Water heater

Our water heater has sprung a leak just above the electrics (of course)
Currently we have a Cotswold and are quite happy with it. But are there more efficient options out there?. Also is a 50gallon 225 litre enough for a 20 unit parlour? There is a bigger size option. Currently we feel 225 is big enough as we fill a 200 litre blue drum for circulation but always looking for new knowledge.
thanks
Lazy
 

In the pit

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Pembrokeshire
Our water heater has sprung a leak just above the electrics (of course)
Currently we have a Cotswold and are quite happy with it. But are there more efficient options out there?. Also is a 50gallon 225 litre enough for a 20 unit parlour? There is a bigger size option. Currently we feel 225 is big enough as we fill a 200 litre blue drum for circulation but always looking for new knowledge.
thanks
Lazy
12/15 lts per point and do you use hot water to pre warm the pre rinse to 30 degrees
 

vantage

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Location
Pembs
Got a 20 unit parlour here, 80 gallon heater, stainless steel, bought second hand, but lowered the header tank , so probably about 60 gallon in it. We warm pre rinse then hot, plenty of water, perhaps I need to lower the header?
 

onesiedale

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Derbyshire
Our water heater has sprung a leak just above the electrics (of course)
Currently we have a Cotswold and are quite happy with it. But are there more efficient options out there?. Also is a 50gallon 225 litre enough for a 20 unit parlour? There is a bigger size option. Currently we feel 225 is big enough as we fill a 200 litre blue drum for circulation but always looking for new knowledge.
thanks
Lazy
repairable?
you may just consider it vs the price of a new heater.
 

Horn&corn

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We use plate cooler water for first rinse but more efficient plate cooler has dropped water temp. We plan to switch to only one hot wash per day to cut costs. Replace like for like but consider economy of heat recovery where grants available
 

Triangle

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Dorset
We have 20 units 200l you could do with more but aslong as you dont mess about wasting it before you circulate its fine hot warters expensive dont want to heat or use excess see you dorset somerset boarder take stanless to henstridge to be welded fast turn around pm me if you want to know who dont know the rulles on business names on forum
 

Bruce Almighty

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Warwickshire
We save the mornings hot wash and put it through warm at night.
Our 10 20 jar parlour is soon to be replaced by a direct to line 20 20
I've been told it won't be hot enough at night for milk meters to work, anyone else save morning wash for night with meters ?
 

Scholsey

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Location
Herefordshire
We save the mornings hot wash and put it through warm at night.
Our 10 20 jar parlour is soon to be replaced by a direct to line 20 20
I've been told it won't be hot enough at night for milk meters to work, anyone else save morning wash for night with meters ?

i think cold is better than luke warm, especially if it’s already been through the parlour, is a chance bacteria could have been breeding in it throughout the day. Save it for your volume washer.
 
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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
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