There are exemptions under the Plumbing Regulations 2004, these are as follows:
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Certain plumbing and plumbing work exempt
- In this regulation –
"exempt plumbing work" means –
(a) plumbing work that is not solely for the purposes of repairing a fire service; or
(b) plumbing work that is not the subject of a special plumbing permit.
- These regulations, other than Parts 1, 2 and 7 and regulations 35, 37, 39, 41 and 47, do not apply in relation to obtaining a permit under section 75 of the Act for the carrying out of exempt plumbing work or plumbing work to repair a plumbing installation if –
(a) the work is limited to the repair or replacement of any part of a water supply system which has a nominal pipe diameter no greater than DN 20 millimetres, a sewerage installation or a stormwater system; and
(b) the work –
(i) is located above ground; and
(ii) is readily visible when the repair or replacement is complete; and
(iii) does not impair any of the building’s prescribed essential safety and health features or measures; and
(iv) does not impair the health and amenity of the occupants of the building with which the work is associated; and
(v) complies with the Tasmanian Plumbing Code.
- A plumber may relocate or replace an existing fixture or appliance without a plumbing permit, if – (a) the fixture or appliance remains in the same room; and
(b) the work –
(i) does not adversely alter the existing installation; and
(ii) does not have a water supply with a pipe size greater than DN 20 millimetres; and
(iii) does not form part of a fire service; and
(iv) does not impair the building's prescribed essential safety and health features or measures; and
(v) does not impair the health and amenity of the occupants of the building associated with the work; and
(vi) complies with the Tasmania Plumbing Code.
- A plumber may clear a drain to remove a blockage without a plumbing permit if –
(a) it is carried out through openings designed for that purpose; and
(b) the relevant regulated entity or council is notified within 3 days after the blockage is cleared.