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Melbourne South East suburbs VIC
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3 d3 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
HIA Contract unfair terms?

HIA and MBA are builder's representatives. Unfortunately, many new home buyers think they are there to help buyers. They are not!
Many builders modify their association's contract by including Performance Solutions…

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7 d7 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Metricon owner Mario Biasin died today

Did you notice the Lifeline link at the bottom of the article?

9 d9 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Damp Carpet Perimeter In Bedroom

Is that the side that faced the weather?
First, check the gutters for emergency overflow provision. Second, check the height of the back of the gutter and its distance from the…

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9 d9 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Down pipe connection to storm water? Is this correct?

WA is a whole different world where things are done differently plus they are on sandy soil.

14 d14 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Rain water harvesting system

Complaints about pressure tanks usually relate to the bladder or diaphragm failing but this is because people often use cheaper tanks with cheaper industrial rubber bladders or diaphragms. Rainwater lacks…

Rain water harvesting system
14 d14 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Nogging standard size

Ponzi Homes Pty Ltd

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17 d17 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Is my sparky trying to rip me off?

Didn't you get a quote?

17 d17 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Why is this happening ?

You most probably have inadequate or no overflow provisions. The back of your gutter could also be mounted too high on the fascia.
Overflows can also be caused by settlement…

18 d18 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
How to reduce the maintenance of tank filters ?

Yes, I know.The filter screen has too shallow an angle and the larger aperture outside mesh is a failed design. The dominant market leader has mosquito proof outer mesh but…

19 d19 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Slotted Gutters in WA

They do strange things in WA like inefficient horizontal side downpipe outlets and gutters mounted partially on the fascia. National regulations require gutters to have emergency overflow provisions that can…

19 d19 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Rain water harvesting system

Sorry for the delay, I am working long hours 7 days and cannot catch up with the back log but I finished a big project on Thursday which is good.…

20 d20 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Alternative water supply

This is one of two options as I have explained but builders rarely inform their clients about this because automatic mains water switching device installations are more expensive. If choosing…

21 d21 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Urgent help wjth changing username

Go to your profile page and hover on your avatar to bring up a box that shows SETTINGS.

Click SETTINGS and then click FORUM INFO to see your user name…

25 d25 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
DBDRV

Most people don't understand how Australian Standards work. Even when referenced in the NCC, they are a Deemed To Satisfy solution (DTS) but if there is a conflict with the…

25 d25 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
DBDRV

The updated NCC adoption has been delayed until 1 September 2022 to allow for an extended transition/understanding of the many changes.
https://www.amca.com.au/Public/News/New ... layed.aspx
If the plumbing…

26 d26 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
DBDRV

Site drainage is covered in the NCC. AS 2870 plumbing which covers swivel joints etc is not included if the reference is to AS 2870 construction. The NCC only references…

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26 d26 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
DBDRV

That is a very interesting question but you do mention "all construction works" and that could be the fly in the ointment. It is unfortunate that the loophole has been…

28 d28 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Alternative water supply

I am in Vic but I very, very much doubt the above. You need to check again.
AS/NZS 3500.2 has nothing to do with State building requirements, it only states Australian…

Alternative water supply
1 month1 monthSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Box Gutter Undersized or Extreme Weather Event?

It will still be under warranty, you need to immediately start a paper trail. If it wasn't written, it wasn't said!!!
Box gutters have to be designed for a 1:100 Average…

1 month1 monthSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
urgent toilet problem

Ok.
Try Tradelink for advice on parts etc if there is a store near you.
Google might also be your friend?
Good luck.

1 month1 monthSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
urgent toilet problem

Why are you making repairs to someone else's property?

1 month1 monthSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Not sure whether to continue with independent inspections

Yep, Unfair Contract clause. Builders try on different ones, Googling key words such as "Builders Unfair Contract Clause ACCC" or even using the forum's search facility will bring up discussions…

1 month1 monthSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
URBAN MYTHS .... ?

Rainwater harvesting. Writing the book predates the group's recent start up lol. Some of the advice given to newbies has been terrible.

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1 month1 monthSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
URBAN MYTHS .... ?

I'm aware of a Facebook group scam that is happening right now. The convenor, who uses several aliases and has made seriously false claims of expertise, is drawing in a…

2 months2 monthsSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Monitoring for gutter overflow - how do I find my 1:20 ARI?

Eaves gutter drainage compliance is calculated to cope with a 1:20 ARI but gutters can still overflow due to poor design. Spreaders diverting water to the end of a gutter…

2 months2 monthsSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Short courses

There are all sorts of instructional videos on You Tube.

2 months2 monthsSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Monitoring for gutter overflow - how do I find my 1:20 ARI?

I'm about to go out, will reply properly later but there is a compliance issue.
You have mentioned a "builder", is this a new house???

2 months2 monthsSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Monitoring for gutter overflow - how do I find my 1:20 ARI?

AS/NZS 3500.3 use to deem your area's 1:20 ARI to be 130 mm/hr, based on an average rain intensity of 2.166 mm per minute over a 5 minute duration. There…

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