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

What is negative pressure?

January 18, 2021

Gas Heater Service & Carbon Monoxide Testing | Tomlinson Plumbing | Geelong | Torquay When we service open-flued gas heaters (such as wall furnaces, space heaters, console heaters), we need to conduct a negative draw test as part of the service and safety check. This can be done with the smoke created from incense, as…

Wood Heater Assessments | Tomlinson Plumbing | Geelong | Torquay | Ocean Grove | Barwon Heads | Surrounding Areas

Wood heater assessments -Geelong, Torquay, Ocean Grove, Barwon Heads & surrounding areas

January 13, 2021

It’s best to be sure Do you have issues with your wood heater’s performance? Not sure if your wood heater & flue installation meets compliance standards? Does your wood heater need parts repaired or replaced? So often we see non-compliant wood heater & flue installations, which not only void any warranties and insurance, but can…

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

Wood heater flue replacements – Torquay, Geelong, Ocean Grove, Barwon Heads

December 4, 2020

No wonder our client’s wood heater was smoking them out! New flue installed – and not a hole in sight. It’s important to regularly check the condition of your flue to help ensure that your wood heater is safe and operating efficiently.

Outdoor Showers | Torquay | Geelong | Barwon Heads | Ocean Grove

Gorgeous Outdoor Showers – Torquay, Geelong, Barwon Heads, Ocean Grove

December 3, 2020

Check out these gorgeous outdoor showers for some inspiration. There are so many options available. Whether you go for a basic set up, or for a more luxurious look, there is no doubt that an outdoor shower is fabulously handy to wash off the sand and salt after a day at the beach, or to…

Gas Heater Service & Repair | Tomlinson Plumbing | Geelong | Torquay | Ocean Grove | Barwon Heads

Gas Heater Service & Repair – Geelong, Torquay, Ocean Grove, Barwon Heads

November 24, 2020

When all else fails, slap a bit of cardboard on and silicone it up (apparently)! Unfortunately, we see a lot of dodgy workmanship. We were called out to do a routine heater service in Torquay recently and we came across this little ripper. The return air cover plate on the ducted heating unit had been…

Toilets | Taps | Geelong | Torquay | Ocean Grove | Barwon Heads | Tomlinson Plumbing

World Toilet Day

November 20, 2020

Toilets & Taps – Torquay, Geelong, Ocean Grove, Barwon Heads Flushing a toilet. It’s something that we, in Australia, don’t really have to think too much about. Some other countries are, sadly, not as lucky.Today is World Toilet Day, which is a United Nations Observance that celebrates toilets and raises awareness of the 4.2 billion…

Outdoor Showers | Torquay | Barwon Heads | Ocean Grove | Geelong | Tomlinson Plumbing

Outdoor Showers – Torquay, Barwon Heads, Ocean Grove, Geelong

November 9, 2020

With a newly installed outdoor shower, this Jan Juc beach house has the sand and salt all sorted in time for Summer. This one has been installed with a fixed overhead shower and a removable hand-held piece, which is perfect for just rinsing off sandy feet, your surf board, or the four-legged family member. Give…

Nectre wood heaters | Geelong | Torquay | Ocean Grove | Tomlinson Plumbing

Nectre Wood Heaters

October 26, 2020

The Nectre MK2 wood heater with legs, sits beautifully in the brick fireplace of a gorgeous140+ year old property on the Bellarine.It’s compact, but has an impressive heat output. This one was installed with a fan, which pushes the heat out into the room and beyond, making it an even more efficient way to heat…

Carbon Monoxide Testing | Tomlinson Plumbing | Torquay | Geelong | Ocean Grove | Barwon Heads

Carbon Monoxide Testing – Torquay, Geelong, Ocean Grove

October 22, 2020

‘It was only serviced a year ago, but he didn’t take it apart like you have.’ I’m not doubting our client that someone attended their property a year ago, but this heater definitely wasn’t serviced properly – it looked like a family of huntsmen had taken up residence. Unfortunately, it’s something we see quite a…

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