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Recent Hot Water System Installation & Repair reviews in Melbourne

On time, efficient, polite and helpful. Would recommend. Thanks.

Hot Water! Not working


Thanks John

No hot water. Pilot light to be lighted to enable


Very easy to communicate with

Plumber: hot water unit leaking


He was very helpful and worked very hard

Hot water tap and dishwasher to be disconnected


Job done to satisfaction and on time! Would use Justin again for future jobs!

Water flowing from hot water unit relief valve


Couldn't fix as it was a building issue but appreciate the promptness and explanation

Fix hot water in apartment unit


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What do hot water system installation services include?

Hot water system installation services include all the activities necessary to put a reliable, safe hot water system in your home. This involves installing an unvented hot water system, inspecting the installation area, preparing materials, installing the cylinder or tank, then making the needed connections. After the installation, your plumber can test the system for flaws and address them as needed.

Inspecting installation area

Your water heater installation begins with a thorough inspection of the spot that will house the tank and its components. Your plumber makes sure that the floor is robust enough to support the cylinder's weight and complies with established building codes and safety rules and regulations. If the allotted space is deemed insufficient for the cylinder, your plumber can help you look for an alternative spot for the unvented cylinder service. 

Preparing for installation 

Your plumber makes the necessary preparations for the hot water cylinder installation. If necessary, some plumbers may offer to make an improvised platform of sturdy materials to support the tank's weight. Otherwise, you can hire a Tasker to handle all your carpentry needs.

When appropriate, your hired plumber shuts off the power, gas, and water supply before starting the job. They can take all the necessary measurements to determine the right amount of materials, then cuts and bends wires and pipes to the appropriate lengths and widths. Your plumber may also cut holes into walls or floors as needed to allow pipes or wires to run through.

Installing the cylinder

Once the cylinder's space is ready, your plumber can proceed with the unvented hot water cylinder installation. They can place the cylinder or tank onto its designated space and position. Your plumber takes care not to damage any of the components of the vented hot water cylinder or other pipes and wires in its surroundings.

Installing components and pipes

After the cylinder is in position, your specialist proceeds with attaching the appropriate pipes, wires and components like the Temperature and Pressure Release valve, expansion vessel, immersion heater, and any other pipes and valves. As with all other stages of the unvented cylinder installation, they use appropriate materials and techniques that are compliant with state safety and building regulations and industry best practices. 

Testing the system

Your hired plumber tests the system after completing the installation. They check that each tap and shower head provides hot water on demand and flows with consistent pressure. Should variations in temperature or pressure arise, your plumber can troubleshoot the system and do the appropriate fixes. 

They repeat this process until the hot water system works without any issues. And now that your home has hot water running through your taps, tubs, and showers, why not ensure greater warmth and comfort in every room of your home? On Airtasker, you can also hire an insulation installer who can help you cut down on bills and achieve year-round comfort.

Recent Hot Water System Installation & Repair tasks in Melbourne

Hot Water System - Install Chromogen Full Flange Kit


Ascot Vale VIC, Australia

21st Jan 2023

To install a Chromogen Full Flange Kit (Kit K1182) on a 5 year old Chromogen 300L hot water tank which is heated by a solar unit on the roof and boosted by a gas instantaneous system. The purpose of this flange kit is to disconnect the gas instantaneous water pipes (but not the actual gas unit) from the hot water tank and then add an electric heating element (rod) to the hot water tank as the hot water booster instead of the gas unit. The flange kit contains: electric flange plates, element, gasket seal element, anode, seal anode fibre washer, thermostat housing, thermostat, thermostat gasket, nut for anode). I will purchase and supply the Flange Kit. My advise from Chromogen Service Division is that whilst this task requires the right plumbing skills, it is a reasonably straightforward installation without much difficulty or complexity. Please ensure you when you bid that you have the skills and have done similar work, including being familiar with Chromogen Water Tanks heated by solar and connected to an instantaneous gas unit. Many thanks and please refer photo, there is plenty of space to work. I am planning this work to be done in late Feb or during March. - Due date: Flexible

Replace hot water service


Melbourne City VIC, Australia

8th Jan 2023

Please include all materials and Labor in price, must include the new unit exact same unit. In the cbd parking available Also replace safe tray with correct fall - Due date: Before Thursday, 12 January 2023

Installing only l supply material and hot water heater 25 l


Brunswick VIC, Australia

6th Jan 2023

Install plug in electric hot water system I will supply all materials and equipment connect inlet - Due date: Flexible

Install a replacement hot water system


Melbourne VIC, Australia

4th Jan 2023

Looking at DUX 160T136 to replace existing DUX 160F1-36 that's 20 years old. 5th floor apartment in CBD. System installed inside bedroom cabinet 565mm x 660mm x 2.2m. Need old system to be taken away as part of the job, please.

Light pilot light on hot water service


Northcote VIC, Australia

1st Jan 2023

Pilot light on old hot water system needs to be re lit as wind has blown it out! I can usually do it but I can’t this time - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 2 January 2023

Hot water valve repair


Brunswick VIC, Australia

1st Jan 2023

Hot water valve under the sink no longer working - won’t shut off water. Need this repaired. - Due date: Flexible

Replace old electric hot water unit with new smaller electric unit


Northcote VIC, Australia

28th Dec 2022

Replace old 80L electric hot water unit with new 50L electric hot water unit. - Due date: Before Friday, 30 December 2022

Replacement of electric hot water unit


North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

26th Dec 2022

Replacement and installation of safety tray of my 50L electric hot water unit as a leak is causing the fuse to trip.

