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Leaking Conergy 300 litre Thermosiphon Solar Hot Water System

Leaking Conergy 300 litre Thermosiphon Solar Hot Water System

Last week Jim’s Plumbing attended a call out for a Conergy 300 litre solar hot water system that had suddenly begun to leak profusely. The customer had called up early in the morning and needed urgent assistance as they could not isolate the water supply and were losing large amounts of water through the broken heating system.

Customer’s old leaking Conergy solar hot water system

Luckily Jim’s Plumbing arrived onsite within 15 minutes of the initial phone call and quickly isolated the water supply to prevent any further water damage.

As can be seen in the photograph below the customer had engineered an interesting access system to reach the hot water unit, by mounting two ladders either side of the solar system.

Whilst our plumber was very appreciative of the effort this customer had gone to make his job easier, he used a safety harness to safely access the unit and assess it.

Unfortunately the Conergy solar hot water system and its panels were beyond repair and so our plumber recommended a full replacement. Although the customer ideally would have liked to replace the unit with another Conergy system, the German company filed for insolvency in 2013.

No Interest Ever!* payment plan options available on hot water heater replacements to help ease any financial stress this burden may cause. If your hot water heater is leaking, or you have no hot water, we can often have a plumber to you within the hour*.

After assessing our client’s daily water requirements we decided to install a Rheem Hiline 52S300 solar hot water system due to its 300 litre tank capacity, making it ideal made it the ideal unit for this family of 4. The unit also had similar dimensions to the existing Conergy system and so minimal pipe alterations needed to be made.

If you are looking at installing a solar hot water system or perhaps just replacing your existing unit with a gas or electric model Jim’s Plumbing is available to assist you on 1300 068 480.

The new installation required two plumbers and a small crane to fit the hot water system and panels to the roof and was completed on the same day as the initial assessment.

This particular Rheem solar model has many advantageous features including its back up electric booster system which ensures you have a continuous supply of hot water, even on overcast days.

Jim’s Plumbing is hot water experts. We have the knowledge and experience to work on all makes and models of hot water systems and provide a reliable and outstanding service.

We operate 24 hours a day 7 days a week and can work on just about any general maintenance and emergency plumbing problem you might have.

Choosing the correct hot water system can be difficult, as there are so many options to choose from; Click on the links to find out more about these systems.

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