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Environmental Awareness

Exam revision materials for Plumbing Level 2&3 and ACS Gas Safety test

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Energy Saving

General Requirements

Code of working practice

  • Consider use of push-fit connections
  • Carry out all solder joints at the same time
  • Fit electrolytic scale reducers (inhibitor) where appropriate
    • the most environmentally friendly way of reducing limescale
  • Inform the Water Company to advice before adding or discharging unknown combining chemicals
  • Old and antique plumbing fittings may be recyclable through Architectural Salvage
  • Don't add disinfectant to plumbing system if cleaning chemicals are present
  • Introduce a Waste Management System:
    • Scrap metal merchant
    • Dispose to Licensed site: plastic; oils, solvents and paints; certain appliances containing Chlorofluorocarbon Chemicals CFCs (refrigerators); Asbestos (only by specialist contractors)
    • Refrigerators disposal is controlled by statutory legislation
    • "Fly Tipping" - illegal dumping
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