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Hot Water Pipe

Faulty Tempering Mixing Valve

November 23, 2010 12:47 am Published by Leave your thoughts

A customer in Hawthorn this week had a problem with low temperature hot water to an upstairs bathroom and poor water supply in the shower recess. The home was only about eight years old with new plumbing throughout. After much diagnosis re checking shower roses and clearing of debris in shower filters and basin aerators, the poor water supply and low temperature was improved but still present. The home was supplied by a continuous mains pressure hot water unit with a Tempering Mixing Valve fitted to the side. After further testing this Tempering Mixing Valve was found to be faulty.... View Article

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Leaking Hot Water Service

November 18, 2010 6:16 am Published by Leave your thoughts

A customer in North Balwyn this week had a “valve” leaking on the side of their mains pressure hot water service. The valve on the side of the water heater is dripping water. Is the valve damaged or is there another problem? A Temperature and Pressure Relief Valve is fitted to each hot water heater. Its function is to provide both thermal and pressure relief when required. This will be in the form of discharging water from the valve. There are four types of flow which could be observed from the Temperature and Pressure Relief Valve. – Normal Operation When... View Article

Recycled water leaving Tokyo may soon be carried to the Pilbara

Recycled water for the Pilbarra

November 11, 2010 5:57 am Published by Leave your thoughts

An article came across the desk which was intriguing! Recycled water leaving Tokyo may soon be carried to the Pilbara. The water could be used to wet down the iron ore dust in Pilbara ports. Due to scarcity of water in the Pilbara, the recycled Tokyo sewage would come in handy for dust suppression and processing and would save local potable water. In conjunction with Japan, West Australia will test the scheme which has the potential to deliver millions of water at reduced costs. About 25% of the world’s iron is exported through the Pilbara ports, with much of it... View Article

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Maintaining Your Asset

November 5, 2010 5:12 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Many people maintain their asset that they can see but overlook underground sewer pipes. For a small cost you can have Newman Plumbing inspect your sewer drain and provide a DVD which will give you complete knowledge of your sewer drain condition. You will be able to view this for yourself and hopefully avoid yourself any costly relining or replacement pipe issues in the future, also not to mention the distribution of established gardens and concrete driveways and paths. Tree roots grow into the junctions of older earthenware pipes cell by cell and enter the pipe eventually causing a blockage. While... View Article

Another Happy Customer

October 29, 2010 7:34 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Last Week, Newman Plumbing had an enquiry from a homeowner in Canterbury who had a potential very costly problem with blocked sewer drains. After being advised to fix the problem would require relining of the sewer pipes costing many 1000s of dollars the Homeowner decided to get a second opinion from Newman Plumbing Pty Ltd as they had heard of the Sanofoam Vaporooter System being used by Newman Plumbing. After clearing the blockage Newman Plumbing used the Diagnostic Drain Camera to inspect the pipes and were able to show the homeowner via a DVD that on this occasion the pipes... View Article

Servicing the Eastern Suburbs

October 25, 2010 5:38 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Newman Plumbing Pty Ltd have been providing prompt and reliable service to all calls 7 days a week since 1988. Those services have included General Plumbing Maintenance, Hot Water Units, Leaking Taps/toilets together with blocked Sewer Drain Control and maintenance solutions. There is three main pieces of equipment utilised for Sewer Drain Control and maintenance services by Newman Plumbing. The Water Jet Drain Cleaner is used to clear all Drain Blockages. The Diagnostic Drain Camera inspects the pipes and provides a DVD to confirm and advise the best course of action for the future. And lastly the Sanafoam Vaporooter System... View Article

A Chemical Solution for Blocked Drains

October 13, 2010 12:52 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The majority of Blocked Drains are caused by Tree Roots and normally occur with older earthenware pipes laid before the 1980s. When treated by the traditional cutting processes the tree roots grow back bigger and stronger than before and lead to the deterioration of the pipes. We can now solve the problem using a combination of herbicides that are pumped into the sewer pipes as a foam. The foam contains both a herbicide and a root growth inhibitor. The herbicide penetrates root cell walls, bursts them and causes the root to die and decay. The root growth Inhibitor attaches to... View Article

Newman Plumbing Unblocks Melbourne Drains

September 17, 2010 12:46 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Newman plumbing are the blocked drain experts in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. We use the Sanofoam Vaporooter process to clear blocked drains of tree roots and prevent them from growing back. Plumber on Call: 0418 328767     Testimonials  “Newman Plumbing has been foaming the drains at my place since 2007 and i’ve had no problems since then after many years of drains blocking due to my large trees. I’m very happy with the service”  Margaret – Balwyn “We’ve always appreciated Newman Plumbing’s fast response and problem solving both at home and our business” Sue – Balwyn North Contact... View Article