By allowing you to quickly fill your gutters with water, the fire plug helps defend your home against bushfire and ember attack. Your gutters are strengthened to better withstand high temperatures and the water also prevents embers from setting leaves or debris in your gutters alight.
Hose your roof to conveniently flush leaves and other debris from your gutters without contaminating your rainwater system.
Connect a garden hose and divert rainwater to top up your pool or use around the garden.
NOTE: When The Plug 3-in-1 is activated, there will be a considerable weight of water in the roof gutter, therefore it is important to check that the roof gutter system has been installed to the Building Code and Australian Standards, and ensure that it has the appropriate number of support brackets. After fitting, test the effectiveness of the system.
Glue the supplied 90mm section of pipe into the base of The Plug 3-in-1 and into the top of the Sliding Gate Valve. Glue
the Sliding Gate Valve to your existing downpipe. Fit the pipe bracket provided directly under The Plug 3-in-1 to share the
weight of water that will be in the pipe. Fit the other pipe bracket onto the pipe under the Sliding Gate Valve to share the
weight of the water. Fit more brackets at appropriate places along the pipe if required to ensure the pipe system
is adequately supported.
The Plug 3-in-1 may be oriented so the hose connection and sliding gate valve are facing left or right. Do not install the
The Plug 3-in-1 in a manner that will cause an obstruction or where it can be bumped or broken.
Fire Plug use
Rainwater diverting use
During periods of rainfall, you can connect a garden hose to The Plug 3-in-1 to divert rainwater to use elsewhere.
Gutter cleaning use
When cleaning out your gutters, use The Plug 3-in-1 to flush out leaves and debris without contaminating your rainwater system.
Normal (inactive) use
Ensure that all water is drained from the system, or mosquitoes may breed in the roof gutters. If you have a rainwater catchment system and there has been a fire, BEFORE opening the Sliding Gate Valve again, flush the roof gutter system through the The Plug 3-in-1 tap to remove any dead embers and ash.
Before filling the downpipes and gutters with water, make sure that they are adequately supported. On an average house with 70m of gutter, plus four downpipes, there will be around 700kg of water in the system. One average tap at 14 litres/minute will take 50 minutes to fill the system.