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How The New Wiring Rules Affect New Hot Water System Installations

15/11/2018

How The New Wiring Rules Affect New Hot Water System Installations

New AS3000 electrical wiring rules were introduced in July 2018 which affect the installation of new hot water systems (/hot_water.html). The rule applies to new installations or relocations of hot water units meaning new units will now require an independent isolator switch to be installed near ..

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Maintenance of Hot Water Systems

14/09/2018

Maintenance of Hot Water Systems

No or not enough hot water, water dripping and puddling, your water heater makes strange gurgling noises or the water coming out of your tap is way too hot? Most of these troubles can be prevented by getting your Hot Water System maintained regularly. But according to an investigation by t ..

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How to fix and prevent damage this storm season

10/11/2017

How to fix and prevent damage this storm season

We’ve seen a succession of storms in Brisbane recently and with summer on its way, there are only more to come. Unfortunately, that means some homes are at risk of the common damage and malfunctions that come with bad storms. Being prepared for storm season means you have some peace of mind when ..

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How do you know if your plumbing has a leak

11/10/2017

How do you know if your plumbing has a leak

Often we take our plumbing for granted. Unless we see a problem, we assume it's running smoothly. It's only when something goes wrong that we realise just how much we depend on it every day. Leaks can occur at any time, in any home new or old. They can cause significant damage to your home i ..

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The Block Kitchens: What to know before renovating your own

13/09/2017

The Block Kitchens: What to know before renovating your own

The race is on for The Block contestants as they start installing their kitchens. The kitchen is the focal point of most homes making it important to consider functionality as well as design. Already, there are signs that some of the contestants have made some common kitchen renovation mist ..

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Which are the best hot water temperature settings?

06/06/2016

Which are the best hot water temperature settings?

The Plumbing Code of Australia states that the water in storage hot water systems, including solar, gas, electric and heat pump systems, must be kept at a minimum of 60° Celsius to prevent the growth of bacteria such as Legionella. The Legionella bacteria can cause Legionnaires disease, ..

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