Rheem Gas Storage Hot Water – Still Very Common in Auckland

Rheem gas storage hot water heaters have been available in New Zealand since 1969. They were introduced to the market to enhance the use of gas energy in the home. Available for both internal and external applications the gas storage hot water cylinder still has its use and place, however in most and many cases has reduced in popularity due to the introduction of the all new gas continuous flow hot water heater.

Choosing a Rheem Mains Pressure Gas water heater will ensure an abundant supply of hot water.

  • Quality from Rheem’s superior design and manufacturing,
  • Flexible to operate with mains pressure, unequal pressure, and low pressure,
  • Lined with vitreous enamel for areas of poor water quality where copper cylinders risk corrosion,
  • All Rheem products comply with legislative requirements (Gas and Electrical Certification Amendments 2013) For more information please visit the NZ Energy Safety website.
rheem gas storage hot water cylinder

Rheem Gas Storage Hot Water Cylinders – (2) Models – Suitable for Indoor and Outdoor

The only time you’re ever going to fit a new gas storage hot water cylinder is because you’re replacing an existing Rheem gas storage hot water cylinder, or a Vulcan Freeloader.

The old indoor Rheem gas hot water cylinders are flued appliances, normally found in a central hot water cupboard.

The old Vulcan Freeloaders are a square boxy looking outdoor hot water heater. They are very popular in subdivisions where homes were built in the 90’s. Example area’s would be like Conifer Grove, Highland Park, where people were incentivized to fit gas storage hot water cylinders.

For both types Rheem have a replacement option. The new indoor hot water cylinders are very similar to the old ones. The Vulcan Freeloader replacement is a Rheem Stellar. A much more modern looking cylinder.

The good news though… There is a Replacement Option for your Old Gas Storage Hot Water Cylinder

If you’re needing a new gas storage hot water cylinder… you’ve come to the right place. We have deals available right now.

If you need assistance, or help with choosing the right size…

Get in touch now, and we’ll make sure you get the best possible deal!
 

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Rheem Stellar gas storage hot water cylinder
Gas Water Cylinder Replaced by Regency Plumbing Auckland
rheem gas storage hot water heater

Can I Upgrade my Gas Storage Hot Water Cylinder to a Continuous Flow Gas Hot Water Heater, or Califont?

Many people ask us if they can upgrade their old gas hot water cylinder to a modern continuous flow gas hot water heater, or califont.

The answer is “YES” you can, however it is not always very easy, and can be really expensive.

Why… because the gas pipe from the meter to the hot water cylinder has to be upgraded in size to deliver enough gas to the new unit, and if the existing pipe was run right through the middle of the house, this is very tricky in most cases.

On the flip side, if your units are close together, and we can easily run an enlarged gas pipe from A – B, then it is very possible it can be done.

Does it get done? “YES” because people love the idea of endless hot water for an efficient running cost. Also many large family homes had a gas storage hot water cylinder, and now all the family have left and there is only mum and dad left. They don’t need to be keeping a large tank of hot water hot for nothing.

So, if you want to find out more, we have the answers for you on all gas hot water options, and which will be best for you.

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If you’re interested in upgrading to a continuous flow gas hot water heater, you can find out more information here…

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We have some amazing packages available on continuous flow gas hot water heaters right now. Of course as noted above – sometimes changing from a gas storage hot water cylinder to a continuous flow gas hot water heater has it’s challenges so extra’s may apply over and above our package deal pricing.

If you just want to buy a new gas storage hot water cylinder, then we also have more great package deals below, or you can just call us to find out the best deal for you!

Get in touch now, and we’ll make sure you get the best possible deal!
 

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Auckland Plumbers - Regency Plumbing Vulcan Freeloader Mt Eden Replacement with Rheem 26
Auckland Plumbers - Regency Plumbing AO12 Replacement Rheem 26 Continuous Flow Gas Hot Water Heaters
vulcan freeloader - smoking, dead, time for an upgrade
vulcan freeloader

Rheem 135L Gas Storage Hot Water Cylinder Replacement

We’ve put together a special package deal to supply and fit a brand-new internal gas hot water heater for you.

