Out of sight isn’t always out of mind. Out of sight means; expensive to repair if an issue crops up!
The hotwater tank was positioned near the fire, for the fire’s wetback system to be efficient and effective. But, the fire had been previously replaced and was no longer running a wetback.
The low-pressure hot water cylinder was thus, in a badly positioned cupboard which protruded into the living area. The house already had a lot of cupboard space. In the interests of achieving our project mission, the existing hot water cylinder cupboard had to go.
Further to this, the galvanised plumbing throughout the house was showing signs of deterioration, quite typical of nearly 60-year-old plumbing. The water had a brown tinge when the tap was first turned on, and the water pressure was weak, demonstrating that some corrosion and narrowing was occuring in the pipes.
Ultimately, we decided that as we were keen to move the hot water cylinder anyway, and as a lot of the gib would be off the walls through the renovation – now was the right time to guarantee we wouldn’t face any plumbing issues in the future.