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Leave Your Water Worries To The Experts With Christchurch Plumbers

Christchurch became a city way back in 1856, making it officially the oldest city in New Zealand.

As you would expect with any old city, Christchurch has undergone its fair share of development and refurbishment. Most notably of course after the horrific 2011 earthquakes that left the city as well as suburbs such as Lyttelton, Sumner, and Redcliffs with extensive damage.

It takes many years for a city to recover from such tragic events and with the recent completions of the new Tait communications hub and also the crown building, there is definitely no sign of Christchurch’s construction industry slowing down any time soon.

Christchurch Plumbers

With so much construction and redevelopment going on around chch and its surrounding suburbs it’s no wonder that of course plumbers are in high demand at the moment.

Jobs plumbers regularly do will include:

  • Fixing blocked or burst water pipes
  • Rectifying bathroom drainage issues
  • Fixing dripping taps
  • Help with waste disposal systems
  • Opening up walls and floor for piping
  • Repairing water heaters
  • and of course even finding that engagement ring you accidently dropped down the sink!

You may perform only minimal tasks around the home such as installing a dishwashers and changing taps and seal, everything else by law requires a plumber.

If you’re looking to hire the services of a plumber in Christchurch the average cost of a plumber is $90 per hour (the highest in New Zealand). Of course you will be able to find professionals either side of this bracket.

Finding the right plumber

With this in mind, you want to make sure that you’re getting not only someone that is qualified and licensed to carry out plumbing in New Zealand but also, and most importantly – the very best person for the job. All plumbers legally require certification, after undertaking a 4 year study course, so make sure to ask for their card to verify.

In the past, if you had quite a specific plumbing task that needed fixing often you could be trawling through the phone book getting ridiculous quotes or people coming out to your house or business only to say that “it can’t be done” for the price you’re looking to spend.

Luckily there is now Builderscrack, your one-stop shop for finding the right plumber for any job that you need done. All you have to do is post what you want done online and the area you live in and plumbers will apply for the job. The next step is the fun part, you get to see their previous reviews, references and, of course, compare prices and quotes.

This will assure you get the best person for the job - at the best price.

Latest plumbing articles

Our blog is full with helpful news and knowledge covering plumbing related repairs and renovations around your home. Our trusted tradies will respond to your job, often within a few minutes. You decide who you want to communicate with. You’re in control the whole way.

Ultimate Winter Ready Checklist

Posted 30/04/18

Autumn is a great time to get stuck in with preparations to get your home in the best shape and be a healthy place to be during the challenging winter months. Mould & mildew control Prevention is easier than treatment. Check around your house for spots that are prone to leaks, condensation or

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Budget Bathroom Renovation Costs - What You Can Expect

Posted 17/09/14

Bathroom renovation series - The Budget bathroom renovation. Part two in a four-part series of articles that looks at bathroom renovations and what to expect at different budgets, and tips to help plan your bathroom renovation. The basic budget bathroom renovation (from $3000-$12000)

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Bathroom Renovation Cost & Getting Started

Posted 10/09/14

If you’re thinking about undertaking a bathroom renovation, then you’ll no doubt be considering what you want to achieve by doing so.  Whether it’s updating the look, increasing resale value or adding functionality, amenities and storage, the scope of your bathroom renovation project will depend

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Downpipes and Spouting – How to Make the Best Choice For Your Home

Posted 01/07/19

Is your guttering and spouting done in? Refresh the look of your home and add years to its lifespan with new guttering. Most of New Zealand receives 600 to 1600mm of rainfall per year, so in order to protect your property, you need sturdy, reliable rainwater management. In this article, we lo

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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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Hiring a Gas Fitter or Plumber - Tips from a Tradie

Posted 26/11/14

If you’re looking to hire a plumber or gas fitter? There’s a few things you need to know first... We’ve spoken to Colleen from Hutt Gas & Plumbing and she’s been kind enough to put together a few words of advice for all you homeowners looking at getting gas, plumbing or drain laying work

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Mid to Upper Range Bathroom Renovation Costs & Ideas

Posted 24/09/14

Bathroom renovation series - The mid-range bathroom renovation. Part three in a four-part series of articles that looks at bathroom renovations and what to expect at different budgets and what you need to help you plan your bathroom renovation. Mid-range bathroom renovation costs ($12,000 t

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Deluxe Bathroom Renovation Costs - What You'll Get for $30,000+

Posted 01/10/14

Bathroom renovation series - The deluxe bathroom renovation. One in a series of articles that looks at bathroom renovations and what to expect at different budgets. The deluxe bathroom renovation $30,000 to $100,000+ The deluxe bathroom renovation may also be known as a full gut job. There

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Are You Considering Adding an Ensuite to Your Master Bedroom?

