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Help with thermostat for old boiler driven hot water tank

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My brother in law has an older home in Bernardsville nj where the hot water for the the house is done using the houses boiler and a hot water storage tank. It seems that the thermostat for the hot water is not working, no matter the setting on the thermostat the hot water is always scalding. I have a poor shot of just the thermostat, I can get more pics if needed. Is the thermostat replaceable or should I advise my BIL to get a traditional hot water heater?

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  • STEVEusaPA
    STEVEusaPA Member Posts: 6,505
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    You need a mixing valve on the domestic side, for starters. And you need a competent tech to check the aquastat and controls for proper, safe operation.

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  • ratio
    ratio Member Posts: 3,696
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    Start with a few pics of the piping around the boiler & tank, enough & of a quality to follow the pipes around visually. Closeups of the controls to show the set points (as you posted earlier) too.
  • Intplm.
    Intplm. Member Posts: 2,083
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    John_141
    A few more pictures would be very helpful. Sounds like you are getting direct boiler water temp. Dangerously hot water coming out of your faucets?
    You will need to install a mixing valve to supply those faucets at a safe temperature. Pictures will help to communicate your problem with you.