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    Solar Geyser COC

    I have done my Certificate of Competence at Water Smith Cert 244499 Level 4 CETA Approved 5P5767

    I must supply n Client with a COC for n Solar Geyser Installation.
    The normal Electrical geyser was Faulty.
    What is the process !!

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    Is the geyser only solar or is it a solar/electrical hybrid?

    Are you needing to issue an electrical CoC for the geyser or a water/plumbing CoC?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyD View Post
    Is the geyser only solar or is it a solar/electrical hybrid?

    Are you needing to issue an electrical CoC for the geyser or a water/plumbing CoC?
    This is a High Pressure Solar geyser with Back up Element..

    The Problem with this Client he be leave that there is n Solar Geyser COC only on the Solar Inst...

    The existing Normal geyser was Removed and Replaced with a Heat Tech 200L Solar Geyser..

    Please Advice

    See Attached Certificate of my Team Qualification,s

    Thank you
    Julian

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    I only know about the electrical side of things, if you've altered the electrical installation in any way you'd be required to issue an electrical CoC for the installation.
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    So, please clarify: If i installed a solar geyser manifold, with 12V circulation pump + 10W solar panel, that circulates water into an existing geyser, I don't need a COC at all?

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    If Solar got involved you will need COC. Solar is an alternative energy source and con not be switched off if the system overheats as a thermostat will do in a conventional system. This means a competent person must design and certify that the system comply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nuuskierig View Post
    If Solar got involved you will need COC. Solar is an alternative energy source and con not be switched off if the system overheats as a thermostat will do in a conventional system. This means a competent person must design and certify that the system comply.
    You do realize that a solar geyser doesn't have electricity, right? Since it's just water, it relies on pressure release valves instead. The only electricity involved in this case is the 12V circulation pump, connected to it's own solar panel.

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    no solar might have Electrical backup

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nuuskierig View Post
    no solar might have Electrical backup
    Can someone else, with more knowledge on this please give me a better response....?

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    I don't have any more knowledge on the subject but I think your answer is yes, no, maybe... the issues similar to yours were discussed here and there was no definate consensus or answer I'm afraid, the arguments for and against both had merit. http://www.theforumsa.co.za/forums/s...ehole-Pump-COC
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