New wiring rules come into effect 2019. Attention Plumbers regarding hot water systems


As of January 1 2019, the new AS3000 comes into effect and among numerous changes, how we (and you) treat hot water circuits from now on is one of them.

If a hot water system is:

  • replaced and it had to be relocated in any way
  • replaced and the heating element in the new tank is larger than the original (eg. 2.4 k/w to a 3.6 k/w)
  • installed with a new circuit

A safety switch, NOT just a circuit breaker (there is a big difference refer here) is now required to protect the circuit AND an isolator must be installed within “arms reach” of the hot water system.

So call us today or drop us an email for any assistance on this



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