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Gas heaters & negative pressure

Carbon Monoxide Awareness | Negative Pressure | Gas Heater Safety | Tomlinson Plumbing | Torquay | Geelong

It’s Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week:  ~Gas heaters & negative pressure~ Negative pressure can occur when there isn’t enough ventilation in the home and an exhaust fan or rangehood is operating. The exhaust fan or rangehood draws air from any external opening in the house, including from a gas appliance flue or chimney. This creates a…

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Gas heater safety checks

Gas Heater Safety Checks | Tomlinson Plumbing Torquay | Geelong | Ocean Grove | Barwon Heads

Gas Heater Safety Checks | Tomlinson Plumbing Torquay | Geelong | Ocean Grove | Barwon Heads ~Smoke pens~ Smoke pens are used to test for ventilation, air flow and gas spillage. We use them as part of our service & safety checking process on open-flued gas heaters, such as wall furnaces, space heaters and console…

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Early start to gas heater services & carbon monoxide testing

Gas Heater Service & Carbon Monoxide Testing | Torquay | Geelong | Ocean Grove | Barwon Heads

With the weather up and down and all over the place, we’ve already started gas heater services and safety checks for the year. We’re coming across a lot of comments from our clients about previous ‘services’ they’ve had from other gas fitters.  Most commonly, we’re getting…..”What are you doing? The other guy didn’t take it…

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Carbon monoxide spillage – how does it occur?

Tomlinson Plumbing | Carbon monoxide Test | Geelong | Torquay | Barwon Heads | Ocean Grove

How does carbon monoxide spillage occur? Carbon monoxide can be produced in large quantities if your heater does not completely burn the gas it uses. This can happen for a number of reasons, but the most common causes are lack of servicing, installation issues, product faults or a blocked flue. In most cases, the by-products…

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