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Is Your Watermain Leaking?

We find in summer more people have watermain leaks than any other time of the year.  Your watermain (the pipe underground that brings water from the street to your house) is not magical or indestructible - it’s just a pipe, plastic, galvanised or copper. When the ground dries out, it moves, cracks, and can cause pipes to stress and start leaking. For older homes the pipe used could be near the end of its lifespan and is more prone to leaking. Would you know if you had a watermain leak? 1....

November 13, 2018

How long do 45kg LPG bottles last?

Good question. It really does depend on what you are running and how you use it, and it can be a little hard to say. However, we are going to let you in on a few numbers that might just give you an idea so you can roughly work out your usage of gas bottles....

November 18, 2016

Be Prepared - Hot Water and Power Cuts

At the home show this year we had a few people asking whether a Rnnai INFINITY® would keep working if the power went out – being on gas. This is a great question, and the recent earthquakes in the South Island brings the message of being prepared to the front of mind. In this blog we will talk about 3 things: Electric and Gas Hot Water Cylinders Continuous Gas Hot Water Heater (Califont) What do to with gas following a large earthquake ...

November 18, 2016

Spreading the Tradie Love

You may have heard there is a shortage of plumbers in the industry, which doesn't help the average householder when you need someone in a hurry. So how do you find and keep hold of a quality plumber in this busy market? The team at Go1Day Painting had a few people asking so they kindly noted a few you could choose from on their blog. The companies they have chosen are industry professionals, and value quality over anything else. None more so than us - of course....

June 10, 2016

Worried about cheap plumbing products? Caveat emptor!

*Pictured above is a cheap knock off pipe product!! Firstly let us say, we don't supply products that are not to the AS/NZ standards. We are however asked from time to time to install supplied products from clients who have got a deal form somewhere and are looking to save a bit of cash. Or we find work having been completed with defective products that have failed, and we have to rectify. We can understand people trying to save money but with plumbing there are no short cuts. It's the ch...

March 15, 2016

How do I know when my LPG gas bottle is empty?

Lately we've had a couple of customers ask us how they can check if their LPG bottles were running out. We thought this is something others may want to know. Your bottle installation should be sitting on a concrete pad, secure chain, and change-over regulator (reg) in the middle. If you have an automatic change over reg (pictured above) it will automatically switch from an empty cylinder to the full one when the first runs out. From time to time you need to check the change-over reg t...

March 9, 2016

Renovation Tips

Renovations at the best of times can be stressful and all consuming. Add a few delays and unforeseen issues to the mix and they can be the stuff of nightmares. We know a thing or two about renovations and wanted to give you a few helpful tips to make it a smooth process. ...

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