Carlo and Michele were extremely helpful in changing my hot water unit

Replace old hot water system with new smaller unit


Fitzroy North, Victoria, Australia

19th Dec 2022

I would like to replace the existing, large hot water system positioned outside at the rear of our yard with a much smaller modern system, wall mounted. Our house has a single bathroom, therefore only needs a smaller capacity unit.

Investigate low hot water pressure


West Melbourne VIC 3003, Australia

7th Dec 2022

I have an apartment which currently has how lot water pressure. Cold water pressure is good. The building manager has said it is likely an issue with the internal temperature valve (which is accessible in the ceiling via a hatch) I need someone to either fix it or prove that it's not an issue in the unit. Should be a quick one. - Due date: Flexible

Ben's fantastic. Fixed hot water pressure in apartment, checked everywhere and offered several extra solutions which weren't required. 10/10

Hot water pipe needs repaired


Collingwood VIC 3066, Australia

7th Dec 2022

We drilled a hole in the wall and it hit a Hot Water pipe. The hole will need to be replaced however the pipe has also disconnected itself from the copper pipe and also may have disconnected itself in another area that will need to be looked into.. This isn't a huge job but it wil need to be fixed ASAP This Task will include materials and parts - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 7 December 2022

Professional and helpful

Plumber to attend to Hot Water Service playing up


St Kilda VIC, Australia

21st Nov 2022

Unreliable Hot Water coming thru... maybe time for new Hot Water Service in first floor flat Need Plumber to attend, advise and hopefully fix.... Property is in Barkly Street St Kilda - Due date: Flexible

thank you for job done promptly and well

Replace hot water system


Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia

17th Oct 2022

Wanting to replace current storage unit and booster system with a Dux instantaneous wall mounted hot water unit. The current storage system takes up too much space in my yard and therefore I have bought a smaller DUX instant system that can be mounted to the Wall and give me more yard space. I'm willing to help remove the current system to keep the price lower

Efficient and clean work. Thanks

Gas hot water not working


Balaclava VIC, Australia

13th Oct 2022

Our gas supply cut out last night in the bad weather. Not sure why it does, but it has happened before. Supply is back because the gas cooktop works, but can’t get the hot water working despite trying to reignite the hot water system. Unit is a Rinnai 16P. Can a qualified plumber/gas plumber please help? Maybe even help work out the source of the failing gas supply in bad weather too… - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 14 October 2022

Prompt arrival and fixed the issue no problems!

Fix/replace hot water unit


Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

3rd Oct 2022

Hot water unit is not working. Require plumber to repair or replace unit. Based in kensington 3031

Would recommend. On time and professional.

Fix hot water tap


Coburg VIC, Australia

26th Sep 2022

Hot water tap on bathroom sink has stopped working. Assuming it needs a new washer, cartridge is fairly stuck and I’m unable to undo it myself to change it over. Seeking a plumber with better tools and confidence - Due date: Flexible

Great communication, promptly fixed the issue. Would definitely recommend

Need a plumber to change hot water temperature valve


St Kilda VIC, Australia

23rd Aug 2022

Plumber needed to change hot water temperature valve - Due date: Flexible

No fuss job done well thanks Jordan

New exhaust flue from a gas hot water and heater a


Toorak VIC, Australia

16th Aug 2022

I need a new flue installed for a gas hot water system and gas central hester. The duct is around 3 meters long and joins to an existing vertical flue that is in the building. The critical issue is that the new flue must be joined to an existing asbestos stack. The stack is in good condition and no work is required on the asbestos. Just gluing or sealing the new to the old. Can you please help? - Due date: Before Wednesday, 17 August 2022

Leon was really flexible and helped us get our system back up and running!

Solar Hot Water install frost valve


Ascot Vale VIC, Australia

2nd Aug 2022

Hi I’m wanting a plumber to install a frost valve on solar collection panel. The panel hasn’t burst but want to add valve to protect the panel. I have a new AVG FPV-15 to install. The panel is on a double storey but you can access the second storey from the first storey roof with a ladder. - Due date: Flexible

Jordan was on time and did a great job!

Licensed plumber to fix our hot water service


Brunswick VIC 3056, Australia

29th Jul 2022

Our hot water service needs to be fixed. Our showers are lukewarm and it takes ages to heat up. We had someone fiddle with the settings a few days ago but it hasn't made a difference. Sometimes the burner works, sometimes it doesn't. I'm in Brunswick. Offer is just for someone to come and look, and to quote us for fixing. We'd love it to be done this week if possible.

Nahil was prompt and seemed nice enough, but he was not upfront before he got to my place, about how much it would cost to find the issue ($165 to run a 5 minute test) I understand that there are minimum call-out fees, but this price should have been mentioned before I accepted his offer because I had cheaper quotes. I was really put on the spot. I'm genuinely sorry you were left out of pocket Nahil, but a bit of communication and transparency would've been appreciated.