- Thank G, I was hoping someone would say it's okay to use the hot water from the tap as long as the water is running a little bit.
For anyone who's worried about matching the temperature of the old & new water... just get a digital thermometer.
- The ones I'm using to check my water temperatures are designed to be used in the kitchen. Mainly for baking and so forth.
- Dropping the d-therms in the water is BAD. but everyone should be aware of this.
- With a digital thermometer you can get a pretty accurate reading in about 1-2 seconds depending on the model.
Standard ones take 4-8 seconds & they can be miscalibrated over excessive use or being tossed around.
- If you have the time or clumsy, I would recommend using an old cooking thermometer that's sitting around unused in the cabinet.
- I've dropped c-therms in water plenty of times & they're somewhat water resistant. Don't shake them, dry them off with a towel/dish rag.
You all have 1 month or so before you will need to be doing this.
* WOW, didn't know they sold them for $6 @ W Mart. It's been YEARS since I've stepped foot inside one.
The ones I have start off @ $15 & up.