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2 years2 yearstezzabtezzab posted:
Easements - WHAT CAN YOU PUT ON ONE?

In Vic, you'd normally get relevant authorities' permissions. They might want plans as well.
Usually their conditions are that if they need to work on the easement you have to agree…

2 years2 yearstezzabtezzab posted:
NatHers star rating and external walls

Most common software used for HERS rating in Victoria is FirstRate, which has been improved, but is limited in it's flexibility in regard to wall construction types.
Also available is…

2 years2 yearstezzabtezzab posted:
Tank - 3rd try

Hi SaveH2O,
thanks for your response and observations. I did give the plumber credit for swatting up on the diverters, as he was intrigued by the theory after initially being sceptical,…

2 years2 yearstezzabtezzab posted:
Tank - 3rd try

Hi Liliana,
Thanks for your comments. I'm looking forward to lots of rain so I can check all joints and make use of the setup.

2 years2 yearstezzabtezzab posted:
Working Environments pty Ltd

All that expertise an skill set, yet they post in a Home Forum? Superb.

2 years2 yearstezzabtezzab posted:
Tank - 3rd try

Months have dragged by, but finally an update. After 13 rejections, a plumber was booked, but was a no show for 12 weeks. Eventually found another who turned up. Even…

2 years2 yearstezzabtezzab posted:
NEED SPECIAL DOORS - CAN ANYONE HELP

Not necessarily mesh, but a door with a grille, as seen commonly in offices may be an option.
However, if I understand it correctly, heat rises, so that plan may not…

2 years2 yearstezzabtezzab posted:
Building my first home using ICF System

I looked pretty deeply into ICF a few years ago, and while it has some thermal advantages, and some suppliers promote it as DIY friendly, there are many aspects that…

2 years2 yearstezzabtezzab posted:
Soundbar vs Bulkhead speakers

Not that I'd use bulkhead speakers in my own setup, but I've had to specify some for a job where that was the only option. Good boxed speakers will always…

2 years2 yearstezzabtezzab posted:
Tank - 3rd try

for simplicity I will get the F F elbow as you've suggested. It may work better once in place.
Not sure regarding aesthetics when looking at the multitude of colours involved…

2 years2 yearstezzabtezzab posted:
Tank - 3rd try

All good, now have a better understanding and will grab a 90º 50mm elbow, and convert down to 40mm on the vertical drop into the Pondflex.
You cannot buy a…

2 years2 yearstezzabtezzab posted:
Tank - 3rd try

once again your comments and the time spent are greatly appreciated. I hope the final installation makes it all worthwhile.
Looking at it, I would use a nyglass 90 degree elbow…

2 years2 yearstezzabtezzab posted:
Tank - 3rd try

but I do have a very big query...is the very low drain outlet on the RHS intended to supply the pump? If so, it is fitted to draw water from…

2 years2 yearstezzabtezzab posted:
Tank - 3rd try

Tank arrived on the scheduled day, with 3 strong men to lift off the truck and get it into position. Very glad of that, as a local supplier would only…

2 years2 yearstezzabtezzab posted:
Energy Rating exceptions and flexibility of rules

Knowing the additional parameters eg views, Studio and a Business possibly adds to the complexity or could make it easier.
Like JB1, your Energy Rater could suggest alternatives. Failing that, a…

2 years2 yearstezzabtezzab posted:
Energy Rating exceptions and flexibility of rules

You might look into Solar Skylights as an option to avoid South windows, keep North windows for the Energy Rating, but keep them shaded. There may be simpler and cheaper…

2 years2 yearstezzabtezzab posted:
April Discount

Just here to say Michelle does a great job, and it's even better with a discount... :z:
perfect for those of us with colour deficiencies.…

2 years2 yearstezzabtezzab posted:
Tank - 3rd try

The Inlet will be 50mm, but the horizontal pipe I have on hand is 40mm. If larger feed pipe is better, I will buy some, as well as fittings from…

2 years2 yearstezzabtezzab posted:
Tank - 3rd try

So...they did fit a 40mm valve after all.
The Inlet will be 50mm, but the horizontal pipe I have on hand is 40mm. If larger feed pipe is better, I will…

2 years2 yearstezzabtezzab posted:
Tank - 3rd try

50mm it shall be.
The 100 x 50 x 90mm adapter will need a 100 x 50mm PVCu sleeve to make a tight fit on the bottom outlet, we always use…

2 years2 yearstezzabtezzab posted:
Tank - 3rd try

thanks Lorri,
There are so many things to consider for what appears a basic system.
Thanks to the ever helpful expertise of primarily saveH2O it's worth the extra in pursuing an…

2 years2 yearstezzabtezzab posted:
Which local Council is right?

I've dealt with 2 Victorian Councils, both required the costs as if done by a builder. One way is to actually get a builder to quote on your spec.
Another…

2 years2 yearstezzabtezzab posted:
Tank - 3rd try

Due to logistics, the majority of the pipes have been laid, as a large section of the trench had to be back filled to allow other trades access.
The 90mm overflows…

2 years2 yearstezzabtezzab posted:
Trades Recommendations (Gippsland/Traralgon)

Hi, also an OB in the valley, and have found a couple of excellent guys to do some of my work.
From Morwell, M&R Building And Maintenance. 0401639864
Just 2 brothers, but…

2 years2 yearstezzabtezzab posted:
Tank - 3rd try

I’m not sure if I’ve got any ‘credits” left in seeking advice here, as I’ve already had a fair share in 2 previous threads, both of which were discontinued.
This time…

2 years2 yearstezzabtezzab posted:
Sound Proofing

First option in isolating noise is to change the plasterboard, as mass is the easiest way to reduce noises.
Various levels, cheapest would be to put 16mm Fire Rated Plasterboard on…

2 years2 yearstezzabtezzab posted:
BAL 12.5 to BAL 19 costs Update , now Bal 29!

There are simple charts to show the differences in requirements for BAL levels, on government and commercial websites, and a number of threads in H1.
The complex bit is matching those…

2 years2 yearstezzabtezzab posted:
cavity wall insulation

This quote is from www.yourhome.gov.au
Insulation
Clay and concrete brickwork have low thermal resistance and therefore relatively poor insulation values. Combined with internal and external air films and a…

2 years2 yearstezzabtezzab posted:
Sound Proofing New Home Thoughts?

Just assuming a modest room size, for a HT, of 4x5x2.7, and just for a beginning of the isolation, 2 layers of 16mm Fire Rated Plasterboard (better than Soundcheck), is…

2 years2 yearstezzabtezzab posted:
Sound Proofing New Home Thoughts?

Similar, yep.. Without going techno on you, the old measure of STCs doesn't relate well to full frequency range music & movies. TL = Transmission Loss, and now the measure…

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