sorry plumber i sent them an email advising them to take down the video on sunday when i first saw this...they must have took what i said to heart and removed the offending video...thats one to plumbers zero to DIY'ers!
I see what you guys are getting at and 100% whole heartily agree....
however from what i understand it is legal for anyone to replace/repair tapware, tap washers and valving
it is only when you go to ALTER (meaning to cut into, extend, reduce or modify in any way) a potable water supply or sanitary waste system you are then required to be licensed
Not to sure about the valving part integrated as this would allow the homeowner to potentialy replace there TPR valve and CWEV which is set to a certin pressure for the cylinder rating...so if the govt have let this slip in they have potentialy set up a system where homeowners could change there cylinder into a bomb.
Are you 100% on that integrated as i only want to know for sure before i put that info in my bank...cheers
yup - apologies thunder should have clarified:
- Plumbers, Gasfitters, and Drainlayers Act 2006
- section 6 - meaning of sanitary plumbing
- (2) sanitary plumbing does not include
- (d) the work of repairing or replacing taps, ball valves, tap washers, or plugs
the clause I found most interesting:
6 - Meaning of sanitary plumbing
(1)In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, sanitary plumbing means—
(b)the work of fixing or unfixing any trap
technically meaning it is restricted and licensed work to replace a trap of any kind!