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There are three main types of plumbing systems: gravity, pressurized, and vacuum. The one you choose depends on where you live as well as how high your water pressure is. For example, if you live in an area with low water pressure then a gravity system might be good because there's not enough force for a pump to function properly. If you want more information about which type of plumbing system is best for your home or to see examples of each type check out our blog post 'Plumbing in Australia'.

There are many things to consider when choosing what type of water heater or system you can use in your home, such as whether it will be an electric hot water tank or gas hot water system, and where it needs to be placed for optimal heat distribution. It's important to find out what size you need before installation because there are limits on how small or large they can be installed based on Australian standards. Plumbing systems come in many different shapes and sizes depending on where you live but they all serve the same purpose: to provide fresh water from your taps, transport waste safely away from your home, and provide heating for winter as well as cooling during summer months.

You'll need to decide whether you're going to have a gas, electric or solar power system for heating your taps. If you choose gas it's important that the location and size of the hot water tank are planned well so that there's enough space between them and any other heat sources such as gas stoves. As well as that, you should only place the hot water tank in a safe area of your house away from young children or pets. Also, make sure it's close enough to the kitchen for convenience but not too close so that cold air can't circulate around it easily and cause problems with efficiency.

There are also several different types of hot water systems such as instantaneous gas hot water systems, which work by using a heat exchanger that heats the cold water instantly. These will be placed near to the point of use so that they can cool down quickly and heat up again in a short amount of time. Australia is a hot and dry continent with an average annual temperature of about 14 degrees Celsius. To combat the heat, Australians have developed some very creative ways to keep their homes cool in summer and warm in winter. One of these methods is using plumbing to circulate water through pipes or tubes that are buried underground. This method can help reduce energy costs by up to 30% because it provides a natural cooling effect for your home without the air conditioning running constantly while still keeping you comfortable year-round.

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Water Supply Pipe Size for House Australia

There are many reasons that people might need to install a water supply pipe in their homes. Read more…

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Types of Plumbing Pipes

The way we use and think about plumbing pipes is changing. Once, the only types of pipes you would see were copper or steel. Read more…

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What is a Puddle Flange?

A leak control or puddle flange is a construction item used to connect the waterproofing system to the plumbing drainage system, also known as Drain Waste Vent (DWV). Read more…

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What is an O Ring?

The O-ring is a type of sealing device. It has the shape of a ring, and it looks like an oval or tube divided into two portions. Read more…

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What is a Closet Flange?

A Closet Flange, also known as a closet bend or trap arm is the portion of your plumbing that holds your drain pipe in place. Here at Specifier, you can read about a closet flange.

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What is Water Hammer?

Water hammer is the banging noise produced when a valve abruptly shuts off the water supply. Read about the problems that may occur and how to fix them.

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What Is Pressure Relief Valve?

A pressure relief valve is a pipe fitting, usually in the form of a disk with a hole or small nozzle in it. Here at Specifier, you can read about pressure relief valves.

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What Is A Soil Vent Pipe?

A soil vent pipe is a vertical pipe that connects the top of a home’s underground drainage system to the surface, approximately over roof gutter level. It’s also known as a soil stack pipe, drain waste vent or ventilated discharge tube.

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What is a Check Valve?

A check valve is a pressure-activated valve that only allows fluid flow in one direction. It consists of two hinged or sliding flaps (usually made of rubber or plastic) and is typically used in the plumbing industry as an opening and closing mechanism for different pipes. Read more…

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What is a Backwater Valve?

A backwater valve is a device that helps prevent sewage from backing up into your home. Here at Specifier, you can read everything about it.

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How Does A Macerator Pump Work?

On a macerator pump, the trash has to be ground into tiny pieces before it is pumped out of the septic tank. Read more about this in this post.

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What is a Boundary Trap?

A boundary trap may be a device that is used in plumbing. It is designed to trap fluid within the plumbing system. Read more…

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What is a P Trap Toilet?

The explanation of the P trap toilet and how much water they use, so it is your decision to choose the best option for your home.

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Hot Water System Prices

A hot water system is a device for heating water that can be used in residential homes, commercial businesses (such as schools, offices, restaurants, and hotels), and/or public buildings. Read about the different types and the cost.

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Plumber Cost (Call-out Fee, Hourly Rates)

We usually need a plumber to do some repairs or to install something new in our house. Read about the call-out plumber rates.

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