What are the rules in Brisbane around the location of a typical gas hot water cylinder. I need to move mine and I was wondering can I put it under the house (Queenslander on piles)?
The answer is surprisingly complicated due to the requirement for more information.
The Australian Standard 5601:2013 lists various issues that such an installation may face - these can include (but are not limited to):
- Restriction on appliance location,
- Temperature limitation on nearby combustible surface,
- Gas appliance support,
- Adverse effect of air movement systems and
- Terminal location.
All these need to be assessed on a case by case basis as every installation is different. In a case like this advice from a licenced plumber/gasfitter need to be sourced.
If you would like information about finding an appropriately licenced plumber/gasfitter in you area please contact MPAQ – 07 32730800
Technical Services Manager
Master Plumbers' Association of Queensland