling water on tap so
you didn't have to put the kettle on to make the tea.


You probably have seen one. I have just lfft a power supply for a kithcen
fitter to plug one in (after he has plumbed it in). It basically is a extra
tap on the kitchen sink.

Adam



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