Trap Repair for the Sink & Hand Basin

Trap Repairs for the Sink and Hand Basin

Trap Repairs are a common issue as sometimes the trap plumbing under the kitchen sink or wash hand basin gets knock about by something or somebody and puts pressure on the pretty weak plastic mainly locking nut. The water starts to pass by the rubber water seal and begins leaking into the cupboard causing unrepairable damage.

Trap Repair Solution

How to stop a P or S trap from leaking.

Option one: Never use the tap again.

Option 2: Try to tighten the locking nut on the trap itself. It simple may just be loose. Don’t over tighten the nut as you may damage it and make it come loose.


Some Traps especially traps called Bottle Traps have a slip joint that can leaking. So how to stop the slip joint on a Trap from leaking Ian much the same as previously stated. Try to just tighten up the trap nut. This should work as the water in the sink or basin trap should not be higher then this nut. So only water passing do this point will put any pressure or water load on this joint..

Rheem 27 vs Rinnai Infinity 26 Review & Price

Rheem 27 Review vs the Rinnai 26 &  B26

Straight off the bat they are both manufactured by excellent companies with fantastic follow up service.  I can not say a bad word about either Rheem or Rinnai when it comes to their support surrounding a warranty issue. All of my experiences have been very pleasant even though after installing hundreds of both the Rinnai and Rheem hot water systems I have only had a few minor issues. Such as a Rinnai Infinity had the internal fan which was making a noise and just needed to be realigned. Small issue. Rheem 27 had a wire that was loose and Rheem sorted this out quick sticks.

What about the Hot Water System?


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Comparing Specs That Matter

Minimum Flow Rate L/per min

Hot Water Per Minute

Energy Rating Stars



Temperture Adjustable



Rheem 27


Price Range


27 Litres


Bigger 600x350x215

10 Years on Heat Exchanger

Yes. Must choose preset 60D or non preset models 

Yes. Seems more powerful. 

Rinnai Infinity 26


Price Range


26 Litres


Smaller 530x350x194

12 Years on Heat Exchanger

Yes. Must choose Preset 55D or non preset model. 50D models adjustable up 5 degrees

Yes. Experience leads me to choose Rinnai as we are now removing 20yr old plus systems. Very Reliable

Rheem Stellar 360 Review 160 Litre Hot Water System. Installed $1699

Rheem Stellar 360 Installed $1699

Rheem Stellar 360 is a 160 Litre Storage Gas Hot Water Heater that has an amazing hot water recovery rate (The speed in which the water gets hot again). An amazing 200 litres per hour recovery. The perfect hot water system for any household or small block of flats.

Rheem Stellar 360 Gas Hot Water System
Rheem Stellar 360 Gas Hot Water System

My personal review of this system is that it is the best domestic storage hot water system and even perfect for small blocks of flats and apartments. We have installed the Rheem Stellar 360 on a block of flats that had 5 studio apartments. Everybody was happy and no one ever complained of no hot water. This could be pushing the limits though in my option, especially if a few shower at the same time of day. Having said that wait 20 mins and your back in the game again.

This hot water system installed for $1699 INCL GST Installed

For the Rheem Stellar 360 Stainless Steel Model add an Extra $200 to this price

(Our Plumbing Companies Option between the Rheem 330 vs 360. It’s not worth the extra cost as it only gives you an extra 30 litres in the first hour.  Rheem Stellar 330 vs 360 have the same recovery rate at 200 litres per hour)

What is included? (Change Over, New for Old)

New Rheem Stellar 360

  • 1 x 160 litre Rheem Stellar – 360 litres of hot water in the first hour and 200 litres each hour after that
  • Removal of your old storage gas hot water system
  • Installation of the New Rheem Steller 360 gas hot water system
    Connections made to your existing pipe system
  • If a new hot water main valve is required it will cost an extra $45.  Only a 20% chance.
  • Copper pipe allowance is 4 metres.  Pipe required over 4 metres is an extra $45 per metre installed.
  • Note:  If you are changing from an electric hot water system to a new gas one you may need to extend the gas line to the nearest gas service.  This will cost the same $45 per metre from the hot water position to the existing gas pipe. (Example: extra gas pipe required is 4 metres @ $45 per metre = $180 + the Rheem Stella install cost. Total = $1779

Plumbers Rheem Stellar 360 Review:

