Practice Note: Categories A-G

Backflow (currently under Review)

8.01 Backflow Prevention - Backflow Requirements for Hydronic Heating Installations

This Practice Note (formerly Technical Solution Sheet) is currently under review.

Under Review

8.02 Backflow Prevention - Cross Connections in Drinking Water Supplies

This Practice Note (formerly Technical Solution Sheet) is currently under review.

Under Review

8.03 Backflow Prevention - Transported Recycled Water for Irrigation and Commercial Car Washing

This Practice Note (formerly Technical Solution Sheet) is currently under review.

Under Review

Drainage (currently under Review)

DR-01 - Drainage - Checking of bedding material used for before ground sanitary drains

This Practice Note provides information on current VBA auditing and inspection practices relating to the materials used in the bedding of below ground sanitary drains.

Under Review

3.02 Drainage - Boundary Traps

This Practice Note (formerly Technical Solution Sheet) is currently under review.

Under Review

3.03 Drainage - Combined Drains Overflow Relief and Inspection

This Practice Note (formerly Technical Solution Sheet) is currently under review.

Under Review

3.04 Drainage - Refrigerated Cabinet Condensate Drains Connected via Tundishes

This Practice Note (formerly Technical Solution Sheet) is currently under review.

Under Review

3.05 Drainage - Drainage Overflow relief

This Practice Note (formerly Technical Solution Sheet) is currently under review.

Under Review

3.06 Drainage - Drains in reactive Soils, Unstable or Water Charged Ground

This Practice Note (formerly Technical Solution Sheet) is currently under review.

Under Review

3.07 Drainage - Low Risk Trade Waste Appliances

This Practice Note (formerly Technical Solution Sheet) is currently under review.

Under Review

3.08 Drainage - Multi-Unit Developments (Excluding Multi-Storey)

This Practice Note (formerly Technical Solution Sheet) is currently under review.

Under Review

3.09 Drainage - Property Sewerage Systems

This Practice Note (formerly Technical Solution Sheet) is currently under review.

Under Review

3.10 Drainage - (Below Ground Sewer) - Temporary Plumbing for Site Sheds

This Practice Note (formerly Technical Solution Sheet) is currently under review.

Under Review

3.14 Drainage - Vacuum Sewerage Systems

This Practice Note (formerly Technical Solution Sheet) is currently under review.

Under Review

4.01 Drainage - (Below Ground Stormwater) Bioretention

This Practice Note (formerly Technical Solution Sheet) is currently under review.

Under Review

4.02 Drainage - (Below Ground Stormwater) Reduced Grade

This Practice Note (formerly Technical Solution Sheet) is currently under review.

Under Review

4.03 Drainage - (Below Ground Stormwater) Temporary Plumbing for Site Sheds

This Practice Note (formerly Technical Solution Sheet) is currently under review.

Under Review

4.04 Drainage - (Below Ground Stormwater) Sizing Drains and Eaves Gutters

4.06 Drainage - (Below Ground Stormwater) Bedding Site Stormwater drains

Under Review

4.06 Drainage - (Below Ground Stormwater) Bedding Site Stormwater drains

This Practice Note (formerly Technical Solution Sheet) is currently under review.

Under Review

Gasfitting

GF-01: Allowable leakage rates for existing standard gas installations with a metering pressure of 1.13 kPA

This Practice Note specifies the requirements for an allowable leakage rate for existing standard natural gas installations where the metering pressure is nominally 1.13 kPa and the operating pressure is taken to be 1.7 kPa, and provides guidance on:

  • What are the different pressures used in gas installations?
  • Allowable leakage in standard gas installations
  • What measures should be taken to find a gas leak?
  • When should existing gas installations be tested?
  • What is the leakage rate for ‘Other Gases and Pressures’?
  • Is there an allowable pressure drop for an existing gas installation?
  • Can I use a manometer to determine the leakage rate?
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GF-02: Type A Residential Cooking Appliances

This Practice Note specifies the requirements for non-combustible surface requirements and clearances for Type A residential cooking appliances, and provides guidance on:

  • Protection of combustible surfaces near a domestic gas cooking appliance
  • Installation requirements where clearances are less than 200mm for stainless steel, toughened safety glass, ceramic tiles, reconstituted stone, and other material.
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GF-03: Gas Heating Appliances Installed in a Roof Space

This Practice Note specifies the requirements for the installation requirements for gas heating appliances installed in a roof space, and provides guidance on:

  • Location considerations
  • Access for maintenance and servicing
  • Platform protection
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Requirements for Type A Gas Appliances in Commercial Catering Installations

This information assists you to identify whether the gas work is Standard and requires a VBA compliance certificate when the work is completed or whether the gas work is Complex and requires ESV to be notified before the work commences.

A commercial kitchen is where food is prepared for sale, it could be a café, restaurant or even a commercial catering business established in a residential dwelling. It is important to establish if the intended work is a standard or complex installation, as it is your responsibility to ensure your work is compliant with the Victorian regulations.

To find out more information about Standard and Complex requirements in commercial catering installations, please refer to ESV’s Gas technical information sheets

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General & CO (currently under Review)

0.05 Roof Plumbing - Sheet Roof Systems in Bushfire Prone Areas

This Practice Note (formerly Technical Solution Sheet) is currently under review.

Under Review