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Wood Heaters | Tomlinson Plumbing | Torquay | Geelong | Ocean Grove

Wood Heater Tip!

May 11, 2021

We often get asked – ‘Do I need to leave a layer of ash in my wood heater?’ A bed of ash can actually be quite beneficial. It can take a while for the firebox to heat up from a cold start, so a bed of ash can help to get the fire going more…

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

Gas heaters & negative pressure

May 7, 2021

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…

Wood Heaters – maintenance tips

April 27, 2021

Wood heater glass cleaner It’s normal to get some black build up on your wood heater glass door over time. It’s usually just soot, but it can also be *creosote. But what’s the point of having a cozy wood fire, if you can’t see the flames, right? We’ve tested quite a few cleaning products over…

Gas central heaters | Torquay | Geelong | Ocean Grove | Tomlinson Plumbing

Kaden 5 Star Central Heating

April 23, 2021

Up and in it goes! Another Kaden 5 star central heating unit installation completed in Torquay. The Kadens are excellent performers, great value for money, and are proving to be one of the top choices for our clients. The units split in two, making it a fantastic option for hard to access roof spaces (not…

Wood Heater & Flue Installtions | Tomlinson Plumbing | Geelong | Torquay | Ocean Grove | Barwon Heads

Wood heater flues & the importance of correct installation procedures

April 15, 2021

A fire waiting to happen To the untrained eye, this flue might just look like it has been well used, with a few black marks from years of use. But this flue was a disaster waiting to happen. The installation of the active section of the flue had not been riveted together.  When the flue…

Escea Gas Log Fires | Geelong | Torquay | Ocean Grove | Tomlinson Plumbing

Escea gas log fires – DS Series

March 26, 2021

Friday fireplace inspo ~ Escea DS Series gas fireplaces ~ ✔️ A truly frameless fireplace ✔️ Large window, providing a clear view of the generous fuel bed ✔️ Customise your fascia and fuel bed to suit the style of your home ✔️ The flue can run up, down, and even horizontally, giving you design flexibility.…

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

Residential Tenancy Act – Legislated changes for gas appliance safety checking

March 25, 2021

Are you a Landlord? There are legislated changes for gas appliance safety checking under the Residential Tenancy Act. So, what do these changes mean for your investment property? Rather than just a recommendation, it is now legislated that all gas appliances and the gas fitting line to the property, be serviced and safety checked every…

Braemar WF30 Wall Furnaces | Tomlinson Plumbing | Geelong | Torquay | Barwon Heads | Ocean Grove

Wall furnace replacement

March 22, 2021

Out with the old and in with the new! The Braemar WF30 wall furnace is an ideal replacement for an old Vulcan wall furnace. Tomlinson Plumbing has the experience and expertise to help you with you all types of gas heaters in Geelong, Torquay, Barwon Heads, Ocean Grove and surrounding areas ✔️Installation ✔️Repair ✔️Service &…

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

Gas heater safety checks

March 19, 2021

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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