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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Hi there, just wondering if you are able to freeze drop water meters? We are having paving done quite soon and would prefer to have the meter dropped so that we don't drive and damage it. It would also provide a neater finish. Daniel - Hillcrest

Hi Daniel,

Thank you for your question.

Unfortunately any works regarding your water meter need to be completed by SA Water. I recommend you contact them and let them know what you require. They will then give you the appropriate direction.


- Ken

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Health reasons are making it difficult to continue with my wood fire. Is it possible to convert it to gas? Tony - Colonel Light Gardens

Hi Tony,

We could certainly help you here.

The first thing you need to check is that you have gas to the property. If you do have gas we can assist in bringing an appropriately sized gas supply to your existing fire place. From here we can help you choose a suitable heater and install this in the the existing fireplace location.

If you do not have gas connected we can help you go through the process of getting a gas meter and connecting gas to your appliance.

We offer free no obligation quotations. It would be great if we could attend your property and provide so more specific advise to your installation. Please contact my office to arrange a convenient appointment time.

- Ken

Hello, We own a 2 story building in Adelaide. We have had a number of roof leaks and think we need a camera to head down the walls to check for the leaks. Is this something you could help with, and if so what would the cost be? Marissa - Adelaide

Hello Marissa,

Thank you for your question.

We could certainly help you here. We have many specialist 'roofers' on our team that are capable of tracking down the smallest of roof leak in a commercial building. Often there can be many contributing factors that can be causing the leak and the leak can quite often occur a considerable distance from the point of entry. The camera would be helpful if you have internal downpipes that may be leaking. Our capabilities extend from basic patching to complete re-roofs if required.

We would certainly like to help you solve this issue. Please contact my office and we will arrange a convenient appointment time.

- Ken

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

We want to remove an old gas heater from our lounge room. Are you able to help with this? What is the likely cost? Christina - Athelstone

Hi Christina,

Thank you for your question.

We can certainly help you with this. As licensed plumbers, gas fitters and general builders we are licensed to carry out a wide range of works. Removing your gas heater will be no problem what so ever.

We will remove your heater and dispose of it. Isolate the existing gas supply and check your existing gas line for any leaks. We will also issue you with a certificate of compliance upon completion. We could then assist if you were looking to install a new heater in it's place.

This task is usually quite simple and not expensive. Please contact my office to clarify a price specific to your situation. I look forward to visiting your home.

- Ken