It’s sometimes very hard to put everything into exact words, what’s planned for, what’s included, and what we will be doing, however I have tried my best to make it clear for you,

In a general overview the new hot water system will include:

  • A Rheem 135 litre indoor gas storage hot water cylinder
  • A full new set of mains pressure control valves,
  • Seismic restraints to ensure your cylinder remains upright,
  • Any plumbing work required to complete installation,
  • Any gas fitting required to complete your installation, including a gas certificate,
  • And any new pipework, and connections that are required,

PLUS: if you upgrade your old cylinder right now, we’ll give you a $150 TRADE IN on your old hot water cylinder, brass valves, and scrap pieces of pipework, to help us keep the replacement cost of your new one to a minimum. (of course, this only applies if we take away your old cylinder, valves, and scraps of pipework)

So, if you take advantage of this great package deal and all the savings, right now you’ll only pay $3487 including GST for the complete package.

Rheem 135L Gas Storage Hot Water Cylinder Replacement

*NOW ONLY $3487 inc GST

 

PLUS: right now, you will also get an energy saving BONUS OFFER chucked in for FREE!

  • We will fit pipe lagging, or insulation to all the hot water pipes in and around the cylinder up to a maximum of 4 metres in length for FREE. A lot of heat, and energy is lost from the pipework on and around your hot water cylinder.

So, it’s a great deal we have for you right now. The full retail price of this job is normally $4,775.51, so therefore – this package includes a total savings of almost $1300! A great deal, but only available at this price for a LIMITED TIME ONLY!

You will be delighted… GUARANTEED!

Get in touch now, and we’ll make sure you get the best possible deal!
 

CALL NOW

In summary:

Plumbing, gas fitting, and removal of the old cylinder and valves is all included.

This is a complete package, however there are potentially a couple of issues we can encounter on installations like this which are not included as standard in our set packages as they’re only occasionally required, so we find it best and most appropriate to just charge them as an extra on those jobs.

* SPECIAL NOTES:

  • On any jobs that we have allowed to complete the electrical work for you, in relation to the job we are doing, should the electrician deem it to be unsafe, or non-compliant with current regulations, and therefore will not be able to issue a code of compliance certificate, upgrades will be required. This will cost extra over and above our quotation for basic electrical work normally required on a job like this, but after all it is for your safety, so worth getting it sorted while we’re there. This could be the wiring, the switches, the fuses, RCD circuits, or even the switch board itself.
  • Should any of the old plumbing pipework at your property be the old black plastic piping, which is well known to be problematic, and prone to bursting randomly which has caused some major damage for customers in the past, or even old, galvanized pipe, we can remove it and upgrade it for you while we’re there to give you the peace of mind your plumbing is durable and watertight for the future. This would be extra, over and above the package price.
  • If you already have a low-pressure hot water system, you’ll be aware of the poor performance you get from it, particularly in the shower. This of course will be no better with your new replacement cylinder, so we highly recommend upgrading to a mains pressure hot water system. New mains pressure hot water systems start from about $2987 and go up from there depending on what option you choose. Many people, in fact most people who don’t have mains pressure already choose to upgrade. We can discuss the options with you.
  • Should you choose to upgrade to mains pressure hot water, from low pressure, occasionally we find the old tapware, particularly shower mixers don’t always work very well, or are noisy with a new high pressure hot water system, so if you’re upgrading from low pressure, you may need to either modify or upgrade the existing shower mixers. This is not included in our standard quotes as it’s quite rare now that this is required, however we can arrange a solution to the problem for you should there be an issue once we test the new system. If you’re replacing your shower anyway, then obviously there won’t be any issue with the shower mixer.
  • And finally, if any unforeseen issues or circumstances arise outside of our control that cause the job to be delayed, held up, or prolonged for any reason, no penalties can be claimed against Regency Plumbing.

Our general hot water exclusions include:

