Getting Drinking Water While Camping in the Bush Don’t assume that water at a camp ground is safe to drink, even if it comes from a spigot. The water in lakes, rivers, and springs may look crystal clear but often contains various bacteria that can cause illness. Unless it is posted or an official from […]
Testing your Hot Water Service Did you know that your water heater will function better and be safer if you do a little routine maintenance? Some water-heater experts recommend testing every six months. More frequent testing can reduce the chance of a leak caused by mineral and corrosion buildup. The temperature and pressure relief valve […]
What Is an Anode Anodes are steel core rods surrounded with either magnesium, aluminium or zinc and are installed on the top of hot water tanks during production to prevent rust and corrosion. They’ve been a staple feature for decades and go a long way in avoiding heater damage and hefty replacement costs. Sacrificial Hot […]
Types of Solar Hot Water This short videos shows you how to select and install a solar hot water system which maximises effectiveness and minimises running costs and emissions. It has been designed especially for Australian plumbers, apprentices and householders for solar hot water spare parts and repair. Click here!
Why choose a boiling water tap? Along with many people you love a good cup of tea or coffee whether it’s cold winter’s day, after a bad day or following bad news everyone knows tea is the best answer for a crisis, soothe a hangover, or just to get you going each morning when you […]
Should you cook with water from your hot water tank? Hot water boils faster, so to save time in the kitchen, you might be tempted to cook your pasta with hot tap water. This time-saving trick is bad for your health. The problem is lead and magnesium. Hot water is much more likely to leach the […]
Solar Tariffs cut When the solar feed in tariff was reduced across Australia, and battery storage not quite economically viable yet, there has been an ever increasing interest in ways to use your produced electricity rather than feeding it back to the grid for only 8c per kWh. One great was to fix this problem […]
Choosing the right Hot Water system Plan ahead and know what type of hot water system suits your needs next. When a hot water system goes – with a bang, a whimper, or even a flood – it tends to go suddenly. At that point you don’t have the luxury of carefully reviewing the […]