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1 year1 yearLilianaLiliana posted:
Water tanks for the technically challenged

I've done some more thinking about my proposed setup and I think trying to connect drainpipe C to the tanks is going to be problematic. Even if we can attach…

1 year1 yearLilianaLiliana posted:
Water tanks for the technically challenged

Hi again Save H20
There is an 84cm gap on the left hand side between the window and Drainpipe B. Drainpipe C is very close to the boundary though. Is this…

1 year1 yearLilianaLiliana posted:
Water tanks for the technically challenged

Hi Save H20,
Yes I can see the sense in having the tank closest to the pump supplying the water for the washing machine. So there aren't any concerns about…

1 year1 yearLilianaLiliana posted:
Water tanks for the technically challenged

Hi SaveH20
Wonderfully detailed response, which is going to take me some time to digest. Just a couple of queries... I was assuming the Thintank would receive the first load of…

1 year1 yearLilianaLiliana posted:
Water tanks for the technically challenged

I am trying to finalise the details of our new rainwater harvesting system before we start landscaping. We intend to use three Supadivertas (see https://www.supadiverta.com.au) to…

Water tanks for the technically challenged
2 years2 yearsLilianaLiliana posted:
Cyclone watch and other meteorological interests.

So does that mean we will oscillate between really high temperatures and really low temperatures and nothing in between?

2 years2 yearsLilianaLiliana posted:
Planning problems Elements estate and the Wyndham area

This article is the first in a short series published in the Guardian last Monday on the future of Australian housing and talks mainly about planning deficiencies in new suburbs…

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3 years3 yearsLilianaLiliana posted:
Building Surveyor In The Wrong

So the more things change, the more they stay the same.:( I feel so sorry for you. It might be worth speaking to Mauromario's lawyer, Mark…

3 years3 yearsLilianaLiliana posted:
Building Surveyor In The Wrong

I wouldn't hold my breath about any disciplinary action against the BS by the VBA unless they have seriously lifted their game in the last few years. In our…

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3 years3 yearsLilianaLiliana posted:
Water tanks for the technically challenged

So if I understand that table correctly our pressure loss with the 32mm pipe is going to be less than 0.02 kPa/m. That's very good news. :-D

3 years3 yearsLilianaLiliana posted:
Water tanks for the technically challenged

Wow - that is an incredibly detailed analysis of our pump setup. Thanks for taking the time to do that. So if we upgrade to the 32 mm…

3 years3 yearsLilianaLiliana posted:
Water tanks for the technically challenged

Reviving this thread as we are now in a position to do something about sorting out our less than ideal rain water tank system. We are intending to move…

4 years4 yearsLilianaLiliana posted:
The National Construction Code not fit for purpose

That's monstrous! but the word "fr.ud" is not allowed to be used in connection with the building industry. I remember a telephone conversation with a representative from the…

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4 years4 yearsLilianaLiliana posted:
The National Construction Code not fit for purpose

So just to be clear...every structural engineer came up with a different report? Or did they all find the same defects and just put the blame somewhere more convenient…

4 years4 yearsLilianaLiliana posted:
The National Construction Code not fit for purpose

You are oh so right Harts. It's like a game of "pass the parcel" except we all know where the parcel is going to stop - the consumer. And to…

4 years4 yearsLilianaLiliana posted:
VCAT mediation vs VBA mediation

Did you go to VCAT for building related issues?

4 years4 yearsLilianaLiliana posted:
VCAT mediation vs VBA mediation

My experience of dealing with the VBA is precisely that the public servants dealing with your complaint understand nothing about the building regulations and rely on people you can't deal…

4 years4 yearsLilianaLiliana posted:
Builders Collective petitioning for a Royal Commission

I wonder if this will apply to Builders Warranty Insurance? Which can't correctly be termed insurance since the money never goes for the purpose for which it was collected.

4 years4 yearsLilianaLiliana posted:
Builders Collective petitioning for a Royal Commission

In the news today:
Building projects halted as surveyors face rocketing insurance costs due to cladding crisis
See https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-13/ ... g/11771668
Building surveyors are facing skyrocketing insurance bills because…

4 years4 yearsLilianaLiliana posted:
The National Construction Code not fit for purpose

I'm sorry BIM Guy but I'm too left brained to follow your "line" of argument:-?.

4 years4 yearsLilianaLiliana posted:
The National Construction Code not fit for purpose

Who is arguing to dumb it down further?

4 years4 yearsLilianaLiliana posted:
The National Construction Code not fit for purpose

But he is an architect and he is arguing against "dumbing down" the NCC. This isn't a partisan issue. I don't think it's useful to turn it into an…

4 years4 yearsLilianaLiliana posted:
The National Construction Code not fit for purpose

Hi StructuralBIMGuy
You have an unusual take on the article. I didn't get the impression he was agitating on behalf of architects. IM humble O he was pointing out real issues…

4 years4 yearsLilianaLiliana posted:
The National Construction Code not fit for purpose

Article in The Conversation this week by Geoff Hanmer, adjunct lecturer in Architecture at UNSW:
To restore public confidence in apartments, rewrite Australia’s building codes
https://theconversation.com/to-restore- ... ng%20codes
In…

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4 years4 yearsLilianaLiliana posted:
Neighbour Garage wall.

HI Wild
I agree with amileka. Getting lawyers involved is going to cost an arm and a leg - maybe even more than you could hope to get as financial…

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4 years4 yearsLilianaLiliana posted:
'Notorious' builder Frank Nadinic

This news story was on the ABC website this morning:
'Notorious' builder Frank Nadinic continues to work in Victoria after being suspended in Queensland
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-11-25/ ... n/11699086
So you…

4 years4 yearsLilianaLiliana posted:
Builders Collective petitioning for a Royal Commission

The ABC program 7.30 has been doing a number of reports into the building industry recently. This one entitled Buyer Beware which aired this week is worth watching.

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4 years4 yearsLilianaLiliana posted:
Take Care Researching Major Builders' Online Reviews

Good advice Norfolk.

5 years5 yearsLilianaLiliana posted:
Boundary between properties

How unusual. Maybe the surveyor's idea of fun. I can't understand why they didn't go in a straight line. Might still be worth approaching council to see…

5 years5 yearsLilianaLiliana posted:
Boundary between properties

Hi Karcher CC,
How are you measuring the boundary? Are you going off site plans? Don't these show the easement?
If not, the local council should be able to tell…

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