  • No allowance has been made for any other subtrades work unless it is listed clearly in the details,
  • Should you “the customer” decide for any reason you no longer wish to proceed with the job after we have started to travel to site. A full refund will be given excluding our minimum service charge and restocking fee of $200 plus GST. It is recommended that any cancellations if required are made the day prior, if possible,
  • This quote has been based on us completing the work within 1 site visit on the same day. Any additional site visits required that are out of our control will be charged at our regular rates,
  • No allowance has been made within this quote for the installation of a cylinder tray, unless you had asked for it and we’ve clearly noted it as included in the quote,
  • No allowance has been made within this quote for the replacement of the timber floor below the cylinder if required due to water damage. Should we find that the existing floor needs replacement a quote will be provided for the work,
  • Should we be required to extend a new cylinder drain more than 5m to the external gully we will charge $25 per meter for each additional meter,
  • We have only made allowance to re-connect the new hot water cylinder in the existing location. Should we be required to extend the hot and cold-water supplies to a new location there will be an additional charge of $25 per meter of pipe. This will be added to the final bill on completion of the job. 
  • We have only made allowance to run the cylinder drain within the existing cylinder cupboard.
  • We often find when we come to properties that they are not fitted with pressure limiting valves. We recommend that a limiting valve is fitted to every property to protect the pipe work and fixtures from over pressurization. Should your property not have one, we are able to supply and install one for you for an additional cost of $250 plus GST.
  • Should you require a new flue or roof flashing due to the old one breaking, coming apart, or the roof flashing slipping when we fit new cylinder this will be charged as an additional cost. Most of the time this is not required though, so we have not included it in the price.
  • As you have an existing gas installation, on arrival to site we will first test for soundness, to ensure you don’t have any gas leaks, or faults prior to us starting our work. This is what is required of us as gasfitters before we commence any new work or upgrades. Should there be any issues, we will point them out to you, and arrange for repairs to be completed to ensure we can complete the job, test system, and leave your installation safe, and of course provide the appropriate certificate of compliance. Extra’s would apply if additional work were required.
  • And sometimes we can’t get the old cylinder out due to it being built in with shelves. If your cylinder is built in, or surrounded in shelves, not allowing us to easily replace the cylinder, extras would be charged for any building related work. This could be for refitting shelves, refitting door, or even more in-depth building work in some cases.
  • This is a general list of exclusions and possibly the whole list will not directly relate to your job, however we feel it’s always best to be clear upfront before we start work to avoid any unwanted surprises!

But to be very clear – in all cases, if we come across any issues outside of the quoted value – we will notify you right away, we will discuss with you, we will provide estimated additional cost to make good, or alter, and it will be agreed upon by you and us before we proceed, eliminating the shock of a significant, or any price inflation from the original quote.

How long does a job like this take?

In most cases a standard hot water system upgrade will all be completed within the day.

We are very focused on a quality outcome, and sometimes if you rush too much the quality is compromised. It’s better to take a little extra time than be disappointed, but it would be very rare to not be able to complete the installation within the same day we started job.

So, what’s the plan from here:

We really look forward to completing this project for you, and we hope to hear from you very soon. If you need to chat about anything, just give us a call, we are here to help and make your job easier.

If you’re happy with everything already, all you need to do is liaise with our team to establish a time frame that works for you to get it done, arrange a deposit of 50%, and your date will be locked in for you.

And just one final reminder for your own peace of mind:

If you’re not already confident we are the best choice to complete your job, I encourage you to read more about us on our website and check out our fabulous reviews online. We have a fantastic team of plumbers, gasfitters, and other contractors to carry out your work, we do an amazing job, we take care of everything for you, providing you great service, a job completed professionally, on time, to budget, and HASSLE FREE!

HERE’S A RECENT REVIEW OF A HOT WATER SYSTEM WE INSTALLED:

I had Regency Plumbing to install Gas Hot Water at my property and I have absolutely nothing bad to say about them. All the way from dealing with Annaliese to the guys on the day, job all done and tidy, so professional. Highly recommend this company!! Thanks guys

Carol Sweeney

Rheem 135L Gas Storage Hot Water Cylinder Replacement

*NOW ONLY $3487 inc GST

 

Get in touch now, and we’ll make sure you get the best possible deal!
 

CALL NOW

rheem gas storage hot water cylinder

Rheem 170L Gas Storage Hot Water Cylinder Replacement

We’ve put together a special package deal to supply and fit a brand-new internal gas hot water heater for you.

It’s sometimes very hard to put everything into exact words, what’s planned for, what’s included, and what we will be doing, however I have tried my best to make it clear for you,

In a general overview the new hot water system will include:

  • A Rheem 170 litre indoor gas storage hot water cylinder
  • A full new set of mains pressure control valves,
  • Seismic restraints to ensure your cylinder remains upright,
  • Any plumbing work required to complete installation,
  • Any gas fitting required to complete your installation, including a gas certificate,
  • And any new pipework, and connections that are required,

PLUS: if you upgrade your old cylinder right now, we’ll give you a $150 TRADE IN on your old hot water cylinder, brass valves, and scrap pieces of pipework, to help us keep the replacement cost of your new one to a minimum. (of course, this only applies if we take away your old cylinder, valves, and scraps of pipework)

So, if you take advantage of this great package deal and all the savings, right now you’ll only pay $3687 including GST for the complete package.

