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Technical Library: Plumbing

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Ammendments to AS/3500.2:2015

Changes have effected the general requirements for sanitary plumbing.
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Boost your earnings

Advance your career and earning potential by upskilling.
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Building consent

Is it required before my part of the work starts?
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Can plumbers and gasfitters lawfully do roofing?

The introduction of the licensed building practitioners scheme and restricted building work in 2007, has created some confusion within the trades.
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External Gas Califonts

Can owners connect their own gas? Plumbers allowing unauthorised people to connect gas could be liable for a fine up to $10,000.
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Product liability and owner supplied products

There is no practical way for plumbers to test most plumbing products themselves. To ensure New Zealand has safe, healthy and durable homes plumbers must carry out all work to the New Zealand Building Code.
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Skills Recognition

Already experienced? Get your skills and knowledge recognised.
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When is a backflow prevention device required?

The Board has received calls wanting clarity around the installation of backflow prevention devices, with a particular emphasis on bidets and similar toilet seat type attachments.
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Where does drainlaying stop and plumbing begin?

Water tanks, pumps and onsite wastewater systems (septic tank).
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Contact the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board

Phone: 0800 743 262, Email: registrar@pgdb.co.nz, Post: PO Box 10655, The Terrace, Wellington 6143
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