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Offline Jasondude

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Want to ask a plumbing question
« on: March 05, 2010, 01:17:12 PM »
Fire away i will answer all of your plumbing questions. I have over 25 years experience in the industry.


Jason Karitt
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Offline whosyourplumber

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Re: Want to ask a plumbing question
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2010, 06:25:34 PM »
Thats great Jason thanks just stuck on this one When operating, a direct action reciprocating pump fails to deliver any discharge at the delivery
orifice. List FIVE possible causes of this failure, and give the appropriate remedy or corrective
action required.

Offline TS

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Re: Want to ask a plumbing question
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2010, 09:56:30 PM »
C'mon Jason, where's your answer?

Offline dilbert056

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Re: Want to ask a plumbing question
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2010, 09:27:29 PM »
I have a completely different question - does a hot water cylinder need to be sitting on an overflow tray to be legal?? 

Thank you !!  ;-)

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Re: Want to ask a plumbing question
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2010, 10:34:01 PM »
If it is in a ceiling space or in a floor above ground floor (risk of flooding below) - perhaps  ;D

Offline robbo

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Re: Want to ask a plumbing question
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2010, 12:58:35 AM »
hi guys,the way i read it is, if it was in a position where it would cause damage to another property if it leaked/burst, then a tray with an overflow to direct the water to the outside is necessary,cheeres

Offline Fordy

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Re: Want to ask a plumbing question
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2010, 02:30:54 AM »
From G12:

6.11.3 Storage water heaters shall have:
a) Safe trays complying with Paragraph 5.2.3 where water could penetrate another household unit within the same building.

Most council inspectors interpret this as - if you had a hot water heater in the second storey of a house or in the ceiling space then you would install a tray.

That is the way we install them as a rule of thumb - if someone below can get wet from a hwc failing then install it on a tray - with a drain. For the sake of a few hundred bucks as opposed to thousands if it did fail and damage everything below - I know which option I would take. ;D

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Re: Want to ask a plumbing question
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2010, 03:56:46 AM »
I have a completely different question - does a hot water cylinder need to be sitting on an overflow tray to be legal?? 

Thank you !!  ;-)

under AS/NZS 3500  safe trays are only required in a building where there are multiple occupancy's...like a flat above another flat where a cylinder leak will have the risk of damaging someone elses property...in a two stroyed single dewelling you dont have to install a safe tray cus you only run the risk of damaging your own property...saft trays are not required by code in single occupancy dwelling's...

Just found it...AS/NZS 3500:4  5.4 PROTECTION AGHINST DAMAGE FROM LEAKING WATER.........5.4.1 NOTE:In New Zealand safe trays are only required where leakage could result in damage to another occupancy in the same building.

Hope that answers your question.  8)   :D


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