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Drip Trays and Overflow
- Drip trays are often not installed with enough of a fall to ensure adequate drainage.
- Leaks occur at the mouth of the drip tray.
- Galvanised drip trays eventually rust which cause leaks.
- Poly Urethane drip trays often warp due to high temperatures which it is exposed to in the roof space of a building, allowing for water to pool and leaks to form.
- Changes in overflow piping specifications takes time to implement, with the result that many geysers still make use of poor quality products that were previously considered compliant.
- Not all installations can accommodate a drip tray. Although relocating the geyser is an option, it involves additional cost.(due to rational design)
- Although most geysers have a 5 year warranty, many of them burst sooner.
- Nowadays, most geysers are high-pressure geysers, they operate under enormous pressure ranging from 200-600KPA. Coupled with the fact that the materials used in manufacturing are selected based on the minimum quality specifications to ensure a cost effective product, it is not surprising that the pressure of the geyser together with the inferior materials and construction process eventually results into a burst geyser. When you add several connection points as well as multiple valves and outlets that help the geyser perform its daily functions, problems seem inevitable.
- Although a geyser is installed according to the SANS SABS specification (10254), still a lot is found that is non compliant to the specification.
- The most common places where leaks occur on a geyser are as follows:
- The geyser cold & hot water inlets where it is connected to the geyser
- The seams of the geyser
- The connection of the safety valves and most commonly hot water vacuum breaker