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chrismarshall3
5 October 2017
12
Oct 05, 2017 8:23 pm
So it turns out the pump was faulty or became clogged with channel debris.
It was not sucking hard enough to even become primed.

I have taken it in for repair and will probably need to add a filter in the line.
So it turns out the pump was faulty or became clogged with channel debris.
It was not sucking hard enough to even become primed.

I have taken it in for repair and will probably need to add a filter in the line.
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chrismarshall3
4 October 2017
10
Oct 04, 2017 5:57 pm
Ok so I got a neighbour to push his water into my pipes and it comes gushing out both iblet and outlet so pipes are not the problem. The problem is with my pump it does not achieve pressure.
Ok so I got a neighbour to push his water into my pipes and it comes gushing out both iblet and outlet so pipes are not the problem. The problem is with my pump it does not achieve pressure.
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chrismarshall3
4 October 2017
9
Oct 04, 2017 12:55 pm
Thanks

I tried opening outlet and outlet taps but it only trickles out.

I then tried opening pump up, closing the outlet and filling the pump with water to fill all the inlet lines back to the source. It's been filling for 20 mins still not full. Pipe is only 30 m is it possible i have a leak under ground somewhwre ?
Thanks

I tried opening outlet and outlet taps but it only trickles out.

I then tried opening pump up, closing the outlet and filling the pump with water to fill all the inlet lines back to the source. It's been filling for 20 mins still not full. Pipe is only 30 m is it possible i have a leak under ground somewhwre ?
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chrismarshall3
4 October 2017
7
Oct 04, 2017 8:11 am
thanks for replying I appreciate it.
thanks for replying I appreciate it.
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chrismarshall3
4 October 2017
6
Oct 04, 2017 8:07 am
There is no check valve the line inlet pipe connects to the channel pipe which draws from a water channel. I have no access to the actual channel but the line I connect to is flooded to a certain height (about 15cm below pump level).
There is no check valve the line inlet pipe connects to the channel pipe which draws from a water channel. I have no access to the actual channel but the line I connect to is flooded to a certain height (about 15cm below pump level).
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chrismarshall3
3 October 2017
1
Oct 03, 2017 7:15 pm
Hello everyone,

Anyone with experience with water pumps, advice would be appreciated.


I have a Grundfos Scala 2 water pump connected to a channel water supply pipe about 40m away using 1-1/2 inch rural poly. The pump is not that high above the water supply and ¾ of the line is flooded.


When I start the pump it runs constantly for 2-3 mins then stops saying there is no water. I opened the pump as it was running and there is water getting in. I tried pouring some water into the pump to prime it but it did the same thing. I have a valve closed on the outlet so there is nothing going out yet.
Hello everyone,

Anyone with experience with water pumps, advice would be appreciated.


I have a Grundfos Scala 2 water pump connected to a channel water supply pipe about 40m away using 1-1/2 inch rural poly. The pump is not that high above the water supply and ¾ of the line is flooded.


When I start the pump it runs constantly for 2-3 mins then stops saying there is no water. I opened the pump as it was running and there is water getting in. I tried pouring some water into the pump to prime it but it did the same thing. I have a valve closed on the outlet so there is nothing going out yet.
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chrismarshall3
22 August 2017
1
Aug 22, 2017 7:10 pm
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Is this acceptable off white or white mortar?

Our contract says white cement.
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Is this acceptable off white or white mortar?

Our contract says white cement.
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chrismarshall3
30 July 2017
9
Jul 30, 2017 3:22 pm
even a very small one?
even a very small one?
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chrismarshall3
29 July 2017
4
Jul 29, 2017 8:00 pm
Unfortunately we don't have a Meter we are on tank water
Unfortunately we don't have a Meter we are on tank water
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chrismarshall3
29 July 2017
1
Jul 29, 2017 5:47 pm
I would love some advice guys and girls -

I dug a hole at my place about 40 cm down to find my home copper water pipe which is capped for a future shed. The pipe comes out from the house and under a new concrete path. My hole was not far from the path.


It hasn't rained much in the past 2 weeks and the soil is mostly clay.
The top was hard and dry.
About 30cm deep the ground became so soft and wet i barely needed the shovel. It was here i found the pipe.
It doesn't appear to be gushing out water but it could be a leak under the concrete further along?


I'm hoping you guys will tell me clay holds water underground or disturbed clay will still be wet (as it was only installed under 2 months ago).


More info: I dug another hole further away from the pipes and it was not as wet but still moist.
I dug a hole further than that and it was dry.


Worst case scenario it could be a leak coming out from under the concrete possibly from when the concrete path was installed the path 1 month ago.
I would love some advice guys and girls -

I dug a hole at my place about 40 cm down to find my home copper water pipe which is capped for a future shed. The pipe comes out from the house and under a new concrete path. My hole was not far from the path.


It hasn't rained much in the past 2 weeks and the soil is mostly clay.
The top was hard and dry.
About 30cm deep the ground became so soft and wet i barely needed the shovel. It was here i found the pipe.
It doesn't appear to be gushing out water but it could be a leak under the concrete further along?


I'm hoping you guys will tell me clay holds water underground or disturbed clay will still be wet (as it was only installed under 2 months ago).


