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First, let’s get our heads around what an Ig Nobel Award is. it’s an award to honour achievements that make people laugh and think.
The Ig Nobel award is presented at a ceremony by an actual Nobel Prize laureate. Now that we understand the Ig Nobel awards, let me introduce you to Cesar Schmitz from Enéas Marques, South Brazil. The Ig Nobel award for how not to remove cockroaches from your backyard must be awarded to Cesar.
Cesar’s wife disliked cockroaches and asked her husband to destroy their nest in the backyard. Cesar tried a beetle spray which drove the roaches above ground. He poured gasoline into the burrow and lobbed a lit match into the hole while his dogs watched from nearby.
Guess what happened next? They didn’t know what was in store for them. There was a spectacular explosion with flames and soil flying through the air.
You’ll be relieved to know that the dogs were ok. Although it won’t be an easy clean and no one will surely want to go anywhere near gas ovens, gas burners, or a stainless steel fan grill, and more so if it’s double burner stoves, or anything that could explode. Probably, even the sight of an electric oven or cast iron or camping stoves during a camping trip will be ringing alarm bells in their heads and remind them of this accident. Forget about camping stove and cooking succulent roasts, huh?
You might be wondering what blowing up your backyard, Dr Karl, the Ig Nobel awards, and a new gas cooker have in common?
The answer is hydrocarbons: a compound of hydrogen and carbon. Such as those that are the chief components of petroleum and natural gas that fuels gas oven, gas stove and gas burners.
Gas work undertaken by untrained handymen and unlicensed tradespeople can cause explosions, property damage and, worst-case scenario, even kill. Without the proper license and knowledge, you won’t know what’s in store for you if your try working on faulty gas ovens and camping stoves on your own. For instance, installing or fixing your own gas oven with separate grill or fan grill, and other gas cooking technology or gas supplied appliances. You shouldn’t even be touching our gas oven or gas stove (aside from cooking, of course) when you don’t know anything, even if they aren’t gas ovens but electric ovens or hot plates. Even Bunnings stopped selling gas plumbing products in store to the public due to the danger to homeowners.
The danger with gas is that gas leaks are not visible and can go undetected for some time, unlike a water leak.
In 2019 a home in Christchurch, NZ, was utterly destroyed. Six people were injured, and dozens of nearby homes were evacuated after a gas explosion at the property. The cause of the blast is still undetermined.
We understand the dangers in store with LPG and Natural gas and how to protect your family and home. Our expert gasfitters routinely provide our customers with expert advice on a variety of gas-related issues, such as:
Worry only about where to buy the best stainless steel gas cooker or gas oven. Or don’t even think about that. We can help you choose the perfect stainless steel for your homes and family. We’re fully licensed experts when it comes to gas-fitting related cases, and yes, that includes advising you on the best stainless steel gas cooker and their safety features.
Take the case of Sue from the Pacific Pines. She contacted Gold Coast Plumbing Company to find a licensed gas fitter to connect her new, replacement freestanding stove.
Our gasfitter attended and safely and legally connected her stove to the existing gas point, ensuring all work complied with Australian Standards. We also took care of the required paperwork and sent the mandatory Gas System Compliance Certificate to Sue’s gas supplier. This, along with our Lifetime Workmanship Warranty, will give Sue the peace of mind that her new gas stove will provide her and her family with many years of service.
We always appreciate feedback from our customers, and Sue said, “Excellent friendly and professional service. Stephanie was more than helpful during our communications, even when I had to reschedule with late notice. Brent did a wonderful job. I couldn’t be happier with the gas and plumbing work. We will use this company again.”
Thanks for the feedback, Sue, it is how we improve our service. We hope that you and your family enjoy gas cooking with your new gas stove.
So worry no more about your stainless steel gas cooker. You can rely on us!