Gas Hydro Califont

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6 years 9 months ago #511787 by muri
Gas Hydro Califont was created by muri
Anyone had experience with a Hydro Power gas Califont?
Bosch put out a califont that works without power or batteries but based on water pressure, so when the hot tap is turned on the flow is used to ignite the gas.
Just wondered if anyone has used these. It was recommended to me but just wondered if anyone had experience with them and any pros and cons

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6 years 8 months ago #514731 by allyearle
Replied by allyearle on topic Gas Hydro Califont
Hi Muri I would also like to know about this if anyone has any experience with these?

Thanks :)

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6 years 8 months ago #514734 by kate
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We had one on the hut we lived in while we built the house. It worked well, we never had a problem with it.

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6 years 8 months ago #514737 by tonybaker
Replied by tonybaker on topic Re:Re: Gas Hydro Califont
google says "These bosch units are always failing and there is a point you reach when you pay so much to get people out for the same fault before you realize you have a lemon system and decide to buy another brand."
It appears that the hydrogenerator(thingy that causes the spark) is not that reliable? Anyway, a new unit should be under warranty for a good number of years.

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6 years 8 months ago #514738 by allyearle
Replied by allyearle on topic Re:Re: Gas Hydro Califont
Hi Tonybaker, yes I have also had a look and found the same thing - also looks as if the Bosch only has a 3 year warranty but the Rheem has a 10 year warranty. Perhaps the Rheem or Rinnai are the better brands as they are more specialized in the hot water systems area??

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6 years 8 months ago #514760 by muri
Replied by muri on topic Re:Re: Gas Hydro Califont
Actually, the califont is now installed
It was recommended by my plumber who has been using them for years and recommended them to others and not had any problems

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6 years 8 months ago #514781 by tonybaker
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don't get misled by warranties! Under the Sale of Goods Act, all merchandise must be fit for purpose, ie, you don't expect a washing machine to last only 3 years. Make sure you keep records of the plumbers contact details and his invoice so you can come back to him if it fails in a few years time. Most products use Chinese made parts so there is no surety that a German product is any better than any other product. You did the right thing in doing some research!

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6 years 8 months ago #514784 by muri
Replied by muri on topic Re:Re: Gas Hydro Califont
actually, these are made in australia, not germany, even tho its a german company, so probably not a lot of chinese parts

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