Wurtulla Plumbing and Drainage have trained and qualified Gas Technicians on hand to get you up and running as quickly as possible so that you can keep the whole family happy.

Wurtulla Plumbing provide expert service and installation of the following appliances

  • Gas kitchen cook tops and ovens
  • Pool and Patio Heaters
  • Hot water services, both Storage type and instantaneous

Gas Compliance Testing Services and compliance audits

  • Change of tenancy on rental properties (Did you know that this is compulsory?)
  • Yachts & water vessels
  • Existing gas installations

What’s the Main Differences between Bottled Gas and Metered Gas?

  • Did you know that Gas Installations are regulated by the Queensland Department of Natural Resources & Mines and that Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) or commonly known as bottled gas is not the same as natural gas and must never be used in natural gas appliances, and vice versa?
  • Operating an appliance on the wrong type of gas can be hazardous. Installation of domestic LPG appliances, or service and maintenance work on any part of the gas system must only be done by a licensed gasfitter holding a Queensland gas work licence.

(Reference: Department of Natural Resources and Mines)

Caution Extremely Hazardous Situation:

  • Both gases operate at different regulator pressures and gas jet sizes. LPG operates at almost two and half times the pressure than of Natural gas, so if you connected a Natural Gas appliance with bigger jets to LPG for example, you would have a flame thrower. Needless to say you would create an extremely hazardous situation.

Who is Qualified to Carry Out any New Gas Installations and or Maintenance?

  • Licensed gasfitters may also be plumbers but not all plumbers are licensed gasfitters. The gasfitter is required to issue a Gas System Compliance Certificate to the appliance owner for new installations or alterations/extensions to existing gas services. This is also the case for installation work on caravans, boats and fixed gas BBQs. It is very important for the owner to obtain and keep this certificate. Please note that gas suppliers cannot supply and connect LPG gas unless you quote your gas compliance certificate number to them.

(Reference: Department of Natural Resources and Mines)

When Purchasing, Don’t Get Burnt:

  • When purchasing an appliance it is extremely important to ensure that the appliance carries either a Class A or Class B certification sticker. If they do not then a licenced gas fitter cannot install these appliances unless they have additional qualifications and can certify the appliance. It therefore can be annoying to either purchase a new or second hand appliance without this certification and only to find out it cannot be installed until it is certified. Even worse still, if it is unable to be certified at all then you are stuck with it. In particular if you have purchased the appliance from overseas.
  • Best practice is to ensure that it has the certification before purchasing and save yourself a lot of grief.
  • As a general rule of thumb, “Type A” appliances are domestic and “Type B” in commercial environments.
  • New appliances are typically supplied with both gas jet kits for conversion to suit the corresponding gas type. Therefore be aware when purchasing a second hand appliance to ensure that it either has the gas jets for the gas you are looking to connect to, or that you are able to determine the correct gas jet sizes and you know where to source these from.
  • For additional information please CLICK HERE to visit the Queensland Department of Natural Resources & Mines website.
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Our gasfitting services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. When you need immediate gasfitting solutions, give Wurtulla Plumbing & Drainage a call on (07) 5491 6746, or click button on right and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Even though we provide second-to-none quality of service, our rates are still competitive and reasonable. So whenever you have a gasfitting problem, call us and we’ll be there right away.
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