Came across this the other day. This relief pipe from a hot water cylinder was dripping so someone thought "Silicon will fix this!"
These pipes are SUPPOSED to drip when the cylinder is heating. If blocked up it could potentially cause your hot water cylinder to blow up - see Myth Busters video to see what happens when 180 litres of water instantly turns into 198,000 litres of steam - Ouch!
If your relief pipe is ALWAYS dripping or dribbling, call us, we'll fix it.
As part of the national response to COVID-19 alert level 4 Metlink will make all rail and bus services free until June.
Public transport will continue to be available for essential service workers, and to enable communities to access supermarkets, pharmacies and health facilities.
For more information about this and what services are running, please read the full update on our website below.
With everyone staying home, it’s now more important than ever for everyone to be fire-safe. People can find information on our website - fireandemergency.nz...
We’re heading into winter, and with households self-isolating together, there’ll be more cooking at home, and more use of open fires, heaters, and dryers - all things which can increase fire risk.
New Zealanders can be confident that Fire and Emergency is well-prepared and ready to respond to emergencies as usual during the nationwide self- isolation period.
Please call 111 if you have a fire, we will ask you whether anyone at the address is self-isolating or has a confirmed case of COVID-19. Where this is the case, we already have necessary measures in place to ensure everyone’s safety including protective clothing, gloves, masks, safety glasses and mask.