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5 h5 hSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Rainwater Harvesting Help

It is a technique used mainly for large rural tanks plus they also divert the water off the filter via a wet system to a squat tank for outdoor use.
I…

1 d1 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Rainwater Harvesting Help

Jomo, I will make some observations about your tanks. The first part will be of passing interest to you because tank overflows are not needed for your installation but the…

3 d3 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Builder won't let us nominate our surveyor (Victoria)

I have only just seen your reply because you posted it in with my text.
Darbecca are building consultants who do stage inspections. Their role is different to the building surveyor.
Some…

Builder won't let us nominate our surveyor (Victoria)
4 d4 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Do I need another downpipe?

Unfortunately, your opening post's question is not as easy to answer as it may first appear. I'll give you some basic details and explanations to give you some grounding on…

4 d4 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Do I need another downpipe?

Impossible to say given that no relevant information has been posted.
The current downpipes are also not well positioned,..aesthetics subjugating function.

5 d5 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Rainwater Harvesting Help

Did you have anyone to help you?

6 d6 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Storm water connection

Do you mean a charged system?
BTW, I agree with Stewie.
Correct, it is far from ideal.
The plans will show whether you can have a charged system but from your…

6 d6 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Rainwater Harvesting Help

That deserves an elephant stamp! (Going back to my grade 6 days now).

6 d6 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Rainwater Harvesting Help

I have never understood why the commercial floating inlet hoses don't have a collar near the inlet to keep the meshed intake above the bottom of the floor when the…

Rainwater Harvesting Help
7 d7 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
connecting hose to downpipe for rainwater

1mm of water on 1 sq m = 1 litre.
First flush consists of airborne sourced pollutants, bird droppings etc plus mud rain is now another factor as numerous pool…

connecting hose to downpipe for rainwater
7 d7 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
connecting hose to downpipe for rainwater

What is the fish pond's volumetric capacity?
Mains water is not good for fish but either is the initial dirty roof wash. You should divert the roof wash (first flush) and…

7 d7 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Rainwater Harvesting Help

Looking at the dirt around the frame, it looks like the rain you were having has stopped. I have been expecting the trenches to have water in them.
Is Orange on…

13 d13 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Has builder "forgotten" to insulate some walls ?

Every time I read posts like this, I think that all houses the builder has built over a certain time frame should also be inspected but alas, effective regulatory governance…

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16 d16 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Mortar Defects

Have you contacted the builder?
It is best to be prepared. You can get mortar lab tested and doing a forum search using keywords like mortar, lab, test etc should raise…

16 d16 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Mortar Defects

Does your contract have a certified Performance Solution that allows for a weaker mortar mix? Such Performance Solutions have become common, first thing to do is check your contract.

16 d16 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Australia lockdown

Continued operation of ALL suppliers is dependant on virus containment. It is only 78 days since COVID-19 was discovered. Still early days yet.

17 d17 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Australia lockdown

Industry maintaining a full and continuous supply chain will be the challenge.

24 d24 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Concrete - drainage required

A concrete apron on the house perimeter should have proper drainage that doesn't allow water to pool next to the path. You also have to be aware that the house…

27 d27 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Has builder "forgotten" to insulate some walls ?

You can hire thermal imaging cameras.

29 d29 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Impact of current economic situation on house building this

Global death predictions are dire as are the number of persons expected to become infected in Australia.
We are heading towards a Global Recession but not only because of COVID-19. There…

29 d29 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Builder denied the new home warranty for the leak on garage

Just read a post on the Wisdom Homes thread that stated the following amongst other issues...
"We had our garage ceiling collapse flooding our garage after the down pipe from the…

29 d29 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
The National Construction Code not fit for purpose

It has to be remembered that the NCC is a performance based documents that contains Performance Requirements as the minimum requirement.
Australian Standards are non mandatory referenced Deemed To Satisfy…

1 month1 monthSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Rain water tank plumbing?

I thought that the base was a stand and having a pump under there is no surprise.
Do you see any leaf diverters fitted to the top of the downpipes?
You…

1 month1 monthSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Rain water tank plumbing?

Clicking Reply next to PM brings up the full editor.
I have found the tank.
https://www.stratco.com.au/au/specialit ... alvanised/
I would love to have a look at it because…

1 month1 monthSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Rain water tank plumbing?

Well, I have seen some bizarre installations but this one wins the Kewpie doll.
Is there a power point anywhere? If so, is there a connecting lead?
What does the tag behind…

1 month1 monthSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Building with Metricon

What is weird is that plumbers/installers/designers/text book hero hydraulic engineers put their names to archaic rainwater harvesting systems that divert water to the top of the tank and draw water…

1 month1 monthSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Building with Metricon

A standard plumbing fit out will tap the rainwater supply line into the house mains water line at appropriate points, this also entails having check valves for backflow prevention. When…

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1 month1 monthSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Building with Metricon

If that quote is for a standard rainwater harvesting system, then it is extraordinarily high!
Also disgusting!
Even with the builder's usual 20% mark up on top, $9,990 is x3…

1 month1 monthSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Builder denied the new home warranty for the leak on garage

I agree absolutely.
Still surmising :wink: but I can't accept that the downpipe from the upper roof was not already fitted and if it didn't have the…

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