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Discussion in 'Property Management' started by menty, 23rd May, 2016.

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  1. menty

    menty Well-Known Member

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    An IP currently has a gas cooktop that is broken . It's only 5 years old (Blanco unit) and the burners have stopped working (but the gas can be smelt )

    What would you recommend as a replacement? I may be moving into it in the future
    - cheap $250 gas cooktop . Omega OG60XA
    - stay with blanco to match the oven. $414 Blanco CG604WXFFC.

    Should a gas cooktop only last 5 years ?
    Can I write the old cooktop off if I have a depriciation schedule ( scrap it )
    How much is the going rate to install a gas cooktop and get rid of the old one ? 2nds world will do the whole lot for $150 incl delivery
    How urgently do I have to replace this . Do I have to reduce the tenants rent ?
     
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    if you've got a tenant there and a company that will deliver and install for a reasonable price I'd go ahead and get it done straight away. as for the actual top, don't go a complete cheapie, what's an extra $100/150 especially if you're going to be moving in and if it means getting a hopefully longer lasting one than your typical entry level top.
     
  3. Mumbai

    Mumbai Well-Known Member

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    You have good 5 years off the cooktop already. Buy a good one (not the cheapest) to replace it. Shouldn't cost much to install it.
     
  4. menty

    menty Well-Known Member

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    They're both entry level.
    I'm also questioning the brand quality as its only 5 years old .

    Also, the igniter is broken so that's why they don't light up. Is this even worth repairing or should I just get a whole new cooktop
     
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    wait it's just the ignition? if you turn the knob does it light with the aid of a lighter or matches? if so it should be a fairy simple fix. a bit odd that all 4 burners would be be affected at once though.
     
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    menty Well-Known Member

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    I'm not too sure on that.
    Also thought it was off that all 4 burners were affected at once . Perhaps they all operate on one igniter ?
     
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    Is the ignitor plugged in and turned on?
    Start with the easy solutions ;)
     
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    has anyone been out to see it? could be tenant exaggerating or PM misinterpreting the extent of the issue.
     
  9. Peter P

    Peter P Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys,

    On the topic of cook tops and ovens. Planning to replace my current old one for our home. Anyone recommended any good brands?

    Cheers,

    Peter