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24 m24 mSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
URBAN MYTHS .... ?

Who Do you mean "We" Kemo Sabe?

2 d2 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Contract Inspection - New Build

A pre contract review consultation with a well qualified building consultant is one of the most important 'inspection stages.
Your builder is showing you no respect and trying to deny…

4 d4 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Concrete, weep holes and window sills

He sounds like a decent enough guy who has taken on concreting work without knowing the regulations applicable to his chosen trade. Unfortunately, this lack of regulatory knowledge has led…

5 d5 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Metricon Merricks 42 Clarion - Melbourne

There are options but your builder may not be allow you to have them. For example, you have said that you have a moderate slope, will you also have a…

9 d9 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Concrete, weep holes and window sills

I asked about termite protection because the concreter would almost certainly have broached it if it was there.
The concreter probably thinks that he is on a hiding to nothing and…

9 d9 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Concrete, weep holes and window sills

You have had non compliant work done by someone who doesn't appear to know the regulations and is not even sure what weep holes look like.
You should send him a…

10 d10 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Position of downpipes

I just came across this old 23 July 2018 post at the foot of another post that I answered. It is unfortunate for the first time poster that it wasn't…

10 d10 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Downpipes does this look right?

The pipes look like they will meet the mandatory minimal surface coverage once you landscape. The plumbing is legal.
Downpipes never hold less than 3/4 of their volume as air unless…

16 d16 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Found old stormwater pipe - what to do?

I was referring to ground movement possibly impacting on the pipe, not the house.
Pipes usually crack at the joins which is concrete in the case of clay pipes. If…

16 d16 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Found old stormwater pipe - what to do?

Smoke tests are done by local water authorities to find illegal stormwater connections to sewer pipes and they look for the tell tale smoke arising from house gutters. Your local…

17 d17 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Sink in seperate toilet or combine with main bathroom?

And enough room for the towel rail...and a place for soap and other storage?

18 d18 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Found old stormwater pipe - what to do?

You could only do a pressurised smoke test at the exit but why do you want to know the pipe's origin?

19 d19 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Sanitary Plumbing Query

This is correct, you will find this in AS 3500.2 under 4.6.
The riser must be set at a height that would be reasonably expected to prevent surface water from…

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20 d20 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
water pump

You need to work backwards from the required flow rate at the sprinkler(s). It is impossible to give an opinion without knowing your flow rate objective, elevations etc. There are…

20 d20 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Plumbing pipes to plan

Downpipe and stormwater pipe positions are most often nominal and it is up to the plumber to decide where they should go. I would say that you have two chances...Buckleys…

20 d20 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Concrete, weep holes and window sills

That's good. You certainly don't want an ORG in the vicinity of low weep holes.

20 d20 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Concrete, weep holes and window sills

Have someone knowledgeable about compliance with you for back up and as a witness. The concrete will have to come up, it can't be left like that. It is a…

21 d21 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Best acoustic fence option

Have you considered a nice wide panel water feature? It looks like your 'busy' area would look out on it...depending on what size windows you have of course.

21 d21 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Concrete, weep holes and window sills

Hmmm. What he said is probably right depending on cost but he still has to work to compliance and having the concrete path less than 50 mm below the Damp…

21 d21 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Concrete, weep holes and window sills

Did the 'concreter' claim to be a 'professional' trades person?
What State are you in and is any of it under a covered area?

23 d23 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Looking for this type of stormwater drain cover, anyone know

It sounds like a great idea that should work well with the stones. I love clever hacks.
I was looking at the top and thinking it was a drain cover when…

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23 d23 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Looking for this type of stormwater drain cover, anyone know

So the top cover isn't separate?

23 d23 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Demolition questions

So true. I saw a % payout figure against the revenue collected a few years ago and it was a miniscule amount, about 0.3% from memory.
EDIT: I just found this…

24 d24 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Drainage issue side of house

Google "angle of repose" but you need to do something so basically just have the ag pipe as close to the fence as possible and definitely NOT next to the…

24 d24 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
On Site Detention - Charged Line?

I take it that all downpipes are diverted to the tanks.

Aha, you have a control pit but it still doesn't make sense to me as to why a charged…

25 d25 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
On Site Detention - Charged Line?

Have finally found the time to get back to this. Sorry for the delay.
Installers should know how to read instructions and install pumps correctly. Unfortunately, many pumps, both submersible and…

25 d25 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Drainage issue side of house

If disposed to the stormwater system, it must pass through a silt pit...see my first post.

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