Changes to free standing natural gas meter outlet connections in Adelaide, with the recent introduction of the "10 Light Fitting" for all new gas meter installations.
There still seems to be a lot of Gasfitters in Adelaide and across South Australia that are not across the changes which came into place in February 2015 for the installation of all new domestic free standing natural gas meters (i.e. not fixed enclosures or wall boxes).
The current free standing meter outlet connection with the rubber olive, plastic 1" nut and aluminium hoop is being phased out and the meter is now being supplied with a new fitting known as a "10 light fitting" (in picture below). The 10 light fitting is a 3/4" threaded liner BSP, a cap nut and a flat washer when supplied from new.
When installing the new consumer gas pipe work to the new free standing meter the gas fitter must now construct the old style of hoop connection to the gas meter from the consumers new pipe out of either copper or galv (in picture below). When constructing this connector piece it must replicate the old aluminium hoop the best as possible, so it is requested that the plumber get the new hoop connection in a tight radius, similar to that of the old hoop connection and as tight as physically possible (90mm from center to center maximum) (in picture below).
The new 10 Light Fitting is 3/4" MI in size at the point where the gas plumber will connect onto it, a reducing bush is required for the gas fitter to then get back to the size of the first leg of the consumer mains, unless of course the consumer mains is only 3/4" in size which is pretty rare in Adelaide as majority of natural gas lines are either 1", 1 and 1/4" or perhaps 1 and 1/2" so a reducing bush is most definitely needed.
If you are a plumber in Adelaide who is licensed to work with natural gas this is an important piece of information to have stored away in your head as there are still huge rebates on offer to the public to have natural gas installed to there property so you are sure to come across a free standing meter in the very near future. For further information visit Australian Gas Networks or APA.
At MAYFAIR Plumbing and Gasfitting my passion has always been to help the residents of Adelaide with there Emergency Plumbing situations. Over the last 12 months I have been working very hard to get my presence on the internet for Emergency Plumbing to position number 1 on google so that we can be the NUMBER 1 plumber for emergencies in Adelaide, well finally it has started to happen. YES We are number 1 on google for emergency plumbers adelaide and the phone has been ringing hot.
A few of the jobs which I have been asked to help various customers of myn with this week in particular were taps that would not shut off at all which meant that water was continually running down the kitchen sink. Another emergency call was also for a burst water pipe under the kitchen sink, the kitchen sink mixer tap had come loose over time and every time that my customer moved the tap the stainless steel braided water hoses would move and over time they started to perish the internal rubber hose which in turn had led to a an emergency plumber call out.
There has also been a few Hot Water Repairs I have been asked to attend to, one was a Bosch 21e which was showing an error code II, in most cases this indicates some kind of ignition failure, but when I arrived at the job and opened the casing of the of the Hot Water unit I noticed there was water discharging out of the copper heat ex changer, I called Bosch Hot Water while I was on the job and clarified that the heat ex changer was still under the manufacturers warranty and it was, so my customer got this part fixed as part of a warranty procedure. I would suspect that the water spraying over the electronics of the Hot Water Service was probably also causing the fault code II to show up.
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When it comes to gluing PVC pipe and PVC fittings there are two very important things to remember, always use primer and always ensure your PVC fitting and PVC pipe is clean by starting off with these two things in mind your on the way to getting a water tight connection.
OK so you want to have a go at gluing some PVC pipes together whether it may be for a water line, sewer drain or maybe some storm water pipes, well you are going to need a few things to get started:
If you have cut a piece of PVC pipe it its very crucial that this is now filed free of any burs and dags, it needs to be smooth enough that if you were to run your finger around the pipe it wouldn't cut you and there fore leave no score marks in the glued connections when they are put together which could lead to a leak in the glued connection.
Once it has been established that the PVC pipe and PVC fittings are clean it is then time to apply the PVC primer fluid. In most circumstances these days the manufacturer supply some type of applicator whether it be a brush, foam roller or a dobber, if not I recommend acquiring a brush yourself, it is not recommended to get the priming fluid on your skin so the gloves are very important at this stage of the PVC gluing process. You can get priming fluid in a few different colours such as red and purple and if needed clear for exposed PVC connections they all work the same.
You must apply an even coat of primer to each piece or fitting that is getting glued, so that means the female part of the joint or socket part and also the male part of the fitting, usually going around giving one liberal coating is sufficient, but a little more can never hurt with in reason of course. Once the PVC priming fluid has been applied it is time to have look applying the glue.
Once again it is a similar process to applying the PVC primer fluid and that means that both fittings must receive a generous amount of glue evenly around the fittings or pipe which ever the case. When putting the fittings together after the glue has been applied it is crucial to note that this must happen straight after the glue has been applied as it will begin to cure rapidly, you may notice some resistance when pushing the fittings together and there fore pressure may need to be applied for up to 30 seconds (each scenario is of course different) until the chemical bonding process has taken place and the glued joint has started to go off or cure. A good indicator that you have achieved a good glued connection is that you will see that the fittings have gone all the way into the female connection the full depth of the fitting and in most cases you will have a nice bead of glue at the end of the female connection.
Now depending of the type of application your glued PVC connection is for curing times will vary and it is important to read the manufacturers literature which is usually located on the container of glue.
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Aaron Stewart owns and works in the business of Mayfair Plumbing & Gas Fitting from there offices now based in Adelaide, South Australia. Aaron and his team of licensed plumbers and design consultants are passionate about there work. In this blog they will bring you plumbing and gas tips gathered from around the globe over 20 plus years of experiences in the many different fields of plumbing. If you are looking for a plumbing firm who can do everything from design, construct, project management and scheduled on site maintenance contact the Mayfair Plumbing Group.