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2 d2 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Office Stationary Storage Cabinet

Search Gumtree.
Also check for liquidation auctions near to you, it worked for me several years ago.

4 d4 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Can I sell items on here?

Welcome to the forum.
There is a private sales only Classifieds sub forum at the bottom of the sub forum list. The forum's rules are displayed.

5 d5 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Breach Of Contract?

Yes, you are right.
It should have been picked up at PCI, 2 years after handover is pushing it to take action. I hope that it isn't having issues, the…

6 d6 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Constant Water damage from neighbours leaking pool

A couple more questions.
How long has the neighbour's pool been there?
I assume that you have high fronted gutters, are they slotted? If not, can you check as to how high…

6 d6 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Constant Water damage from neighbours leaking pool

I'm with insider...you need a good geotech to do some tests.

You say that 2 of the 3 civil engineers mentioned the weep holes as being a problem.…

8 d8 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Rainwater tank issues

In my humble opinion.
The return vertical pipe should only come up as high as the overflow's invert as a maximum. A small drain hole would need to be drilled at…

8 d8 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Rainwater tank issues

I doubt very much that the builder will know the regulations. Maybe a draftsperson designed the system. The tank was a terrible choice, I would have had a 2 or…

9 d9 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Breach Of Contract?

Ace Gutters is the manufacturer, Colorbond is the material. Colorbond is a zincalume gutter with an oven baked coloured outer layer.
Rinnai is the manufacturer, the Eternity is one of their…

9 d9 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Building Surveyors do not look at quality or for defects.

They all tick off a plumber's self certification which has often later found to be non compliant.

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9 d9 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Rainwater tank issues

An addendum to my second post.
The National Construction Code (NCC) comprises the Building Code of Australia (BCA) Parts 1 & 2 and the Plumbing Code of Australia (PCA) Part 3.
The…

10 d10 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Rainwater tank issues

I always bring the figure back from a 5 minute rain intensity duration figure to a 1 minute average figure when calculating flow rates.
The 3.03 referred to the 1:20 IFD,…

11 d11 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Rainwater tank issues

Water needs to breathe but water retained in a wet system pipe can't do this. Bacterial activity also depletes the water of oxygen, making it anaerobic and this is the…

12 d12 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Rainwater tank issues

Thanks for the photos...they tell a story don't they?
Whoever designed and installed your system was well intentioned but they lacked the smarts and came up with a dog's breakfast. Nearly…

13 d13 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Rainwater tank issues

Is the section of pipe mentioned above effectively a sump? If so, how tall is the immediate vertical riser along its flow path to the tank?
I am assuming…

13 d13 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
How do you guys extend the life of your home appliances?

Hey qeb,
:-P
It builds up hard gunk...terrible stuff.

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17 d17 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
How do you guys extend the life of your home appliances?

For the washing machine...DON'T use fabric softener!

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21 d21 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Larger plumbing pipes in WA

The maximum pressure within the home is mandated to not exceed 500 kPa.
The hydraulic performance at the end fixtures is determined by hydraulic calculations that takes into account the maximum…

22 d22 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Concrete path around house. Use of expansion joints?

Ok....he has done serious non compliant work as already mentioned and now he wants full payment before he finishes the job. This is the classic modus operandi of a shonk!…

22 d22 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Concrete path around house. Use of expansion joints?

Have you also had termite treatment?

24 d24 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Larger plumbing pipes in WA

What you have been told is wrong...but with qualification.
Water has friction loss as it flows along a pipe and the larger the pipe, the less friction loss. In other words,…

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24 d24 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Metricon Experience

There is a Victorian Variation listed under Appendix Part D1 in the Plumbing Code of Australia (PCA), Part 3 of the National Construction Code (NCC) that removes the Building Code…

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25 d25 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Metricon Experience

New plumbing regulations??? That is news to me lol. Did you ask them in writing just what those "new plumbing regulations" were?
Downpipe positions are always nominal, their size and position…

28 d28 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Concrete path around house. Use of expansion joints?

The path should have a 1:20 slope (50mm) over the first metre away from the house.

28 d28 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Concrete path around house. Use of expansion joints?

Yes, really bad non compliance. The concreter is a cowboy.

28 d28 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Concrete path around house. Use of expansion joints?

Unless the regulations have recently changed, the use of expansion foam isn't mandated but it is best practice.
There also is a tear away strip on top of expansion foam that…

1 month1 monthSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Advice and help

You need to re-title this thread and have it moved to the appropriate sub forum.

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