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Can I Install My Own Water Heater?


Home DIY is a fantastic hobby that can save you money in the long run. However, as much of a rush as it is to perform repairs, installations, and upkeep on your own, there are some things you're legally not able to do. Thankfully, if you're looking to install a new water heater in your home and you need advice on whether or you can do it yourself, Aptus Plumbing & Gas can help. If you have an enquiry related to plumbing in Brisbane Northside, you can call us on (07) 3205 1991.

Installing your own water heater without the proper qualifications is illegal. Quite simply, you will need to contact a plumber about installing any water heater within your home. Fortunately, that doesn't mean the process needs to be painful. As the work is classified as 'notifiable work' in QLD, there is no need for a plumber to seek out a local government permit before the job begins or undergo a mandatory government inspection once it's finished, which means you're able to coordinate with your plumber to create a schedule that suits your needs. Unfortunately, due to the complicated nature of the work, installing your own water heater in your home is illegal and you should instead reach out to a qualified plumber.

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Can I Install My Own Water Heater?

Home DIY is a fantastic hobby that can save you money in the long run. However, as much of a rush as it is to perform repairs, installations, and upkeep on your own, there are some things you're legally not able to do. Thankfully, if you're ...Read full faq

Do Plumbers Perform Bathroom Renovations?

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How Do Plumbers Find Water Leaks In Your Walls?

Water damage can quickly become one of the most expensive repairs any home owner will need to perform short of tearing the home apart and rebuilding it from scratch. This is generally due to how hard it can be to spot a hidden water leak in ...Read full faq

Do Plumbers Provide Estimates?

It's never good when your plumbing systems break down. When the stress of trying to fix these systems kicks in, the last thing you want is to be slapped in the face with a larger bill than you expected. Thankfully, with Aptus Plumbing & Gas ...Read full faq

Do Plumbers Place Pipe?

Plumbers are renowned for being the first port of call when something goes wrong with the plumbing in your home. However, when you're building a new home or extending an old one, there are certain tasks you need to get a plumber to do rathe ...Read full faq

What Tools Do Plumbers Use?

For many jobs, there is a specific toolset that becomes critically important for the workers ability to actually complete the task. Plumbers are no exception, with a core list of equipment they need to tackle the everyday challenges of thei ...Read full faq

What Hours Do Plumbers Work?

There's no set time of the day for plumbing emergencies to strike. You'd never know if your plumbing system was going to fail within office hours or when you get up to use the bathroom at the crack of dawn, and that means plumbers may not a ...Read full faq

Why Is My Shower Shocking Me?

Does your shower like to randomly shock you from time to time? If you're worried about this, that's perfectly normal - we'd be pretty concerned too. Thankfully, if you're looking to stop taps, faucets, or showerheads from giving you a shock ...Read full faq

Why Are Plumbers Called Plumbers?

The art of plumbing is an important trade for many homes around Australia, but not many people actually know where the word comes from. Here at Aptus Plumbing & Gas, we're more than happy to help you understand the terminology around our cr ...Read full faq

What Is The Purpose Of The Sacrificial Anode In A Hot Water System?

If you don't maintain it correctly, your water heater can quickly become damaged by its contents. Luckily, Aptus Plumbing & Gas can help with all hot water system repairs in Brisbane Northside, and can even help you prevent disaster before  ...Read full faq

Do Plumbers Clean Sewerage?

If a sewerage pipe has burst on your property, it's normal to feel like you're under a lot of stress. However, it's important that you manage your expectations around what your plumber will and won't clean. Thankfully, Aptus Plumbing & Gas  ...Read full faq

What Types Of Plumbing Pipes Are Most Common?

The plumbing in your home can be built from a variety of materials, which all need to be treated differently by plumbing professionals. Thankfully, when you want to understand how the varying materials in your plumbing system need to be ser ...Read full faq

How Can I Get Instant Hot Water?

If you've ever had to wait for hot water, you know how long that wait can feel. If you'd rather have instantaneous hot water than a water heating system that seems to take a millennium to get started, Aptus Plumbing & Gas can help. For all  ...Read full faq

What Skills Should A Plumber Have?

Being a plumber is a complicated job that requires a broad range of skills. Thanks to our long history as the preferred choice for plumbing in Brisbane Northside, Aptus Plumbing and Gas can help you understand the wide skillset our team uti ...Read full faq

What Do Plumbers Do?

Owning a home is an excellent way to learn more about the various professions that work together to construct your living space. For instance, if you've ever needed to perform work on your plumbing, then you may have found yourself asking w ...Read full faq

Are Plumbers More At Risk Of Certain Diseases?

As a physical trade, plumbers are more at risk of certain diseases than others. As the best plumbers in Brisbane Northside, Aptus Plumbing & Gas can help you understand the risks our team face with every job. To get in touch with our team,  ...Read full faq

What Is Green Plumbing?

As the planet continues to change, 'green' alternatives have become more and more popular with time. At Aptus Plumbing & Gas, our great team understands how you can help the environment and save money at the same time with your plumbing in  ...Read full faq

Should I Replace My 15-Year-Old Water Heater?

