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2 months2 monthsOzgardenOzgarden posted:
Water tanks and building codes

Thanks for the reassurance about the pump. The builder did provide a Y filter and cover. I spoke to the pump manufacturer and not having them can void the warranty…

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2 months2 monthsOzgardenOzgarden posted:
Water tanks and building codes

I thought that being a water person you'd find our burst water pipe pics interesting. It happened 14 months after we moved in.
It suddenly let go for some reason. Fortunately…

2 months2 monthsOzgardenOzgarden posted:
Water tanks and building codes

No. A slab, waffle pod slab I think it is called. I only know about the drainage stuff because I kept asking the builder if I could have a copy…

2 months2 monthsOzgardenOzgarden posted:
Water tanks and building codes

As a matter of interest, are you connected to a mains sewer system?
Yes. From what I remember and was told the sewer pipe goes across the back of the house…

2 months2 monthsOzgardenOzgarden posted:
Water tanks and building codes

So I have been talking to the council. The Queensland Development Code applies here so rainheads and screens on wet systems are compulsory.
Size of gutters - whatever it says…

2 months2 monthsOzgardenOzgarden posted:
Water tanks and building codes

I specifically asked the builder several times about it. I really don't want to think he blatantly told me untruths. I mentioned the requirement for an engineer designed plan and…

Water tanks and building codes
2 months2 monthsOzgardenOzgarden posted:
Water tanks and building codes

Thanks so much. It really does help me for when I have to deal with the builder again. As you could see earlier the reason the builder gave for the…

2 months2 monthsOzgardenOzgarden posted:
Water tanks and building codes

As a quick, easy to plumb and inexpensive interim solution to the overflowing gutters, you could fit some of my Gutter Pumpers. You just need to know where you will…

2 months2 monthsOzgardenOzgarden posted:
Water tanks and building codes

I got up on the ladder to check this. It is just 115mm to the overflow slots at the front side of the gutter. Across the base of the gutter…

2 months2 monthsOzgardenOzgarden posted:
Water tanks and building codes

The solution to repairing the pipes the first two times was to saw off the glued ends of the pipes (the glued joins) and replace them with rubber boots with…

2 months2 monthsOzgardenOzgarden posted:
Water tanks and building codes

Although I find it a hard slog reading your technical stuff I have to thank you for helping me understand all of this. As a women and former nurse it…

2 months2 monthsOzgardenOzgarden posted:
Water tanks and building codes

I've seen that quoted all the time on other forums then people all argue about the interpretation of it. People say that can mean that if you have a 24m…

2 months2 monthsOzgardenOzgarden posted:
Water tanks and building codes

This is the outlet over the gravel pit. I can't see what you actually called it while posting this reply.
So it is where the overflow from the tank and…

Water tanks and building codes
2 months2 monthsOzgardenOzgarden posted:
Water tanks and building codes

I'm fairly sure this would be a 115mm gutter. It actually looks more like 110mm.

Water tanks and building codes
2 months2 monthsOzgardenOzgarden posted:
Water tanks and building codes

I am sure it is this gutter. 115mm wide. I tried to measure how far up the slots are and it is about 55mm.
The downpipes are painted so using a…

2 months2 monthsOzgardenOzgarden posted:
Water tanks and building codes

Slimline quad gutter with slots. 2 years old. I'm sure the gutter is 125mm wide.This photo might help estimate the height. A lot less high than wide it seems. I…

2 months2 monthsOzgardenOzgarden posted:
Water tanks and building codes

Yes. We had major issues with water around the yard. I don't remember actually posting anything about the gutters and tank before though. After all the flooding around the time…

2 months2 monthsOzgardenOzgarden posted:
Water tanks and building codes

I looked at the house on Qld Globe and did a rough estimate of the roof size. I think the nearest place for estimating the 1 in 20 rain event…

2 months2 monthsOzgardenOzgarden posted:
Water tanks and building codes

I was wondering if anyone can give advice about overflowing gutters. I've been trying to get the builder to do something about our gutters since we moved in but he…

2 months2 monthsOzgardenOzgarden posted:
Water tanks and building codes

While reading about water tanks and overflowing gutters......
I just noticed this figure in a Victorian government publication on charged systems. I live in Qld.
Is there a reason why there is…

Water tanks and building codes
2 months2 monthsOzgardenOzgarden posted:
Water tanks and building codes

The water tank is for the garden and wasn't plumbed in to the house so I didn't think the certificate of inspection would cover it. Should it if the gutter…

2 months2 monthsOzgardenOzgarden posted:
Water tanks and building codes

I've been looking at the Queensland Development Code and the Mandatory Part M.P4.2 on Rainwater tanks and other supplementary water systems.
If there are directions on how a tank has to…

2 years2 yearsOzgardenOzgarden posted:
Conflict of Interest

Code of Conduct for Building Certifiers in Qld.
A breach of the code may constitute unsatisfactory conduct or professional misconduct under the Building Act 1975.
‘Conflict of interest’…

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2 years2 yearsOzgardenOzgarden posted:
Conflict of Interest

Some advice......you are able to look up your builder with a search on your state building authority site. This will give you a fair bit of info. A certifier can…

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2 years2 yearsOzgardenOzgarden posted:
Conflict of Interest

The building inspector was really good. A very nice man who seemed really concerned about the way the place had been left by the builder. He spent two hours here…

2 years2 yearsOzgardenOzgarden posted:
Conflict of Interest

Just deleting this. It posted twice for some reason.

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