Rheem 170L Gas Storage Hot Water Cylinder Replacement

*NOW ONLY $3687 inc GST

 

PLUS: right now, you will also get an energy saving BONUS OFFER chucked in for FREE!

  • We will fit pipe lagging, or insulation to all the hot water pipes in and around the cylinder up to a maximum of 4 metres in length for FREE. A lot of heat, and energy is lost from the pipework on and around your hot water cylinder.

So, it’s a great deal we have for you right now. The full retail price of this job is normally $4,987.57, so therefore – this package includes a total savings of over $1300! A great deal, but only available at this price for a LIMITED TIME ONLY!

You will be delighted… GUARANTEED!

Get in touch now, and we’ll make sure you get the best possible deal!
 

CALL NOW

In summary:

Plumbing, gas fitting, and removal of the old cylinder and valves is all included.

This is a complete package, however there are potentially a couple of issues we can encounter on installations like this which are not included as standard in our set packages as they’re only occasionally required, so we find it best and most appropriate to just charge them as an extra on those jobs.

* SPECIAL NOTES:

  • On any jobs that we have allowed to complete the electrical work for you, in relation to the job we are doing, should the electrician deem it to be unsafe, or non-compliant with current regulations, and therefore will not be able to issue a code of compliance certificate, upgrades will be required. This will cost extra over and above our quotation for basic electrical work normally required on a job like this, but after all it is for your safety, so worth getting it sorted while we’re there. This could be the wiring, the switches, the fuses, RCD circuits, or even the switch board itself.
  • Should any of the old plumbing pipework at your property be the old black plastic piping, which is well known to be problematic, and prone to bursting randomly which has caused some major damage for customers in the past, or even old, galvanized pipe, we can remove it and upgrade it for you while we’re there to give you the peace of mind your plumbing is durable and watertight for the future. This would be extra, over and above the package price.
  • If you already have a low-pressure hot water system, you’ll be aware of the poor performance you get from it, particularly in the shower. This of course will be no better with your new replacement cylinder, so we highly recommend upgrading to a mains pressure hot water system. New mains pressure hot water systems start from about $2987 and go up from there depending on what option you choose. Many people, in fact most people who don’t have mains pressure already choose to upgrade. We can discuss the options with you.
  • Should you choose to upgrade to mains pressure hot water, from low pressure, occasionally we find the old tapware, particularly shower mixers don’t always work very well, or are noisy with a new high pressure hot water system, so if you’re upgrading from low pressure, you may need to either modify or upgrade the existing shower mixers. This is not included in our standard quotes as it’s quite rare now that this is required, however we can arrange a solution to the problem for you should there be an issue once we test the new system. If you’re replacing your shower anyway, then obviously there won’t be any issue with the shower mixer.
  • And finally, if any unforeseen issues or circumstances arise outside of our control that cause the job to be delayed, held up, or prolonged for any reason, no penalties can be claimed against Regency Plumbing.

Our general hot water exclusions include:

  • No allowance has been made for any other subtrades work unless it is listed clearly in the details,
  • Should you “the customer” decide for any reason you no longer wish to proceed with the job after we have started to travel to site. A full refund will be given excluding our minimum service charge and restocking fee of $200 plus GST. It is recommended that any cancellations if required are made the day prior, if possible,
  • This quote has been based on us completing the work within 1 site visit on the same day. Any additional site visits required that are out of our control will be charged at our regular rates,
  • No allowance has been made within this quote for the installation of a cylinder tray, unless you had asked for it and we’ve clearly noted it as included in the quote,
  • No allowance has been made within this quote for the replacement of the timber floor below the cylinder if required due to water damage. Should we find that the existing floor needs replacement a quote will be provided for the work,
  • Should we be required to extend a new cylinder drain more than 5m to the external gully we will charge $25 per meter for each additional meter,
  • We have only made allowance to re-connect the new hot water cylinder in the existing location. Should we be required to extend the hot and cold-water supplies to a new location there will be an additional charge of $25 per meter of pipe. This will be added to the final bill on completion of the job. 
  • We have only made allowance to run the cylinder drain within the existing cylinder cupboard.
  • We often find when we come to properties that they are not fitted with pressure limiting valves. We recommend that a limiting valve is fitted to every property to protect the pipe work and fixtures from over pressurization. Should your property not have one, we are able to supply and install one for you for an additional cost of $250 plus GST.
  • Should you require a new flue or roof flashing due to the old one breaking, coming apart, or the roof flashing slipping when we fit new cylinder this will be charged as an additional cost. Most of the time this is not required though, so we have not included it in the price.
  • As you have an existing gas installation, on arrival to site we will first test for soundness, to ensure you don’t have any gas leaks, or faults prior to us starting our work. This is what is required of us as gasfitters before we commence any new work or upgrades. Should there be any issues, we will point them out to you, and arrange for repairs to be completed to ensure we can complete the job, test system, and leave your installation safe, and of course provide the appropriate certificate of compliance. Extra’s would apply if additional work were required.
  • And sometimes we can’t get the old cylinder out due to it being built in with shelves. If your cylinder is built in, or surrounded in shelves, not allowing us to easily replace the cylinder, extras would be charged for any building related work. This could be for refitting shelves, refitting door, or even more in-depth building work in some cases.
  • This is a general list of exclusions and possibly the whole list will not directly relate to your job, however we feel it’s always best to be clear upfront before we start work to avoid any unwanted surprises!

