Our expert hot water team had a call from a customer in Avondale Heights regarding having no hot water. Their existing Rheem 135 litre external hot water service had passed its use by date and a replacement unit was necessary.
Our experienced hot water plumber provided the owners with various options for a replacement hot water system and the cost associated with each option. The owners decided the gas hot water system suited them best and decided on a Rinnai B26 Continuous flow water heater.
Installing the New Hot Water System
Lee, one of Essendon Plumbing Services expert hot water system plumbers, proceeded to decommission the existing unit by draining down the water inside the cylinder and disconnecting the gas supply, hot and cold water. Once the unit was empty, he carefully removed it from its position to allow him to install the new wall hung Rinnai Hot Water System.
Continuous flow hot water systems require a larger gas fitting line, so Lee organised to upgrade the gas line from the gas meter. The quickest option would have been to run the gas pipe on the face of the brick wall around the outside of the house but Lee wasn’t happy with how that would look, so he chose to get under the house and run the new gas fitting line under there so it wouldn’t be seen. A new 20mm copper cold water supply was installed from the Rinnai hot water system and connected to the main water supply under the house, then the hot water was re-connected.
Testing & Checking
The gas fitting line was manometer tested and showed no leaks, so the gas meter was connected, and then soapy water tested for leaks, then Lee commissioned the unit. The pilot light on the ducted heater was also re-lit.
Site Clean Up & Customer Satisfaction
The site was cleaned, and the customer was shown how the Rinnai hot water system operated. Lee also explained to the customer there VBA certificate of compliance would be emailed to them within 5 days and made sure they were 100% happy with the job before he left.
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It isn’t always the case that a replacement hot water service in Melbourne is the only option, we always provide professional advice to all our customers. If we believe we can fix or repair your hot water system at a fair and reasonable price without replacing it, then you can rest assured we will.