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LED Lighting Ideas & Benefits for Your Home or Office

Posted 28/01/14

LED lighting has long been the next-best thing in retail and commercial lighting by designers, but now, they’re catching on with homeowners thanks to their energy efficiency.  LED lighting can incur higher upfront costs. However, you don't need to wait a long time to recover your investment in energ

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Security Service & Alarm Installers - what do they do?

Posted 05/11/10

A security service or alarm installers will be able to advise and install the best security system for your property or anything else you want to protect. Some systems are composed of a simple alarm that sounds when an entry point is breached, while others include monitoring centres where

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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

What does that trade logo on your tradie's website or vehicle mean? What benefit can it provide you, the homeowner? Read on to find out more about national trade accreditations in New Zealand... Some industry accreditations are mandatory, as government regulations require that certain wor

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6 Ideas for a Budget Bathroom Makeover

Posted 01/04/14

Whether its lighting or plumbing fixtures, cabinetry or new tiles, you can give the bathroom a whole new look with a budget bathroom makeover.  A fresh coat of paint or using drywall to provide texture are two great ways to update the walls. Budget bathroom makeover ideas If you want to go one s

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Electricians - What They Do

Posted 05/11/10

The electrician trade is one of the more highly skilled and potentially dangerous of the trades. All electricians must be part of the Electrical Workers Registration Board, so don't be afraid to ask to see their registration before hiring... The responsibilities of electricians include br

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Installing Solar Panels for Your Home

Posted 18/02/14

If you've ever considered installing solar panels, you are not alone. Kiwi homes are generally exposed to 20-30 times more energy from the sun than they use in power or gas and most of its going to waste. By making use of it, we can reduce emissions, create jobs and contribute towards energy ind

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Preparing for Winter - 3 Things You Can Do Right Now

Posted 15/04/14

Autumn’s begun and now that there's a noticeable chill in the air, preparing for winter is a top priority. If you’re anything like us you’ve been wondering if it’s too soon to turn the heater on in the evenings or if now’s the time to hire a handyman to chop and stack some wood for your fire. Her

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3 Questions to Ask Before Buying an Old House

Posted 08/04/14

Are you considering buying an old house? Old villas and bungalows can be charming, but with age, often comes problems. Here’s three questions to ask before you sign on the dotted line. Buying an old house? Ask these questions first! You don't want to buy a lemon! Here are 3 questions you need

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Check Out These Luxury Bedroom Lighting Ideas

Posted 11/06/13

Whether your luxury bedroom is a small cosy space or a grand suite, it’s probably used for more than just sleeping. While dark bedrooms are perfect for sleep, too little light can hinder other activities.  With plenty of luxury bedroom lighting ideas available, let us help you choose the right  prof

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Tips for Heating Your Home in Winter

Posted 07/05/13

As temperatures start to fall and household prices continue to rise, the need to stay warm without increasing your bills has never been stronger. Heating your home on a budget has never been greater! We've got some helpful suggestions for you to minimise your energy usage and keep warm this winter.

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Women in Trade - Kia Kaha Electrical, Hamilton

We chat with father and business owner, Noema Johnson, about how he not only encouraged his daughter to take up a trade but how he is actively helping her to succeed in an electrical career... Hamilton based Noema, has worked in the electrical trade for the last 38 years. He's spent the last 10 years encouraging his daughter, Demi, to "jump into a trade". Now in her mid-twenties she has taken up his advice and this year started her training as an electrician. She is studying at the Waikato Institue of Technology (Wintec) on the Electrical Pre-Trade Training course, aimed at getting students ready for apprenticeship. Demi is one of only four women on the course and has teamed up with Mere, another inspirational women who is training in her 30's, all while having the pressure of children and family commitments. After the polytech based first year, each of the girls will be required to find and start an apprenticeship. Not only is Noema the inspiration and encourageme

Outsourcing Housework Freed Up Precious Time For This Busy Homeowner

Busy homeowner Michelle holds down parenting, full-time work and studying towards her PhD. She shares with us how she used Builderscrack to outsource her housework so she could focus on the important stuff... How It Started To say Michelle is a driven person is an understatement. Sitting across from a woman that packs so much into her days is inspiring, not only because of that drive but the clever way she has arranged her life to make it possible. She tells me "I’m doing a full-time PhD and I’m doing full-time work, so for me, I have lots to do and absolutely no time. I also have a teenager who’s almost 16, who is extremely social. Every weekend there are at least five to seven friends invited, and they are having a sleepover. I come home, and I'm like, “I left it nice and tidy, what happened?”.  Michelle and her son moved into their home three years ago, and with a laugh explains “how things were starting to fall apart and in need of repair”. It wasn't only hard finding the tim

