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Replacing Laundry Tub - Plumbers,... Act 2006 - Section 15
« on: November 26, 2020, 08:19:06 AM »
As a home owner, am I able to replace my own Laundry Tub under Section 15 of the Plumbers, Gasfitters, and Drainlayers Act 2006?

Disconnecting existing tub from hot/cold water lines, and drain, and reattaching the new tub?

I have been searching round online, and found plenty of places saying that the plumbing needs to be done by a licensed professional, but haven't found anything addressing this section of the Act.

In particular, subsection 4 states - 'applies in the places that the Minister... specifies by notice in the Gazette', and I have searched in https://gazette.govt.nz/ and can't find any notices related to this, so am wondering if this does not apply.

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Re: Replacing Laundry Tub - Plumbers,... Act 2006 - Section 15
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2020, 11:17:18 AM »
Hi Hayden, sorry for the late response. If your super tub is designed to be connected like a washing machine would then there is no problem and you can do this yourself.

If the tub requires you to modify and plumbing inside the wall then you must be licensed. Most super tubs are considered an external fixture and connect via flexible hoses and a standard S-trap. Good on you for looking into it.
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