But to be very clear – in all cases, if we come across any issues outside of the quoted value – we will notify you right away, we will discuss with you, we will provide estimated additional cost to make good, or alter, and it will be agreed upon by you and us before we proceed, eliminating the shock of a significant, or any price inflation from the original quote.

How long does a job like this take?

In most cases a standard hot water system upgrade will all be completed within the day.

We are very focused on a quality outcome, and sometimes if you rush too much the quality is compromised. It’s better to take a little extra time than be disappointed, but it would be very rare to not be able to complete the installation within the same day we started job.

So, what’s the plan from here:

We really look forward to completing this project for you, and we hope to hear from you very soon. If you need to chat about anything, just give us a call, we are here to help and make your job easier.

If you’re happy with everything already, all you need to do is liaise with our team to establish a time frame that works for you to get it done, arrange a deposit of 50%, and your date will be locked in for you.

And just one final reminder for your own peace of mind:

If you’re not already confident we are the best choice to complete your job, I encourage you to read more about us on our website and check out our fabulous reviews online. We have a fantastic team of plumbers, gasfitters, and other contractors to carry out your work, we do an amazing job, we take care of everything for you, providing you great service, a job completed professionally, on time, to budget, and HASSLE FREE!

HERE’S A RECENT REVIEW OF A HOT WATER SYSTEM WE INSTALLED:

I had Regency Plumbing to install Gas Hot Water at my property and I have absolutely nothing bad to say about them. All the way from dealing with Annaliese to the guys on the day, job all done and tidy, so professional. Highly recommend this company!! Thanks guys

Carol Sweeney

Rheem 170L Gas Storage Hot Water Cylinder Replacement

*NOW ONLY $3687 inc GST

 

Get in touch now, and we’ll make sure you get the best possible deal!
 

CALL NOW

Vulcan Freeloader to Rheem Stellar 130 Upgrade

We’ve put together a special package deal to supply and fit a brand-new Rheem Stellar external gas hot water heater for you which will replace your rusty old Vulcan Freeloader.

It is sometimes very hard to put everything into exact words, what’s planned for, what’s included, and what we will be doing, however I have tried my best to make it clear for you,

In a general overview the new hot water system will include:

  • A Rheem Stellar 130 external gas storage hot water cylinder
  • A full new set of mains pressure control valves,
  • Seismic restraints to ensure your cylinder remains upright,
  • Any plumbing work required to complete installation,
  • Any gas fitting required to complete your installation, including a gas certificate,
  • And any new pipework, and connections that are required,

PLUS: if you upgrade your old cylinder right now, we’ll give you a $150 TRADE IN on your old hot water cylinder, brass valves, and scrap pieces of pipework, to help us keep the replacement cost of your new one to a minimum. (of course, this only applies if we take away your old cylinder, valves, and scraps of pipework)

So, if you take advantage of this great package deal and all the savings, right now you’ll only pay $3387 including GST for the complete package.

Rheem Stellar 130 Outdoor – Gas Storage Hot Water Cylinder Upgrade

*NOW ONLY $3387 inc GST

 

PLUS: right now, you will also get an energy saving BONUS OFFER chucked in for FREE!

  • We will fit pipe lagging, or insulation to all the hot water pipes in and around the cylinder up to a maximum of 4 metres in length for FREE. A lot of heat, and energy is lost from the pipework on and around your hot water cylinder.

