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1 d1 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Building approval - ducted heating /cooling post handover

Welcome to the forum.
That is a great blog and very professionally done. Super impressed by it.
"In most PD display homes they have provisioned for Evap cooling, you can see the…

2 d2 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
VEET Scheme Australia

What is your interest in the scheme?

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2 d2 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Our Builder had deleted alfresco waste point

I would be priority checking the slab levels.

3 d3 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Advice on replacing rainwater harvesting system

A wise move, 100mm DWV has about 46% more volume and less friction loss than the 90mm (86.2mm ID) pvc stormwater pipe.
Using 100mm DWV also allows you to install a…

Advice on replacing rainwater harvesting system
3 d3 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Advice on replacing rainwater harvesting system

It is unfortunate that tank 2 only has a 150mm head. It sounds like it was the intended main tank but plans changed when the hydraulic head was found to…

4 d4 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Advice on replacing rainwater harvesting system

Hi Syd. Welcome to the forum.
Just a few questions first.

Does the pump primarily draw (by using an isolation valve to isolate tank 1) from tank 2 or does it…

4 d4 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Rainwater Harvesting Help

You are probably the first person to have ever ask them but they appear to be saying that the tank expands by 150 litres when full. That is a heck…

5 d5 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Rainwater Harvesting Help

A settling tank system is ideal even when using a Supadiverta and a sediment trap. It rarely costs more to do it best so why not? The tanks need to…

5 d5 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Which tool

I see that you are in Vic. Is it a new home, are you on highly reactive soil and will the paving be the slab's perimeter? If so, then you…

5 d5 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
New Home Water Tanks 22500 L of bigger

Choosing a tank is easy, Google is your friend but get one made to Australian Standards.
Re installation, practically all tanks are poorly plumbed and optioned. You need to do your…

6 d6 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Rainwater Harvesting Help

The tank's pump supply valve doesn't have to be high off the tank's floor when fitted with a floating inlet hose. +150mm of water above the pump's supply valve can't…

6 d6 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Alarm system part of brochure, but excluded in contract

Many forum members have consistently advised new home buyers to have a pre contract signing consultation with a well qualified building professional. Apart from all else, finding double charges and…

7 d7 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Paving around house

Yes, it's allowed but whether it is wise to do so is another matter.

10 d10 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Need help finding Building Surveyor in Melbourne

Mangala asked for a recommendation, not a list.

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10 d10 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Need help finding Building Surveyor in Melbourne

Good advice.
Why did you link Nicholson Wright Building Surveyors & Inspectors and not the others when you didn't know the difference between Building Surveyors, Building Inspectors and Building Consultants who…

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10 d10 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Home owners right to enter site Victoria

Wouldn't such action against Darbecca constitute a third party boycott and also fall under an action that attempted to limit Darbecca's trade?

11 d11 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Who else is building with Eden Brae?

I hope that it goes well for you.

11 d11 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
I drilled through a PVC pipe under concrete slab..what now?

Unfortunately, you have a standard wet system and if you are on Bay of Biscay, you don't need this sort of issue plus the pipe might connect to more than…

13 d13 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Pond built up over slab

Can you see the weep holes? The damp proof course is at the bottom of the weep holes. The height of the DPC above the finished surface depends on whether…

15 d15 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Water pressure valve

First thing you have to do is a static pressure test. You can buy a pressure gauge just about anywhere, just attach it to a mains water spigot while there…

15 d15 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Private Building Inspector - How many stages are an absolute

Housing Industry Association.....members come first.

16 d16 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Private Building Inspector - How many stages are an absolute

storeys :z:
In an ideal world, the State regulatory bodies would have personel to oversee and formally inspected all stages. Reports would have the power to make…

17 d17 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Electric Toilet- prerequisites/considerations for new build

Welcome to the Australian building industry.
I hope that your build goes well.

17 d17 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Electric Toilet- prerequisites/considerations for new build

It would be pretty rough if they charged a variation for such a simple mod. Just tell them that Class A recycled water is not allowed to be used and…

17 d17 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Electric Toilet- prerequisites/considerations for new build

What stage is your build at?

17 d17 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Electric Toilet- prerequisites/considerations for new build

I just had an unsuccessful quick look.

The above states:
Note: The objectives described in Guidelines for environmental management: use of reclaimed water no longer apply in Victoria. Instead, a ‘fit-for-purpose’…

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