Posted 24/11/16

Should I build another room for my ensuite or should I alter my existing master bedroom to fit one in? It might not seem like an important question, but there are pros and cons to consider for both these options... Adding an ensuite - should you extend or convert your master bedroom? Insta

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Top 5 Bathroom Renovation Tips - Direct From Our Experts

Posted 29/04/19

Find out the Top 5 bathroom renovation tips direct from our Builderscrack bathroom experts. This advice can make all the difference between a successful bathroom renovation or not... 1) It's All in The Planning [caption id="attachment_8825" align="alignright" width="255"] Adam Pearce. Bath

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Latest plumbing case studies

Discover in-depth, ways which our homeowners have used Builderscrack to shape their house into the home of their dreams.

Homes On Show - Save My Bathroom

Behind every job there is a story. This one starts with a homeowner, and a vision to renovate her bathroom from an outdated 1970’s relic to a modern, clean, and functional bathroom. The Dilemma The story starts with Joanne and her first tradie, a referral from a friend. The tradie seemed great. The homeowner and the tradie agreed that Joanne would buy everything that was needed for the bathroom, and the tradie gave her a cost to install and renovate to her plan. Fast forward three months and the tradie was nowhere to be seen and uncontactable. With the goods for her bathroom waiting in Mitre 10 and a loan taken out for the project, Joanne was desperate to get the job underway. The Solution “I spoke to someone at work, saying I didn’t know what to do. I needed to have my bathroom renovated, and my colleague said, have you put it on Builderscrack? Then they showed me how Builderscrack works, how to log on and use the site. I put the advert on the next day, and within two

Recent jobs posted

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

Basin Tap

Posted 6 hours ago

Replacement of bathroom basin tap, the tenant has reported not working.

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Shower leaking & Tap

Posted 1 week ago

Hey guys I’ve got a shower leaking I’ve had it replaced November and both are leaking again & my laundry tap. Last job wasn’t up to standards. Not prepared to pay $380 again

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Shower leaking under adjoining lounge wall.

Posted 1 week ago

We have a shower that has twice created a damp patch about half a meter wide on our lounge carpet, somehow some water has come under the adjoining wall. We thought we had solved the problem by re sealing around the bottom of the shower but when we used it again the damp patch returned. A plumber here for another job thought the shower may have been installed incorrectly?

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Plumb in Dishwasher

Posted 1 week ago

I would like to make a cavity for a dishwasher and add plumbing in. Would be looking for a plumber who is also capable of doing some minor carpentry work.

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Drain inspection

Posted 9 hours ago

Use camera to view drain and add new drain before driveway is laid

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Broken sprinkler #2

Posted 1 week ago

I reset the time and date and after that I couldn't get it to work again. If anyone is able to help with that could I please ask for a quote document as I need to forward it elsewhere. Thank you

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Plumbing for refrigerator

Posted 1 week ago

We are planning on buying a new refrigerator with an ice and water dispenser which will require a water supply, probably along the lines of a Fisher & Paykel 614L ActiveSmart RF610ADUX5 or similar. The hot water cylinder is located behind the rear wall of the refrigerator alcove, plans and photos attached, so I assume a water source would not be far away. Looking to have this done in the next few weeks, but not urgent. Thanks

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Rusted pipes

Posted 3 days ago

I got some problems with pipes, I need to get some quotes.

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Tap

Posted 1 week ago

The kitchen sink tap handle is broken. Brand of the mixer: Methven. Please see pictures attached. Looking for a quote for replacement or repair, cost efficient solution preferred. Thank you.

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Look at hot water cylinder

Posted 5 days ago

Hot water cylinder has a leak, please inspect

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Leak water @ kitchen

Posted 6 days ago

Check water pipe_diswasher

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Sewer drain needs connecting to mains

Posted 3 days ago

We are putting in a new toilet and the pipe work has been placed under the house and through the foundations of the house. I just need a drain layer to connect this to the main sewer line which runs right beside this. Work is required to be completed within the next two weeks.

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Dishwasher installation

Posted 2 days ago

Dishwasher installation & potential work to interior tap which is currently leaking. Unable to attach SMEG Aquastop hose to water intake value due to space issues.