So, it’s a great deal we have for you right now. The full retail price of this job is normally $5,031.78, so therefore – this package includes a total savings of over $1600! A great deal, but only available at this price for a LIMITED TIME ONLY!

You will be delighted… GUARANTEED!

PLUS: Just in case you want to upgrade to the bigger 160 model, I have added this note to let you know about it, as right now you can upgrade to the bigger Rheem Stellar 160 model, giving you a total abundance of hot water for just $200 extra. How many people choose to upgrade to the bigger model? (Approx. 75% choose the bigger model, so it’s popular)

Get in touch now, and we’ll make sure you get the best possible deal!
 

CALL NOW

In summary:

Plumbing, gas fitting, and removal of the old cylinder and valves is all included.

This is a complete package, however there are potentially a couple of issues we can encounter on installations like this which are not included as standard in our set packages as they’re only occasionally required, so we find it best and most appropriate to just charge them as an extra on those jobs.

* SPECIAL NOTES:

  • On any jobs that we have allowed to complete the electrical work for you, in relation to the job we are doing, should the electrician deem it to be unsafe, or non-compliant with current regulations, and therefore will not be able to issue a code of compliance certificate, upgrades will be required. This will cost extra over and above our quotation for basic electrical work normally required on a job like this, but after all it is for your safety, so worth getting it sorted while we’re there. This could be the wiring, the switches, the fuses, RCD circuits, or even the switch board itself.
  • Should any of the old plumbing pipework at your property be the old black plastic piping, which is well known to be problematic, and prone to bursting randomly which has caused some major damage for customers in the past, or even old, galvanized pipe, we can remove it and upgrade it for you while we’re there to give you the peace of mind your plumbing is durable and watertight for the future. This would be extra, over and above the package price.
  • If you already have a low-pressure hot water system, you’ll be aware of the poor performance you get from it, particularly in the shower. This of course will be no better with your new replacement cylinder, so we highly recommend upgrading to a mains pressure hot water system. New mains pressure hot water systems start from about $2987 and go up from there depending on what option you choose. Many people, in fact most people who don’t have mains pressure already choose to upgrade. We can discuss the options with you.
  • Should you choose to upgrade to mains pressure hot water, from low pressure, occasionally we find the old tapware, particularly shower mixers don’t always work very well, or are noisy with a new high pressure hot water system, so if you’re upgrading from low pressure, you may need to either modify or upgrade the existing shower mixers. This is not included in our standard quotes as it’s quite rare now that this is required, however we can arrange a solution to the problem for you should there be an issue once we test the new system. If you’re replacing your shower anyway, then obviously there won’t be any issue with the shower mixer.
  • And finally, if any unforeseen issues or circumstances arise outside of our control that cause the job to be delayed, held up, or prolonged for any reason, no penalties can be claimed against Regency Plumbing.

Our general hot water exclusions include:

  • No allowance has been made for any other subtrades work unless it is listed clearly in the details,
  • Should you “the customer” decide for any reason you no longer wish to proceed with the job after we have started to travel to site. A full refund will be given excluding our minimum service charge and restocking fee of $200 plus GST. It is recommended that any cancellations if required are made the day prior, if possible,
  • This quote has been based on us completing the work within 1 site visit on the same day. Any additional site visits required that are out of our control will be charged at our regular rates,
  • We have only made allowance to re-connect the new hot water cylinder in the existing location. Should we be required to extend the hot and cold-water supplies to a new location there will be an additional charge of $25 per meter of pipe. This will be added to the final bill on completion of the job. 
  • We often find when we come to properties that they are not fitted with pressure limiting valves. We recommend that a limiting valve is fitted to every property to protect the pipe work and fixtures from over pressurization. Should your property not have one, we are able to supply and install one for you for an additional cost of $250 plus GST.
  • As you have an existing gas installation, on arrival to site we will first test for soundness, to ensure you don’t have any gas leaks, or faults prior to us starting our work. This is what is required of us as gasfitters before we commence any new work or upgrades. Should there be any issues, we will point them out to you, and arrange for repairs to be completed to ensure we can complete the job, test system, and leave your installation safe, and of course provide the appropriate certificate of compliance. Extra’s would apply if additional work were required.
  • This is a general list of exclusions and possibly the whole list will not directly relate to your job, however we feel it’s always best to be clear upfront before we start work to avoid any unwanted surprises!

But to be very clear – in all cases, if we come across any issues outside of the quoted value – we will notify you right away, we will discuss with you, we will provide estimated additional cost to make good, or alter, and it will be agreed upon by you and us before we proceed, eliminating the shock of a significant, or any price inflation from the original quote.

