Hot Water elements
Our two year old hot water element has just ‘gone’! According to our electrician there are hundreds of elements going ‘on the blink’ due to the addition of Chlorine! Time to send the bill to the council!!!
– Brian Cornish from Mount Pleasant – Redcliffs
I hear large parts of west Chch no longer get it added to their water.
– Pim Zegerman from Bromley, 15.9.18
Feel for you Brian, yes your electrician is on the ball concerning water heaters, water heater elements, and pipe entrance/exit jointing seals, and this wonderful additive called Chlorine, that causes failure to these items for a number of reasons. For our lustrous elected councillors and the council employees, this is not there concern as they are meeting the United Nations water quality standard and our Governments intended agenda to have all fresh water supplies in NZ Chlorinated, whether they require it or not. Sadly for us CHCH rate payers the Chlorine is here to stay.
– Neil Borlase from Opawa – Saint Martins, 16.9.18
We replace our element about every 2 years but never the cylinder, Yet!
Agree with chlorine being removed from our water 💦 who has ever been sick from our aquifer water? If I want chemicals I’d buy coke. Lol
– Laura & Alex Ilkiw from Cashmere, 16.9.18
Wondering if the trail leads back to the chemical companies who stand to do very well out of poisoning us all.
– Colleen Johns from Mount Pleasant – Redcliffs, 16.9.18
Totally agree Colleen!
– Isaac Rigby from Linwood, 16.9.18
Mine also idiots at council
– Kit Chapman from Mount Pleasant – Redcliffs, 16.9.18
Our 5 year old Peter Cocks cylinder also had an element corrode recently. Rheem, who own Peter Cocks refused to get involved even though the New Zealand Building Code states that cylinders must last no less than 15 years. I contacted the Council, there response is below:
“We are not reimbursing residents any cost.
There can be a number of reasons why a cylinder may fail. Water cylinder failure is not a new thing in Christchurch. We’re aware of it as a long-standing issue over several years that has affected certain parts of the city more than others.
Christchurch’s water supply continues to meet the requirements of the New Zealand Drinking Water Standard, with chlorine levels similar to other parts of the country. We encourage people to make sure they check with suppliers that any system is fit for purpose and installed by a suitably qualified person.”
Pretty disappointing from both Rheem and the Council. I’m lumped with a $442 bill (around the same as my insurance excess).
– Andy McLeod from Mount Pleasant – Redcliffs, 16.9.18
Yes I agree my hot water cylinder leaked, my Sisters and 1 of my workmates CCC doesn’t want to know neither does the Insurance Compancies – wear and tear !!!!!
– Michelle Gay from Woolston, 17.9.18
mine also and im sure redpaths electrical are loving the sales.seems to be more a common problem on the port hills
– Andrew Banks from Cashmere, 19.9.18
Ours too. 2 years old. Same problem. $300 later.
– Carren McDonald from Mount Pleasant – Redcliffs, 20.9.18
Wondering if the hills reservoirs serve just the hills, if homes on the flat get a direct water network supply? Because this may explain Andrew’s point, if leached lime from concrete reservoirs wrecks hills water heating appliances in quite short time, unless they are copper inside.
– Rik Tindall from Cashmere, 20.9.18
Hot water cylinders and chlorine
Just to throw a curve ball at you all, If it only took several months to wreck your cylinder as there is no guarantees it will come out at 12mths isn’t it going to happen AGAIN with the chlorine …mm mm….. We have got a full in-line filter which costs about 1500 installed by a plumber, thats at least the price of a new Cylinder replacement and with new filters every 12mths we wont have burn out from chlorine, another note What is it doing to everything else dishwashers, washing machines, not to mention your good gut bacteria, the mind boggles..
– Greg Woods from Mount Pleasant – Redcliffs, 16.9.18