What is a Tempering Valve?
A tempering valve is a temperature regulating valve that is fitted to the hot and cold water lines on you hot water service. This valve is designed to regulate the temperature coming from your hot water fixtures to a maximum of 50 degrees celsius. Installation of a tempering valve is now mandatory on all new hot water system installations as a Federal requirement and The Plumbing Doctor (Queensland) is unable to install a hot water system without one being installed. This legislation has been introduced after a number of hot water scalding incidents involving infants and the elderly and is purely a protective meausure designed to reduce extremely painful and sometimes fatal accidents.