Natural gas is becoming the most common fuel source for heating and cooking in Australia and its easy to understand why. The benefits of having natural gas installed at your property is a great advantage to your home if gas is available in your street

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Sydney’s Plumbing Specialists are licensed gas fitters in Sydney & have had close to 20 years experience repairing & installing natural gas services in Sydney.

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Looking to install gas?

Fill in our survey to find the best option for your property

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Here are a few reasons why you should consider installing natural gas:

30% More Cost Effective

Running gas at home costs approximately 30% less to run than running the same appliances on electricity

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Efficient & Enviro-Friendly

Running gas is much more efficient and lowers emission levels into the environment by 20%

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Unlimited Natural Gas

Australia has an endless amount of Natural gas in Sydney meaning we will always have an abundance of gas readily accessible

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Much More Reliable

Continuous flow hot water systems are only available on Natural Gas & LPG systems. These are much more efficient & reliable than their electrical counterparts

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Thinking about installing gas at your home?

Here is a checklist for installing gas at your street

1

You have contacted your gas retailer & made sure gas is available at your property

2

You have decided on when you would like it installed

Please note this process generally takes 30-45 days to complete.
The quicker you engage a plumber the quicker you will have gas at your property

3

You have chosen the fixtures you would like to have run off gas

It is always better to allow for additional points that you may like added at a later stage

4

An on-site inspection is carried out by our qualified plumbers who will guide you through the entire process & provide a quote on the spot

5

Once the quote is approved & a deposit is made, our license number is provided to you for the process to begin

Without the license number provided, the process cannot commence

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Alternatively you can fill in our survey to discover the best gas options for your property

Incase of an emergency or if you smell gas leak, immediately call (02) 9002 7332

Rapid Response

Gas emergencies in Sydney can surface without any warning and you might find yourself getting worried and frustrated. We never delay in sending out our rapid reponse team in Sydney to your location as soon as possible!

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Call SPS now to solve all your gas problems

Turning your gas meter off

Make sure you turn off your main gas meter. Here is a photo of what the meter should look like. Ensure the gas handle is turned against the flow of direction in a horizontal position for it to be in the office position.

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Where is the Gas Meter?

It is usually located at the front of your property or if in a unit underneath a kitchen sink

Gas Appliances & Services we assist with

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Emergency Gas Leaks & Repairs

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New Gas Installations for Homes & Businesses

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Heating Points & Additional Gas Bayonets

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Outdoor BBQ Installation & Conversions to Natural Gas

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Gas Hot Water System Installation & Repairs

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Gas Cooktop Installations

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Commercial Gas Repairs & Installations

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Commercial Gas Cooker & Installations

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Pool Pump Installations & Gas Meter Upgrades

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Gas meter relocations

Galvanised steel pipes & the dangers they pose at your home.

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Extreme Safety Hazard

Galvanised steel before copper and PEX pipework was introduced was the go-to pipe for all gas line installations. These pipes possess an extreme safety hazard if not inspected regularly or if they show signs of rust.

The dangers of these pipes rupturing unexpectedly is real.

A large amount of gas leaks in older style homes built in the 60s, 70s , 80s and early 90s report a significant amount of gas leaks each year which still have these pipes installed.

Issues for Gas Plumbers

The main issue plumbers face is plumbers do not carry equipment to join onto galvanised steel as the main pipes we use would be copper and PEX as noted above. You cannot simply cut out a section of pipe and join another to it without specialist’s equipment no plumbers carry.

The only way a plumber could replace a defective section of galvanised steel is to go back to a screwed joint and attach a copper adaptor and new section of piping if possible. When an older style fitting is removed, this generally means further joints downstream end up being affected meaning the entire line needs replacing back to the meter.

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Comparison between a new & rusted galvanised pipe

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Dangerously rusted galvanised steel pipe

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If any signs of rust are visible on any of your gas lines, call your gas plumber immediately and ensure they investigate the entire gas service

Gas Leak
Detection

Tips to know if you have a gas leak Sydney. It is important that you contact your gas plumber in Sydney today.

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Looking to install gas?

Fill in our survey to find the best option for your property

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Think you have a gas leak at your property?

Follow this checklist to help determine if a gas leak is present

1

Do you smell gas leak? If yes, call a plumber immediately

A scent is added to gas to ensure a gas leak is detected when smelt. Turn off gas mains immediately and call plumber to investigate.

2

A bubble gas leak detector test is conducted on the main line

All fixtures inside the property are isolated, and a special device is used which indicates any leaks on the main gas line.
This is a perfectly accurate tool when used correctly to pinpoint gas leak.