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Replace Kitchen Tap

Posted 1 week ago

Looking to get the kitchen tap which is in poor condition replaced with a similar style cost effective solution (refer to photo of existing tap). If interested please confirm the cost for a replacement tap and what your hourly rate and callout fees are? I will then select a plumber and place you in contact with my tenant to confirm suitable timing. Ideally I would like this replaced W/C Monday 25th May. Thanks.

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Leaking hot water cylinder

Posted 1 week ago

Hi - I have a hot water cylinder that has a leak - relatively minor, but I don't want it getting any worse.... The cylinder itself is quite new still and looks in good condition - installed after the earthquakes, so I'm thinking/hoping it's a seal at either the inlet or the outlet. Hard to tell, as the cupboard the cylinder is in, is a bit awkward to access. Probably not a big job - but the access might be a bit of a challenge.

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Toilet repair

Posted 6 days ago

Toilet is very noisy when flushing

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The kitchen waste pipe is leaking

Posted 4 days ago

- Plumbing - The kitchen waste pipe is leaking and urgent maintenance by a plumber is required to rectify this.

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Fixing flush buttons and shower booth drain hole

Posted 6 days ago

2 of my (Imperial brand) toilet flush are broken and need to change with new ones. 2 of my (ShowerTech brand) shower booth drain holes are loosen and need to replace with new ones.

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Recent plumbing reviews

With over 162,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Toilet Fix

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen tap replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Leak under thr sink

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th April 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Water pipe leaking

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 3
Schedule
 5
Communication
 3

Supply and install hot water cylinder

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Block drains

Work carried out by a subcontractor

12th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 2
Schedule
 5
Communication
 1

Toilet Flush

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair blocked basin


15th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Sink drain leaking

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fiona #2

Work carried out by an employee of the company

29th April 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 3
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Leaking pipe under the house

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen Mixer has low hot water pressure

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair or Replace Waste Disposal Unit

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair of fresh water pipe join

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th April 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hot wster cylinder overheating

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Leaking Water Pipe in Front Yard

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Cooper

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 3
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Leaking tap

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Plumb in a new sink

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th May 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Upgrading Sewer and Stormwater - Installing New PvC Pipes

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th April 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Our trusted tradies will respond to your job, often within a few minutes. You decide who you want to communicate with. You’re in control the whole way.

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cottle plumbing ltd

Joined November 2016

Cottle plumbing is just small business owned and operated by myself Josh. I cover all types of plumbing from simple things like tap washers right though to new housing and and even hospitals. I pride my self on good quality workman ship all at a fair price. Feel free to get in touch if you would like to discuss anything plumbing related.

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Foleys

Joined October 2011

We are committed to providing exceptional customer service, for all our customers - Above and Beyond. Every time. This includes our 30 minute time promise - we'll arrive within 30 minutes of the arranged time or the first hour of labour will be free! We have 10 locations across New Zealand, with branches in Central Otago, Christchurch, Dunedin, Oamaru, Ranfurly, South Otago, Twizel, Wanaka, Queen...

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Kiwili Group Limited

Joined February 2020

Hi, We are specialised in House Renovation, Extension, Landscaping, Building Sites Cleaning, Home Cleaning & Commercial Cleaning. We give competitive quotes and endeavor to get job done on time with top quality. We look forward to provide Excellent Services for you!! Kitchen & Bathroom Renovation | Landscaping | Extension | Project Management | Building Sites Cleaning | Home Cleaning | Comme...

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ZedZee

Joined April 2015

We have been involved for a number of years in restoration and building maintenance and the construction and design of outdoor structures. We have been involved in trade for 30 years and maintain a high level of workmanship. We have recently completed a number of exciting projects for a multinational company. However no job is too small for our small team we look forward to each new construction ,...

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Comfordably Laid Plumbing and Drainage Ltd

Joined June 2015

I have been a certified plumber and drain layer for 33 years. We pride ourselves on professionalism and work with the client to provide a high standard of workmanship. No job is too small or too big, we cater for all size of jobs. Have been working in the Christchurch area for 4.5yrs, employing local staff and helping the community with earthquake repairs in residential and commercial work. We...

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michael smit

Joined December 2017

As a licensed Craftsmen Plumber,for 30 years i am experienced in all general plumbing,new houses,alterations and specialize in repairs/maintenance.I can often provide a prompt same day service. I am also an experienced fruit tree pruner(specialize in home orchards),I also install irrigation for home orchards, and provide a consultancy service,where people wanting ideas and advice can visit my e...

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M D S Electric Ltd

Joined August 2019

Hi, we've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 2 years, we are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines. Thank you for your business.

