Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 43
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2019
    Location
    Van Dykpark
    Posts
    206
    Thanked: 401

    Default Gas Geyser Installed

    I had a 20L Gas Geyser (fan forced Dewhot) installed.

    My daily electrical usage dropped from 33 to 15 units.

    next will be my solar system next month to go practically off the grid (will still have grid connection just incase i need to)


    Note: added type and make and it is a 20L not 21L.
    Last edited by Predator; 2021/07/29 at 10:16 AM.
    2019 Wildtrak 4x4 Bi-Turbo - Current
    2020 Ford Fiesta 1.0 Ecoboost Titanium auto - SWAMBO's new car and she loves it.
    2019 Ford Figo Trend Auto - sold
    2017 Everest 2.2 XLT - Sold
    2016 Ranger 3.2 Manual - Sold

  2. The Following User Says Thank You to Predator For This Useful Post:


  3. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Gqeberha
    Age
    50
    Posts
    16,086
    Thanked: 5828

    Default Re: Gas Geyser Installed

    That is a massive saving, and 21l sufficient for good shower etc?

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Pretoria
    Age
    36
    Posts
    675
    Thanked: 175

    Default Re: Gas Geyser Installed

    I'm going the same route, just waiting for last quote to decide which supplier to use. Also considering getting a gas oven...

    Sick and tired of power cuts / loadshedding.
    2019 Ford Everest 3.2 AWD
    2013 Suzuki GV 2.4 sold
    2010 Suzuki Jimny sold

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2019
    Location
    Van Dykpark
    Posts
    206
    Thanked: 401

    Default Re: Gas Geyser Installed

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirk View Post
    That is a massive saving, and 21l sufficient for good shower etc?
    Works perfect just like the electrical geyser, my hop is also connected.
    2019 Wildtrak 4x4 Bi-Turbo - Current
    2020 Ford Fiesta 1.0 Ecoboost Titanium auto - SWAMBO's new car and she loves it.
    2019 Ford Figo Trend Auto - sold
    2017 Everest 2.2 XLT - Sold
    2016 Ranger 3.2 Manual - Sold

  6. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Pretoria
    Age
    52
    Posts
    9,592
    Thanked: 7033

    Default Re: Gas Geyser Installed

    We installed a gas geyser for the kitchen sink. This sink is very from the geyser and we wasted a huge amount of water to get hot water in the kitchen. It is the best thing ever.

    We have a solar geyser for the showers and bathrooms, but in my next house I will definitely have at least one bathroom running off a gas geyser. Will never have a kitchen without a gas geyser ever again.

    Our solar system saved us a lot of stress (and cost) during the recent episode where our substation blew up yet again and areas where without power for between 4 and 7 days. Costly, but best improvement ever made to our house.
    Christa
    2018 Toyota Fortuner 2.8 GD-6 4x4 AT

    BushLapa 78 Now a Boskruier but with the same Zambia and CKGR bush stripes


  7. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to lekhubu943 For This Useful Post:


  8. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Johannesburg
    Posts
    431
    Thanked: 1547

    Default Re: Gas Geyser Installed

    Quote Originally Posted by Predator View Post
    I had a 20L Gas Geyser (fan forced Dewhot) installed.

    My daily electrical usage dropped from 33 to 15 units.

    next will be my solar system next month to go practically off the grid (will still have grid connection just incase i need to)


    Note: added type and make and it is a 20L not 21L.
    I presume that is "bottle gas" or LPG.

    Do you know if it can be jetted for natural gas and will it run on "piped town gas"?
    "The problem with internet quotes is that they are very often unverified."
    -Abraham Lincoln


  9. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Hillrise, Kempton Park
    Age
    67
    Posts
    2,502
    Thanked: 2389

    Default Re: Gas Geyser Installed

    Quote Originally Posted by Predator View Post
    I had a 20L Gas Geyser (fan forced Dewhot) installed.

    My daily electrical usage dropped from 33 to 15 units.

    next will be my solar system next month to go practically off the grid (will still have grid connection just incase i need to)

    Note: added type and make and it is a 20L not 21L.
    This represents an approximate saving of R1000 per month on electricity. We must remember Boksburg (as where we live) is COLD in winter and elect geysers work about double the charge compared to summer use. This is normal.

    Now you need to assess the gas use over time. When your bottle empties against the days in use. It should be close to 50% of your electricity use. By rule of thumb.

