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Topic # 110649 13-Oct-2012 04:19 Send private message

Came home from work Thursday and all the digital clocks in our house are flashing, as if there's been a power cut. Suppliers Contact Energy and Vector say there were no outages in our area on Thursday.

Then we notice that we have no hot water. Checked the switch/fuse box and the hot water switch is on. I guess we will need to get a plumber in this morning but would welcome any comments or advice on all this.

is it likely that we will need a new element in our cylinder (in fact, can that even be done?) or a whole new cylinder? Could something failing in the cylinder have caused a spike that tripped all the clocks, or could a system spike have caused the problem with our hot water cylinder?

Don't know much about all this and keen to hear thoughts or ideas. Thanks.

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  Reply # 700490 13-Oct-2012 04:39 Send private message

eracode: Came home from work Thursday and all the digital clocks in our house are flashing, as if there's been a power cut. Suppliers Contact Energy and Vector say there were no outages in our area on Thursday.

Then we notice that we have no hot water. Checked the switch/fuse box and the hot water switch is on. I guess we will need to get a plumber in this morning but would welcome any comments or advice on all this.

is it likely that we will need a new element in our cylinder (in fact, can that even be done?) or a whole new cylinder? Could something failing in the cylinder have caused a spike that tripped all the clocks, or could a system spike have caused the problem with our hot water cylinder?

Don't know much about all this and keen to hear thoughts or ideas. Thanks.


It would be an electrician you want - not a plumber.
An electrician can replace the cylinder element - if it has fried and needs replacing.

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