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Old 07-06-2015, 04:08 PM   #41
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(a) it's not the law - it is a public housing / HUD regulation..
Addie is absolutely right that there is a Massachusetts state law limiting the hot water temperature.

248 CMR 10.14(3)(a)(3) states "The maximum temperature of the domestic hot water in residential buildings shall not exceed 130F."
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Old 07-06-2015, 04:59 PM   #42
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Addie is absolutely right that there is a Massachusetts state law limiting the hot water temperature.

248 CMR 10.14(3)(a)(3) states "The maximum temperature of the domestic hot water in residential buildings shall not exceed 130F."
now please cite the Mass law that says the occupant may not increase the temperature.

the law specifies the max temperature a licensed individual may set.

if one opts to install an instant sink-side heater delivering 185'F water, there is no prohibition of the sale, installation, or use of such a device.

don't misunderstand my point - it is quite clear public policy/law is established to prevent people from becoming injured by overly hot water. there is however no law that prohibits a person from making their own hot water hotter than public law allows within their domicile.

the law only prohibits the owner/landlord to set the temperature of delivered hot water higher than xxx'F
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now please cite the Mass law that says the occupant may not increase the temperature.

the law specifies the max temperature a licensed individual may set.

if one opts to install an instant sink-side heater delivering 185'F water, there is no prohibition of the sale, installation, or use of such a device.

don't misunderstand my point - it is quite clear public policy/law is established to prevent people from becoming injured by overly hot water. there is however no law that prohibits a person from making their own hot water hotter than public law allows within their domicile.

the law only prohibits the owner/landlord to set the temperature of delivered hot water higher than xxx'F
Exactly my point. The tenant may be violating the lease if the lease stipulates that the tenant cannot set the temperature of delivered hot water above 130F (for the state of MA). It would not stop me, as a homeowner, from setting the hot water temp in my house to whatever temperature I desire. I find 120 is plenty hot.
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Old 07-06-2015, 06:24 PM   #44
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now please cite the Mass law that says the occupant may not increase the temperature.

the law specifies the max temperature a licensed individual may set.
Good point.

But only licensed plumbers can do plumbing work that requires a permit here. So it may depend on whether a permit was needed.


MEYER vs. NANTUCKET, TOWN OF, 78 Mass. App. Ct. 385
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