PLUMBING | GAS | DRAINAGE | HEATING

GAS FITTING

Pipemasters Specialise in Gas Fitting

Gas can be dangerous, so make sure you’re using a professional. If its putting in a Gas hob, completing a Gas hot water upgrade, make sure you have a Gas certificate for the work completed. There are various levels or risk (high, med and low) and all installations must adhere to specific measurements, sizing and clearances. With gas, Pipe Masters is by the book!

Gas Appliances

Gas appliance installation – If you’re swapping out an electric cook top for a gas hob or replacing a gas hot water unit, we know what needs gas certificates and where appliances are able to be located – The gas rules have changed so don’t assume like for like will be compliant.

Gas Appliance Servicing/ Maintenance

Like a car, most gas appliances need to be regularly serviced. Make sure you get on our service program to ensure your appliance is safe, maintained and not breaking down at the most inconvenient time.

Gas Appliance Upgrades

If your tired out gas appliance is in need of an upgrade, you may want to get Pipe Masters to advise you on the best option to suit you needs. If it’s hot water or heating we can make sure you’re getting the correct size and option for your household.

GAS FITTING TIPS

If you are doing research and you’re wondering about different gas types. In NZ we have two types of gas for residential use – Natural Gas (methane) and LPG (Propane/ Butane mix). You can tell if you have Natural gas as it comes via a meter from the street and LPG is supplied generally via either a 9KG bottle or 2x 45kg bottles for appliances with higher gas consumption eg. Hot water.

HELPFUL HINTS AND TIPS

HOW DO I TELL IF MY LPG HAS RUN OUT?

Typically this is based on weight, however if you have 2x 45kg gas bottles, normally you will have a ‘auto change over regulator’ inbetween the bottles.

When one bottle runs out, the regulator automatically changes to the full bottle – Other than weight, there is normally a red indicator when the regulator has swapped, this means you need to order another one from your utility provider.

I HAVE JUST HAD THE GAS BOTTLES CHANGED AND I DO NOT HAVE HOT WATER

Sometimes when bottles are changed, air finds its way into the gas line causing a air lock. This air needs to be purged out for your gas califont. The best way to do that is to let the gas unit turn on and off to try and flush the air out – this may take up to 5 mins of turning on and off.

If you have no luck, call your gas fitter to purge out the gas by opening up a pipe (do not try yourself – qualified persons only!)

CAN I GET NATURAL GAS TO MY HOUSE?

You can check to see if you have gas in your street by checking the vector gas website distribution map by clicking the link below . Alternatively, call Vector Gas distribution 0800 764 764

http://vector.co.nz/documents/101943/102714/Gas+Distribution+map+-+July.pdf/8a7e8a29-f72e-43db-854e-b90a1e8e5477

Not the answer you’re looking for?

No worries, get in touch with us and we’ll give you all the advice you need to get the job on track. We know that sometimes, you just want to do the job yourself. All you need is a little advice and assurance that you’re not going to cause permanent damage. If you're half way through a project, and you’re feeling a little out of your depth, get in touch and we’ll double check to make sure you’re on the right path.