Sydney Cooling Tower Pipework Replacement

Location: Sydney CBD | Project Duration: 1 Week

The Brief

They engaged us to replace the pipework from steel to copper as the pipework was showing obvious signs of rust. The client had the pipe x-rayed which also showed high levels of rust. The client was concerned that this pipework could blow out at anytime and flood 50 stories of apartments below it and would also mean that the air-conditioning would have to be isolated.

Our Approach

We cut out the existing steel pipework in the roof plant room which were serving the water supply for the cooling towers. The pipework was cut out and replaced due to obvious signs of rust and to prevent the risk of a serious leak occurring in the building.

Obstacles that we overcame

The major obstacle for this job was the time frame which we stuck to. This job was a success as we managed to complete the project within a small time frame to ensure minimal disruption to all the residents so they could start using their air-conditioning systems.

Colin Volkofsky

Colin Volkofsky


I have no hesitation recommending Reactive Plumbing Services to anyone. They are simply the best plumbing company I have ever used. Give them a go, you will not be disappointed.

Project Outcome

Overall, this cooling tower pipework replacement project was a complete success. Despite the time limitations, the job ran very smoothly and the final result exceeded expectations, both functionally and practically.

The cooling unit now runs seamlessly and the aesthetics of the installation turned out great. The client is over the moon as you can see from the glowing review he left and all in all, it was a great project, working for a great client, in the great city of Sydney.

Complete Client Testimonial:

Reactive Plumbing Services have successfully completed hundreds of projects, both large and small for the buildings (and the occupants) to which Volkofsky & Brown has been entrusted to manage. These projects include regular services (TMV replacement), ad-hoc repairs (including after hours callouts), annual certification (backflow prevention devices) and large capital works.

Not only is Ben and his staff experienced and entirely capable of performing any plumbing job to the highest standard, the level of customer service provided is exceptional. The entire team is honest, polite and a dream to work with. It is obvious they genuinely appreciate the work, are familiar with the difference between ‘common property’ and ‘private property’ (thereby ensuring the work performed is correctly invoiced to the appropriate party), understand the need to create as little disruption as possible to residents and the importance of detailed invoicing which includes a photographic record of the work from beginning to end. They are simply fantastic.

Ben and his team over the years have successfully completed complex large-scale capital replacement works for the majority, if not all The Owners’ Corporations managed by Volkofsky & Brown. These projects have included:

  • Excavation and construction of waterproofed ‘cells’ to stop water penetrating private apartments from extensive rooftop garden areas thereby circumventing the need of replacing all the waterproofing material for the entire area and minimising cost.
  • The replacement of all the main vertical domestic water pipes for a 15 storey building due to serious corrosion using a superior mechanically pressed stainless steel alternative.
  • The replacement of the entire steel condenser water pipe system located in the plant room of a very large building due to ‘erosion corrosion’.
  • The replacement of a 3 x 1000 litre hot water storage system with 6 x interchangeable 400 litre storage tanks positioned in a way that removed a long term ‘dead leg’ thereby reducing gas consumption and the possible risk of legionella as well as enabling the tanks should they ever fail again to be easily replaced without the need to remove walls, relocate equipment or use expensive and dangerous lifting equipment

I have no hesitation recommending Reactive Plumbing Services to anyone. They are simply the best plumbing company I have ever used. Give them a go, you will not be disappointed.

Our Reviews

The best. Great work but even greater blokes.

Colin Wiggle

These guys know their stuff, they know how to meet deadlines and are very well priced, if I had any more plumbing required around my place I wouldn’t think twice about giving them a call.

Shady Mikhael

They talk sense. Used the service on few occassions. No regret.

Saandeep Waasir

Fantastic honest and reliable service. Our building is in good hands with Reactive. They arrive when they commit. Emergency services are number one!

Julia Wakeling

Reactive Plumbing are the go-to guys for all your maintenance plumbing hassles. Honest, reliable and they turn up when they say they will. I highly recommend their service.

M T Hudson

Not just great plumbers - also good looking chaps as well!!
Will get you out of the "shit" every time!

James Mutch

Reactive Plumbing were extremely prompt when called upon and tailored their services to suit my needs

Benjamin Godfrey Cauchi

Can't recommend Reactive highly enough. They saved my place from coming undone on several occasions. Legends

Zio Al

Very responsive, quick and quality work at a very reasonable price!!

Ryan Kenny

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