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!