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Joined 12 January 2009
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12 years12 yearsvvs mandvvs mand posted:
Pools - signs of leaking

Fill a bucket with water beside your pool. Measure the drop in water level of the bucket and that of the pool. After a week they should both have dropped…

12 years12 yearsvvs mandvvs mand posted:
Bathroom Costs

sure no worries
henry 0425219232

12 years12 yearsvvs mandvvs mand posted:
Bathroom Costs

As a plumber, Id say $20G is quite expensive.
My tiler charges me around $2000 per bathroom.
Labour for the plumbing can vary, but thats usually around the $2000 mark per…

12 years12 yearsvvs mandvvs mand posted:
Water under our home

You need to determine where the water is coming from.
More than likely you need some sub soil drainage. You need to intercept the water before (if possible) it enters the…

12 years12 yearsvvs mandvvs mand posted:
Bathroom Vanities

Theres a cheap (very cheap) place in Villawood that sells very cheap vanites on woodville rd opposite bunnings and two warehouses down from reece.

12 years12 yearsvvs mandvvs mand posted:
reece plumbing dont give any discount??

Reece do indeed give discounts.
Im a plumber and I receive substantial discounts on the products I buy from them. But I spend over $100000 a year with them.
I also…

12 years12 yearsvvs mandvvs mand posted:
Kitchen plumbing

Big is relative.
If your referring to water and gas lines, its normal practice to chase them into walls. If you live in a unit most of all your other water…

12 years12 yearsvvs mandvvs mand posted:
Tiler Recommendation in Sydney?

Try Henry
0425219232
he does all my work and ive recommended him to others who were equally happy

12 years12 yearsvvs mandvvs mand posted:
Help removing an old tap

The simplest way is to simply turn the handle in anti-clockwise direction using a pair of stilsons or footprints. The spindle will snap and the handle will break off. Then…

12 years12 yearsvvs mandvvs mand posted:
New member - G'Day all, and help please - leaking showers

Im a plumber Im involved in lots of similar issues.
The tiler I use is 0425219232 (henry) in sydney

12 years12 yearsvvs mandvvs mand posted:
Renovating a separate toilet... who do I need?!

Most tilers can strip out the old WC and then the plumber fits the new. Although if its difficult or unusual, you may need a plumber to remove the toilet…

12 years12 yearsvvs mandvvs mand posted:
need more water for flush

Make sure that the pan is also a 3.5/4 liter flush. If it is a reduced flush cistern and its been used with a full flush pan, there will be…

13 years13 yearsvvs mandvvs mand posted:
Old house - no water meter!

Also has no tap handle so wondering how to turn it off.

Ring Sydney water and tell them the handle is missing on the meter. They'll replace it for free within…

13 years13 yearsvvs mandvvs mand posted:
Is there any way I can increase the water pressure in our ba

All modern tapware have flow restrictors in the aerators. If you removed them, you would increase water flow.
The shower rose, if modern, has a restrictor in that. removing that will…

14 years14 yearsvvs mandvvs mand posted:
Flexible steel braided Water Hose under basin rusting?

replace it ASAP, once the braiding frays its just a matter of time before they burst.
I attend at least three flooded bathroom/houses a week from burst flexis.
As for the degradation,…

14 years14 yearsvvs mandvvs mand posted:
Hot water unit: Dux / Rinnai

Youre comparing two different systems.
The storage system will continue to heat up the water in the tank when its not being used. As it loses temp.
The instantaneous obviously only heats…

14 years14 yearsvvs mandvvs mand posted:
Plumbing second opnion and advise

He's ******.
As a plumber, ive installed plenty of wall hung vanities and although, optimally it might be best to have the waste pipe running into the floor, there is no…

14 years14 yearsvvs mandvvs mand posted:
New House - Hot Water Circulator with untempered kitchen?

Water is tempered so as top reduce the incidence of scalding. All new houses and hot water unit relocates should have tempering valves installed, that regulate hot water to 50C.
What…

14 years14 yearsvvs mandvvs mand posted:
Flushing your toilet (of all topics!!!) :)

Perhaps you should consider a change of diet?
Or,
have the installing plumber adjust the flush so that the cistern discharges more water. most outlet valves can be adjusted to flush…

14 years14 yearsvvs mandvvs mand posted:
Flushing your toilet (of all topics!!!) :)

Perhaps you should consider a change of diet?
Or,
have the installing plumber adjust the flush so that the cistern discharges more water. most outlet valves can be adjusted to flush…

14 years14 yearsvvs mandvvs mand posted:
Advice needed - not quality plumbing work

It sounds like poor workmanship.
The nut you describe should not be behind the wall. Im guessing its a compression type nut known as a kinko nut. Its not supposed to…

14 years14 yearsvvs mandvvs mand posted:
low pressure with hot water

If your cold is affected, then it would be the filter on your meter, but if its your hot and its happening to all taps its one of three things.
1.…

14 years14 yearsvvs mandvvs mand posted:
8 mins to get hot water at tap

The hot water system has either been installed incorrectly or there is a fault on it. Your problem is more than just a long run to a fixture if its…

14 years14 yearsvvs mandvvs mand posted:
Can you change flick mixer back to normal/separate taps?

Your problem, almost certainly is in the shower rose. All shower roses have a water flow restrictor which obviously restricts the flow of water.
They can and frequently affect the…

14 years14 yearsvvs mandvvs mand posted:
Plumbing question - toilet spec for Caroma Metro

The specifications are for both. Whether its a rear or bottom inlet, the suite is the same, other than the inlet valve will be either a rear or bottom inlet.
The…

14 years14 yearsvvs mandvvs mand posted:
Have to pay for certificate of compliance?

Im a plumber and if I do a job that requires a fee, thats added to the cost of the job, just like any other materials I use.
I invoice my…

14 years14 yearsvvs mandvvs mand posted:
Where do I start? Want to put a bathtub in

Wouldnt a plumber be your first call?

14 years14 yearsvvs mandvvs mand posted:
Kitchen Sink Taps & spout

Just use a pair of grips.....large multigrips or footprints and grip the bulbous part of the spout firmly and gently but forcefully anti clockwise and youll find it just unscrews.

14 years14 yearsvvs mandvvs mand posted:
US versus AU kitchens (cont..) and are rangehoods needed??

Also why are fridges so damn expensive in this country? I'm looking at just a basic, simple, white 500+ litre freezer top/fridge bottom unit, and most places are charging nearly…

14 years14 yearsvvs mandvvs mand posted:
Kitchen Sink Taps & spout

ok, in that case
Just unscrew the spout in a counter clockwise direction. Put thread seal tape on (between 6 and 8 turns with the tape) and screw the new spout…

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