How long does a job like this take?

In most cases a standard hot water system upgrade will all be completed within the day.

We are very focused on a quality outcome, and sometimes if you rush too much the quality is compromised. It’s better to take a little extra time than be disappointed, but it would be very rare to not be able to complete the installation within the same day we started job.

So, what’s the plan from here:

We really look forward to completing this project for you, and we hope to hear from you very soon. If you need to chat about anything, just give us a call, we are here to help and make your job easier.

If you’re happy with everything already, all you need to do is liaise with our team to establish a time frame that works for you to get it done, arrange a deposit of 50%, and your date will be locked in for you.

And just one final reminder for your own peace of mind:

If you’re not already confident we are the best choice to complete your job, I encourage you to read more about us on our website and check out our fabulous reviews online. We have a fantastic team of plumbers, gasfitters, and other contractors to carry out your work, we do an amazing job, we take care of everything for you, providing you great service, a job completed professionally, on time, to budget, and HASSLE FREE!

HERE’S A RECENT REVIEW OF A HOT WATER SYSTEM WE INSTALLED:

I had Regency Plumbing to install Gas Hot Water at my property and I have absolutely nothing bad to say about them. All the way from dealing with Annaliese to the guys on the day, job all done and tidy, so professional. Highly recommend this company!! Thanks guys

Carol Sweeney

Rheem Stellar 130 Outdoor – Gas Storage Hot Water Cylinder Upgrade

*NOW ONLY $3387 inc GST

 

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Vulcan Freeloader to Rheem Stellar 160 Upgrade

We have put together a special package deal to supply and fit a brand-new Rheem Stellar external gas hot water heater for you which will replace your rusty old Vulcan Freeloader.

It is sometimes very hard to put everything into exact words, what’s planned for, what’s included, and what we will be doing, however I have tried my best to make it clear for you,

In a general overview the new hot water system will include:

  • A Rheem Stellar 160 external gas storage hot water cylinder
  • A full new set of mains pressure control valves,
  • Seismic restraints to ensure your cylinder remains upright,
  • Any plumbing work required to complete installation,
  • Any gas fitting required to complete your installation, including a gas certificate,
  • And any new pipework, and connections that are required,

PLUS: if you upgrade your old cylinder right now, we’ll give you a $150 TRADE IN on your old hot water cylinder, brass valves, and scrap pieces of pipework, to help us keep the replacement cost of your new one to a minimum. (of course, this only applies if we take away your old cylinder, valves, and scraps of pipework)

So, if you take advantage of this great package deal and all the savings, right now you’ll only pay $3587 including GST for the complete package.

Rheem Stellar 160 Outdoor – Gas Storage Hot Water Cylinder Upgrade

*NOW ONLY $3587 inc GST

 

PLUS: right now, you will also get an energy saving BONUS OFFER chucked in for FREE!

  • We will fit pipe lagging, or insulation to all the hot water pipes in and around the cylinder up to a maximum of 4 metres in length for FREE. A lot of heat, and energy is lost from the pipework on and around your hot water cylinder.

So, it’s a great deal we have for you right now. The full retail price of this job is normally $5,452.00, so therefore – this package includes a total savings of almost $1900! A great deal, but only available at this price for a LIMITED TIME ONLY!

You will be delighted… GUARANTEED!

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In summary:

Plumbing, gas fitting, and removal of the old cylinder and valves is all included.

This is a complete package, however there are potentially a couple of issues we can encounter on installations like this which are not included as standard in our set packages as they’re only occasionally required, so we find it best and most appropriate to just charge them as an extra on those jobs.

* SPECIAL NOTES:

