Gas fitting is very skilled work. It involves the installation, testing, altering, adjusting or repairing of any gas appliances and making sure they’ll be safe to operate. It also involves work on appliances fitted to any vehicle like boats and motorhomes.
Gas is an efficient, economical energy source, but badly fitted and poorly serviced appliances can be dangerous, potentially causing gas leaks, fires, explosions or carbon monoxide poisoning. That’s why it is important that only authorised gas fitters in Adelaide undertake gas fitting.
Licensed Gas Fitters Required in All States
All states and territories require the use of a licensed gas fitter for every gas-related work, including LPG and natural gas.
Do not attempt to do gas work on your own or use a tradesperson who does not have specialist gas training and a specific gas fitter license.
Unlicensed gas work is illegal and potentially hazardous.
Your manufacturer’s warranty and insurance coverage may be void if gas work is performed by unlicensed gas fitters in Adelaide.
Licensed gas fitters have got a gas fitter number, issued by their State regulatory authority, authorising them to carry out gas fitting.
Some States have different endorsements for different kinds of gas fitting work, like gas appliance conversions.
Ask to see the gas fitter’s license to confirm that the tradesperson is entitled to do the specific kind of gas work you require.
Gas Fitters vs Plumbers
Many gas fitters are also plumbers but not all plumbers are gas fitters in Adelaide.
If you need work to be done on a gas hot water system, make sure you get a tradesperson who is licensed for both the gas fitting and plumbing trades.
Also, you may need to ask the gas fitter if he does the specific kind of gas installation that you require, such as a gas fireplace.
Not all gas fitters are experienced at installing all types of gas appliances, so you should not hesitate to inquire about this from gas fitters in Adelaide.
Compliance Certificates, Badges and Plates
Depending on which State or Territory you live in, you will receive Notice of Compliance Certificate or a Compliance Badge/Plate will be affixed to the installation.
In this, the gas fitter declares that the Gas line installation in Adelaide complies with all of the Australian Standards and statutory requirements.
If an installation is faulty, this also requires the gas fitter to come and correct the defect.
Typical Gas Fitting Tasks
Gas fitters perform many different types of gas fitting tasks including:
- Gas fitters in Adelaide perform gas appliance installation, conversions, repairs and maintenance
- 45kg gas bottle installation including regulators, changeover valves, pigtails and also gas lines
- Installation and repair of gas flue pipes.
- Installation of gas meters, valves and related pipework.
- Adjusting of gas pressure and gas line repair in Adelaide
- Installation of gas detection systems
- Leak testing and repairs
A Certifying gasfitter is the highest qualification. Someone who is a licensed gasfitter is also qualified but their work must be supervised by a Certifying Gasfitter. A licensed gas fitter in Adelaide must also be supervised by a Certifying gasfitter.
Certified Gasfitters are able to give the best advice and the right assistance with the right appliance for your needs. They will install, repair and service your gas fire or heater, gas hobs gas fitters in Adelaide, gas hot water cylinders, LPG bottle installations, and others. They will have an excellent reputation and qualified experienced gas fitters will ensure that your gas work goes smoothly and safely.
Certain plumbing projects require special knowledge. One of the areas is natural gas line plumbing. Most homeowners understand plumbing as a line of services involving water and sewer systems. But in fact, there is much more to the field and gas plumbing is one of the specialities in the field. Now that you know they exist, be sure to hire true gas fitters in Adelaide for any projects involving gas lines in your home.
Why Do I Need a Special Plumber for Natural Gas Lines?
Since pipes carrying natural gas are potentially more dangerous than water pipes if not properly installed, it makes sense to choose an experienced natural gas plumber to work at your home.
A natural gas plumber is typically a licensed plumbing contractor. Natural gas plumbers are not typically journeymen plumbers and certainly not apprentice plumbers, who work under supervision.
Any thoughts of gas fitting or gas plumbing as a DIY project should be reconsidered immediately. Proceeding without gas fitters in Adelaide without training will compromise your personal safety, along with your family’s and maybe even your neighbours’ safety.
When Should I Call a Natural Gas Plumber?
Many projects around your home require the training and experience of a licensed gas fitter. A natural gas plumber is responsible for installing, extending, and repairing natural gas lines and installing related appliances. A natural gas plumber is trained to run gas lines for:
Gas leak repair
As you can see from this partial list, natural gas plumbers can work on projects in almost any room in your home and on your patio or deck area. You may also need a gas plumber for large projects. Gas fitters in Adelaide can advise you on the best way to re-route the gas piping, then install the new system to safely power your appliances if you are thinking of:
Building an addition to your house that will use gas heating
Converting your fireplace to gas
Remodeling and/or relocating your laundry room
Or expanding the kitchen,
Advantages of Hiring a Gas Line Plumber
You can count on a true natural gas plumber to:
Handle your natural gas project safely
Gas fitters in Adelaide ensure that your natural gas-powered appliances are installed correctly and will operate safely
Do the work to code and pass building inspections
Call the required helpline before digging to avoid hitting or damaging municipal utility piping
Provide excellent customer service and stand behind our work