best thing since sliced bread
bought a new 1 around mid ninety,s in a new home in frankston vic cos the existing 1 karked it & the plumber installer recommended it long an short never missed a beat 4 the 15 -16 years then I got kicked out anyhow bought an ole dump in another bit of vic & blo me down its equipped with a aquamax as well wich wearnt workin when I bought the house but pulled her 2 bits an give it a bit of a cleanup long an short that was 5 years ago & it aint missed a beat since so long an short as far as I know they r the only 1,s equipped with a stainless tank ( iculd b wrong ) bit long an short basicly stainless tank should outlast u but we shall see aye
Been running with absolutely no problem Our out door Aquamax 200 was recommended when we did our renovation on the house.. Family of 4 with people staying over, never runs out of hot water. Never spent an extra cent on it. Set and forget. 16 years now and going strong. Great product.
Aquamax 200 gas water heater still going strong
Our Aquamax 200 gas water heater has been running without a problem for 19 years. It is located outside in a salt laden coastal environment. It is reliable and seems to be rustproof. This is a very well built Australian product with a stainless steel tank and burner. Highly recommended.
September 5th 2018 Update: Still going strong after 25 years
In 2013 I reviewed our Aquamax water heater ( see my review dated April 2013 ). It was excellent then and another five and a half years later it is still working perfectly. That's around 25 y...ears outside in a coastal area. Fantastic! I think that model has been superseded but hopefully the company has maintained the quality. To relight the heater after a gas interruption just follow the instructions inside the front lid EXACTLY. To post this review I have to state when I purchased the heater but the dates only go back to 1998. We got ours in about 1993/1994 so ignore the 1998 date reliable and energy efficient heater still going at 19 years.
Questions & Answers
We have just started getting a lower temperature hot water from our Aquamax 205 which is prob 15+ years old. Have released the valve and turned the thermostat right up. Any ideas anyone?
How many litres per minute of hot water does it use
The heater is a mains pressure unit so the hot water comes out at a similar rate and pressure as it would out of your cold tap. The tank holds around 400 litres of preheated hot water which will last for many showers. I don't know how long the tank would take to reheat from cold because we have never run it out of hot water and we had three teenage boys who tried very hard to set showering records. .
my aqua max 200 has always been a great appliance but lately it has been making a banging noise . when I took the front panel off I noticed the gas had been igniting at the top of the burner just below the gas control valve. could this be a faulty valve or is it the burner?
Sorry, I don’t know. I’m overseas at the moment and can’t look at my heater to understand where the flame you mention is happening. Could it just be the pilot light (a small flame always burning used to ignite the main burner) you are looking at.
Most banging noises in plumbing come from “water hammer” pressure in pipes and are caused when the taps are turned on and off quickly. Washing machines turning on and off during the cycle are a common cause. It can be annoying but hard to track down.
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