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Skilled Electrical Ltd

Joined April 2013

Hello, are you tired of getting a sparky that doesnt show up when they say? Do you need an electrician that will communication with you effectively all of the way through your job or project? Do you worry about the level of workmanship you are going to get when you take on a new tradesman, and can you trust them to have your best interests at heart? At Skilled Electrical we try extremely hard t...

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CDDL Services

Joined July 2017

For all your excavation and waterblasting needs. We repair leaking or blocked pipes, burst water pipes and blocked waste or tree roots inside pipes - we provide a fast and professional service. We work throughout the Christchurch region including Lyttelton and Kaiapoi and offers complete excavation, landscaping, and earthmoving services.Try our competitive prices.

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POOMAN LTD

Joined August 2017

We have been working in the drainage industry for over 13 years and are Christchurch based all. We are a one stop shop for drainage, we can unblock drains, camera drains, water blast. We do small repairs right upto to extensive drainage projects. We supply EQC investigations for earthquake damaged drainage to the required EQC standards. Free Quotes for all drainage requirements. Pooman...

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serendib home solution ltd

Joined November 2019

Hi We offering a wide range of service Heat pumps, fresh air ,ventilation, Electrical, plumbing & gas fitting.Heat pump & Air condition system .So call us today for friendly professional service at great rates. HAVC Service and Maintenance ,supply and install Relocation, Re gas, Degas We can supply heat pumps Panasonic Mithsubishi Daikin Toshiba Fujitsu Supply and install Fre...

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Chris Dickson Plumbing Ltd

Joined May 2012

We are the Plumbing Specialists Servicing town and country No job too big or too small Freindly qualified staff Certifying Master Plumber Member of NZ Master Plumbers All work covered by the Master Plumbers guarantee

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Richard Ilott Plumbing Limited

Joined September 2010

I am a registered plumber/drainlayer and have been in the industry for 31 years. I employ 3 staff and can offer prompt service. We undertake a variety of work from new builds to renovations and general house maintenance.We can also assist with your drainage requirements including camera inspections for earthquake damaged drains. We have a free quote service and are also happy to discuss any need...

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PPL Electrical Limited

Joined July 2011

Whether you need a whole building wired or urgent electrical repairs completed to make your property safe and functional, call PPL Electrical. Our professional experienced team of electricians offer a prompt, thorough and safe service backed by the Master Electricians’ guarantee. Nothings a problem for the PPL people, no job too big, no job too small. We complete all types of electrical work o...

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BC Drainage and Excavation

Joined July 2019

Ben has over 10 years experience in drainage and excavation from big jobs to small jobs. Ben prides himself on delivering top quality work at a reasonable price. Ben is reliable, on time, efficient and dedicated to delivering a high standard of work to his clients. *council approved drain layer *new drains sewer/storm water *alterations *repairs *blocked drains *excavation work *drivewa...

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ADECONSTRUCT LIMITED

Joined March 2015

ADECONSTRUCT offers the following services: Bathroom renovation Tiling. vinyl and Carpet Handyman Solid Plastering..modified plastering. Exterior &interior plastering. Painting. bricklayng Waterproof Swimming pools Bricklayng

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ko plumb ltd

Joined April 2012

OK Plumb ltd menu # Plumbing # Drainlaying # Waterblasting # Roof leak repairs/replace iron coloursteel. # Spouting leak repaires/replace # Log burner installs # New house plumbing/drainlaying

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Daryls Drainage Ltd

Joined July 2018

Hello, I have been in the Plumbing and Drainlaying trade for over 20 years and have worked in the fields of new housing, renovations, alterations, blocked drains, EQC work, Retail and commercial developments. I have a high standard of workmanship and professional standards and take great pride in my work where the client comes first.

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Woods plumbing Limited

Joined July 2018

HI there, quality plumbing service available in Christchurch city and throughout Canterbury. 15 years experience . we specialize in Maintenance , renovations and new builds. From the two minute jobs to the two year projects, we got you covered. With our 'can do' attitude, nothing is a problem. all work will be carried out to a high standard and on time. Our vans a fully stocked with plumbing m...

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Woodhouse Electrical

Joined June 2009

Over 550 jobs completed through Buildesrcrack with the new top 100 or the old 5 star tradie certification every year. Note also licensed security technician. Trademe services also has more reviews available. Please note our minimum charge is 1 hr for charge up work - however we charge no call out fees during regular business hours. All electrical, commercial kitchen equipment, fire alarms, da...

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