As a gas hot water appliance ages various components start to wear out like all things in life. Its not until a component on your hot water service fails that you realise you need to re light your hot water system and then find that the piezo igniter no longer works either, What to do now?? Buy a new hot water service??
Don't panic just because the piezo igniter has seized up and is no longer working there is still life to be had out of your hot water service providing the tank hasn't ruptured.
There are two options either have a new piezo igniter installed by a licensed plumber or have a licensed plumber attend your home or office and re light the burner with a barbeque lighter (as seen in the image below).
Its vitally important that the correct lighting procedures are always used when it comes to re lighting an appliance with a naked flame as a large amount of un burnt gas could enter the furnace area and all of a sudden ignite with the naked flame.
What is required to assure that the hot water system will re light? The manufacturers standard re lighting steps must always be followed and then when it comes to igniting a pilot flame the bbq lighter performs the duty of what a piezo igniter could normally do. If your in need of a plumber to get the temperature rising inside your hot water system contact Mayfair today at https://www.homegiraffe.com.au/MAYFAIR-Plumbing-and-Gasfitting
These days there are just so many different taps to choose from and the price also varies depending on your budget. Some tap ware can be purchased from as little as $75 and other more high end tap ware can be purchased for well over $350. They all come in varying sizes and some even have a spray rinse function and fancy LED lights, the choices are endless.
One thing you will notice is that every manufacturer clearly specifies that the water pressure at the home must be suitable to the avoid having your warranty voided. As a general guide majority of manufacturers specify that the water pressure at the home or business should be no more than 500kpa. Its not unusual to find a property around Adelaide where the water pressure is well over this and heading towards 1000kpa, some examples where we have found high water pressure are Malvern, St.Georges, Torrens Park, Unley and Mitcham to name a hand full of locations.
So how do you know if you have high water pressure? Majority of the time people often feel they have tremendous water pressure and that's a great indicator, but failing that you should have a plumber check this out for you. Its not only the new tap which it may be causing excessive stress on but other appliances which run with water ie: hot water boilers and toilet cisterns.
Having a pressure limiting device installed does not necessarily need to break the bank. They are a very important safe guard mechanism to help protect some of your most used and expensive items around the home and the investment will be well worth it.
If you are looking for some pricing or further advise about a getting pressure reducing valve installed around your home then please contact us http://mayfairplumbing.com.au/
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Aaron Stewart owns and works in the business of Mayfair Plumbing & Gas Fitting from there offices now based in Adelaide, South Australia. Aaron and his team of licensed plumbers and design consultants are passionate about there work. In this blog they will bring you plumbing and gas tips gathered from around the globe over 20 plus years of experiences in the many different fields of plumbing. If you are looking for a plumbing firm who can do everything from design, construct, project management and scheduled on site maintenance contact the Mayfair Plumbing Group.