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This Pyrox gas instantaneous water heater is an internal unit; meaning it is designed to be installed inside rather than outside. These Pyrox units have been discontinued and we are guessing, according to the provided photos, that this unit is between 20-25 years old; however, due to our plumbers being fully qualified hot water specialists, we were still able to repair the unit which was not delivering hot water.
A great advantage of using Jim’s Plumbing is our ability to source the required parts for a majority of hot water systems, to overhaul the water section which involves replacing of the diaphragm, washers and o rings.
In repairing this unit, we have freed up the gas valve allowing it to move more freely, we also set the gas and water pressures at ideal settings and by the end of the job the unit was operating almost like new. On completion of the work, we advised the customer that should there be any further problems down the track with this system, we would suggest relocating the unit outside of the house which would free up some of the space in the laundry, lessening the chances of having gas or water leaks within the house.
Pyrox was a unit where 25 years ago there were many units installed. Rheem has since then, purchased the brand and it has been superseded, as now Rheem has introduced their own continuous flow range of hot water units. Some parts are still available for the Pyrox instantaneous heaters, however, due to their age, customers need to assess whether they would consider spending money on repairing the unit or spending that little bit extra and replacing it with a much more current model; especially as there are now electronic ignition models which have no pilot lights and have a between a 5 and 6 star energy efficiency rating compared to the Pyrox unit which would have only around 3 star energy rating.
Our company operates 24 hours a day 365 days of the year, to accommodate those who cannot fit in during standard timeframes throughout the week. So, if you’re having hot water issues, have a hot water specialist attend to your hot water system needs, try giving Jim’s Plumbing a call on 1300 068 480 and book in with one of our friendly call centre operators to have an expert plumber/gasfitter attend to your premises at a suitable timeframe for you.
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*.