3

A gas leak detector is used to help pinpoint where a gas leak is coming from

4

Nitrogen testing & pipe tracing is another great method used to help find stubborn difficult gas leaks

5

Another basic test if you suspect you have a gas leak is to ensure no appliances are turned on at the property

Take a photo of the numbers of the gas meter and compare photos every hour for the next 4 hours. If the numbers have a moved, this likely indicates you have a gas leak. Call your gas plumber Sydney and arrange a site visit

Gas Meter
Relocation

Need your gas meter relocated?
Listed below is a series of steps needed to relocate your gas meter safely

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1

Inspection & Quote

Arrange a gas plumber to attend to your property and provide you with a quote for the works needing to be completed

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2

Preparing Site

Once the quote has been approved, a fee is paid to the gas company Jemenna in order to have a standby by crew attend site once the line is exposed and ready to be moved. There are certain requirements in which a plumber must prepare before organising a crew

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3

Plumbing Work

Once the crew attends, the plumber needs to ensure the line is exposed for the gas company to squeeze and shut off the gas supply, for the plumber to relocate the meter to the required new position

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4

Testing Gas Flow

Once the work has been completed, the gas flow to the property is reinstated and all lines and the meter are tested to ensure no leaks are found and the area is safe

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Commissioning

All fixtures will then need to purged and commissioned

For relocating your gas meter,
please call your expert gas fitters in Sydney

Heating Points
for Gas Bayonets
(room heaters)

Gas Bayonet Installation with Natural Gas

Natural gas provides a great warm feel to your house when used. It’s an energy efficient gas and is extremely economical to run.

Gas bayonet points are the most common use for gas heating around a house for room heating. Heaters are connected to the bayonets which all come with a hose which makes it easy to move around the house.

Think you have a leaking gas bayonet?

A good tip to know whether you have a leaking gas bayonet is to spray inside the bayonet with a soapy water spray whilst the hose from the heater is disconnected. If bubbles appear, turn your gas main off immediately and call your plumber.

Gas Pool
Heaters

Installing a pool which requires gas pool heating?
Here are a few points to consider

Running your pool pump is quite common due to the fact, gas is close to 30% cheaper to run than electricity. When considering installing gas for your fuel source to run your pool pump, the following should be considered.

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Large Gas Supply

Pool pumps need a large supply of gas to run efficiently. The MJ/H consumption is needed for your plumber to size your service accordingly

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Gas Meter Upgrades

If a hot water system, a cooktop and other heating appliances connected to gas, the likelihood of having to upgrade your gas meter increases significantly.

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3

Pipe Upgrades

If your gas meter is needed to be upgraded, we can assist with the entire project. The lines leading to into the house will also need to be upgraded as a larger pipe size is required due to the amount of gas consumption the pool pump requires to operate.

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Upgrade

If your gas meter needs to be upgraded,
the entire project can be handled by
Sydney’s Plumbing Specialists

Listed below are some steps we consider
when deciding whether a gas meter upgrade is necessary.

1

Gas Increase

An increase in gas is needed due to fixtures being added

2

Pool Pump

A pool pump has been installed. If there are other heating appliances connected to gas, the chance of upgrading your gas meter increases greatly

3

Appliance Upgrade

A commercial kitchen or restaurant is upgrading their appliances and gas is required at a larger pressure (MJ/H)

For all your gas meter upgrades, please call (02) 9002 7332

LPG Gas
Installation

LPG gas is an alternative gas when natural gas is not available to be used as no gas mains are in the street.

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LPG running costs are approximately
25% cheaper than electricity

LPG is bottled gas which is installed in bottles and pipework run in between the bottles and the appliances which is a fantastic alternative to natural gas

Sizing & setting up LPG bottles for your property

When setting up an LPG bottle setup its important to know how many fixtures and which appliances you would like to run off the bottles.

Once we know exactly how much MJ/H is used (gas consumption) we size the bottles up accordingly to the required gas need for the property. Extra tolerance is always provided to ensure that in the future, if any additional points were to be added we could do so without any major issues.

A typical LPG bottle setup shown below

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In order to have the bottles delivered and installed by the gas supplier,
the following must be completed:

1

A twin gas bottle setup is installed complete with pig tails and a manual changeover.

Twin bottle is much ideal once the first bottle runs out. A manual change over is flicked over to the empty bottle which gives you time to have the empty bottle replaced before the second bottle runs out

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2

Compliance & Certification

A compliance plate is installed, and a certificate of compliance is issued to the homeowner and gas retailer ensuring the entire gas service has been tested and certified

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3

Stable & Leveled Foundation

The bottles are sitting on a level concrete ground on plinths

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4

LPG Bottle Security

A chain is supplied to ensure bottles do not move or sway during heavy winds

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Upholding Australian Standards

The plumber has installed the bottles away from any ignition sources or openings following all relevant Australian Standards.

