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Plumbing and Gasfitting FAQs

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What does a gas fitter do and how are they different to a plumber?

A gasfitter is someone who works installing, altering or repairing gas appliances such as gas hot water systems and gas cooking appliances.  It includes the pipes, ventilation and making sure the appliances are safe by testing and adjusting the devices and their controls.

Although gas is safe, just like electrical work it can pose a risk if gas appliances are installed incorrectly. Although some plumbers are also gasfitters, some are not. It comes down to the qualifications and licenses they hold.

Ariel Plumbing and Gasfitting are certifying gasfitters.

Why should I use a certifying gas fitter?

Natural gas and LPG connections require a licensed gasfitter to size, install, and connect the gas pipe according to strict industry guidelines. They are also required to complete a certificate of compliance for the installation.

Ariel are certifying gasfitters which means we are responsible for making sure our work is done properly. Licensed gasfitters are qualified, but must be supervised by a certifying gasfitter.

Like any good gasfitter we can also offer advice to help decide what's best for your home.

What is the difference between LPG and Natural Gas?

They are similar in terms of usage. However, LPG produces greater heat due to its higher calorific value. LPG is the same gas used in barbecues but it's also used in space heaters, water heating systems, cookers and other applications.

LPG (Liquid Petroleum Gas) is generic name give to mixtures of hydrocarbons. LPG is mainly propane and butane stored in a liquid state. Natural gas is a hydrocarbon composed largely of methane.

Because LPG is stored in liquid form and is heavier than air, it tends to collect in low points. It is more difficult to disperse than natural gas, so more prone to catch fire or explode if a leak occurs.

Natural gas is lighter than air so disperses more easily if there is a leak.

Can I get connected to gas?

If there is a natural gas pipeline, yes. Otherwise bottled LPG is widely available. Talk to us about your options.

What size of gas bottles do I need?

The size of gas bottle you have may be influenced by how you get them filled which is either by exchanging the bottles for full ones or by tanker refilling (where the bottles stay in place).

It will also depend on the number and type of appliances you have. How often you have to have them replaced or refilled depends on how heavy a user you are.

We can provide advice on the type, number and size of gas bottles you require.

Is it ok to paint, move or enclose my gas cylinders?

No. You can discuss storage option with us, as the surroundings of the bottles need to comply with the safety regulations. Gas cylinders should always be stored upright and in a secure area away from people and vehicles where they could be knocked or allowed to fall over.

Do not repaint or disguise any markings or damage on the bottles.

Keep in a cool, well ventilated area, away from heat sources, sources of ignition and combustible materials, especially flammable gases. There should be enough ventilation to allow fresh air for consumption and removal of burnt gases.

How do I make sure my home and family are safe?

Carbon monoxide leaks are extremely dangerous, so have your appliances checked annually by a certifying gasfitter.

If you think your appliance has a leak or not working properly, give us a call.

Look out for signs there is a problem include unexplained headaches and nausea, shortness of breath, confusion, lazy yellow flames instead of blue ones, black marks or stains on or around the appliance.

Make sure there is adequate ventilation and the air vents are not blocked.

What is Sanitary Plumbing and who can do it?

See our article about Sanitary Plumbing

How do I know if I have a leak?

Signs your appliance may have a leak includes a gas smell. But carbon monoxide, which is produced when gas is burned, has no smell.

Signs of carbon monoxide poisoning including headaches, dizziness, nausea, shortness of breath and confusion - especially if experienced by other people and/or animals in the same home at the same time.

You may also find your appliance is not working correctly - i.e. if it has a yellow or orange flame or the pilot light goes out frequently. If you experience any of these, you should get your cookware or heating appliance checked.

Do you recommend a carbon monoxide alarm?

Yes we do.

Where gas appliances are fitted in boats or caravans we do strongly recommend sensors to detect both the gas being used and to detect incorrectly burnt flue gases and CO (Carbon Monoxide) gas.

There are stringent ventilation requirements around un-flued appliances.

It is important to remember that any work installed in your property should be completed by qualified tradesmen. Our tradesmen will ensure everything is working correctly at completion of your job and we can advise you of necessary ongoing service requirements to maintain an economical and safe appliance.

Why is my final bill more than the estimate?

When we come out to do work on your gas appliances, we are responsible (as certifying gasfitters) to ensure the appliances are working properly by testing and checking them and associated pipes etc.

If we find something needs adjustment or repair we will do so at the time, otherwise your appliance may be unsafe. We will endeavour to keep you fully informed of what work is required or has been done on your appliances.

You and your family's safety is obviously important, which is why we make sure your appliances are working properly.

What if I have another question or need advice?

Just get in touch, we'll be happy to help

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Customer Testimonials

Contacted Ariel Plumbers and Gas Fitters about replacing our aging Freeloader. Arranged with Greg who took a look at what I had already. Advised Greg that we wanted an instant hot water system and Rinnai 26 he gave a competitive quote for removal and replacement with Rinnai. Easy to arrange and good contact and completed the work in no time, old boiler taken away so no mess. He also tightened up a tap in our kitchen whilst here!
These guys I highly recommend and will use again for any plumbing or gas work in the future !

Paul Whapshott

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The plumbing and gas fitting industry is pouring scorn on claims that gas will run out soon in New Zealand and people need to think twice before buying gas-fired appliances.

The argument began when Consumer New Zealand warned that New Zealand natural gas reserves were forecast to last for only 10 years.

It suggested people should take this into account when buying gas heaters.

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