Hot Water has come a long way!
Most hot water is now heated with electricity or natural gas, but in the past, it was commonly heated with solid fuels or with town gas made at local gasworks.
Solid fuels, such as wood and coal, have been used to heat hot water for centuries. Early European settlers would heat water in a kettle or pot over an open fire or on the kitchen stove, lift it to the sink, laundry tub or bath and add cold water to adjust the temperature.
The copper, once found in every home laundry, was a larger, more permanent version of this process. The large copper container held about 60 litres of water, and was permanently mounted on a concrete or brick stand in the laundry. The water was heated by lighting a fire under the copper, and the clothes were ‘boiled’ with soap. They were agitated using a broom handle or some other suitable length of wood. Super hard work!
Tomlinson Plumbing has the experience and expertise to help you with your hot water in Geelong, Torquay, Barwon Heads, Ocean Grove and surrounding areas.
We can assist with all brands of hot water systems– Rheem, Rinnai, Vulcan, Aquamax, Bosch, Dux, Thermann & more.
Give us a call today on 5261 2422 to discuss you hot water requirements. We're your local Master Plumber.
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