Alde Domestic hot water recovery experience

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  1. sallylillian

    sallylillian Funster Life Member

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    Our new MH has an Alde 3020 system but I have seem some reports that its hot water heating capacity is somewhat limited and that you are lucky to get one shower let alone 2 one after each other. What are actual experiences and what is the genuine rcovery time?
     
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    I guess it depends how long you want to spend in the shower. We find that if you use the shower "boost" option in the menu for 15-20 minutes before each shower it's plenty hot enough and lasts long enough.

    Obviously the boiler only holds so much water so when it's gone it's gone but that's the same with any MH boiler.
     
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    I take the issue of shower time length on board, but trying to get a general opinion from experienced users after reading some discouraging reports.
     
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    Hi we have a 2010 arto with the same system.

    The limited shower time is more when its on ehu. It apparently cant produce as many kws as on gas ( also sometimes the limitations of the ehu mean that you cant use the max setting.) However we normally find its enough for us unless SWMBO wants to wash her hair as well.

    If you want longer:-

    If you re not on ehu, just press the boost button , give it about 10 minutes head start and you'll get lots of shower time.

    If you re on ehu, then turn the electric off and the gas on while you boost and shower and then turn it back onto electric when you ve finished.

    If you are joining the NB group at Peterborough, you will find people with lots of experience of Alde in Niesmanns.

    Jon
     
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    No need to turn the electric off. You can use the electric and the gas together if you need/want to.
     
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    Thanks Jon, I will not be at Peterborough as I do not get my new Flair until June, but I feel a bit more comfortable. My wife does use mega water for hair wash, but then I have to wait 30 mins anyway as she has to then dry it.... forever!

    Great
     
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    I believe that the gas will not kick in while there is electric, and that certainly seems to be how ours works.

    But like I said - its not often an issue.
     
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    I believe on ours both run together but agree very seldom required. We've done it once to get the central heating kickstarted when it was really cold.
     
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    Hi
    ours does work elec and LPG together------maybe the later ones are different??
    -if you use so much water, I hope you have ordered your Flair with a super size water tank:);)
     
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    Standard is 370 litres now.
     
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    Hi
    That's a nice size-------I wonder if I can change ours??:)
    Nigel & Pamala
     
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    I was at the NEC on Friday and was told by the Aldi guys and the Niesmanns guys that the latest Aldi heating systems CAN be used on both electricity and Gas at the same time and in fact should be if large volumes of water need heating........:active:
     
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    We dont have a problem.....6 GALLONS of nice hot water (y):cool:
     
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    Difficult but not impossible, the tanks slide out of the garage, talk to Polch.

    Good news then, but where did you find the Niesmann people, where were they?
     
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    Well he was actually on the Carthago stand when I met him, but he was a very knowledgeable young man who not surprisingly seemed to object to have to attend a show selling a product he was unfamiliar with.
     
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    We do use both when at home on EHU and want to heat the van quickly------it is MUCH quicker using both
    Nigel & Pamala
     
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    Am I missing something, a Niesmann guy was selling Carthago?????????
     
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