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Read Before You Light Your Gas Cylinder

If you have a gas hot water cylinder in your home, sometimes you may have to shut the gas off or the pilot flame may extinguish which will require you to re-ignite your gas hot water. Here are the “dos and don’ts” before you apply ignition, taken from instructions supplied with gas cylinders.

igniting_your_hot_water_cylinderDO NOT LIGHT HEATER UNTIL FULL OF WATER

Gas water heaters are designed to operate reliably and safely as long as the operating instructions are followed exactly. You must comply with these lighting instructions at every stage.

A. The water heater is equipped with an igniter button which lights the pilot. When lighting the pilot follow these instructions exactly.

B. Before lighting ensure there is no smell of gas around or in the vicinity of the water heater and the burner opening. Be sure to smell next to ground level as some gases can settle there

C. WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS

    • Do not try to light the water heater
    • If the gas small is throughout the room, turn the gas control knob clockwise to the “●” (off) position and then turn off the ignition valve on the gas line to the water heater.
    • Leave the room and call Rheem Service or a qualified service technician.

D. Use only your hand to turn the gas control knob, never use tools. If the control knob will not turn by hand, don’t try to repair it, call a qualified service technician. Force or attempted repair may cause a fire or explosion.

E. Do not attempt to operate this water heater if it has been damaged. Call a qualified service technician.

LIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS

  1. STOP, READ THE SAFETY INFORMATION ABOVE.
  2. TURN THE GAS CONTROL KNOB FULLY CLOCKWISE TO THE “●” (OFF) POSITION. REMOVE THE FRONT COVER BELOW THE GAS CONTROL.
  3. WAIT FIVE (5) MINUTES SO ANY BUILD UP OF UNBURNT GAS CAN ESCAPE. IF YOU THEN SMELL GAS, STOP AND FOLLOW THE “C” IN THE SAFETY INFORMATION. IF YOU DO NOT SMELL GAS, PROCEED TO STEP 4.
  4. Turn the knob to the (pilot) position.
  5. Depress the knob fully (until star disappears below housing) and after 30 seconds, whist keeping the knob depressed, repeatedly press the igniter button(for up to 40 seconds ) until the pilot light ignites.
    Warning: Keep your face clear of the combustion chamber opening while pressing the lighter.
    Note: It is not possible to depress the knob fully if the gas control has activated as safety shut-off feature. In this case, wait 60 seconds for the gas control to reset.
  6. Keep the knob depressed for 20 seconds after the pilot flame lights.
  7. Release the knob and check the pilot is still alight. The pilot can be checked by looking through the large opening below the gas control.
  8. If the pilot light has failed to light or has not remained alight, turn the gas control knob to the “” (off) position. Wait five (5) minutes for any unburnt gas to escape and then begin again at step 3.
    Warning: Failure to wait five (5) minutes may result in a fire or explosion.
  9. When the pilot flame remains alight with the gas control knob released, turn the knob anticlockwise to the numbered setting that will provide the water temperature of about 60°C. Refer to the rating label for this setting. Refit the front cover securely.
  10. Turn the knob to a higher number for a high water temperature if required.
  11. If the main burner does not light at the selected setting, the water may already be at the selected temperature.
    Note: Never press the igniter button while the top knob is in a numbered position.

TO TURN OFF GAS APPLIANCE

  1. TURN THE GAS CONTROL KNOB TO THE “●” (OFF) POSITION.
  2. TURN OFF GAS ISOLATION VALVE
    To maintain safety and efficiency, this heater should be serviced annually by an authorized service agent.

Following these instructions will ensure that you operate your gas hot water cylinder safely and any risk is minimised. If you need assistance or are unsure how to do these steps, call us on 0800 429 546 before doing anything to your cylinder.

Rinnai is getting greener in 2017

Rinnai have been busy with some exciting changes to products making sure they remain one of New Zealand’s preferred suppliers of electric hot water cylinders. The next 12 months will see some exciting changes to their range starting with changes to some of the Mains Pressure Enamel products.

Always striving to be at the forefront of future-proof technology, Rinnai, as part of our commitment to the environment has made changes to our manufacturing process. Innovations to the materials that we use to assemble our finished products will enable our cylinders to be kinder to the environment while still allowing us to meet the same exacting standards you have come to expect.

These changes will mean that the height of some of our Mains Pressure Enamel Electric cylinders will be changing over the coming months.

The first of these changes will be reflected with the production of our Mains Pressure Enamel 180L 488 product (ME18048830/ME18048820). This means that all orders from now on will be fulfilled with the new height.

The full schedule of changes to affected Mains Pressure Enamel cylinders can be found below:

CODE LITRES DIAMETER EXISTING HEIGHT NEW HEIGHT KW CHANGE WINDOW
ME18048830 180 488 1660 1695 3 NOW
ME18048820 180 488 1660 1695 2 NOW
ME25059030 250 590 1580 1595 3 MID NOV 2016
ME25059020 250 590 1580 1595 2 MID NOV 2016
ME250590D30 250 590 1580 1595 2X3 MID NOV 2016
ME250590D20 250 590 1580 1595 2X2 MID NOV 2016
ME18059030 180 590 1190 1205 3 END NOV 2016
ME18059020 180 590 1190 1205 2 END NOV 2016
ME09048830 90 488 955 1030 3 EST MAR 2017
ME09048820 90 488 995 1030 2 EST MAR 2017
ME13548830 135 488 1295 1328 3 EST JAN 2017
ME13548820 135 488 1295 1328 2 EST JAN 2017
ME30059030 300 590 1790 1805 3 JUN 2017
ME30059020 300 590 1790 1805 2 JUN 2017
ME300590D30 300 590 1790 1805 2X2 JUN 2017
ME300590D20 300 590 1790 1805 2X3 JUN 2017

From November 2016 we will be phasing out the dual element 2kW and 3 kW 180L Mains Pressure Enamel products (ME180590D30 and ME180590D20) from our range. Stocks of this product will not be replenished and orders for these products will continue to be fulfilled while stocks last.

As always, Rinnai is committed to the environment and to our customers. For more information on any of the products discussed above please contact us 0800 4 CYLINDERS

The danger of cheap hot water cylinder quotes.

wrongly_installed_hot_water_cylinderThis home owner would have been stoked to get this cylinder installed at $500 below going market price! There is a good reason why…

Often we lose out on installations because of price, home owners don’t know any better employing plumbers that happily install hot water cylinders in manner that is dangerous and inefficient to home owners.

We were called to this job which was just done recently by a local plumber, failing to follow basic building code requirements this installation resulted in overheating and damage of tap ware.

What were the requirements?

The installation was a replacing a faulty low pressure with a new low pressure hot water cylinder. the legal recommendations are very clear in this situation clearly stating that the plumber SHOULD bring this installation up to the current standard. which includes:

 

  1. Installing a tempering valve.
  2. Installing a cold water expansion valve.
  3. Installing earthquake restraints.

Non of which were done on this installation, putting this family at risk and increasing their power bill unnecessarily. Do you have a cheap quote? Before you commit, its a good idea to compare apples with apples!  Not sure? Give us a ring on 0800 4 CYLINDERS.