Rheem solar hot water repairs Northern Beaches.
We received a call from a new customer at Newport on Sydney’s Northern Beaches whose Rheem solar hot water system tank (model 511270) had started leaking.
Once onsite, our Northern Beaches solar specialist, John, found that the leak was isolated to the hot water tank and, thankfully, all the other solar hot water system components were in good working order. Unfortunately, once a hot water storage tank starts leaking, it is typically beyond repair and requires replacement. Replacement parts are expensive and replacement is the most cost effective option.
Rheem solar hot water upgrade
Many households change over time and, in the case of this Newport customer, their hot water usage requirements were more demanding to when the original hot water system was installed. To this end, we suggsted the customer use this opportunity to upgrade to a larger Rheem 270 litre solar hot water storage tank (model 511270).
In making this recommendation, we take into consideration all household appliances such as washing machines and dishwashers, which can use as much hot water as one person. It’s also important to consider the changing needs of a family as small children grow into large teenagers.
Rheem solar hot water system installation
The new Rheem solar HWS was installed in the same location as the previous one. We were able to reconnect to the existing solar collectors, pump and ground kit giving the customer a considerable saving. The existing tempering valve was also working without a problem. When the previous tank had been installed, it’s orientation was not functional so we, while installing the new system, we spun the tank to the front. This will make accessing and servicing the system much easier in the future.
- Attend the Newport property and inspect the site for safety and make appropriate arrangements.
- Disconnect the existing solar hot water system from the electrical supply at meter and retest for load at system with external device.
- Drain and remove the old solar hot water tank.
- Supply and install a new Rheem 270 litre solar hot water heater (model 511270) in the same position.
- Reconnect to existing boost power circuit.
- Adjust and re-connect to hot and cold pipework.
- Adjust and connect solar pipes
- Leave temp valve. Leave existing solar collectors. Leave existing solar ground kit.
- Commission and test system.
- Disposal and recycling of old hot water tank. Clean up and remove any associated rubbish.
NO HOT WATER? LEAKING SOLAR HOT WATER SYSTEM?
Based in Warriewood, we are your local hot water heater repair and installation specialists servicing the Northern Beaches. With 25+ years expertise, we’re happy to help and provide advice so you make the right decision when it comes to fixing 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 hot water today.
Don’t hesitate to contact our team for helpful advice you can trust.
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