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How to Blow up your Backyard?

23 January

How To Blow Up Your Backyard, Dr Karl, Ig Nobel Awards, And A New Gas Cooker

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.

Our very own Aussie, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, all-knowing king of all things science, with an asteroid named after him, won an Ig Nobel award in 2002 for his research into belly button lint.

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? There was a spectacular explosion with flames and soil flying through the air.

You’ll be relieved to know that the dogs were ok. And you might also 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.

Gas work undertaken by untrained handymen and unlicensed tradespeople can cause explosions, property damage and, worst-case scenario, even kill. Even Bunnings stopped selling gas plumbing products 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.
House Burned

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Our Advice To You For A Safe Home, Away From Gas Plumbing Issues

We understand the dangers of 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:

  • Replacing the jets on gas cooktops to repair gas burners
  • Replacing the ignitor modules on stoves or BBQs to get the burners lighting
  • Complete replacement of gas appliances
  • Instantaneous gas hot water system repairs
  • Installations of new gas hot water systems
  • Regulatory matters surrounding gas regulators for LPG customer

Gas Cooker Replacement

Choose Only A Fully Licensed Gas Fitter For Gas Appliance Installation

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 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 cooker.

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