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2 d2 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Possible broken pipe .somewhere

The problem with plumbing is that no one checks it and builders are also often caught out unawares. The builder's early advice to you to install ag pipes in all…

2 d2 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Possible broken pipe .somewhere

It sounds like the stormwater pipes haven't been properly trenched and embedded.
I don't know how the plumber could tell that the pipe was "being squashed/damaged by foreign objects" and that…

4 d4 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Rainwater tank/Stormwater

Yes, you can do a trial run to test it.
The pipe that feeds in the mains water is also a clever automatic mains water switching device that operates on…

4 d4 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Separate garage build Sydney

Even that is an understatement lol.

5 d5 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Guttering pop size

90mm. You wouldn't have any possible need for a 100mm downpipe on 115mm quad in any case.
The downpipe covers the pop.
Plumbers just don't think to install the pop from…

5 d5 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Rainwater tank/Stormwater

There is only one downpipe diverted to the tank.
To be compliant with the Victorian 6 Star Standard and unless you have either a solar HWS or recycled water connected, the…

5 d5 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Possible broken pipe .somewhere

No, not a plumber. I research and design various products including plumbing products and drainage systems but I have cut back on my work load in recent years. I see…

5 d5 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Possible broken pipe .somewhere

90mm round pvc downpipe have superior drainage in comparison to the current 100mm x 50mm downpipes but unless the gutters overflow during heavy rain, I can't see any advantage is…

6 d6 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Possible broken pipe .somewhere

Crushed under both the water tank slab AND the garage?
Not being on site, I can't advise with any certainty as to the cause of the crushing but for compliance, the…

6 d6 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Possible broken pipe .somewhere

As he should.
Wait for the CCTV cam results and the plumber's advice.

7 d7 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Water tank pipe leak

The compression ring at the mains water line's ball valve almost certainly is the problem and a plumber wouldn't be there more than 1/2 hour of which only minutes would…

8 d8 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Water tank pipe leak

Thanks for the quick reply.
I was hoping to see what those pipes connected to but there has to be a mains water switching device.
Can you tell where the leak originates?…

8 d8 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Water tank pipe leak

Any chance of a couple of photos from above?
Is there a mains water switching device above the tank that also connects to the mains water and a submersible pump?…

8 d8 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Builder's margin & GST on provisional items

The builder's profit margin is the difference between the cost price and the sell price + the difference for claiming and then reapplying GST. I believe that it is fair…

10 d10 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Protecting your Slab

I addressed the above by posting the regulations in this thread on March 19.
viewtopic.php?p=1840640#p1840640

10 d10 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Boundary between properties

It's bizarre.

10 d10 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Boundary between properties

Maybe your house was built on their land. Were the houses built by the same builder?
Don't say anything to the neighbour and (very discretely) get a survey done.

11 d11 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
PD trying to steer us away from Darbecca

That happens because the 'powers' that be in the VBA are negligent in their duty to serve and protect the public interest.

PD trying to steer us away from Darbecca
11 d11 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Dennis Family Homes Don't Allow You To Use Your Own BS

That's right, building surveyors don't check plumbing, they only sight the plumber's self certified Certificate of Compliance. Self certification is why the majority of houses in Victoria over many years…

11 d11 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
PD trying to steer us away from Darbecca

Just reading the PD post below. What is going on?
viewtopic.php?p=1843184#p1843184

12 d12 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Canberra custom KDR

Report him. The installation is incompetent.
I have yet to see a builder's water tank installation on Homeone that is best practice and your issues go beyond your primary concern.…

13 d13 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Henley slab heave

They would probably need to take core moisture samples by drilling through the slab if they found possible/probable evidence of a flow path. Hopefully insider will see your posts.
AFAIK, a…

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14 d14 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Henley slab heave

Insider has previously posted that about half of slab heave cases have leaking pipes but whether that is a partial conundrum of the chicken or the egg, I don't know.…

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14 d14 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Henley slab heave

While subsurface pipes do weep, the volume of just one drop (not apothecary's measure) per second equates to approximately 5.000 L per annum. That is 5 cubic metres! Heave doesn't…

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14 d14 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Henley slab heave

Liliana.....many plumbers are minimally exceptional...by George! :)

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