The Rheem Stellar 330 and or 360 models are in most plumbers opinions one of the top systems available for large families with room to install a tank.  Great Choice! These systems are almost fully hot before we drive away. Rheem also have a perfect record of follow up warranty service and are super fast.  I only have praise for Rheem.
  • Rheem Stellar’s Massive 360 Litres of hot water in the first hour with only smallish 130 Litre Tank
  • Reheats 200 litres per hour
  • Slim Design.  Round front and square to the wall.
  • 10 year warranty on the storage cylinder and SuperFlue
  • 5 year labour warranty on the cylinder and SuperFlue
  • 12 month warranty on labour and parts
  • A 5 Star energy efficient water heater with fast replacement of any hot water as it’s used (also known as a huge recovery). It also features mains pressure delivery which means you can run multiple showers at once.
  • Innovative styling blends with the external home environment
  • Rheem Steller 360 SuperFlue increases both efficiency and performance

Model No: Rheem Stellar 360 850360

Grease Trap Installation of Plastic Concrete or Fibreglass Traps. Price & Requirements

Grease Trap Installations

Costs & Information for Grease trap installations above ground or below ground. Plastic , Concrete or Fibreglass. Possibility of Under sink Grease Traps.

What price can I expect to pay?

How Much Does A Grease Trap Cost To Install?

This is a very open ended question.  Off course the price of any grease trap installation comes down to the size of the grease trap and the position it will be install in. Example a 5000 litre grease trap installed below a restaurant will be 10 times the cost of a 1000 litre grease trap being installed outside the back door of the local bakery.  The bakery could cost for an in ground system between $11000-16000 and the 5000 litre system could be anywhere from $25000-60000.  Each job is truly on a case by case bases.

We have trained grease trap installation plumbers in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane and Adelaide.

Grease Trap Regulations

Vents, Drainage and Backflow Prevention.

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Pictures of Above and Below Ground Grease Trap Installation Options

Grease Trap Fibre Glass 1000lt  Grease Trap Small Pizza Hut

Grease Trap Repairs or New Cafe, Bakery or Restaurant Trade Waste Requirements.

Grease Trap Installations whether it be a replacement or a brand new installation need to comply with the regulations that are extensive. All Councils and Water Authorities are extremely concerned about grease traps being installed incorrectly. For this reason only use a plumber with proof of experience.

Need a Grease Trap Repaired or a Replacement Installed?

Grease Trap Repairs and Replacements are very common as most of the Grease Traps installed in the past were made from fibre glass or concrete. There are sometimes better options and better grease trap tanks options then the one you already have.  In most cases we can reuse the existing location and make the hole bigger and install a much better and sometimes a cheaper yet good quality grease trap system. Read More

Common Concerns Regarding Grease Trap Installations

Installing the Grease Trap tank whether above or below the ground plastic, concrete or fibreglass is only about 60% of the job completed when is comes to gaining an approval from the local Water Authority and the Trade Waste Inspector.

Extras in relation to gaining approval for your grease trap may seem unrelated but are 100% required. Some of these requirements are the designing of the drainage and the venting system which is always unique to any grease trap installation, Water safety or protection devices or what is called in the industry “Backflow Prevention Devices”, and certain floor drainage components such as “Basket Traps and Strainers” among others are also a requirement.

Our aim is to provide you with a quotation that includes all of the requirements that will meet all of the Local Water Authorities approval needs. You may feel that our quote is higher then others that have priced your job but we can assure you that we do not hide information with the purpose of gaining variations later or misleading you.

Variations that may come up are only if you change your plans or if we hit rock or obstacles like electrical pipes that prevent the work from carrying on as per plan during excavation work. These are mentioned in all of our quotations. All of our prices are open from the beginning so you are aware of the total cost to gain the appropriate approval.

We look forward to hearing from you soon. Call us for advice on sizing, diagrams, cleaning, details you require for your restaurants.  We are more then happy to help.

Scooper Plumbing has the experience to install a wide variety of Grease Traps in an array of different property configurations. Grease Trap Systems that you may be aware of are below ground to above ground tanks. We have also installed Grease Traps on the top of a building to others that are just behind the kitchen wall. We are able to work out the diagram and communication with the local inspectors to comply with there instructions in the best possible so as to have your Grease Trap installed at your business at a fast as possible and totally to the water authorities requirements.

Information on above and below ground grease trap option

Vulcan Hot Water Systems Prices

Vulcan Hot Water Systems

Vulcan Hot Water made by Rheem Australia are a great choice for your place.

Quality made product. Vulcan offer great service backed by Rheem if ever required.

Full range of Vulcan hot water heater tank quickly available including sizes, 50 electric, 80 electric, 125 electric, 135 gas, 160l gas, 250l electric, 315 litre electric, 400 electric

Call for our best prices and fast service