When your hot water unit fails, the results can be anything from inconvenient to outright destructive. You may simply find that you're no longer getting any hot water, or you might find yourself facing down a few thousand dollars of water d ...Read full faq

What Is The Difference Between The Main Sewage Line And The Drainage Line?

With so many plumbing lines running to and from your home, it can be difficult to keep track of them all. Fortunately, Aptus Plumbing & Gas are the premier plumbers in Brisbane Northside, and can help you keep track of your home's plumbing  ...Read full faq

How Does Basic Plumbing Work?

If you own a home, then you might have found yourself wondering how exactly your plumbing works. A working understanding of the basics of plumbing can help you identify when you need to call in a professional. Thankfully, Aptus Plumbing & G ...Read full faq

What Size Water Heater Do I Need For A Family Of 3?

Hot water heaters are so rarely a one-size fits all solution. With a broad range of available sizes, it can be hard to determine which one is the best choice for your growing family. Thankfully, Aptus Plumbing & Gas are the leading plumbers ...Read full faq

When Do You Need A Plumber To Unclog Your Toilet?

A clogged toilet is enough to ruin anyone's day. However, just because your day is ruined, that doesn't mean you need to scramble to call a professional plumber. When it does come time to get help with plumbing in Brisbane Northside, howeve ...Read full faq

Why Is My Hot Water Not As Hot As It Used To Be?

Hot water is an important part of any home, but hot water systems can be prone to failure from time to time. As a result, it can be incredibly frustrating to have a hot water system that seems to turn off after a minute or two of use. If yo ...Read full faq

How Long Does It Take For A Continuous Flow Hot Water System To Deliver Water?

Running out of hot water may be a terrible occasion, but it's not fun to have to wait for hot water, either. Fortunately, if you're using a continuous flow hot water system, our expert plumbers in Brisbane Northside can help you understand  ...Read full faq

Can I Run Out Of Water With A Continuous Flow System?

Running out of hot water is always a nuisance. Fortunately, with a continuous flow system, you're far less likely to find yourself stuck in the cold, and even if you do, it won't be long until heat returns. When you need help with your hot  ...Read full faq

Should I Turn Off The Water Before Going On Holidays?

When you leave your home for a holiday, you shouldn't have to worry about coming home to a disaster. As a result, you should consider turning off your water before you leave for an extended period of time, and Aptus Plumbing & Gas and our p ...Read full faq

How Long Does A Hot Water Tank Retain Heat After A Power Outage?

When you lose power to your home, you'll have a variety of immediate concerns to go through. Due to its critical nature in your home, access to hot water may become an issue during a power outage. Fortunately, as the leading plumbers in Bri ...Read full faq

When Should I Replace My Hot Water System?

Considering how important they are to your household, it can be difficult to acknowledge that it's time to replace your hot water system. Fortunately, with help from our team of plumbers in Brisbane Northside, you'll be able to determine if ...Read full faq

What Are The Different Types Of Hot Water Systems?

When it comes to hot water systems, there is no 'One-Size Fits All Solution' that will suit all households. Thankfully, our professional plumbers in Brisbane Northside at Aptus Plumbing & Gas can help you choose the hot water system that is ...Read full faq

How Long Will Copper Piping Last?

Copper piping is still a common sight in some older homes, which can present a range of unique plumbing problems. Thankfully, when you need an expert plumber in Brisbane Northside to help you with your plumbing, you can depend on Aptus Plum ...Read full faq

What Do You Do In A Plumbing Emergency?

When your plumbing fails, it's easy to become panicked. Thankfully, with guidance from our Brisbane Northside plumbers, we'll be able to help you manage any plumbing emergency.

With help from our qualified plumbers, you'll be able to na ...Read full faq

How Do I Find A Leaking Pipe In My Home?

The vast majority of your plumbing is hidden out-of-sight within your home, which means leaks can go unnoticed. Thankfully, finding a hidden leak within your home is possible with help from our Brisbane Northside plumbers at Aptus Plumbing  ...Read full faq

Can A Plumber Repair My Hot Water System?

Hot water systems play an integral part in our day to day lives, but it can be easy to take them for granted. However, when they break, it's hard to know who to call to get it fixed - do you call a plumber, or an electrician? Thankfully, Ap ...Read full faq

How Do I Stop My Drain From Smelling?

Unfortunately for many households, smelly drains are a common problem. Thankfully, as is generally the case for common problems, the solution is simple with plumbing advice in Brisbane Northside from Aptus Plumbing & Gas.

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Yvette O'Connor
31 Mar 2021
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Aptus were super helpful, and had my boiler fixed in no time. And the big plus is that they don't rip you off!! Will definitely use them again, and highly recommend

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Stephen Comerford
30 Mar 2021
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Excellent service provided They provided 2 new down pipes and joined them together Explained what they doing Looks fantastic and I will recommend them to everyone

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05 Mar 2021
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My problem was identified quickly and I was shown what was needed to be done. Interim works were completed on the initial call out; returning to finish the job with the necessary quality parts. Very h... more

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