Tales From The Trenches

Weber BBQs | Tap Installations | Tomlinson Plumbing | Torquay | Geelong | Ocean Grove

Pretty in pink!

February 23, 2024

We recently installed a Weber Built-in Q, and a new pale pink mixer tap (our very first pink tap!), into a client’s outdoor kitchen.  We think it looks great!   #weberbbqsgeelong #weberbbqstorquay #weberbbqsoceangrove #tapinstallationstorquay #tapinstallationsgeelong #tapinstallationsoceangrove #outdoorkitchensgeelong outdoorkitchenstorquay #outdoorkitchensoceangrove          

Burst pipes | Burst Hoses | Flexible Connections | Tomlinson Plumbing | Geelong | Torquay | Ocean Grove

Flood risk – Burst flexible connections under your sink

February 23, 2024

A friend of ours recently came home to the majority of the floors in her house saturated in water- thanks to a burst hose / flexible connection under her bathroom vanity.  She now has a great mess to clean up and needs to vacate the property while flooring is sorted. She joins quite a long … Read more

Escea gas log fires | Geelong | Torquay | Ocean Grove

Escea gas log fires – the new 2024 DF Series

February 22, 2024

Yesterday I participated in Escea service agent training at Escea’s headquarters in Scoresby. The training covered an overview and installation techniques for the new 2024 DF model, which is a ripper product. We’re passionate about keeping up to date with training and development to ensure our customers are getting the very best service and expertise … Read more

Jetmaster Heat & Glo Gas Log Fires | Tomlinson Plumbing | Torquay | Geelong | Ocean Grove

The Jetmaster Heat & Glo iSeries Freestanding Gas Log Fire

February 13, 2024

Thinking about a gas fireplace? Want the look and feel of a wood heater without the mess? The iSeries gas log fire by Jetmaster Heat & Glo features high-definition log media and a choice of interiors. It can be installed onto almost any surface and has 3 base options and sizes to choose from, so … Read more

Backflow prevention testing | Geelong | Torquay | Ocean Grove | Tomlinson Plumbing

Would you like some cleaning chemicals, medical waste, hair dye, or perhaps some poop with that?

February 6, 2024

I’d rather have ‘fries with that’ myself. But these are just a few of the pollutants we could be drinking if backflow prevention devices aren’t installed at some commercial or industrial properties – and even some residential properties if there is a bidet or bidet sprayer installed. Back flow occurs when water flows opposite to … Read more

Braemar wall furnaces | Tomlinson Plumbing | Geelong | Torquay | Ocean Grove

How often should I have my gas heater serviced?

February 2, 2024

    Energy Safe Victoria recommend that all types of gas heaters be serviced and safety checked for carbon monoxide at least every two years, so that’s: ~ gas log fires ~gas wall furnaces ~gas ducted heaters ~gas space heaters ~gas energy saver heaters This needs to be done by a plumber licensed in Type … Read more

Backflow Prevention Testing | Geelong | Torquay | Ocean Grove | Tomlinson Plumbing

Backflow prevention device testing – up with the sparrows!

January 31, 2024

Up early with the birds yesterday morning to test backflow devices before businesses got up and running. When we test backflow prevention devices, the water needs to be shut off to the property for up to an hour, which means we’re often asked to do before or after hours tests, so as not to interrupt … Read more

Hot Water Systems | Safe Water Temperatures | Tomlinson Plumbing | Geelong | Torquay | Ocean Grove

Safe hot water temperatures

January 30, 2024

  For safety reasons, it’s so important to make sure that your hot water unit is set to the correct temperature. A child can be severely scalded in as little as a second, when the water temperature is around 65°C, a temperature not uncommon in some Australian homes with older storage hot water units. The … Read more

Simple tips to save money on your hot water heating costs | Tomlinson Plumbing | Torquay | Geelong | Ocean Grove

Simple tips to save money on your hot water heating costs

January 23, 2024

Every dollar counts, particularly at the moment.  The following tips are quick and easy things to check. Monitoring and maintenance are the keys to keeping your hot water systems operating at their best. Hot Water Tip 1: If you have a storage tank style hot water unit, release the pressure temperature relief (PTR) valve on … Read more

Gas heater services | Torquay | Geelong | Ocean Grove | Tomlinson Plumbing

Servicing your gas heater or gas log fire requires it to be taken apart

January 22, 2024

We’ve written before about the importance of seeing your heater in pieces when you have it serviced and safety checked, whether that’s a gas log fire, a space heater, wall furnace, or ducted heater in your ceiling. Your gas fitter should strip the heater down, so the various components can be cleaned, inspected and tested. … Read more

Gas Heaters & Gas Log Fires | Carbon Monoxide Testing | Tomlinson Plumbing | Geelong | Torquay | Barwon Heads | Ocean Grove

Gas log fires – Geelong, Torquay, Ocean Grove

January 19, 2024

Tomlinson Plumbing can assist with the installation, service and repair of gas log fires in Geelong, Torquay, Ocean Grove, Barwon Heads and surrounding areas. There are so many gas log fires to choose from. From free-standing models, to sleek pebble options, or a more traditional in-built look with realistic logs, there’ll surely be one that … Read more

Heat Pumps | Torquay | Geelong | Ocean Grove | Barwon Heads | Tomlinson Plumbing

Heat Pumps – how do they work?

January 18, 2024

Check out this short video that explains the features of Rheem’s Ambiheat heat pump, and how heat pumps operate and differ from other types of hot water systems. The Rheem Ambiheat is suited to our cooler climate in Victoria, making it an ideal choice for Geelong, Torquay, Ocean Grove, Barwon Heads & surrounding areas. Give … Read more