4.3 magnitude earthquake in Christchurch shakes residence and hot water cylinder manufactures!
Yet another earthquake hits Christchurch and like every other earthquake this one leaves frustration and damage in the millions behind. Peter Cocks have been manufacturing hot water cylinders in New Zealand for decades and despite being prepared for the constant “shakes” every now and then, over 100 hot water cylinder got damaged in the quake.
This of course affects distribution throughout New Zealand, especially Auckland being the largest hot water consumer.
Peter Cocks have been recently sold to Rheem so the timing could have not been any worse/better? I suppose this will fully depend on who is looking at it 🙂
If you live in Christchurch and you are getting your hot water cylinder replaced, ensure your seismic restraint is installed correctly. This could save lives and definitely save you money even in the smallest quake. Hot water cylinders LTD have been busy helping Christchurch residence get their hot water cylinders repaired or replaced. If you are affected by the recent quakes give us a ring for immediate assistance.
We look forward to hearing more about Peter Cocks’ new venture with Rheem and will certainly keep you posted on any product advancements and updates. If you currently own a Peter Cocks hot water cylinder and are concerned about any future warranty related claims, dont be. Peter Cocks have already issued a statement guaranteeing the continuation of all warranties through the new purchaser Rheem. Peter Cocks may continue to operate under the current brand name “Peter Cocks” but only time will tell.
I had to giggle when I watched “The One” over the weekend. An action filled story line played on a multi-dimensional level filled with clichés and “classic” acting ability from Jason Statham and Jet Li. Mimicking typical special effects introduced by the Matrix the movie keeps you anticipated right through to the last showdown between Statham and Jet-Li.
On a manhunt, half way through the movie, Statham decides to take cover behind a Rheem Hot water cylinder. Now, I dont know about you but knowing what these products are made of, im not sure I would feel safe standing behind one trying to dodge a bullet!
So what model Rheem is this hot water cylinder?
By its height and diameter I would say this cylinder has a minimum capacity of 250L.
Looking closely at the connections at the top one can clearly identify flow and return pipework. In total 4 connections which exclude the pressure relief valve clearly visible on the side. I would categorise this hot water cylinder within the Rheem Premier Solar and Drain-back assortment.
Further down this article you can find a technical view of how the installation setup could look like.
Some obvious Hollywood neglection.
Other than the fact that this cylinder is EMPTY and will not save your life in a fire fight, why is it not connected to look like it? If you look at the top of the tank, you can clearly identify that it’s fully disconnected with a “stubby” for a hot water outlet. Do you think they upgraded to instant gas and the plumber forgot to take it away or did Hollywood reject the plumbers quote (I would hate to know how much they charge stars for plumbing works) to temporarily provide a “working” hot water cylinder which is full of water making the bullet proofing scene more realistic? I will leave the answer to your imagination! I guess you will just have to watch THE ONE.
After writing this article I have decided to take one of these hot water cylinders into the bush and introduce it to my 308 Browning. We will see how bullet proof a hot water cylinder can be. I will be updating you very soon with a video and some results, you never know, one day a Rheem may save your life!