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Offline Badger

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Five hurt in gas explosion in Christchurch
« on: July 19, 2019, 01:34:23 PM »
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/114358110/five-hurt-in-explosion-at-christchurch-house

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Re: Re: Fellow Practitioner Issue 236 Dated 12 December 2014
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2019, 08:41:12 AM »

More checks in place the better.....but there are less today than there ever have been...




https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/114365242/christchurch-explosion-northwood-one-of-first-suburbs-with-piped-gas

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Re: Re: Fellow Practitioner Issue 236 Dated 12 December 2014
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2019, 06:22:43 PM »
If it is found to be the gasfitters fault, i hope he is prepared for the financial ruin of rebuilding 5 houses and damage to many others. His insurance probably wont cover it, even if it did would he have enough insurance? And then after the insurers have had a go, all his work for the last 5 years has been audited, the PGDB will fine him and take his license. Lets hope he had one.

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Re: Five hurt in gas explosion in Christchurch
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2019, 10:30:03 AM »
hi guys, the first thing to do when you are going to work on an existing gas system is to get your manometer hooked up turn the gas off and test for existing leaks, a must do.  So when you have seen that the system is sound you continue with whatever you have to do then when finished you test again and if is all well you can do no more except give cert to say that system is `safe to use`. 
 So as far as i can see if the gasfitter involved did this then it has to be another problem, if he did not he is up the creek and the heavens will fall on him like a ton of bricks, was he licenced/authorized ? if he wasn't he should not have been there, i feel so sorry for this guy if it was another fault because 99% of the evidence has been destroyed. If i was him i would not admit anything, cheers   

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Re: Five hurt in gas explosion in Christchurch
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2019, 10:43:15 AM »
Has anyone heard anymore about this?
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