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Monday, March 21, 2011

Our plumber has installed a HWS with garden hose and fittings. Do you think this will be a problem? Michael-Colonel Light Gardens

Hi Michael,

Sounds like you might have a problem here. There are different grades of poly piping and fittings some being suitable for mains water others only suitable for irrigation. I can only assume that you are referring to the black poly piping as garden hose. There will be an Australian approved watermark stamped on the side of the mains pressure poly pipe, Any poly that doesn't have the water mark stamp is not approved for mains pressure and should be removed.

I would be very concerned if a plumber has used garden hose and fittings for mains water. If this is the case you would be wanting to have this upgraded immediately or risk a serious water leak if it were to burst. If you would like to have the installation inspected we would be more than happy to do so. Please contact my office and we will happily schedule an appointment

- Ken

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