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SPS Plumbers complete the following LPG Gas Repairs, Installations and Leak Detection:

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Emergency LPG Gas Leaks & Repairs

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New LPG Gas Installations for Homes & Businesses

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Heating Points
(room bayonets)

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Outdoor LPG BBQ Installation & Conversions to Natural Gas

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LPG Gas Hot Water System Installation & Repairs

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LPG Gas Cooktop Installations

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LPG Commercial Gas Repairs & Installations

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LPG Commercial Gas Cooker & Installations

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Gas Installation Costs can vary in Sydney. It is important that you have an expert Gas Plumber attend your home to conduct an Onsite Gas Inspection.

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Can have gas in my property if there is no gas that runs in our street?

Yes, you can. There are different ways to have gas run through your property. Speak to a qualified Gas Plumber in Sydney to walk you through your options.

It’s important that you consult our experts about your Gas Installation to discuss all the appliances and points that you require to get the most energy efficient property. An onsite property inspection will allow us to understand the best way to deliver the installation process through your property structure.

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Installing Gas in your property may be one of the best decisions you can do for your property long term. Gas installation Sydney service is one that must be conducted by a certified Gas Plumber in Sydney. There are many options that you can choose from when deciding to have gas installed at your property.

Our vehicles all come fully equipped with all the parts and tools necessary to have your gas installed on the same day. All our work has 100% workmanship guarantee and if you are not 100% satisfied with our service, we will give you $100 cash back. Our aim is delivering the best plumbing experience and to build our SPS Plumbers Family in Sydney. If you would like to book your free site inspection for a Gas Installation in Sydney please feel free to enquire with our friendly team today.

Gas Plumbing FAQs

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Gas leaking into a house is very dangerous. If you smell gas on your property, it might not be straightforward to detect where the exact leakage is. However, this is something you need to get checked without delay. Gas leaking into the house can result in a fire hazard, and you need to get it repaired immediately. However, you must also take some precautionary measures while you are waiting for the gas professionals to come into fix the issue. Turn off the valve on the gas metre on your property while you are waiting for them to arrive at your location.

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When it comes to gas leakage in your home, you need to be very aware of the signs that indicate it. When there is a gas leak, you will detect a distinct smell of rotten eggs. Also, you may hear a hissing sound coming from the pipe where the leakage is. If you have heard this sound and feel there is a leak in a specific pipe, touch it to determine whether it is cold. The low pressure created results in a drop in the temperature within the pipe.

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When it comes to gas leaks, there are some signs to keep in view. For example, if the leakage is from a pipe, you may hear a hissing sound; also, you will smell the gas. If you want to check whether there is a gas leak, these are the signs that you should be looking out for. However, gas leak inspection is best left to professional gas fitters. They have the necessary equipment to handle the job and will pinpoint the exact location of the leak.', 'How much does it cost to get gas to your house?' => 'If you are planning to get a natural gas connection to your house, you would have to check the gas provider\'s website for the right information related to the cost. However, on average, the price to get a metre connection is in the range of $125. But do keep in mind that this is the cost of the metre. After that, there would be charges involved for installation and commissioning. It is best to contact us for the accurate overall cost of the materials and installation services.

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Not every street in Sydney has natural gas connectivity. To determine whether it is available at your property, you would have to go to the natural gas website. You can also check whether your neighbours have gas metres as this might indicate that your property does have it too. The next step is to install the gas metre on your property, and the utility company would handle this for you. You would have to hire a gas fitter to extend the pipes into your home to the required areas.

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If you feel that your gas metre is in the wrong location or that you need better functionality from it in a specific place, you can get it relocated. You can request to this from your utility provider or a licensed gas fitter like us. We provide you with high-quality gas metre relocation services and will handle the job in line with the local rules and regulations and safety and industry standards. Gas metre location is a specialised job and requires the licensing training and knowledge that our professional plumbers have.

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If you want a gas metre change, it is your responsibility to get the work done. However, you need to make sure that you go about it in the right manner. You would need to put in the request through an application form on your gas distributors website. They will process your request and send their representatives to your location to inspect the metre and understand your requirement before providing you with a detailed quote for the job. Once you have approved the quote, they will make the necessary changes to your metre.

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The gas bayonet is a very crucial fitting in any gas appliance. It needs to be free of debris and dirt, and you need to keep it clean at all times before connecting the fitting. Any kind of debris or dirt in it can result in leakage in that connection. If you have inspected your gas bayonet fitting and noticed some damage, you mustn\'t try to connect it. Call in a licensed gas fitter to check the fixture. They will inspect it to determine whether there is leakage and will then fix it without delay.

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A gas meter has a vent attached to the front of it. The do release small amounts of gas when in use. If unsure whether there is a leak present, it would always be recommended a plumber attends and checks the entire area as a matter of safety to eliminate any possible threats.

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Yes, a gas leak is a very serious emergency which should be attended too immediately. Turn the gas supply off where possible and call a licensed gas plumber immediately.

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