So we started doing some online research and found one we liked and travelled to Dubbo to check it out. We eventually decided on a SolarOz brand which was slightly different to our existing one, in such that the hot water that you use comes from a copper pipe coiled around the inside of the tank rather from just in the tank itself.
It took quite a while for it to arrive from Melbourne to Dubbo and we were very grateful to Tammy from Central West Heating
for her patience and help in finally organizing the hot water service to be there for us to pick up.
Our son AJ came over that day to help and we unloaded everything and he started erecting the support frame.
They slid the old empty system across out of the way to make room for the new frame .
The next day it was working so well ,boiling water was spurting out the overflow pipe and we have had to cover with shade cloth.
We then dismantled the tank off the frame and removed both off the roof using a slide off with straps system.
It's been a huge few days, but the effort has certainly been rewarded with glorious abundant hot water. This type of system has worked extremely well for us for the past 10 years and we hope that this newer improved version may go much longer...time will tell.
So until we meet again, please take care of you and yours,
Jane and Brian.