  • On any jobs that we have allowed to complete the electrical work for you, in relation to the job we are doing, should the electrician deem it to be unsafe, or non-compliant with current regulations, and therefore will not be able to issue a code of compliance certificate, upgrades will be required. This will cost extra over and above our quotation for basic electrical work normally required on a job like this, but after all it is for your safety, so worth getting it sorted while we’re there. This could be the wiring, the switches, the fuses, RCD circuits, or even the switch board itself.
  • Should any of the old plumbing pipework at your property be the old black plastic piping, which is well known to be problematic, and prone to bursting randomly which has caused some major damage for customers in the past, or even old, galvanized pipe, we can remove it and upgrade it for you while we’re there to give you the peace of mind your plumbing is durable and watertight for the future. This would be extra, over and above the package price.
  • If you already have a low-pressure hot water system, you’ll be aware of the poor performance you get from it, particularly in the shower. This of course will be no better with your new replacement cylinder, so we highly recommend upgrading to a mains pressure hot water system. New mains pressure hot water systems start from about $2987 and go up from there depending on what option you choose. Many people, in fact most people who don’t have mains pressure already choose to upgrade. We can discuss the options with you.
  • Should you choose to upgrade to mains pressure hot water, from low pressure, occasionally we find the old tapware, particularly shower mixers don’t always work very well, or are noisy with a new high pressure hot water system, so if you’re upgrading from low pressure, you may need to either modify or upgrade the existing shower mixers. This is not included in our standard quotes as it’s quite rare now that this is required, however we can arrange a solution to the problem for you should there be an issue once we test the new system. If you’re replacing your shower anyway, then obviously there won’t be any issue with the shower mixer.
  • And finally, if any unforeseen issues or circumstances arise outside of our control that cause the job to be delayed, held up, or prolonged for any reason, no penalties can be claimed against Regency Plumbing.

Our general hot water exclusions include:

  • No allowance has been made for any other subtrades work unless it is listed clearly in the details,
  • Should you “the customer” decide for any reason you no longer wish to proceed with the job after we have started to travel to site. A full refund will be given excluding our minimum service charge and restocking fee of $200 plus GST. It is recommended that any cancellations if required are made the day prior, if possible,
  • This quote has been based on us completing the work within 1 site visit on the same day. Any additional site visits required that are out of our control will be charged at our regular rates,
  • We have only made allowance to re-connect the new hot water cylinder in the existing location. Should we be required to extend the hot and cold-water supplies to a new location there will be an additional charge of $25 per meter of pipe. This will be added to the final bill on completion of the job.
  • We often find when we come to properties that they are not fitted with pressure limiting valves. We recommend that a limiting valve is fitted to every property to protect the pipe work and fixtures from over pressurization. Should your property not have one, we are able to supply and install one for you for an additional cost of $250 plus GST.
  • As you have an existing gas installation, on arrival to site we will first test for soundness, to ensure you don’t have any gas leaks, or faults prior to us starting our work. This is what is required of us as gasfitters before we commence any new work or upgrades. Should there be any issues, we will point them out to you, and arrange for repairs to be completed to ensure we can complete the job, test system, and leave your installation safe, and of course provide the appropriate certificate of compliance. Extra’s would apply if additional work were required.
  • This is a general list of exclusions and possibly the whole list will not directly relate to your job, however we feel it’s always best to be clear upfront before we start work to avoid any unwanted surprises!

But to be very clear – in all cases, if we come across any issues outside of the quoted value – we will notify you right away, we will discuss with you, we will provide estimated additional cost to make good, or alter, and it will be agreed upon by you and us before we proceed, eliminating the shock of a significant, or any price inflation from the original quote.

How long does a job like this take?

In most cases a standard hot water system upgrade will all be completed within the day.

We are very focused on a quality outcome, and sometimes if you rush too much the quality is compromised. It’s better to take a little extra time than be disappointed, but it would be very rare to not be able to complete the installation within the same day we started job.

So, what’s the plan from here:

We really look forward to completing this project for you, and we hope to hear from you very soon. If you need to chat about anything, just give us a call, we are here to help and make your job easier.

If you’re happy with everything already, all you need to do is liaise with our team to establish a time frame that works for you to get it done, arrange a deposit of 50%, and your date will be locked in for you.

And just one final reminder for your own peace of mind:

If you’re not already confident we are the best choice to complete your job, I encourage you to read more about us on our website and check out our fabulous reviews online. We have a fantastic team of plumbers, gasfitters, and other contractors to carry out your work, we do an amazing job, we take care of everything for you, providing you great service, a job completed professionally, on time, to budget, and HASSLE FREE!

HERE’S A RECENT REVIEW OF A HOT WATER SYSTEM WE INSTALLED:

I had Regency Plumbing to install Gas Hot Water at my property and I have absolutely nothing bad to say about them. All the way from dealing with Annaliese to the guys on the day, job all done and tidy, so professional. Highly recommend this company!! Thanks guys

Carol Sweeney

Rheem Stellar 160 Outdoor – Gas Storage Hot Water Cylinder Upgrade

*NOW ONLY $3587 inc GST

 

Get in touch now, and we’ll make sure you get the best possible deal!
 

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