Gasfitting Industry Advisory Note

26 June 2015

The NSW Government Department of Fair Trading has issued a new Advisory Note in relation to the location/installation of gas continuous flow hot water systems in all areas of NSW.

The Advisory Note provides detailed information on the correct placement and installation of gas continuous flow hot water units near building openings and also on building balconies that have less than two open sides, in accordance with AS5601:2004. 

Any gas continuous flow hot water not conforming to guidelines as stated by the standard will be considered non-compliant.

For more information about the requirements for installing a gas continuous flow unit on or near building openings and on building balconies, please visit

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