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Advice, tips and tricks of the plumbing kind

Did you know that sanitary plumbing, gasfitting and drainlaying must be done by authorised tradespeople? Follow our blog for expert advice on plumbing repairs, renovations, servicing and seasonal maintenance.

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  • Plumbing
    13 December 2016

    Summer water saving

    As the weather hots up, we all need to think about conserving water—especially those of us on tank water.

    Tags: water conservation  
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  • Plumbing
    2 December 2016

    Choosing a hot water system

    Not sure whether to go for gas, heat pump or solar water heating? There's some great advice on the EECA Energywise site to help you: choose a hot water system learn about the...

    Tags: hot water systems  
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  • Plumbing
    22 September 2016

    Disposing of 'flushable' wipes

    Consumer NZ says it wants flushable wipes' manufacturers to drop claims that they are flushable.

    Tags: flushable items  
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  • Find the shut-off valves Plumbing
    3 June 2016

    Find the shut-off valves

    If you're on mains water, the most important thing you need to do is find out where the water shut-off valve is and how to turn it off.

    Tags: shuting off water mains  
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  • Unblocking a basin Plumbing
    3 June 2016

    Unblocking a basin

    If your basin gets clogged, don't panic - try using a plunger. Keep a damp rag over the overflow while you do it.

    Tags: clogged sink  
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  • Do I need a building consent? Plumbing
    3 June 2016

    Do I need a building consent?

    Some plumbing, gasfitting and drainage work doesn't need consent - as long as you use an authorised plumber, drainlayer or gasfitter.

    Tags: building consents  
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  • Can I do my own plumbing? Plumbing
    3 June 2016

    Can I do my own plumbing?

    Short answer: No. There's not much you can do without running into trouble with the law. Changing a tap washer is fine, but that’s about it.

    Tags: DIY plumbing  
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