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7 h7 hSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Subsoil Irrigation for Lawn

Hi Fu,
Thanks for your usual highly informative reply.
Reduced pressure zone devices (RPZD) are expensive and are about $250 for a 20mm one...plus fitting of course.
I am unaware of…

11 d11 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Stormwater Requires Rainwater Tank

Is the council requirement just for retention or is there also a detention (mitigation) component? If the tank filled, where would the water go? It is hard to imagine the…

14 d14 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Subsoil Irrigation for Lawn

Hi Fu and welcome back.
I take it that the reason it is a big no no in WA is because of the sandy soil...which is logical. Did some people actually…

15 d15 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Weep Holes and Landscaping

In WA, anything seems to go regardless of what the National Construction Code (NCC) states about weep holes or the Damp Proof Course (DPC).
There are a few threads on…

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19 d19 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Advice please waterfront property Brisbane for $545,000

What height is the property level above high tide?
Is the building cyclone proof?
The Morton Bay Regional Council had effectively banned development in many coastal areas as it was bound by…

20 d20 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
URBAN MYTHS .... ?

Good post.
Colorbond also has a sterilising effect with bird droppings and first flush capture is also more effective.

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21 d21 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Breaks in Drainage Pipe

They found it and informed you plus told you that they would be fixing it. What more could you want? You are blessed.

25 d25 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Ceiling Fan - underpowered

Link is no good.

What is your ceiling height?

A good house ceiling fan needs about 300mm space between the ceiling and the blades. The Arlec would…

26 d26 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Ceiling Fan - underpowered

I cannot comment about whether or not the electrician has made an error when doing the installation, I can only comment on airfoil characteristics and what may affect the efficacy…

26 d26 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Ceiling Fan - underpowered

Is there 300mm space between the blades and the ceiling?
The rake should be correct out of the box but have you checked it?

26 d26 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Ceiling Fan - underpowered

Have you checked to make sure it is not on the winter setting?
EDIT: There is some information about ceiling fans in the link below but most of my posts about…

26 d26 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Help! Builder wants to change from raft to waffle slab after

Great video.
Builders use waffle pod slabs because they are cheaper, not because they are better.

29 d29 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Household Chores List

I clean my computer of SPAM if that is of any help.

1 month1 monthSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Neighbour installed water tank right next to my garage wall!

I would love to see their 'guidelines". PM me the link if you like.
Note that guidelines are just that...guidelines only. Official guidelines is an oxymoron.

1 month1 monthSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Neighbour installed water tank right next to my garage wall!

A rainwater tank is classified as a class 10b structure in the Building Code of Australia (BCA).
The BCA comprises Parts 1 & 2 of the 3 part National Construction Code…

1 month1 monthSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
URBAN MYTHS .... ?

Of interest, slab heave is a topic often dealt with on Homeone but few people would know that the downward pressure exerted by a single story house is only about…

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1 month1 monthSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
URBAN MYTHS .... ?

You should have pointed to a nearby tree and asked him to explain how the leaves were able to receive and evaporate moisture.
I actually invented a non powered product that…

1 month1 monthSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
URBAN MYTHS .... ?

A proper professional install should not do that, there must be provision made for buoyancy forces when a tank is empty.

1 month1 monthSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Stormwater pit in new estate

"Huge" regulatory costs are often due to improper applications and rip offs, the prime examples on these threads being the exorbitant charges for the predominately sub standard water tank installations,…

1 month1 monthSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Building with Porter Davis

There are numerous threads in the New Home sub forum. Just use the forum search facility.

1 month1 monthSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Stormwater pit in new estate

Very true and it is becoming a big problem that can only be addressed by regulations.

1 month1 monthSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Retaining wall responsibility

It all comes back to what the original levels were.

1 month1 monthSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Soil Testting

A lot of engineers are now (wisely) recommending soil moisture tests and monitored daily watering for 2 weeks to rehydrate the soils of KDRs to acceptable moisture levels prior to…

1 month1 monthSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Neighbour installed water tank right next to my garage wall!

From what I understand from your mention of weep holes, the sites are now level. If the tank was on the edge of a cut boundary and there was no…

1 month1 monthSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Neighbour installed water tank right next to my garage wall!

I have only suggested a 50-80mm gap as a compromise to him to avoid things escalating. The legislation states a 500mm set back and is confirmed on many council and…

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