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Forget Master Chef, here’s Master Plumber

June 8, 2011 10:28 pm
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This was an article that grabbed our attention this week. “There has been reality TV shows about chefs, fashion designers, singers, dancers, business people. Now it’s the plumbers turn! Young Talent of the year is a prime time BBC reality TV  show finding top young talent across the UK. Aimee Patterson has been revealed as the winner of the BBC3 Talent show Young Plumber of the year. The BBC series Young Talent of the Year, which first ran in 2009 celebrates dedicated young professionals who are devoted to perfecting their craft. There are five episodes, each of which focuses on... View Article

Showers wasting Water

May 27, 2011 2:22 am
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With the recent drought it is important to remain conscious about water conservation. We were working recently in a magnificent period home in Mont Albert where our customer was questioning their water bill and the amount of water being consumed. We carried out a water audit on the home where all the appliances and tap ware were identified for their consumption. With beautiful old style bathrooms with the larger style “gold plated shower roses”. It came to our attention that these shower roses were water wasters. Our customer was not about to remove them and replace them due to the look and integrity of... View Article

Sanafoam Vaporooter Blog

May 23, 2011 3:27 am
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We normally research and construct our own blogs at Newman Plumbing to put up on our website. We came across a blog that was written about us and our services so we thought we would share this with you; Sanafoam Vaporooter blog written by Helen Garner. One of the things that plumbers find essential in their maintenance and repairs of water pipes is a device called the Sanafoam Vaporooter. It is used by many plumbers as an effective method of getting rid of plant roots that sprout up inside the water pipes, as most are laid underground in the paths... View Article

Sanafoam Vaporooter Treatment

April 28, 2011 12:58 am
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  One of the services that Newman Plumbing provide is the licensed application of Sanafoam Vaporooter. Vaporooter pioneered the chemical root control industry over 40 years ago to extend the useful life of sewer systems while eliminating maintenance costs. Vaporooter foam is a unique combination of herbicides that is placed in sewer lines to kill roots on contact and inhibit future root growth. Only roots within the pipe and a very short distance outside the pipe are affected; trees and shrubs immediately above ground are not harmed. Vaporooter is composed of: A herbicide which penetrates root cell walls and then... View Article

Leaking Taps

April 4, 2011 6:52 am
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A customer we were called out to in Templestowe was distressed with water flowing excessively from a basin tap. It was an after hours call out and the problem was a split washer that had been leaking a little bit for quite some time and finally it gave way and was flooding the bathroom. The home had quite high water pressure and the leaking tap had been ignored for some time. The faulty taps were repaired over the basin and an appointment was made during normal hours for a pressure reduction valve to be fitted to their main cold water supply. The... View Article

Water damage to building foundations

March 21, 2011 4:07 am
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We recently cleared stormwater drains for a customer in Kew. The home was experiencing flooding under the house every time there was a decent rain. Unlike clearing a sewer drain, clearing a blocked stormwater drain can be quite extensive and costly as the drains can be blocked for quite some time before an owner notices the damage occurring and takes action. They were looking for a plumber in Kew and contacted Newman Plumbing. We advised the customer of the problems and costs involved before commencing. It was quite a task as the drains had been blocked for some time. We were finally able to clear the... View Article

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Low Pressure Hot Water Float Valve

March 16, 2011 12:57 am
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Gravity feed low pressure hot water A customer in Ashburton this week had water overflowing from their roof! As it turned out it was coming from an overflow pipe which was discharging from their electric low pressure hot water service in their ceiling space. There was a faulty float valve that was leaking and causing the flood. We replaced the valve and purged the lines to remove airlocks within the hotwater lines. The header tank was flushed and cleaned and the plumbing reconnected. After adjusting the valve to suit the water levels, the customer was curious of the hot water... View Article

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Leaking Tap Issues

March 9, 2011 5:03 am
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A Customer in Burwood this week had several leaking taps throughout their home. The major leak was coming from a kitchen flickmixer tap which had seen its day! It was old and tired, so we replaced it with one of our quality chrome kitchen mixer taps. The new tap that we installed has a five year warranty on the taps cartridge and is suitable to the homes high water pressure and hot water temperature. We fitted some new isolating stops to both the hot and cold supply under the kitchen bench so our customer could turn off the water supply... View Article

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Tree Root Invasion

March 3, 2011 4:18 am
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A customer in Hawthorn East was being flooded under their home every time there was a heavy rain event. We diagnosed the problem to actually be towards the front of the property. The drain was inspected by our drain camera where we were able to demonstrate the amount of tree root invasion that had occurred within their stormwater drain. There was a lot of fibreous tree roots upstream from the stormwater outlet which was located at the curbe and channel in the street. The stormwater drain was cleared by our water jet and further inspection of the drain could be made with our... View Article

Hot Water Service

February 23, 2011 10:16 am
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A Customer this week in Camberwell asked what the advantages were with their new Aqua Max 390 mains pressure hot water unit. So we explained to them that the Aqua Max 390 has a patented inbuilt mixing valve giving them 390 litres in the first hour of hot water delivery. While the tank holds 155 litres, the stainless steel cylinder can store water at a much higher temperature than a vitreous enamel tank. The mixing valve {Control A} adds a controlled mix of cold water at the units hot water outlet, giving 205 litres of more hot water delivery in the... View Article