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2 months2 monthspsdillonpsdillon posted:
Monitoring for gutter overflow - how do I find my 1:20 ARI?

Could you give me a hint as to what the compliance issue might be? I don't mind researching myself. Many thanks!

2 months2 monthspsdillonpsdillon posted:
Monitoring for gutter overflow - how do I find my 1:20 ARI?

Thanks very much. Yes it's a new house - 2 years old.

2 months2 monthspsdillonpsdillon posted:
Monitoring for gutter overflow - how do I find my 1:20 ARI?

Wow, thank you for that information.
The gutters are approx 110 x 48. There's no gap between gutter and fascia, though there are small slots on the front. I was just…

Monitoring for gutter overflow - how do I find my 1:20 ARI?
2 months2 monthspsdillonpsdillon posted:
Monitoring for gutter overflow - how do I find my 1:20 ARI?

I have a problem with gutters overflowing back into the eaves and inside walls of a recent build. The builder is making some rectification, which includes additional overflowing provisions. However,…

6 months6 monthspsdillonpsdillon posted:
How to monitor soil moisture to prevent slab heave?

Thanks mate, PM sent.

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6 months6 monthspsdillonpsdillon posted:
How to monitor soil moisture to prevent slab heave?

Ah thanks - I just found your message and replied.
Cheers.

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6 months6 monthspsdillonpsdillon posted:
How to monitor soil moisture to prevent slab heave?

Wow, thanks guys for all the responses!
SLABsense, do those PVC pipes go all the way to the footing depth? And are they fully enclosed except at the bottom?

1 year1 yearpsdillonpsdillon posted:
Open Shower Floor Drain Tiling/Grade/Drainage - OK or not?

Thanks guys for all the responses.
Apart from 8 tiles in the middle, the rest aren't graded at all, so those aren't due to surface tension.
I liked arcadeIt's suggestion to have…

1 year1 yearpsdillonpsdillon posted:
Open Shower Floor Drain Tiling/Grade/Drainage - OK or not?

Agree with you there. If only the designer or builder had brought this up...

1 year1 yearpsdillonpsdillon posted:
Open Shower Floor Drain Tiling/Grade/Drainage - OK or not?

There's no plans for a shower screen. It's a multipurpose space for spa treatment or soak tub.
I expected that a floor drain in the middle of a bathroom would…

1 year1 yearpsdillonpsdillon posted:
Open Shower Floor Drain Tiling/Grade/Drainage - OK or not?

Have built a new house that has an open shower with floor drain. I used it for the first time to check drainage and was not impressed. There…

1 year1 yearpsdillonpsdillon posted:
How to monitor soil moisture to prevent slab heave?

Is there an economical way to monitor the soil moisture next to my slab to prevent slab heave? House is 1 year old on class P site with stiffened…

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2 years2 yearspsdillonpsdillon posted:
Gaps under Windows

Thanks ECOECO for the advice and flashing solution.
I hadn't even noticed the gaps in the corners of the sashes. I'll be up on the roof checking them out. …

2 years2 yearspsdillonpsdillon posted:
No isolation joint between driveway and slab, dowel used?

I got to speak to our quality inspector today and he made the point regarding the builders offer to add the expansion joint. He said that cutting the driveway…

2 years2 yearspsdillonpsdillon posted:
No isolation joint between driveway and slab, dowel used?

Tremendous thanks for the response.
The concretor did the dowel bar connection of his own bat, because "on his previous jobs too many driveways were lifting". The builder has offered…

No isolation joint between driveway and slab, dowel used?
2 years2 yearspsdillonpsdillon posted:
No isolation joint between driveway and slab, dowel used?

Sorry to bump this, but could anyone advise whether a driveway/garage slab that has been joined with dowel bars will still need an isolation joint? As in, compressible material between…

2 years2 yearspsdillonpsdillon posted:
Gaps under Windows

Our builder has left large gaps under our windows of about 25mm. The rubber flashing sits vertically, instead of horizontally, and behind the flashing you can see the silver sarking.
My…

2 years2 yearspsdillonpsdillon posted:
Builder installed downlights that are too dim

I bought a light meter and measured. The kitchen, which is the most problematic area is only getting 37 lumens on a bench with high cupboards, and 144 lumens…

2 years2 yearspsdillonpsdillon posted:
No isolation joint between driveway and slab, dowel used?

Our builder's concrete guy did not use an isolation joint between about 35m of driveway and house/garage slab. When raised we were told that dowels were used to attach the…

2 years2 yearspsdillonpsdillon posted:
Builder installed downlights that are too dim

I've got an Android phone and the cameras are all different and would need to be calibrated. I tried two Android phones side by side and they gave wildly…

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2 years2 yearspsdillonpsdillon posted:
Builder installed downlights that are too dim

Thanks very much Norfolk, really appreciate that reference. Thankfully that section of the standard is online and I don't have to shell out $116, which I can put towards…

2 years2 yearspsdillonpsdillon posted:
Builder installed downlights that are too dim

I specified the layout, not the size. The builder's electrician picked the light. I would assume that they would pick a light fit for purpose. In hindsight…

2 years2 yearspsdillonpsdillon posted:
Builder installed downlights that are too dim

Thanks Norfolk. Could you refer me to the Australian standards where those values are specified? I think it will come to that! If the builder doesn't help…

2 years2 yearspsdillonpsdillon posted:
Builder installed downlights that are too dim

We've just built two townhouses, and the builder has installed downlights are are not quite bright enough in most of the rooms, and just barely bright enough in the bedrooms.
Our…

3 years3 yearspsdillonpsdillon posted:
Is this normal construction for ribbed metal roof?

Thanks guys, builder came out early before the plasterers and added the sarking. Good result.

3 years3 yearspsdillonpsdillon posted:
Is this normal construction for ribbed metal roof?

Just figured out how to upload from mobile.

Is this normal construction for ribbed metal roof?
3 years3 yearspsdillonpsdillon posted:
Is this normal construction for ribbed metal roof?

I checked outside and it looks fine. I read those flashing standards and it doesn't seem to require a seal, but I will have to reread. Maybe just the sarking…

3 years3 yearspsdillonpsdillon posted:
Is this normal construction for ribbed metal roof?

Thanks SBG. I will document as you suggest. If using a thermal camera, is that something I need to do after plastering? And then, what would be acceptable values?
Tim, my…

3 years3 yearspsdillonpsdillon posted:
Is this normal construction for ribbed metal roof?

We're building a house, and I've been pulling down insulation batts to add more. I was a bit alarmed to find that there was nothing but unsealed metal sheet above…

Is this normal construction for ribbed metal roof?
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