Electric Car Charge Point: Our 300,000th Job

Builderscrack started out in 2007, with the simple goal of connecting homeowners to tradies. Fast forward 12 years and we are excited to be celebrating such a significant milestone… Our 300,000th Job To have had the opportunity to help homeowners find tradies for 300,000 jobs is both exciting and a privilege. From all of us here at Builderscrack we want to say a big THANK YOU to our homeowners and tradespeople, without you we wouldn't be here. The Job Mark from Auckland, a busy doctor at Auckland's Middlemore Emergency department, posted our 300,00th job. He had recently purchased an electric car and needed a charging port installed in his garage, with the idea of upgrading to the full power charger unit down the track. With this in mind, he wanted the job done in such a way that all the wiring was in place for the future upgrade. Mark posted his job on Builderscrack, having used it on numerous occasions since moving from England several years ago. Describing it as "

Women in Trade - Kia Kaha Electrical, Hamilton

We chat with father and business owner, Noema Johnson, about how he not only encouraged his daughter to take up a trade but how he is actively helping her to succeed in an electrical career... Hamilton based Noema, has worked in the electrical trade for the last 38 years. He's spent the last 10 years encouraging his daughter, Demi, to "jump into a trade". Now in her mid-twenties she has taken up his advice and this year started her training as an electrician. She is studying at the Waikato Institue of Technology (Wintec) on the Electrical Pre-Trade Training course, aimed at getting students ready for apprenticeship. Demi is one of only four women on the course and has teamed up with Mere, another inspirational women who is training in her 30's, all while having the pressure of children and family commitments. After the polytech based first year, each of the girls will be required to find and start an apprenticeship. Not only is Noema the inspiration and encourageme

Outsourcing Housework Freed Up Precious Time For This Busy Homeowner

Busy homeowner Michelle holds down parenting, full-time work and studying towards her PhD. She shares with us how she used Builderscrack to outsource her housework so she could focus on the important stuff... How It Started To say Michelle is a driven person is an understatement. Sitting across from a woman that packs so much into her days is inspiring, not only because of that drive but the clever way she has arranged her life to make it possible. She tells me "I’m doing a full-time PhD and I’m doing full-time work, so for me, I have lots to do and absolutely no time. I also have a teenager who’s almost 16, who is extremely social. Every weekend there are at least five to seven friends invited, and they are having a sleepover. I come home, and I'm like, “I left it nice and tidy, what happened?”.  Michelle and her son moved into their home three years ago, and with a laugh explains “how things were starting to fall apart and in need of repair”. It wasn't only hard finding the tim

Electric Car Charge Point: Our 300,000th Job

Builderscrack started out in 2007, with the simple goal of connecting homeowners to tradies. Fast forward 12 years and we are excited to be celebrating such a significant milestone… Our 300,000th Job To have had the opportunity to help homeowners find tradies for 300,000 jobs is both exciting and a privilege. From all of us here at Builderscrack we want to say a big THANK YOU to our homeowners and tradespeople, without you we wouldn't be here. The Job Mark from Auckland, a busy doctor at Auckland's Middlemore Emergency department, posted our 300,00th job. He had recently purchased an electric car and needed a charging port installed in his garage, with the idea of upgrading to the full power charger unit down the track. With this in mind, he wanted the job done in such a way that all the wiring was in place for the future upgrade. Mark posted his job on Builderscrack, having used it on numerous occasions since moving from England several years ago. Describing it as "

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Check out how homeowners like you are using Electricians on Builderscrack to build, repair and improve their homes right now.

Replace extractor fan

Posted 3 months ago

We want a quote to replace our bathroom extractor fan with built-in heat lamps and light as ours is very inefficient

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Replace Heated Towel Rail

Posted 3 weeks ago

I would like a heated towel rail replaced - the wiring already exists.

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New Ceiling Light

Posted 3 weeks ago

I would like a ceiling light put into my lounge - I currently only have wall lights.

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Electrician

Posted 2 days ago

I Have one outlet and two lights that do not work, also wanting to replace some old switches with new ones.

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Hanging lights

Posted 5 months ago

Replace 2 hanging lights with new ones

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Mareta Lapa

Posted 6 months ago

Power point not working and replace power point

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Shed plug replacement

Posted 2 months ago

I have one plug in my garage that is badly broken and needs replacing.

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Installation / set up of security cameras

Posted 2 months ago

Hello We have purchased a set of 4 wired security cameras today and are looking for someone to urgently come and install these as soon as possible. We know the spots we would like them in and haven't opened the box, so everything should be there. Please contact me if you're able to do this. Thank you!

