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Home Living : March 22nd 2011
4 HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, March 22, 2011 Don't get into hot water » ADVERTISING FEATUREHOMELIVING Old electric hot water systems installed in ceilings of older homes can be dangerous and need to be properly inspected, warns an architects' group. Archicentre, the building advisory ser- vice of the Australian Institute of Archi- tects, said ceiling-mounted hot water systems were quite com- mon in Aust- ralia. Archicentre ACT & NSW state man- ager Ian Agnew said during the 1970s, these ceiling- mounted electric hot water ser- vices were typically lo- cated above closely-spaced toilet or bathroom walls, so they had plenty of support for the weight. ''We would be advising anyone pur- chasing an older home to have the condition of the hot water service assessed as they can be expensive to replace,'' Mr Agnew said. ''The main safety issue is around the old electric hot water services, with water in them, slowly rusting out over time. It is now over 40 years since these hot water services were installed and now is the possibility that they may spring a leak or even suddenly burst one day. ''Many of these systems will be redun- dant these days, having been replaced with new ones during renovations or simply as they stopped working. However, if the water tank wasn't drained at the time of renovation, some water may still be sitting in the tank. ''The 'safe' tray located underneath is not ad- equate to survive a large flow of water. In some cases these safe trays are rusted old galvanised steel also. ''Home-owners need to check whether the one they have needs to be re- moved and replaced and should en- gage the services of a qualified li- cenced plumber,'' he said. Details: archicentre.com.au www.designarobe.com.au ph 9748 0844 fax 9748 0546 email@example.com Unit 2, 68-72 Derby Street, Silverwater 2128 Showroom Open 6 Days We await your visit to our showroom! 2185304i hln wk10 FREE Measure & Quote 10 Years Guarantee Sliding & Hinged Doors Polyurethane & Melamine Panels Glass Doors All Kinds of Walk in Wardrobes! Homes Offices Custom Made Built In Wardrobes TIMBER WITH HISTORY AND CHARACTER OUR SPECIALTY. WE HANDCRAFT WOW FACTOR DINING TABLES. WE MAKE STUNNING ENTERTAINMENT UNITS. SEEN HERE IN WEST AUST. JARRAH AMAZING RECLAIMED RED GUM TABLES CHECK OUT OUR NEW LOOK, 'SPOTTED GUM HENLY DELUXE BUFFET, MADE FROM SUSTAINABLE NATIVE HARDWOODS' NEW ALEXANDRIA SHOWROOM Ready for immediate Delivery - Let's do a Package deal for you. We source hardwoods from all over Australia to make our contemporary furniture designs. Custom Orders. • 334 Victoria Rd, Gladesville Ph: 9817 6999 • 78 Parramatta Rd, Stanmore Ph: 9557 7770 • 16 O'riordan St, Alexandria Ph: 8394 9411 www.wildwooddesigns.com.au OPEN 7 DAYS 2264728i 22/03 +PZWSH` 2P[JOLUZ >HU[LK VM UVYTHS WYPJLZ Kitcheners Kitchens has a great range of EUDQG QHZ NLWFKHQ ÀQLVKHV DQG GHVLJQV We need clients with homes in your area to ´VKRZ WKHP RIIμ :H OO QHHG WR WDNH SKRWRV of your new kitchen for our brochure when LW V LQVWDOOHG ,W V FKHDSHU WKDQ EXLOGLQJ D VHW DQG LW ORRNV EHWWHU LQ D UHDO KRPH :H PD\ DOVR QHHG \RXU WHVWLPRQLDO ZKHQ FRPSOHWHG *HSS UV^ OYZ MVY H MYLL KLZPNU HUK X\V[L VY ]PZP[ ^^^ RP[JOLULYZ JVT H\ ¸;Y\Z[ 2P[JOLULYZ MVY (\Z[YHSPH»Z ILZ[ J\Z[VT THKL RP[JOLUZ¹ /\L` Kitcheners Kitchens made just for youTM ® )RU NLWFKHQV ZLWK FDELQHWU\ YDOXHG RYHU H[ JODVV VSODVKEDFNV VWRQH EHQFKWRSV WUDGH ZRUNV 'HSRVLW UHTXLUHG &DQ W EH XVHG LQ FRQMXQFWLRQ ZLWK DQ\ RWKHU RIIHU +$SSURYHG DSSOLFDQWV VHOHFWHG SURGXFWV RQO\ )HHV FKDUJHV FRQGLWLRQV DSSO\ 05;,9,:; -9,, -05(5*, (=(03()3, 73<: /<99@ :;90*;3@ 3040;,+ 6--,9 ALL AREAS 9838 9090 FREE MEASURE & QUOTE Lifetime Warranty www.justforyouwardrobes.com.au DESIGNED TO SUIT YOUR BUDGET Timber Coloured panel Painted Mirrored Sliding Hinged Built-inWardrobe SPECIALISTS JUST FOR YOU WARDROBES PTY. LTD Lic. 185684C 2032708K wk41 @27+8>;7. ;8*- +;884?*5. 9187.# "" " " ``` OUXX[RWP\XU^]RXW\ LX ]XWb)OUXX[RWP\XU^]RXW\ LX Open 6 Days + Parking at door All work Guaranteed - Call now! CARPETS CERAMICS TIMBER VINYLS 2142583i 23/11
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