Rated 3 out of 5Â by SJR1973 Does what you'd expect!
This is a pretty basic item. It all comes neatly packaged in 4 panels. Each panel is basically a plastic covered section of roof insulation (fiber glass sheet). It also comes with a shoe lace to tie together the tops and some plastic bits to tie around the middle to bind the panels together.
The problem for me is that my cylinder was not in the best position so I could not get panels one side as the cylinder was too close to the wall. Also it is tricky to keep the cylinder covered while keeping the cabling, thermostat, and immersion head exposed,
Overall I think this is good value for money and I have already noticed a huge difference in the heat of my hot water in the mornings (hot vs luke warm) so it's definitely working.
There are simple instructions on the outer packaging but a word of advice: do not make the ties too tight as the insulation works better if it's not compressed too much. It wants to be as snug as possible but without compressing the actual insulation panels.
The only disappointment was that the product is advertised as 18" x 48" and in fact it ended up being 18" x 42". Fortunately, my cylinder is a rather small 117L one so there was plenty of excess even at 42". Rather misleading though.
12 Sep 2014
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Hitel Hitel
I on;y bought this item two days ago. The ordering was simple and efficient. The item was at the nominated depot when I went to collect it.
I was disappointed to find that the top of the panels were not shaped to fit but rather they had to be overlapped causing the last panel to lift up.
Also the 4 fastening ties were very flimsy i.e. they were made of 4mm wide gift wrapping ribbon. They should be of a more substantial material and also wide enough so's not to dig into the padded insulation. overall marks 3/10.
23 Aug 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by nrmacg Good basic product
Good value, easy to install and well worth the money.
1 Aug 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Ironside Easy to install
The Cylinder Jacket arrived well packed in a large brown box. Once out of the box was in another bag, There are four rolls that need to be allowed to plump out when unrolled. they are supposed to be tied with a supplied string but to be honest I found this to be too small so needed to put on a longer shoelace.
each leaf when plumped up becomes nice and thick, it was then strait forward to place around the cylinder and the supplied tie strings were ample that I could go around twice. very pleased with it. Again any one can do this job.
3 Jul 2014