Case Study: Hot Water Cylinder Replacement

Two kids enjoying the new hot water cylinder

Brian and Julie had a problem with their hot water cylinder over the Christmas break. They contacted Paramount Plumbing & Gas regarding the issue. We attended the site quickly and located the hot water cylinder underneath the house. It was leaking all over the place and the platform that it was sitting on had rotted out.

We provided a quote to replace their leaky cylinder with a Rheems 16T18013 180L Low Pressure hot water cylinder. We recommended the Rheem 16T18013 180L Low Pressure hot water cylinder because it:

  • Is made in New Zealand
  • Is easy to install in a tight situation
  • Has three inlets to choose from: bottom, left and right-hand sides
  • Rated for a maximum of 76kPa water pressure and indoor installation
  • New Zealand Minimum Energy Performance Standards Compliant
  • Perfect size for this situation in that it will easily serve 2-3 people in a moderate climate


Parts/Labour 1 Year
Cylinder/Tank Labour 1 Year
Cylinder/Tank Replacement 5 Year
Paramount Workmanship 2 Year for peace of mind

We also arranged an electrician to help replace the platform so that the customer didn’t need to run around finding other tradies.

Brian and Julie were stoked with the result, and said,

“Lovely people, really helpful and friendly, responded really quickly and provided a high quality job – thanks very much”


About Paramount Plumbing & Gas

Paramount Plumbing and Gas is a locally owned, Wellington-based company founded to provide an unrivalled, top-quality service to homes and businesses alike. We are experienced in attending to many plumbing & gas related tasks, whether it’s fixing emergency leaks, performing repairs or working on major installations.

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