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Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by TFBoy, 29th Mar, 2016.

  1. TFBoy

    TFBoy Well-Known Member

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    Wondering how much is it to replace an electrical hot water system in Brisbane?

    I have been quoted $1300.

    The water system works fine, however given its an older model it does not have temperature control and the tenant is looking at every opportunity for me to replace.
     
  2. No Probs

    No Probs Well-Known Member

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    What do you mean by temperature control? You could always have a tempering valve installed for about the $300 mark.

    What hot water service have you been quoted that price for? It sounds very reasonable to me.
     
  3. jins13

    jins13 Well-Known Member

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    Is that $1300 just for the part or for the install as well?
     
  4. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Temperature controller is located inside the unit. You will need to remove the housing to access.

    If you adjust the temperature and the tenant scalds themselves you may be liable.

    Kitchen taps, laundry are generally 'hot' vs shower and washing taps set to 40 degrees
     
  5. TFBoy

    TFBoy Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys, because the hws system is quite old, thats why it was recommended by the plumber to change the hws altogether to avoid future problems.

    I think 1300 to supply hws and install sounds ok.
     
  6. dabbler

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    The instant gas ones are set to a low temp.
     
  7. Chilliblue

    Chilliblue Well-Known Member

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    Just ensure the unit quotes is able to handle the maximum number of people for your IP and also check if there is any scrapping value on the old unit for your taxes.
     
  8. CowPat

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    just like a car

    the best time to replace your HWS is 6 weeks before a major breakdown
     
  9. dabbler

    dabbler Well-Known Member

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    Why waste 5.5 weeks of extra service ? on a serious note, I do not replace anything till it no longer performs it's function and is not cost wise to repair.
     
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    markson Well-Known Member

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    My hot water system in my PPOR is 35 years old. Was told about 5 years ago it wouldnt last much longer...... She just keeps on running. Won't replace it until it breaks.

    Hope I just didn't jinx myself!
     
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  12. Pumpkin

    Pumpkin Well-Known Member

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    We just replaced one 30 gallon HWS in Brizzy. This is what I believed have happened:
    $550-650 Tank incl delivery
    $150-250 parts
    $120 Electrician
    $200 plumber
    Should have bought Units with Centralised HWS.