Selecting the Right Air Admittance Valve (Australia 2023 Guide)
Air Admittance Valves (AAVs) are used to vent sewer gases and allow for proper air pressure within the plumbing system. They can be a great option for when roof penetration is not preferred and allow for ventilation where piping is hard to install.
But how do you choose the right Air Admittance Valve for the job?
In this guide, we’ll share what the Australian & New Zealand standards state and other key features you need to know before buying one.
You walk into your local hardware store and head straight for the plumbing parts aisle in search of some more handy PTFE tape for your upcoming jobs. You finally find the aisle, but as you look up at the shelves you remember the other thread sealants out there – to the right you see a row full of thread-sealing compound in small bottles and even tubes of anaerobic thread sealants. You take a step back and pause for a minute to think – which one should I choose?
In the world of plumbing, we all know how important it is to ensure tight and leak-free connections for a long-lasting plumbing system. There are a variety of different thread sealants to choose from, and it’s important to choose the right one for the job – and we’re going to explore the differences between each option.
Flexi Water Hoses: 4 Mistakes That Could Damage Your Client's Home
According to insurance company Racq Living, almost 10,000 claims have been lodged in the last three years pertaining to water damage in the home, with burst pipes and hoses as a common cause for damage. Flexi water hoses, when poorly installed or maintained, can burst at any time of the day. This can cause disastrous water damage to homes, especially when no one is at home to attend to the damage. Floorboards can form hazardous mould.
But the good news is this can all be preventable! All it takes is choosing the right hose, correctly installing it and informing your client about good maintenance.
Under Sink Water Heaters - 7 Things You Should Know Before Buying
Hot water is not only for washing hands, and having access to a ready supply exactly where you need it cannot be underestimated. From washing dishes and degreasing engine parts to cooking away from the kitchen, caring for pets, and pain relief, hot water is a must-have in so many different situations. Also known as a point-of-use hot water system, under-sink hot water units are incredibly versatile and compact way to get hot water quickly at point-of-use.
LCC27 (also known as the Type 27 Connection) stands for Leisure Cylinder Connection.
n Australia, it is the new standard connection for new 4.5kg and 9kg leisure gas cylinders and outdoor gas appliances such as BBQs and heaters. The LCC27 valve offers improved durability and safety features to prevent gas leaks.
Why you should NEVER throw gas cylinders in a regular waste bin
Disposable gas bottles are considered hazardous waste and must not be disposed of in a regular bin. Incorrectly disposed gas cylinders and other harmful waste such as batteries have caused trucks and rubbish tips to explode and catch on fire. Not only does this present danger to people, but toxic gases from exploded cylinders can pollute waterways, drinking water, soil and plants. Illegal disposal, dumping or misuse of wastes is a serious offence and subject to financial penalties.Disposing of disposable gas bottles safely by taking them toan appropriate hazardous waste facility is your duty as a responsible citizen.
A digital manometer is a scientific instrument but it’s not intimidating at all. In fact, it’s actually a simple-to-use tool that does an important job. It can instantly detect gas leaks and find faults in ventilation and air conditioning systems.
Introducing a smarter solution to onsite brazing and soldering. When you have a quick brazing job to do, the last thing you want is to have to drag out your traditional oxy-acetylene gear, with its clunky construction and inconvenient weight.
Bromic recommends Loxeal 58-11 Thread Sealant for multiple applications. Manufactured in Italy to global standards, it boasts high performance and minimised cure time. But before you choose a product, it’s important to consider a range of factors and today, we’re going to go into what they are and the differences between thread sealant and sealing tape.