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SaveH2O
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Feb 16, 2019 9:13 pm
He proposed blocking up the partially covered weep holes and drilling more higher to provide ventilation. He also suggested that should water enter through those partially covered holes, it would simply exit out another. This was all said while acknowledging he wasn't an expert in damp courses or b...
He sounds like a decent enough guy who has taken on concreting work without knowing the regulations applicable to his c...
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15 February
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Feb 15, 2019 12:48 pm
Drainage works have been completed for a big stormwater detention system that was required as part of the subdivision plans for our block. One remaining aspect of that drainage plan which we have to account for is a 8000L water tank that must be connected to catch all the water from the roof... it ...
There are options but your builder may not be allow you to have them. For example, you have said that you have a modera...
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SaveH2O
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11 February
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Feb 11, 2019 10:22 pm
I asked about termite protection because the concreter would almost certainly have broached it if it was there. The concreter probably thinks that he is on a hiding to nothing and has decided to dig his heels in. A lot do that.
I asked about termite protection because the concreter would almost certainly have broached it if it was there. The conc...
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SaveH2O
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11 February
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Feb 11, 2019 7:44 pm
You have had non compliant work done by someone who doesn't appear to know the regulations and is not even sure what weep holes look like. You should send him a non aggressive written summary of your conversation, ask him to verify it's accuracy and have all future communication with him in writing,...
You have had non compliant work done by someone who doesn't appear to know the regulations and is not even sure what wee...
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SaveH2O
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10 February
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Feb 10, 2019 9:32 pm
I just came across this old 23 July 2018 post at the foot of another post that I answered. It is unfortunate for the first time poster that it wasn't posted in the correct sub forum. If members see a thread posted in the wrong sub forum, the post can be reported as such so that the post will be move...
I just came across this old 23 July 2018 post at the foot of another post that I answered. It is unfortunate for the fir...
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SaveH2O
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10 February
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Feb 10, 2019 5:47 pm
The pipes look like they will meet the mandatory minimal surface coverage once you landscape. The plumbing is legal. I would assume you want as few bends as possible as otherwise you can get back pressure in a heavy downpour. Downpipes never hold less than 3/4 of their volume as air unless they have...
The pipes look like they will meet the mandatory minimal surface coverage once you landscape. The plumbing is legal. Dow...
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SaveH2O
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4 February
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Feb 04, 2019 2:43 pm
I was referring to ground movement possibly impacting on the pipe, not the house. Pipes usually crack at the joins which is concrete in the case of clay pipes. If it is a stormwater pipe as it would appear to be because the exit is at the kerb, it won't be far under the surface but you have already ...
I was referring to ground movement possibly impacting on the pipe, not the house. Pipes usually crack at the joins which...
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SaveH2O
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4 February
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Feb 04, 2019 10:47 am
Smoke tests are done by local water authorities to find illegal stormwater connections to sewer pipes and they look for the tell tale smoke arising from house gutters. Your local authority will be able to recommend someone who has the smoke pressure equipment. I wouldn't be planting a tree over the ...
Smoke tests are done by local water authorities to find illegal stormwater connections to sewer pipes and they look for ...
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SaveH2O
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4 February
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Feb 04, 2019 12:11 am
Our toilet is 1.0m wide, do you think we will have sufficient space to install a wall hung hand basin in there? And enough room for the towel rail...and a place for soap and other storage?
And enough room for the towel rail...and a place for soap and other storage?
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2 February
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Feb 02, 2019 8:53 am
You could only do a pressurised smoke test at the exit but why do you want to know the pipe's origin?
You could only do a pressurised smoke test at the exit but why do you want to know the pipe's origin?
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SaveH2O
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1 February
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Feb 01, 2019 11:59 pm
Hello All. AS 3500.2 details that the ORG has to be set at a level to prevent water ingress. This is correct, you will find this in AS 3500.2 under 4.6. The riser must be set at a height that would be reasonably expected to prevent surface water from entering the sewer system and the height (of the...
This is correct, you will find this in AS 3500.2 under 4.6. The riser must be set at a height that would be reasonably ...
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SaveH2O
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31 January
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Jan 31, 2019 11:47 pm
You need to work backwards from the required flow rate at the sprinkler(s). It is impossible to give an opinion without knowing your flow rate objective, elevations etc. There are plenty of online flow rate calculators and friction loss charts at your disposal. Green line has very close to true ID a...
You need to work backwards from the required flow rate at the sprinkler(s). It is impossible to give an opinion without ...
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SaveH2O
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31 January
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Jan 31, 2019 6:51 pm
Downpipe and stormwater pipe positions are most often nominal and it is up to the plumber to decide where they should go. I would say that you have two chances...Buckleys and none but you can only try.
Downpipe and stormwater pipe positions are most often nominal and it is up to the plumber to decide where they should go...
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SaveH2O
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31 January
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Jan 31, 2019 12:04 pm
No overflow relief gully in this area as far as I can discern. That's good. You certainly don't want an ORG in the vicinity of low weep holes.
That's good. You certainly don't want an ORG in the vicinity of low weep holes.
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SaveH2O
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31 January
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Jan 31, 2019 11:27 am
Have someone knowledgeable about compliance with you for back up and as a witness. The concrete will have to come up, it can't be left like that. It is a terrible job and very hard to imagine that they were experienced. Also check your Overflow Relief Gully (ORG) and post a photo if possible. It loo...
Have someone knowledgeable about compliance with you for back up and as a witness. The concrete will have to come up, it...
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SaveH2O
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30 January
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Jan 30, 2019 10:34 pm
Have you considered a nice wide panel water feature? It looks like your 'busy' area would look out on it...depending on what size windows you have of course.
Have you considered a nice wide panel water feature? It looks like your 'busy' area would look out on it...depending on ...
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SaveH2O
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30 January
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Jan 30, 2019 10:15 pm
Hmmm. What he said is probably right depending on cost but he still has to work to compliance and having the concrete path less than 50 mm below the Damp Proof Course when not undercover in Victoria is a serious breach of compliance. The 3 part National Construction Code (NCC) comprises the Building...
Hmmm. What he said is probably right depending on cost but he still has to work to compliance and having the concrete pa...
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SaveH2O
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30 January
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Jan 30, 2019 6:36 pm
We had our concrete driveway removed and replaced several months ago. Did the 'concreter' claim to be a 'professional' trades person? What State are you in and is any of it under a covered area?
Did the 'concreter' claim to be a 'professional' trades person? What State are you in and is any of it under a covered ...
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SaveH2O
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28 January
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Jan 28, 2019 8:52 pm
It sounds like a great idea that should work well with the stones. I love clever hacks. I was looking at the top and thinking it was a drain cover when I first posted.
It sounds like a great idea that should work well with the stones. I love clever hacks. I was looking at the top and thi...
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SaveH2O
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28 January
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Jan 28, 2019 7:58 pm
So the top cover isn't separate?
So the top cover isn't separate?
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