If you decide to buy Bushfire Buddy online, you will be surprised by how easy the installation process can be.
If you’re a handyperson, installing a Bushfire Buddy device on every downpipe around your home will be easy and only require a few basic tools. See our instruction sheet for details. Easier still, contact a local tradesperson, plumber or roof contractor, and they’ll be able to have the job done in a jiffy.
The key to success is making sure each Bushfire Buddy is positioned so it can be easily reached and used by the elderly or people with a disability.
When you need to fill your gutters ahead of an approaching fire front, simply turn each Gutter Block handle 90 degrees to rotate the internal valve and form a water-tight seal in your downpipes.
Within moments, you will be ready to fill your gutters and protect them from the danger of drifting bushfire embers. When a bushfire threatens your home, use your on-roof sprinkler system to dispense the water, or a hose can be used.
The Bushfire Buddy system can be used with your on-roof sprinkler system to dispense the water, or a hose can be used.
We have chosen an easily visible red handle so that country fire service personnel can easily identify that your home is equipped with Bushfire Buddy and that the valves have been engaged.
Fire service personnel can also activate each Bushfire Buddy and use their fire hoses to fill your gutters.
Buy Bushfire Buddy online
When you buy Bushfire Buddy online, you can save on shipping by making use of our flat rate price Australia-wide or, if you buy six Bushfire Buddies or more, we will pay the shipping and ship them to your door free.
Other installation notes
Each Bushfire Buddy can be painted to match your downpipes. If you have rectangular 100 x 65mm downpipes, two 100 x 65mm to 90mm PVC Downpipe Adaptors can be used to allow the Bushfire Buddy to be added.