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Heat & Glo Gas Log Fires | Tomlinson Plumbing | Geelong | Torquay

Heat & Glo gas log fire refurbishment

July 18, 2019

This poor old Heat & Glo gas log fire was in the wars.  It hadn’t been serviced and safety checked in 9 whole years, and with incorrect ember placement, a hole had burnt through the gas burner, causing the flames to shoot up and hit the top of the firebox. Check out the snap shot…

Heat & Glo 6X

July 16, 2019

Jetmaster Heat & Glo gas log fires We love the Heat & Glo range, and the striking and realistic 6X certainly hits the mark. It comes with anti-reflective ceramic glass and the multi-function remote control allows adjustment of flame height and fan speed. With the option of top or rear venting, providing flexibility with installation,…

Gas Log Fire Service & Carbon Monoxide Testing | Geelong | Torquay | Tomlinson Plumbing

Fluff & dust clogs up gas heater fans

July 4, 2019

  Check out this series of photos showing a fan that has been taken out of a gas log fire as part of a service and safety check. It is so clogged up with dust and fluff, it was amazing that it was functioning at all – and it’s only 2 years old. The last…

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It’s a family affair!

July 4, 2019

It really is a small family business! Will is off to work with Dad this morning to help with a gas heater installation. His pocket money mission will see him passing tools, cutting copper, fetching materials from the ute and cleaning up the site. Little apprentice in the making!

Gas Heater Servicing & Carbon Monoxide Testing | Geelong | Torquay | Tomlinson Plumbing

Are you sure it’s the flu?

June 12, 2019

It was potentially a close call for a client today who has been home for a couple of days with flu like symptoms, on the couch, with the heater on – a heater that was found to be spilling massive amounts of carbon monoxide. She’s now off to the doctor for a blood test. Don’t…

Gas Heater Repairs | Geelong | Torquay | Tomlinson Plumbing

What were they thinking?

May 22, 2019

They weren’t thinking. That’s the problem. Putting the call out to any plumbers that might be able to help with maintenance on this central heater….your height can’t exceed 20 cms! We see a lot of this. It’s a combination of things like companies rushing to get the job done quickly because they don’t have a…

Gas Heater Servicing & Carbon Monoxide Testing | Geelong | Torquay | Tomlinson Plumbing

Check your plumber’s qualifications for gas heater servicing

May 2, 2019

Is your plumber licenced to service and carbon monoxide test your gas heater? It’s Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week. Is your plumber licenced to service and carbon monoxide test your heater? To service and safety check a gas heater or gas appliance, a plumber MUST BE LICENCED in the Specialised Class of GAS SERVICING  – TYPE…

Gas Heater Services & Carbon Monoxide Tests | Geelong | Torquay | Tomlinson Plumbing

Did you know….?

March 21, 2019

Gas Heater Services & Carbon Monoxide Tests Did you know that heaters need to be taken apart for a proper service and safety check? The fan needs to come out for thorough cleaning and testing. All of the operational components need to be checked and tested, and there’s so much more to it. There’s quite…

Rinnai Energy Saver Heaters | Tomlinson Plumbing | Geelong | Torquay

You can’t go wrong with a Rinnai

March 12, 2019

The Rinnai 559FT remains a popular choice for our clients that are looking for an efficient Energysaver® heater. Its powerful fan ensures heat is evenly spread throughout large living areas and its size makes it ideal for locating under windows.It also has a 4.8 star energy rating, comes with a pre-heat feature, economy mode, an…

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