Dec 14, 2006 10:48 am
I have an electric hot water system - the type with a big tank sitting up in the roof.
Suddenly, it's not making hot water. I've checked the appropriate switches on the mains board and they're both "On".
I've been up in the roof, and it is refilling itself properly - it's just not heating up the water. I'd heard these systems kind of go on forever, so I'm wondering if there's something else I can check.
I've called the plumber - waiting for a call back - but would love to avoid the fees if I can sort it out myself.
But, it seems to me like it's just the electrics stuffed up. In which case, I won't be fixing anything.
PS - probably a coincidence, but a couple of days ago, we had brown water coming out of all our taps - hot and cold. It took several buckets full of brown water until it eventually cleared up. That followed a day of 42 degree heat!
Re: Electric hot water system making cold water2
Dec 14, 2006 1:20 pm
I assume there is a fuse for the hot water in your switchboard. Is that OK?
Turn the power off, pull the fuse and check the wire, see if it's melted.
If it's not that, or you don't have the ability to change the fusewire,, it sounds like a job for an electrician..
Re: Electric hot water system making cold water3
Dec 14, 2006 6:53 pm
Sounds like my hot water tank when it went guts up.
Had to buy a new one…..good luck!
Internal and External Building and Colour Consultant
Online - Worldwide
Sign in or Join to reply to this Topic
stonesthrowHow hot/cold does a sunroom get?How hot/cold does a sunroom get?
Depends how much direct sun it gets. Is there any shading (eaves or trees)? If the sun hits a window directly it doesn't matter too much if it's double or single…
PulseHelp me understand this Hot Water SystemHelp me understand this Hot Water System
The time to heat is purely a function of the distance between the hws and the faucet. There are many options for hot water, you can also have a circulating circuit of hot…
PulseMetal light fixture frame has electric currentMetal light fixture frame has electric current
not sure what you mean, can you post photos, the frame cannot ‘have’ a current, it can be at 240v which is life threatening and should have tripped the circuit.…