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5 months5 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Has anyone rectified slab heave successfully

This is so disappointing. I have seen comments on this forum before where people with slab and cracking problems have been advised to sell the house. Obviously in this case…

5 months5 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Do not drink water from The Spiral Spring Mixer Tap

From an article which appeared on The Conversation today:
If you have bought an Aldi “” you should not use water from it for drinking or cooking until investigations of …

5 months5 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Brown water leaking from toilet base

Okay, thanks for that information aussieta. Let's hope it is something as easy as that. :-D

5 months5 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Brown water leaking from toilet base

Actually aussieta I now realise you were making a joke. Sorry I'm a bit slow.:oops:

5 months5 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Brown water leaking from toilet base

Well I've checked our toilet specs. The front bathroom is an Ideal Standard Tonic Back to Wall. The brochure says both S Trap: 140-160mm or P Trap: 190mm.…

5 months5 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Brown water leaking from toilet base

Hi aussieta,
I'm not sure I understand your post - I'm in denial about......????
Did somebody mention an adapter gasket? I shall look up P type toilets and S…

5 months5 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Brown water leaking from toilet base

Well yes. Good question. What is a perched water table?

5 months5 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Brown water leaking from toilet base

Ground water!!! I can't see any evidence of cracking either inside the bathroom or outside. The bathroom slab is pretty high above ground level. It would really…

5 months5 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Brown water leaking from toilet base

Thanks BE. I shall contact the builder. Our plumber is no longer working as a plumber or so I was told when the VBA contacted him to replace the degraded…

5 months5 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Brown water leaking from toilet base

Hi arcadelt,
When you say the material used to stick the toilet to the floor, are you referring to the silicone sealer?
Now, an hour after I flushed, I am starting to…

5 months5 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Brown water leaking from toilet base

I found this in the front bathroom today.

There is no odour. I have put food colouring in the bowl and flushed the toilet but as yet can't see anything…

6 months6 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Has anyone rectified slab heave successfully

Is there something about that particular period that is making the houses more vulnerable?

7 months7 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
WARNING: Flexible stainless steel braided hoses

From the articles you posted SaveH2O I am assuming homeowners need to constantly check them and have a plumber change them every 10 years or so. Or maybe you…

7 months7 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
WARNING: Flexible stainless steel braided hoses

Thanks a million for this SaveH2O. This is a timely warning as we are coming up to 5 years in this house. We certainly have the flexi hose…

9 months9 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Problems with new apartment buildings

The latest episode of Background Briefing on ABC Radio National is all about problems owners of new apartments are facing with trying to get defective work rectified. A familiar…

11 months11 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Problems due to metropolitan housing density

This story appeared on the ABC news today. It concerns a house in Adelaide that was built on a split block without much thought given to the placement of the…

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11 months11 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Incorrectly installed home gas pipes

Yes, you're right SaveH20. There should be somebody overseeing these rectifications. Once again homeowners are just left floundering around trying to get the correct information. The plumber…

11 months11 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Incorrectly installed home gas pipes

The VBA contacted the original plumber who signed the compliance certificates. According to the plumber who came today the original plumber is no longer working as a plumber though he…

11 months11 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Incorrectly installed home gas pipes

Just had another discussion with the plumber. I've now been offered the option of replacing the multilayer pipe with new multilayer pipe:cry: or with "gal" pipe. I assume…

11 months11 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Incorrectly installed home gas pipes

I've finally been contacted by a plumber, sent by the original plumber, to rectify the problem. His solution is to cover the degraded pipe in 40mm DWV pipe. …

12 months12 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Incorrectly installed home gas pipes

Interesting. And I see they have a picture of the offending pipes on their home page.
I lodged my complaint with the VBA and was contacted pretty promptly…

1 year1 yearLilianaLiliana posted:
Moving a crossover in Melbourne's west

It can be done after building - probably preferable in case they crack it with their heavy machinery! We did ours after the house was built. Just be…

1 year1 yearLilianaLiliana posted:
Moving a crossover in Melbourne's west

Hi Clair,
As the concreters we got to do our crossover did a very poor job on the paving we asked them to do later on down the track, I don't…

1 year1 yearLilianaLiliana posted:
Incorrectly installed home gas pipes

Toothless tiger! Excellent! And, unfortunately, so true.

1 year1 yearLilianaLiliana posted:
Incorrectly installed home gas pipes

So we are in the western suburbs of Melbourne and we have the yellow pipe. It is partially covered in tape but one end is unmistakably yellow underneath and…

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1 year1 yearLilianaLiliana posted:
Incorrectly installed home gas pipes

I heard a forensic plumber on the news this morning saying that many new homes and apartments built in Victoria and NSW in the last 10 to 15 years…

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1 year1 yearLilianaLiliana posted:
Has anyone rectified slab heave successfully

I must be blind - I can't see any dots but I just clicked at random in the right hand corner and you're right an "edit" tab appears! Many thanks.…

1 year1 yearLilianaLiliana posted:
Has anyone rectified slab heave successfully

I can't see how to edit on this new site. The above should read "Your neighbours" not "You're neighbours".

1 year1 yearLilianaLiliana posted:
Has anyone rectified slab heave successfully

You're neighbours cannot concrete with a slope that creates runoff for an adjoining property. If they have a good concreter (and you had better hope they do) the concreter…

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1 year1 yearLilianaLiliana posted:
Has anyone rectified slab heave successfully

The same thought ran through my mind this week when I was listening to somebody on the radio talking about modern houses in New Zealand that can withstand earthquakes. …

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