The Plumbers Mate random chatter from the plumbers wife

20Jun/110

Gas Pipe Danger – Whitstable 16-06-11

During a Boiler Replacement job, we went to turn off the gas and disconnect the meter. upon moving the gas lever to the closed position i noticed a small tingling sensation in my finger. i tried the lever again and once again the sensation was there! The earth bonding was not apparent however in a lot of cases the bonding is behind a kitchen cupboard or the like (so not obvious) . by chance i put a voltage testing tool against the gas pipe and hey presto - 230v!!! after making temporary earth bonds we carried out our work and informed the customer of the dilema. sadly for them, the loft tanks were also live! there is no earth in the entire house. seriously dangerous stuff. if you feel a buzz when touching a metal pipe, call an electrician immediately.

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20Jun/110

reconnect boilers after damage Orpington

"Cheers for all your help. The residents were over the moon to have the heating back on. We really do appreciate your prompt arrival at such a late hour" B Latter  - Skeet Hill House, Orpington.

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20Jun/110

New Viessmann Boiler – Chartham, Canterbury

"Thanks again for all the work you did - no problems so far and i am very pleased with the new boiler!" Mr.N Bonny, Updown Way Chartham

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5Jun/110

Transparent Costs – 1st in Whitstable!

We have thought about this for a long time and finally we are now in a position to deliver. The costs table allows customers to view the difference in pricing between us and our competitors and also between the services that we offer. What we have created is both good for our customers and us. It allows the customer to estimate the eventual costs of any plumbing work. It is our hope that this process will make plumbing costs clearer and take away the anxiety of the final bill. The reason for doing this was/is to get more people to phone the registered Gas/Oil /Plumbing engineers rather than use a 'handyman' who'll never say no! Not only are they not qualified but in many cases they can void your home insurance especially if they touch your Gas or Oil heating. Contacting a qualified professional shouldn't cost you the earth. The revolution starts here!

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5Jun/110

Hot Water Cylinder replacement – Whitstable

Dear Simon,

All seems to be working 'v' well, water retains heat so much longer!

a job well done by your splendid colleague too.

it did not escape my notice, you kept the expense to a minimum. Much appreciated and will be highly recommended elsewhere.

yours sincerely

Ms E Wolfe

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