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11 d11 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
When would the warranty of heating system start counting?

Under Australian Consumer Law, you have an implied warranty. You need to read up on it.

12 d12 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Capital gains tax on vacant land sale

An old thread resurrected by the previous post but in this situation, all expenses are deductible and if ownership is shared, then obviously the profits are also shared. There are…

20 d20 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Possible legal action?

Really pleasing to see a forum member come back with an update and also show just how important it is to take heaps of photos during a renovation or build.

26 d26 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Smart ideas!

Like this!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vmeNmP2_fE
Many other similar videos on You Tube.

30 d30 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
DPC and weep hole height

Performance Solutions only need to be certified by one 'expert' as satisfying the NCC performance requirements unfortunately, not very often do they meet let alone exceed the referenced codes.

1 month1 monthSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Battleaxe Properties

Get a car turntable. Plenty of designs to choose from.

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1 month1 monthSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Can anyone identify these plants?

They look like council plantings, have you asked the council?

2 months2 monthsSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Photos of 50mm fall to concrete apron

The photo shows the pump's pressure controller. That doesn't tell me the pump make and model.
Only one downpipe means that either less than 50 sq m of roof catchment area…

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2 months2 monthsSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Photos of 50mm fall to concrete apron

Big pumps are just a money grab combined with a lack of basic knowledge.
The basics are...
A standard centrifugal pump has a start up energy demand that is plus or minus…

2 months2 monthsSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Photos of 50mm fall to concrete apron

There are two methods used, the Average Recurrence Interval (ARI) and the Intensity Frequency Duration (IFD).

The ARI is more commonly used because the maps are in AS…

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2 months2 monthsSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Photos of 50mm fall to concrete apron

It would be easy to stick a notation in the document that stated the actual regulation. It would also be easy to update the CSIRO document. It is well known…

2 months2 monthsSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Photos of 50mm fall to concrete apron

Hi Liliana,
The linked VBA document is a very good guide but that is all it is...a Guide. It has no legal standing.
The VBA has always been high on rhetoric but…

2 months2 monthsSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Photos of 50mm fall to concrete apron

The CSIRO document has no legal standing and it cannot over rule the legislated regulations.
The reference to a 1:40 slope (25mm over the first metre) is for houses constructed in…

2 months2 monthsSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Tackling inefficiency & Urban Heat Island Effect

The outer Western Sydney suburb of Penrith registered 47.3C on January 7 but a news team found 48C outside a school in another suburb.
Why do so many people spec black…

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2 months2 monthsSaveH2OSaveH2O 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…

2 months2 monthsSaveH2OSaveH2O 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…

2 months2 monthsSaveH2OSaveH2O 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.…

2 months2 monthsSaveH2OSaveH2O 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…

2 months2 monthsSaveH2OSaveH2O 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…

2 months2 monthsSaveH2OSaveH2O 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…

2 months2 monthsSaveH2OSaveH2O 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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