More info: I dug another hole further away from the pipes and it was not as wet but still moist.
I dug a hole further than that and it was dry.


Worst case scenario it could be a leak coming out from under the concrete possibly from when the concrete path was installed the path 1 month ago.
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chrismarshall3
27 July 2017
1
Jul 27, 2017 10:14 pm
So I was digging today because the landscape group put gravel over my future connection to shed (water and power) pipes.
I found the pipes.

It was very tough clay on top, but about 30-40cm down right next to the pipe it was so soft and wet that i didnt even need to push the shovel. It was not like this further away from the pipe, I tested. It also hasnt rained in weeks.

The builder said they will look into it but are still wanting to go ahead with handover. This could potentially be big deal because the pipes are right next to the slab and under concrete most of the way.
So I was digging today because the landscape group put gravel over my future connection to shed (water and power) pipes.
I found the pipes.

It was very tough clay on top, but about 30-40cm down right next to the pipe it was so soft and wet that i didnt even need to push the shovel. It was not like this further away from the pipe, I tested. It also hasnt rained in weeks.

The builder said they will look into it but are still wanting to go ahead with handover. This could potentially be big deal because the pipes are right next to the slab and under concrete most of the way.
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chrismarshall3
26 July 2017
1
Jul 26, 2017 7:17 pm
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chrismarshall3
24 May 2017
1
May 24, 2017 5:32 pm
Hi all,

Got a hard one - have read over contract and the HIA rules but its just not clear.

We received our FIXING invoice. If we pay this we will only have 10% left to pay.
The plaster, skirting , architraves and cupboards are done as described in fixing stage. The contract also says - basins and baths (which are not done).
Everything looks great and seems to be going really well.

NOT completed:
* flooring / carpets
* bath
* shower
* floor tiles
* wall tiles
* $20,000 air con
* $15,000 septic
* paint
* concrete paths and patio
* driveway

Should we be paying this fixing stage?
If we do, we kind of have $100,000+ worth of items to go in and barely $40,000 to pay.
It concerns us that we would not be covered.
Hi all,

Got a hard one - have read over contract and the HIA rules but its just not clear.

We received our FIXING invoice. If we pay this we will only have 10% left to pay.
The plaster, skirting , architraves and cupboards are done as described in fixing stage. The contract also says - basins and baths (which are not done).
Everything looks great and seems to be going really well.

NOT completed:
* flooring / carpets
* bath
* shower
* floor tiles
* wall tiles
* $20,000 air con
* $15,000 septic
* paint
* concrete paths and patio
* driveway

Should we be paying this fixing stage?
If we do, we kind of have $100,000+ worth of items to go in and barely $40,000 to pay.
It concerns us that we would not be covered.
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chrismarshall3
16 May 2017
1
May 16, 2017 4:28 pm
Our builder (or possibly rented skip bin removal) truck has ran over our fence (wooden).

Who pays for this?
Our builder (or possibly rented skip bin removal) truck has ran over our fence (wooden).

Who pays for this?
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chrismarshall3
12 May 2017
1
May 12, 2017 7:56 pm
So noticed the cupboards installed today but there is about a 3-4cm gap between the wall and the cupboards on one side of the kitchen (like they measured wrong)...

We couldn't get in for photos but are considering waiting to see what they do before asking the question.

Should this be re-done or is a filler acceptable if this is not in plan?
So noticed the cupboards installed today but there is about a 3-4cm gap between the wall and the cupboards on one side of the kitchen (like they measured wrong)...

We couldn't get in for photos but are considering waiting to see what they do before asking the question.

Should this be re-done or is a filler acceptable if this is not in plan?
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chrismarshall3
8 May 2017
1
May 08, 2017 8:57 pm
Hello again,

We have a skinny ensuite where our double vanity at 1600mm (small) has 2 undermount sinks which will leave very little bench space.

Our builder has designed tiles on each wall beside the vanity which is practical for splashing I guess. My question is from a looks perspective it wrecks the look we are after (straight lines) -
Do we need to do this or would plain wall beside the vanity be fine (its for adults only).?


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Hello again,

We have a skinny ensuite where our double vanity at 1600mm (small) has 2 undermount sinks which will leave very little bench space.

Our builder has designed tiles on each wall beside the vanity which is practical for splashing I guess. My question is from a looks perspective it wrecks the look we are after (straight lines) -
Do we need to do this or would plain wall beside the vanity be fine (its for adults only).?


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chrismarshall3
4 May 2017
18
May 04, 2017 5:08 pm
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These were our final plans - after changing the walls outside and the windows.
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These were our final plans - after changing the walls outside and the windows.
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chrismarshall3
3 May 2017
17
May 03, 2017 10:46 pm
Rumpus is huge.

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Master bed.


Bricks started today although we are worried the off white mortar looks orange / brown. They are using off white mortar with orange sand.

Glenfern bricks by boral


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Open space area , lounge kitchen and dining
Rumpus is huge.

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Master bed.


Bricks started today although we are worried the off white mortar looks orange / brown. They are using off white mortar with orange sand.

Glenfern bricks by boral


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Open space area , lounge kitchen and dining
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