    When you install the solar I would recommend not to switch the grid off during night time low use periods. The electricity use then is favourable against the battery charge longevity. You will also not require so many batteries installed.

    My 2c.
    Last edited by JohanMaree; 2021/07/29 at 10:28 AM.
    Johan Maree
    Isuzu 300 d-tec
    MB Gwagen G350 Bluetec
    Nissan NP300 2.4 4x4
    Conqueror UEV-25

  10. #8
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    127.0.0.1
    Age
    38
    Posts
    997
    Thanked: 1340

    Default Re: Gas Geyser Installed

    I'm thinking to go gas geyser as well.

    We bought a gas stove recently and our daily usage went from 30 units, down to around 23-24 when the domestic is not at home. I also started boiling water for coffee ect on the gas stove. So the electric kettle is only used when the domestic is there.

    The gas geyser will then hopefully bring the daily usage down to less than 20.

  11. #9
    Join Date
    Sep 2019
    Location
    Van Dykpark
    Posts
    206
    Thanked: 401

    Default Re: Gas Geyser Installed

    Quote Originally Posted by MarcR View Post
    I presume that is "bottle gas" or LPG.

    Do you know if it can be jetted for natural gas and will it run on "piped town gas"?

    Yes LP Gas 2 x 48Kg's

    Don't know if you can convert to natural gas.
    2019 Wildtrak 4x4 Bi-Turbo - Current
    2020 Ford Fiesta 1.0 Ecoboost Titanium auto - SWAMBO's new car and she loves it.
    2019 Ford Figo Trend Auto - sold
    2017 Everest 2.2 XLT - Sold
    2016 Ranger 3.2 Manual - Sold

  12. #10
    Join Date
    Sep 2019
    Location
    Van Dykpark
    Posts
    206
    Thanked: 401

    Default Re: Gas Geyser Installed

    Quote Originally Posted by JohanMaree View Post
    This represents an approximate saving of R1000 per month on electricity. We must remember Boksburg (as where we live) is COLD in winter and elect geysers work about double the charge compared to summer use. This is normal.

    Now you need to assess the gas use over time. When your bottle empties against the days in use. It should be close to 50% of your electricity use. By rule of thumb.

    When you install the solar I would recommend not to switch the grid off during night time low use periods. The electricity use then is favourable against the battery charge longevity. You will also not require so many batteries installed.

    My 2c.
    Yip, i will not go off the grid, i will have 2 x 5Kw lith. batteries, should be good enough to last the night i think.
    2019 Wildtrak 4x4 Bi-Turbo - Current
    2020 Ford Fiesta 1.0 Ecoboost Titanium auto - SWAMBO's new car and she loves it.
    2019 Ford Figo Trend Auto - sold
    2017 Everest 2.2 XLT - Sold
    2016 Ranger 3.2 Manual - Sold

  13. #11
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    King Williams Town
    Age
    53
    Posts
    8,366
    Thanked: 2256

    Default Re: Gas Geyser Installed

    What did your gas Geyser cost if I may ask.
    Isuzu STD 2.5d 2x4 rear diffy lock
    2x spotlight,2x fog lights
    215/80/R15c tyres
    1 x great humourous driver
    GPS,Bluetooth
    Eagle eye dash cam --stolen ..bought another one
    snorkel soon
    Craig
    I DON'T LIVE IN AFRICA,AFRICA LIVES IN ME- Kyle my son

  14. #12
    Join Date
    Jun 2019
    Location
    Randburg
    Posts
    103
    Thanked: 42

    Default Re: Gas Geyser Installed

    Quote Originally Posted by lekhubu943 View Post
    We installed a gas geyser for the kitchen sink. This sink is very from the geyser and we wasted a huge amount of water to get hot water in the kitchen. It is the best thing ever.
    I'm considering this route as well for the exact same reason and have received a couple of quotes.

    I'm just trying to stomach R10k to basically have hot water on tap in the kitchen.

  15. #13
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    krugersdorp
    Age
    47
    Posts
    1,559
    Thanked: 540

    Default Re: Gas Geyser Installed

    the gas company from centurion have a deals that include
    gas geyser and installation.

    https://www.thegascompany.co.za/stat...gue_latest.pdf
    Last edited by jadranko; 2021/07/29 at 03:19 PM.

