We were contacted by a customer at Cromer, on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, whose Rinnai B26 gas hot water heater was producing inconsistent hot water. The temperature appeared to fluctuate at any time – sometimes hot, sometimes lukewarm.
Once onsite, we could see that the Rinnai gas hot water system was quite old. Hot water specialist, Steve, ran a series of tests to ascertain what was causing the inconsistencies with the hot water temperature.
Interestingly, the wall-mounted hot water system was working fine and tested correctly at a temperature of 50 degrees.
Upon further investigation, Steve found that a tempering valve had been installed underneath the hot water heater. This was faulty.
Tempering valves don’t need to be fitted to a preset 50 degree instantaneous gas hot water heater. Steve removed the incorrectly installed tempering valve and, upon further testing, the system appeared to be working correctly again.
A few days after completing the repair, Steve called the customer and they were happy to report that the gas system appeared to be working correctly and there were no more inconsistencies with the hot water temperatures.
Gas hot water heater repair
- Attend Northern Beaches property to repair inconsistent temperature from Rinnai instantaneous gas hot water system.
- Assess the site for safety and taken any necessary actions.
- Isolate the gas hot water system from the gas supply.
- Inspect and test burner assembly. Working correctly.
- Inspect and test thermocouple. Working correctly.
- Inspect and test unitrol valve. Working correctly.
- Inspect and test anode for wear and tear. Working correctly.
- Remove incorrectly fitted tempering valve.
- Clean up the site and remove any associated rubbish.
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With 25+ years of expertise, we’re happy to help and provide advice so you make the right decision when it comes to repairing or replacing your hot water heater. Our trucks are on the road right now, stocked with thousands of spare parts and replacement hot water heaters to get you back enjoying trouble-free solar hot water today. Don’t hesitate to contact John or Steve for helpful advice you can trust.
Cheapa Hot Water Northern Beaches
Hot water is our business – it’s not a sideline. Each year we install and repair thousands of hot water systems in homes and businesses on the Northern Beaches and across Sydney.
- Based at Warriewood, we are a local hot water company and can quickly provide onsite assistance to customers on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.
- We offer free delivery of your new hot water system and complimentary disposal and recycling of your old water heater (where applicable).
- As one of Sydney’s largest hot water system suppliers, our enormous buying powers and ability to buy direct from the manufacturer means we can pass attractive savings on to our customers.
- Our fully qualified, licensed hot water heater installers have over 25+ years of experience each. We are fully insured and pride ourselves on our old-fashioned customer service.
- We are accredited service agents for all the hot water heater brands including Rheem, Dux, Rinnai, Aquamax, Bosch, Conergy, Hocking, Apricus, Vulcan, Edwards Solar, Solahart, Everhot and more.
- We are qualified to undertake all the plumbing and electrical work required to install a new hot water system. There is no need to waste time and money employing multiple trades.
- We have all the equipment needed to install your hot water system quickly. We don’t have to hire or wait for other trades to arrive with the required equipment. Ask about same day assistance.
- We supply a huge range of gas, solar and electric HWS and guarantee to beat any genuine hot water system price with fast and free delivery.