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Advice, tips and tricks for your plumbing, gasfitting or drainlaying business.

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  • Plumbing
    17 October 2017

    Labour Weekend DIYers—don’t attempt the plumbing!

    Reality DIY shows may inspire you to get stuck into your own renovations, but shoddy workmanship can cost money to fix, and also invalidate your insurance cover, AA Insurance is…

    Tags: DIY  
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  • Plumbing
    25 May 2017

    Think before you flush

    A lot of things get flushed down our toilets that shouldn’t be flushed—like wipes, paper towels and tissues.

    Tags: toilet flushing  
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  • Plumbing
    22 May 2017

    Off on a winter break?

    If you're going to be away from home for a while, it's a good idea to turn off the water supply at the mains.

    Tags: water supply tips  
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  • Plumbing
    7 February 2017

    Hire only authorised tradespeople!

    Seen the TV advert about Sorting the Pros from the Cons? Your family's health and safety depends on the skills and experience of the qualified plumbers, gasfitters and drainlayers who install…

    Tags: hiring a professional  
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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: shutting 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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