Plumber Wisdom with Tony Young

Atco Turned My Gas Off!

The Youngs Plumbing & Gas office phone rang at 4.18pm last Thursday, and a exasperated home owner explained that she has come home from work to find that a company named ATCO have been during  read-more

Thursday, August 08, 2019

The Big End of Town

I petitioned my local Reece store for an update on what’s new and interesting in the plumbing game. I was initially met with blank looks all round…I think that they’re not getting enough su read-more

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Hose Woes with Flexi Hoses

Looking for interesting topics this week I asked around the office what should we be talking about? Fraser Young piped up and said that he had just come back from a job where a flexi hose read-more

Sunday, June 02, 2019

Heat Pump & PV Cells

We do not have to guess too wildly what the cost of energy is going to be in the future. My prediction is that spiralling energy costs will have gas as a long term loser in the cost stak read-more

Friday, May 10, 2019

It Pays to Act Fast

Youngs plumbing attended an emergency callout at Mrs P’s house in Applecross last weekend. There was hot water coming up through the paving near her hot water unit and her gas had stopped working. read-more

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

The Lowest Quote?

In the plumbing trade, it’s normal to either quote on work that can be identified and measured, or on a ‘cost plus’ basis, where work can’t be easily identified, such as underground or where  read-more

Friday, March 15, 2019

Embracing Technology

In March 1992, I was wildly excited to install the first of the "electronic" gas hot water units. It was a Rinnai Infinity 24 -- state of the art with hardwired temperature control bathroom touch  read-more

Thursday, February 07, 2019

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