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Gas hot water/plumber recommendation in Canberra please

Discussion in 'Repairs & Maintenance' started by mini2, 10th Feb, 2016.

  1. mini2

    mini2 Well-Known Member

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    Finally got the keys to my new place, well the first surprise is there's no hot water (I should try and light up the pilot light later on...) and there's a bit of seepage around the water outlet. Any recommendations?

    Thanks in advance :)
     
  2. Nemo30

    Nemo30 Well-Known Member

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    I always use Duncan's plumbing. They turn up when they say they will ( or ring to say running late) and I've found them reasonably priced.
     
  3. mini2

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    Thanks mate. I thought they might be pricey given their ads is all over the back of buses.
     
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    Nemo30 Well-Known Member

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    I haven't seen the buses. I've seen their ads at the basketball stadium - I liked that they support local sport clubs so that's why I contacted them in the first place - but been very happy with them.
     
  5. mini2

    mini2 Well-Known Member

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    Booked but price is a bit exxy...$154 for call out/first 30 minutes then $33 every half hour blocks. Trying to get used to CBR rates.
     
  6. DaveM

    DaveM Adelaide Buyers Agent & KFC Strategist Business Member

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    Thats fairly cheap.. Sydney is $88 callout and $77-88 an hour
     
  7. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    Watertight was the best of three quotes for re-plumbing our 3-bedder PPOR. Other quotes were nearly double. Mostly they turned up when they said and did the work in a pretty clean manner (easy to see since the walls are down :)). The quote was still 30% more than I though, but we are talking Canberra tradies...:eek:
     
  8. mini2

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    The Duncan's guys turned up. The apprentice decided to urinate on my neighbour's driveway.

    I just want them finish the job and get outta here.
     
  9. mini2

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    .....and cross threaded one of the pipes so made the problem worse. No hot water till next week when they return to patch this up. Oops.