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17 h17 hSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Australian standards re toilet placement

They are right above the page numbers.

Australian standards re toilet placement
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17 h17 hSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Australian standards re toilet placement

There are 3 dots in the bottom right hand corner. If you click them, an edit option will show. Click on that and you are off and running.

19 h19 hSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Running garden tap drain into water tank overflow pipe

Are you saying that the only mesh on the wet system is at the top of the pipe where it discharges into the tank?

21 h21 hSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Running garden tap drain into water tank overflow pipe

Logic dictates that the overflow is the higher pipe.
How full is the tank? If the tank has water in it, then tap on the higher pipe. If it sounds…

1 d1 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Cost Variations post Quote

I am not clear on this, is this a charged stormwater system? If so, $8,000 is very expensive or is it a pumped system?

1 d1 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Recommendations for Private Inspectors & Contract Review

I just went to your profile and read a few of your other posts. I'll reply to some.
A pre contract consultation is very wise.
Building_expert is a highly qualified and…

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1 d1 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Recommendations for Private Inspectors & Contract Review

It helps if you post what State or Territory you are in.

2 d2 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Mortar test cost?

The growing number of different certified Performance Solutions hidden in contracts are the absolute pits and one of my pet hates! It should be a requirement for any deviation from…

2 d2 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Difference between site superviser and building inspector

You need to post what State you are building when asking for advice but I have trawled through your other posts and found that you are building in Victoria.
The site…

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2 d2 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Australian standards re toilet placement

Ask them for a copy of their claimed regulation but in the meanwhile, look on the bright side. It could have been worse!

Australian standards re toilet placement
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2 d2 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Builders Collective petitioning for a Royal Commission

An inquiry or Royal Commission will be resisted tooth and nail by pollies because with few exceptions, most have chosen to ignore numerous widespread well known issues.
The VBA for…

2 d2 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Henley slab heave

Ah yes, I forgot. The thread has become long and the morn is early still...not enough coffee yet to revive the brain.

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2 d2 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Henley slab heave

Do you have any photos of the house during the construction stage that show pooling around the slab after rainfall?

3 d3 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Mimosa Homes

Have you done a forum keyword search? There has been some recent discussion.

3 d3 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Builders Collective petitioning for a Royal Commission

Secondary to the cladding debacle is the rubber stamping of a dangerous product by Building Surveyors and those responsible for fire safety in high rise buildings. It is a very…

4 d4 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Henley slab heave

A lot of concretors are a little thick, rough around the edges and a bit hard.
A standard brick is 75mm high.

Henley slab heave
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4 d4 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Do I need plumbing inspection?

I take it that you have a new house.
What plumbing issues have you had?
I always recommend that a CCT camera inspection is made of all drain and stormwater pipes…

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4 d4 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Vantage 42 (S-Series) by Metricon in Victoria

You would not be employing a building inspector, you would be employing a building consultant who does inspections. You need to do due diligence as to qualifications and experience.

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4 d4 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Henley slab heave

The Damp Proof Course (DPC) which is in the mortar course at the bottom of the weep holes must be at least 75mm above the finished surface level of adjacent…

4 d4 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Henley slab heave

It is staggering how mant tradies don't know the most basic regulations and who don't have the common sense to understand why certain things must not be done.

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5 d5 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Henley slab heave

It isn't mandatory but it is a good idea.
There is a tear away strip on top of expansion foam that is designed to be removed and a suitable flexible…

5 d5 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Backyard Drainage Issue...Need suggestions

Bingo. You first need to either confirm or eliminate the pipe as the source.

5 d5 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Backyard Drainage Issue...Need suggestions

STEP 1: Mix some dark colour food dye into a 20 litre bucket of water and pour it down the pipe.
STEP 2: Observe over the next few…

7 d7 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Henley slab heave

2 years was ball park, it could easily be longer. A heaved slab has been subjected to hydraulic pressures that are many, many times greater than the pressure exerted by…

8 d8 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Conflict of Interest

Amazing that a blind eye is cast in QLD.
What is your next step?

8 d8 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Kaplan homes builders

Have you done a Google and forum search?

8 d8 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Henley slab heave

Agree and of course drainage is even then still overlooked. How many photos do we see on H1 where there are paths but water has flowed off the path and…

10 d10 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Conflict of Interest

That is scandalous.
I'll check this thread when I wake up in the morning to make sure it is real.

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10 d10 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Conflict of Interest

I am in Vic, you need to do your own investigation and also write to the QBCC with full details.
Builders are very good at exploiting loopholes and one must ask…

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