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New oven install

Posted 6 months ago

install new oven old oven broke

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Spa pool plug

Posted 5 months ago

Fitting a socket to support spa pool plug

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Upgrade low pressure hotwater cylinder to mains pressure

Posted 4 months ago

Mains pressure hot water cylinder will be supplied via MICO Plumbing Napier ( Item on discount ) Both showers already have all pressure Methven Futuro Shower mixers Ideally work would be completed by end of August 2019

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Removal of Wall Lights

Posted 3 weeks ago

I have 5 wall lights - 4 single, 1 double - that I would like removed and the wiring made safe. It's a 1920s house, but the wiring was re-done quite recently.

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Move power board, 16amp plug, wall lights x 4

Posted 4 months ago

Needed to be done in next week or two as new EV arriving and want to start removal of the wall that power board is on. Old wooden house with good access to hollow kauri lined walls etc Caravan plug on outside wall close to internal plugs. Richard has been recommended but have no idea of cost. Will however contact another electrician at Napier Electrical to get a comparison.

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Winter ready

Posted 6 months ago

Sort out why expelair type thing in ceiling not working when switch turned on and install electric towel rail. Will need lots of ongoing jobs in the future.

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Replace bathroom extractor/light

Posted 5 months ago

Replacement of fan/light in bathroom. Already purchased new unit

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Rewiring 1960s house

Posted 1 day ago

Wanting to get house rewired, move fusebox, add a few extra powerpoints and maybe a few lights

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Ceiling fan

Posted 4 weeks ago

I would like a new ceiling fan installed in my bedroom. No remote.

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Residential Electrical Inspection

Posted 5 months ago

Pre-purchase electrical inspection for peace of mind and insurance purposes. Single storey, ... s house. Easy access to roof space if required. Looking for quotes.

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Add to lighting switch

Posted 1 month ago

Looking to get a quote to split of an existing switch (containing a single MR16 lamp) to power some Philips Hue outdoor spot lights which take 240v from a standard wall plug connection - linked below. ...... I'd like both the Philips hue and existing MR16 to be controlled from the existing switch

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A couple of power switches relocated

Posted 2 weeks ago

Simple job for the right person, just need 2 new switches wired. I have the switches and one needs to be lifted about 20mm to allow for splashback install. Probably about an hours work in Taradale and happy to work in with timings, just need done in next week. Thanks

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 150,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Shed plug replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Minor Lighting repairs +

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd July 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

simple electrical work

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th April 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fit a Ceiling Fan

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th December 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

new oven install

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Sparky

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd March 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Power Outlets

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th May 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Securtiy light

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th May 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lights and power switches

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

New powerpoints

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th March 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Atlas oven repair

Work carried out by an employee of the company

28th May 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install an outdoor plug for a spa

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd July 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fluorescent lights

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th April 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Check name to be installed for second dwelling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Outdoor Powerpoint

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Black Box Electrical Engineering

Joined June 2016

Black Box Electrical Engineering Licensed Electrical Engineering Services Design, Problem Solving and Installation for Homes, Motorhomes and Connectables. We are a north island based mobile business who travel to your home, tiny house or caravan etc to help facilitate your design, solve your electrical problems and complete electrical installation work.

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Zeus And Sons Electrical

Joined February 2017

Hey, I've been working as an electrician for 5 years. Recently formed Zeus And Sons Electrical on the 3rd of Jan 2019. Based in Hastings, servicing the Hawke's Bay region. As a new business owner I'm keen to get underway and start building my reputation by providing a quality service with reliable products at a good price. I do domestic/commercial/Industrial work such as: -Installation of l...

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Redshift Electric

Joined February 2019

Redshift Electric are specialists in electrical and fire protection installations and repairs for both residential and commercial. With over fifteen years in the industry we will have a solution for your needs. Redshift Electric is also a member of Master Electricians New Zealand. Call us today.

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DRE Systems Limited

Joined March 2018

DRE Systems is a newly established electrical contracting company, providing electrical services for industrial, commercial and domestic projects. We undertake to deliver quality projects, products and services on schedule and within scope. Our goal is to become a leading provider of electrical services in the Wellington region, through quality workmanship, reliability and a dedication to the cli...

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RHL Fortuna Ltd TA RHL Contracting

Joined October 2017

Based in Hastings with over 20 years combined experience, we take pride undertaking and completing jobs in affordable and efficient way, Producing work that is creative and is sure to please. We are happy if you are happy.

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PRISM CONTRACTING

Joined October 2016

Hi, I've been carrying out ELECTRICAL Installs for nearly 30 years initially in the U.K and for the past 10 years here in NZ .I have a full practising licence and am very passionate about giving clients a good job and completing work on budget. I also specialize in AUDIO VISUAL Installations too, everything from a Full Home theatre to Multi Room App Control , from hanging a TV to a Church Projec...

