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Jomo

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24 d24 dJomoJomo posted:
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That's very interesting how such a small length can have such a huge impact. Based on my research I believe I would have gotten away with 25mm blue line as…

27 d27 dJomoJomo posted:
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:lol: thanks mate!

27 d27 dJomoJomo posted:
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Pump installed today as well as the first spur line for sprinklers.
Left to right: Pump inlet hose (wrapped in lagging), solenoid controller wires, pump outlet to irrigation
Here you can see…

28 d28 dJomoJomo posted:
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Yep not an issue - I've oriented it all so the entire length of hose from tank to pump is almost straight... I'll pop a pic up tomorrow as it's…

28 d28 dJomoJomo posted:
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Not quite filled in yet, waiting til I get my lines run for sprinklers. Was hoping to do it today but it was absolutely freezing so I passed on that…

28 d28 dJomoJomo posted:
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I last spoke to him at 2/3rds full and he was quite astounded at how quickly we yielded that.

28 d28 dJomoJomo posted:
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Quick update - both tanks are now full :lol:

1 month1 monthJomoJomo posted:
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We weren't sure how much rain we'd get over these few days and my neighbours tank was already full, so he transferred 1500L over to me earlier this week.
Last…

1 month1 monthJomoJomo posted:
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Ah yep nice one. I'll definitely follow up, im certain there will be a local supplier to do it.

1 month1 monthJomoJomo posted:
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Hmm hadn't really thought of that, hopefully the weight of the hose is enough to hold it down. I installed the pickup with a tether line to the top vent,…

1 month1 monthJomoJomo posted:
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Sorry did you mean weigh or weight? Because I did neither :lol: It is very light, it's 3d printed and has a honeycomb design to fill…

1 month1 monthJomoJomo posted:
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Looks like we're forecast for some rain next week - can't wait!

1 month1 monthJomoJomo posted:
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What a busy couple of weekends I've had. I'm now happy to say that I'm officially at a point where if it rains I'll be catching it in my tanks!
See…

2 months2 monthsJomoJomo posted:
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Haha absolutely I will be!
To be honest no I didn't - just thought "I'd better match the downpipe colour to the SD colour" so I painted it 'Manor Red'…

2 months2 monthsJomoJomo posted:
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Got the two SDs up on the downpipes today!
Made a small cutting error on SD2 because I forgot that it didn't have all the size adapters that SD1 required -…

2 months2 monthsJomoJomo posted:
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Had good success after a few attempts - I was lucky enough that one of my downpipes is in a good position to project the laser light towards the tanks.

2 months2 monthsJomoJomo posted:
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Nice will keep those thoughts in mind.
Plumbing is pretty much ready to go as soon as the sd's are installed. Can't see the laser point from the level as it's…

2 months2 monthsJomoJomo posted:
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Raising the height of sd1 without the additional work on the tanks sounds like an easy solution to me! :)

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2 months2 monthsJomoJomo posted:
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Some very interesting points you raise there, it really does seem in the theme of the failed government insulation scheme where 'cowboy' installers with little experience or understanding/knowledge were able…

2 months2 monthsJomoJomo posted:
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My lovely wife :) We lay the tanks on their sides on a tarp and she pushed, I pulled and steered. Once we got through the…

2 months2 monthsJomoJomo posted:
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:lol:
Got the tanks in position today!
Tight fit through the garage but my measurements turned out to be bang on!

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2 months2 monthsJomoJomo posted:
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Thanks mate :) Gee we must think alike... my mark II design is shown below :P

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2 months2 monthsJomoJomo posted:
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Got my first diy waterbouy installed today. I underdesigned the original part that keeps the filter from touching the bottom of the tank - you can see in my final…

2 months2 monthsJomoJomo posted:
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It's slowed down a bit over the last few weeks but we've had some good falls for the last couple of days.
We're currently on stage 5 restrictions, and moving to…

2 months2 monthsJomoJomo posted:
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Finally finished my tank pad last night - fully compacted and levelled, took just shy of 5T of crusher dust to fill.

3 months3 monthsJomoJomo posted:
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Been a while since I've updated this thread with my progress.
So I went ahead with the plan to use treated pine sleepers, for extra strength I've also braced them across…

3 months3 monthsJomoJomo posted:
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I was planning to use timber sleepers to build a frame and then fill with compacted sand, but I think it'd be a great idea to 'chase' them into the…

3 months3 monthsJomoJomo posted:
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Update from Tankworld - my tanks are due to be delivered next week on Tuesday 3/3. I'll be busy this weekend creating the base for my tanks and getting most…

3 months3 monthsJomoJomo posted:
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Bit harsh to the frog don't you think? :lol:

3 months3 monthsJomoJomo posted:
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When I trenched out the yard I had to get through a couple of garden beds with hedges and rose bushes - I was unable to use the trenching machine…

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