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7 h7 hSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Metricon Merricks 42 Clarion - Melbourne

Just be aware that sub standard practices are often still compliant due to the lax rainwater harvesting regulations but some will void the manufacturer's warranty. Unfortunately, manufacturer's installation recommendations are…

8 h8 hSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
OB advice

WA adopted the Plumbing Code of Australia (PCA) on 1 May, 2015 and has remained so since.
The PCA is Part 3 of the National Construction Code (NCC).
I can find no…

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11 h11 hSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Metricon Merricks 42 Clarion - Melbourne

So basically it means that the Council's Permissable Site Discharge (PSD) requirement through a meshed 20mm outlet may not have been complied with and the current detention outlet could even…

2 d2 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Metricon Merricks 42 Clarion - Melbourne

Going by the photo of your unplumbed tank, I am wondering whether they have plumbed it like in the photo below? This shows a system that interconnects (loops) the infeed…

Metricon Merricks 42 Clarion - Melbourne
2 d2 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Metricon Merricks 42 Clarion - Melbourne

Unfortunately, council boffins who draw up these regulations often have no qualification or credible practical experience to do so as would appear to be the case here. This often results…

3 d3 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Metricon Merricks 42 Clarion - Melbourne

Hi r_13.
On Feb 16, 2019 you responded to a query/ suggestion that I made re possibly incorporating a rainwater tank with a retaining wall. Unfortunately, I have only now…

5 d5 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Tips for new home inspection

PCI is mainly for cosmetics. One of the most important final inspections that is rarely done is a CCTV forensic inspection of the stormwater and drains. This forum is littered…

6 d6 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Slab heave nightmare. I don't know what to do- please help!

It should be noted that Australian Standards are produced by Standards Australia, a non government not for profit organisation.
The NCC is a performance based document that references many AS as…

7 d7 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Slab heave nightmare. I don't know what to do- please help!

Australian Standards have no legal standing unless they have been legislated or referenced in a contract. As to what part/parts of AS 2870 applies to your contract and construction needs…

7 d7 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Slab heave nightmare. I don't know what to do- please help!

Unfortunately, it is still early days yet and the builder can say that they are proactive and waiting for movement to stabilise which is essentially correct. I would see the…

7 d7 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Slab heave nightmare. I don't know what to do- please help!

The above is absolute garbage. Heaved slabs do not settle back in their original position and the time frame is absurd.
Firstly, you need your own engineer to take slab levels…

8 d8 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Rainwater tank location

Have you verified with the council?

9 d9 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Washing machines and environmental vandalism

Google would be your friend here. There are numerous studies concentrating on the amount of micro plastics in the food chain, the air we breathe and even the amount that…

9 d9 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Washing machines and environmental vandalism

Grey water needs to be used fairly quickly as it can't be stored for more than 24 hours.
You also need to pay attention to the laundry detergent composition before…

11 d11 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Rainwater tank location

The builder, in my opinion and experience, is wrong. A slab also adds to a tank's height above the ground level, is he also disregarding this?
Does he also think that…

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12 d12 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Builders salary

You're a surveyor yet you don't know? :shock:
The answer to life and all else is 42.

13 d13 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Worried about Alfresco pier

The black certainly stands out, particularly against the lighter colour. They need matching against the two clashing backgrounds. It would now be dangerous for a layperson to paint yet so…

14 d14 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Worried about Alfresco pier

Will they be painting those downpipes before handover?

15 d15 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Urgent help regarding slope

Found the similar thread. It could be worthwhile reading through it.
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=93087&p=1826679&hilit=garage+retaining+wall#p1826679

15 d15 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Urgent help regarding slope

Didn't you have a previous thread about this?

17 d17 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Instagram - Following everyone's build journey!

Spammers cannot promote/spam on the forum as much as they like. It helps the forum if spam is reported.
The spammer you responded to also spammed several other threads. Just…

17 d17 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
structural engineers

Given that you have a need for both OSD and a retaining wall, have a look at the tanks in the link below. The tanks double as retaining walls and…

17 d17 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
structural engineers

How high will the retaining walls be?

19 d19 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Stormwater gradient cannot be met

Many threads about this same problem.Have you done a forum search?
Pumped systems are pricey and problematic, try to cost a detention-retention system.

19 d19 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Driveway standards and issues.

That would be a hard landing, a lot worse than the Iceland ones.

21 d21 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Recessed Shaving/Medicine Cabinet after handover

Most builders will charge for a variation. Ask, don't get caught out.

29 d29 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Stormwater pipe repair before concreting

It's good.
I would never specify the use of flimsy SN2 pvc stormwater pipe in a charged system but it is probably included in the specs.
Not impressed with the…

30 d30 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Introductions Please!

You need to read the forum's terms of use before considering providing commercial information when you a member who is representing a business.
Have you considered becoming a paid advertiser…

1 month1 monthSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Neighbour Drilled into our Garage Wall

Even IF the wall is on the boundary, the holes have been drilled into your building structure on your property.
So many disputes now about this type of situation.

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