Dear Dr. Brew,Answer
I have heard that I should not use water from my hot water
faucet, i.e. from the household water heater line, but should always use the cold water line as a source. Is
that due to temperature, quality, or something else? Does not the BUNN keep and hold hot water pretty much as a house water heater
would? Thanks for any info.
I have heard the same information concerning the use of water from a water
A home water heater is usualy set at 140°F or lower. A commercial and some home
brewers maintain a ready to brew temperature of 195 - 205°F. A water heater system is held at supply line
pressure hwere a coffee brewer is vented to atmosphere.
I went to the EPA web site to
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Dr.Brew - Are there reasons why you should
not consume water from a water heater system?
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generally states in the
installation manual, whether the equipment should be plumbed to a cold (tap) water supply or hot water (with
a specified maximum temperature) supply.
Also review all supplied literature
for water filtration