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Go 2 Services Property Maintenance & Electrical

Joined August 2016

Property Maintenance & Electrical All our work are covered by Vero Liability. The team service, repair, upgrade or replace just about anything: Faulty power sockets or light fittings. Upgrade or replacing electrical switch boards. From a leaking roof to a dripping tap, repairing or replacing a fence or a gate. Problems with your door catches or locks, or do you need a new door hung...

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Sharky's Electrical And Air conditioning

Joined September 2019

Hi, we install and service heat pumps. All though we specialise in heat pumps we also do all electrical work big or small. We pride ourselves in doing a quality job and giving competitive quotes. No job is too small.

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Cape Plumbing Ltd

Joined March 2016

Hi, We do all types of Plumbing Drainage and Gasfitting from repairing a dripping tap or a blocked drain to a major industrial installation. We have a team of qualified and insured plumbers drainalayers and gasfitters ready to tackle any job. We also design heating sewerage and plumbing solutions and have cctv cameras for those tricky underground drainage challenges. Proud members of Master P...

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Bay Electricians Ltd

Joined January 2019

Established in 2011, Bay Electricians Ltd are a team of 3 Registered Electricians and 4 Apprentices. You can trust us to get the job done reliably, safely and on time. We specialise in new homes, alterations, heat pumps and general home electrical maintenance. Call now for a free no obligation quote.

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Magz Electrical Ltd

Joined March 2011

Hi, with nearly 25 years experience in all varieties of Electrical work I can offer quality workmanship and advice. I am commited to cost effective and energy efficient practices where practical and providing an all round professional and affordable service. Kind Regards Paul Cook

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Booysen Electrical LTD

Joined November 2018

Booysen Electrical LTD can help you with the following: all electrical work - maintenance of existing installations and new installs Audio visual work - Hanging of TV's, aerials, satellite dishes, free view, ect CCTV camera systems Burglar Alarm systems Home automation Access Control doors and gates Ventilation systems

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Just Electrics

Joined November 2019

HI Just electrics is run by Greg Brosnan, Greg has been a locally qualified electrical engineer in Hawke's Bay for over 17 years. He is proud to own Just Electrics who pride themselves on quality electrical work at a reasonable price. we look forward to working with you to get your electrical need sorted quick and easy!

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HillMac Electrical Limited

Joined June 2017

ABOUT HILLMAC ELECTRICAL "Our vision is to provide a superior service at a reasonable rate!" LOCALLY OWNED AND OPERATED For more than 20 years, Mike Hill and Tony McKenna, both fully qualified master electricians, have been serving residential, commercial and industrial customers throughout the North Island. They deliver the most comprehensive service from general electrical repairs or upgrad...

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Garland Electrical Services

Joined September 2019

Hi. I am a solo electrician who specialises in commercial and domestic/residential with many years experience. I take a lot of pride in my work and strive to achieve the best result for the customer.

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Infinite Building Solutions Ltd

Joined April 2015

We are an “all under the same roof” operation which provides our clients with the complete job handled by us from beginning to end. We take the stress out of your job by project managing it from start to finish, and with many years experience in the industry, including owning a construction business in Wellington for 18 years, you can trust us to get the best results for you. We’ll put highly qu...

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Stanley Instrumentation & Electrical

Joined March 2018

Call me SIE, for all your Industrial Instrumentation & Electrical works. As well as Industrial, commercial & Residential can be catered for if and when required.

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REM Air-conditioning and Electrical LTD

Joined March 2018

At REM air conditioning and Electrical we pride ourselves in what we do. We can help with any electrical job you have, nothing to big or small for us. We also install, service and repair air conditioning products including heat pumps! We can supply a free no obligation quote on any work you require.

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Ecoelectric 2016 Limited

Joined April 2014

We provide a professional and reliable service for all domestic and commercial electrical work. We also provide free competitive quotes for Solar Energy Systems, New Builds, Rewires/Renovations, Appliance Connections, Heat Pumps and Heat Exchange, TV/Data/Networking Installations and more. We also have certified installers for Chamberlain, Merlin and Grifco garage door openers, also Smartvent home...

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Andy Hamer plumbing and Gas Limited

Joined June 2018

Free advice and Quotations. Certifiying plumber and Gasfitter 37 years service. Maintenance plumbing and 24/7 Emergency cover. Bathrooms Laundries and Kitchen renovations. Gasfitting,Natural and LPG gas work.New connections and Maintenance. Gas for cooking,Heating Hot water,Califonts and commercial Catering Equipment,Blue Seal, Moffat etc. Servicing and repairs to all makes of gas app...

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