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Rheem Stellar 130L Gas Storage 850330N0

Your Rheem Stellar 130L Gas Storage 850330N0 Expert

A Rheem Stellar gas storage system was installed in 2001 on the good word of another plumber. The system featured a 10 year warranty and had since unfortunately expired. A call was made to Jim’s Plumbing to see if anything could be done to keep the old system alive. Within 30 minutes a nearby fully qualified Jim’s plumber was hastily dispatched to the customer.

Upon arrival, the plumber assessed the hot water service only to find that due to a poor maintenance schedule and plain wear and tear, there were several problems with this old Stellar system including a failing thermocouple, gas control valve and relief valve. Relief valves for this model are recommended to be changed every 5 years to avoid a potential explosion within the cylinder. If these valves are not changed, pressure can build up inside the system due to water being heated and causing expansion within the tank, and without a vent, will explode with up 1000kpa of pressure, and can cause extremely dangerous situations or in some cases even death.

Due to the amount and severity of the faults found with the Rheem system, the decision to replace the entire system with a new one was made. This was due to the fact that it was not economical to repair the existing system. The plumber gave the customer a no obligation quote to supply and install a new Rheem Stellar as per the customer’s request, as they had been impressed with the lifespan, performance and reliability of the old system even after only ever having been serviced once in its entire life.

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The customer was happy with the quoted price to supply and install the latest model equivalent Rheem Stellar 160 litre storage system was fitted. Due to the increase in capacity and for that fact the 130L model had been discontinued, a larger grade gas supply was required. The plumber was able to upgrade the gas service to suit the new system, this was included in the overall price along with removal and disposal of the old tank, all new high performance valves and lagging and a 1 year warranty on all workmanship and parts supplied by Jim’s.

The customer opted to use our interest free terms for payment** to avoid the upfront cost of a large household upgrade. This gave them the time to budget their payments in convenient installments.

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*.

15 Years of Service
15 Years of Service