We have had to replace our element every 5 years or so. Earlier ones only lasted 2 years so now the electrician uses an element that is designed to resist corrosion. The cylinder itself is original (40+ years) though.
This has been an issue for the 20 years we have been here – the electrician seemed to know about it – it is a Cashmere water issue rather than a cylinder fault. It is a Perkins cylinder (copper).
– Bill Hardie from Cashmere, Holliss Ave
– Reply to our local inquiry via Neighbourly, CCC water burns Cashmere HWCs, noted at chchwater.wordpress.com/2017/07/10/cra-to-south-chch-neighbourly-10-7-17