S_____ household to CRA 18.8.16

False alarm – no leak

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In April 2012 we bought a Stiebel under-bench water heater, which needed a Pressure Limiting Valve in the supply pipe. This is made of brass and has recently developed a pinhole leak, dripping into the cupboard below. The plumber identified this as “the Cashmere problem” and has suggested replacing it with a new plastic model. Much more expensive!
Our 50 year old cylinder has yet to give trouble. Wait and see!
We live on Hackthorne Road

Update 25.10.16
Concerning the Cashmere HWC problems, I would like to have my posting removed, as the problem was not corrosion but a loose fitting. When screwed up tight, the problem disappeared. It was a very awkward place to reach with a spanner – hence the problem!

Editor: Item anonymised, left in place for how it may assist others.

Is Christchurch water ok?

What’s up with Christchurch water? – for supplier resolution

Kia ora koutou,

We have been asked: what’s up with Christchurch water?

Hot-water cylinders are regularly damaged and expensive to repair, so this website collates the facts towards resolution by suppliers of water and cylinders.

‘Happy reading’ – we hope you find the shared information useful.

Waimarie ~ peaceful waters

The Editor
Christchurch Water
Cashmere Residents’ Association