  16. #14
    Join Date
    Sep 2019
    Location
    Van Dykpark
    Posts
    206
    Thanked: 401

    Default Re: Gas Geyser Installed

    Quote Originally Posted by hunter26 View Post
    What did your gas Geyser cost if I may ask.
    Geyser alone was R12500, total installation + Certification = R28k
    2019 Wildtrak 4x4 Bi-Turbo - Current
    2020 Ford Fiesta 1.0 Ecoboost Titanium auto - SWAMBO's new car and she loves it.
    2019 Ford Figo Trend Auto - sold
    2017 Everest 2.2 XLT - Sold
    2016 Ranger 3.2 Manual - Sold

  17. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Predator For This Useful Post:


  18. #15
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Boksburg
    Age
    41
    Posts
    1,042
    Thanked: 10

    Default Re: Gas Geyser Installed

    I also had the 20l Dewhot installed .
    We use about 48kgs in 2months (stove and Geyser)
    The last price for gas was R1100 for 48kgs .
    Thats about R550 a month for gas and includes cooking .

    I havnt worked out the exact savings yet BUT ill always have hot water as long as i have gas .

  19. The Following User Says Thank You to Shottie_gp For This Useful Post:


  20. #16
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Hillcrest
    Age
    65
    Posts
    19,734
    Thanked: 9288

    Default Re: Gas Geyser Installed

    Quote Originally Posted by Shottie_gp View Post
    I also had the 20l Dewhot installed .
    We use about 48kgs in 2months (stove and Geyser)
    The last price for gas was R1100 for 48kgs .
    Thats about R550 a month for gas and includes cooking .

    I havnt worked out the exact savings yet BUT ill always have hot water as long as i have gas .
    I can make my own electricity but I canít make gas.

    Also load shedding lasts 2 hours, not two months.
    Cheers

    ZS5KAD - PROFFESIONAL DUMBASS
    3 Land Rover V8's
    NA - TwinTurbo - SuperCharged
    A V6 and an inline 4

    If you fly or drive to an anti-Fracking meeting, you have no business being there and you wont get my ear......

  21. #17
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Hillcrest
    Age
    65
    Posts
    19,734
    Thanked: 9288

    Default Re: Gas Geyser Installed

    Guys, donít be fooled. It is technically almost impossible for gas to be cheaper than electricity, and nobody is saving R1000 a month, not even even if they run a hostel.

    There are a few use cases where you may save a few cents here and there.
    Cheers

    ZS5KAD - PROFFESIONAL DUMBASS
    3 Land Rover V8's
    NA - TwinTurbo - SuperCharged
    A V6 and an inline 4

    If you fly or drive to an anti-Fracking meeting, you have no business being there and you wont get my ear......

  22. The Following User Says Thank You to Fluffy For This Useful Post:


  23. #18
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Centurion + Others
    Age
    62
    Posts
    2,942
    Thanked: 274

    Default Re: Gas Geyser Installed

    morning Fluf,

    Our elec dropped from 1200-1500 a month to about 500 [ before the latest increase ] a 48kg lasts us about 3.5 months.

    thus 500ish + 400 [ 48 kg cost per month] is a reasonable saving

    cheers

    cc
    Merit before Race - anything else IS Racism.
    Stay Calm, engage low-ratio, keep buggering on - a Landy Man
    Longevity isn't worth dying for,

  24. The Following User Says Thank You to Capt Chaos For This Useful Post:


  25. #19
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    127.0.0.1
    Age
    38
    Posts
    997
    Thanked: 1340

    Default Re: Gas Geyser Installed

    Quote Originally Posted by Capt Chaos View Post
    morning Fluf,

    Our elec dropped from 1200-1500 a month to about 500 [ before the latest increase ] a 48kg lasts us about 3.5 months.

    thus 500ish + 400 [ 48 kg cost per month] is a reasonable saving

    cheers

    cc
    I think the biggest contributor to a gas geyser being cheaper is the "on demand" hot water of the gas geyser vs the continuous heating in the electric one.

  26. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to IcePick88 For This Useful Post:


  27. #20
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Boksburg
    Age
    41
    Posts
    1,042
    Thanked: 10

    Default Re: Gas Geyser Installed

    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffy View Post
    I can make my own electricity but I canít make gas.

    Also load shedding lasts 2 hours, not two months.
    Load shedding is one thing .... But there are times when we have outages for days . (im not even joking)
    You can make your own power ... I cant .(yet)

    For me Gas is convenient at this stage .

  28. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Shottie_gp For This Useful Post:


Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •