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I've looked around for a suitable way to minimise sediment for my system (dry piping with sunken cistern) but recommendations of first flush systems would be a bit…

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leonsteber
May 01, 2017 1:30 am
dolphinblu
1 April
Real time energy monitoringReal time energy monitoring

A guy at work just installed this one www.efergy.com.au. It displays in real time on your mobile. I believe it was $300. He is monitoring his solar generation, hot water,…

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dolphinblu
Apr 01, 2017 8:48 pm
SaveH2O
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26 March
HSTP PUMPHSTP PUMP

Davey are a good pump but Grundfos are superior. You just need to work out what you are prepared to pay.

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SaveH2O
Mar 26, 2017 3:42 pm
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nicjam
14 March
Stormwater Requires Rainwater TankStormwater Requires Rainwater Tank

Thanks SaveH2O. So spoke with the council, they say it is for detention only, we are on mains water so it is not required to be the sole water supplier for the property.…

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nicjam
Mar 14, 2017 1:20 pm

You can only phone and ask a tank cleaner in your area. I have heard of people using a pool cleaner to clean a tank and although I have never seen it done, I can't see…

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SaveH2O
Feb 03, 2017 9:58 am
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The Australian southern seaboard has just emerged from a prolonged windy, cold and often wet winter caused in part by the South Polar Jet Stream looping north and even…

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SaveH2O
Dec 29, 2016 10:17 am
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SaveH2O
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26 December 2016
Washing machines and environmental vandalismWashing machines and environmental vandalism

The impact of current washing machines on marine life and the food chain is discussed in depth in the linked video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpGt5L3GC7o

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SaveH2O
Dec 26, 2016 10:36 am
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limefroggy
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24 December 2016
Noisy water pump from rainwater tankNoisy water pump from rainwater tank

Thanks for the advice, I will try the rubber mat.

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limefroggy
Dec 24, 2016 12:54 am
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SaveH2O
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19 December 2016
TESLA introduces the SOLAR ROOF.TESLA introduces the SOLAR ROOF.

Would you care to quote where a car was mentioned? OT but just FYI. it is widely believed that the coming TESLA Model 3 will have an optional PV sun roof.

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SaveH2O
Dec 19, 2016 9:50 pm
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Metal tanks are dearer but they (should) last longer although good poly tanks do last a long time. Metal tanks haven't been without their problems though and there was a…

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SaveH2O
Dec 16, 2016 11:08 pm
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SaveH2O
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21 November 2016
Rainwater catchmentRainwater catchment

If you have a standard rainwater harvesting system, you will need pvc downpipes but there would usually only be a couple of downpipes affected. Contracturally, they have…

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SaveH2O
Nov 21, 2016 8:18 pm
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Hello, I use this both techniques to give seeds their wake up…

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greatwoodworker
Nov 19, 2016 8:36 am
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greatwoodworker
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30 October 2016
How to Build a Chicken Roost - StepsHow to Build a Chicken Roost - Steps

Hello For my chicken coo and run I made this type of chicken roost. Using recycled boards as material. Steps ---> Comments?

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greatwoodworker
Oct 30, 2016 6:24 am
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greatwoodworker
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30 October 2016
Backyard Chicken Coop - Urban Coop IdeaBackyard Chicken Coop - Urban Coop Idea

Hello, I built this coop for a friend, I used material to fit to his house and shed. It's a lean-to chicken coop design. Ideas ----> Comments?

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greatwoodworker
Oct 30, 2016 6:06 am
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SaveH2O
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26 October 2016
75k L potable system design with a few questions.75k L potable system design with a few questions.

I appreciate your appreciation! I was wondering whether you had plumbed the pipe the full distance. Did the 'experts' also advise you to use the sch 40 pipe? Those guys…

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SaveH2O
Oct 25, 2016 11:02 pm
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The first thing you need to do is Google your council's requirements. The council mandates however are often poorly thought out but there are some basic design principles…

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SaveH2O
Oct 01, 2016 2:31 am
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greatwoodworker
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23 September 2016
All my Homesteading Projects in My garden - IdeasAll my Homesteading Projects in My garden - Ideas

Hello friends, All my projects in my garden did since 10 years, I hope these could be useful for members here. My projects : ---> Also ---> Thank you friends !

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greatwoodworker
Sep 23, 2016 6:13 am
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SaveH2O
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16 September 2016
Rinnai HWS & Pressure TankRinnai HWS & Pressure Tank
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I didn't know that this product existed, it is an overdue innovation and I am going to buy one myself and do some long term testing. I have asked around but I haven't…

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SaveH2O
Sep 16, 2016 11:32 am
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SaveH2O
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4 September 2016
Wet (Charged System), sediment trap?Wet (Charged System), sediment trap?

There are a number of threads in this sub forum that discuss and also show a diagram of a very effective DIY sediment trap designed for DWV pipe. The head is the…

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SaveH2O
Sep 04, 2016 3:15 pm
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NSWFIREMAN
31 August 2016
McDonald Jones Homes Quote - Rainwater TankMcDonald Jones Homes Quote - Rainwater Tank

Where about's are you building? After negotiation we were given a similar option but then the rainwater tank would not have been supplying water to the laundry and…

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NSWFIREMAN
Aug 31, 2016 9:53 pm
tezzab
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21 August 2016
Tank - 3rd tryTank - 3rd try
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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…

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tezzab
Aug 21, 2016 9:54 pm
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Frewvk
21 August 2016
My rainwater system designMy rainwater system design

Hi John Are you done, moved in and have full tanks? In the end did the builder install 75mm downpipes? With all this rain I've been cursing that we don't have a roof or…

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Frewvk
Aug 21, 2016 5:10 pm
Frewvk
21 August 2016
Rainwater tank design for retrofittingRainwater tank design for retrofitting
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hi trixee I"ve enjoyed this thread and also appreciate the input of H2O!! Can you please provide an update on the performance of your Greyflow system? Our plans (based on…

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Frewvk
Aug 21, 2016 5:00 pm
SaveH2O
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13 August 2016
How much water do we need?How much water do we need?

Good posts by ddarroch and Stewie D. Before answering how long your water would last, we need to know the total sq m of your roof catchment areas and whether all roof…

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SaveH2O
Aug 13, 2016 2:44 pm
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SaveH2O
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13 August 2016
Size of backyard -> size of water tankSize of backyard -> size of water tank

I wouldn't look at it on a ROI basis but you can pick up perfectly good second hand tanks quite cheaply. You also don't need a big pump if you use an 18mm garden hose from…

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SaveH2O
Aug 13, 2016 1:32 pm
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joshiia
28 July 2016
Home Air FreshenersHome Air Fresheners

Wife has been using Munchkin Arm and Hammer Nursery Fresheners. Smells good.

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joshiia
Jul 28, 2016 5:25 am
joshiia
28 July 2016
solar panels in Sydney?solar panels in Sydney?

Did you know that white roofs could actually save you energy? Part white roof part solar here. Just sharing.

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joshiia
Jul 28, 2016 5:21 am

The 500W Einhell pressure pump that Bunnings stock has a 20 litre pressure tank, a pre pump filter, 2 year warranty, full parts availability and at $299 represents great…

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SaveH2O
Jul 11, 2016 5:06 pm
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dolphinblu
7 July 2016
Heat Pump hot Water v's Solar Hot Water SystemHeat Pump hot Water v's Solar Hot Water System

We have Sanden heat pumps. Purchased from a company in Melbourne.

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dolphinblu
Jul 07, 2016 8:26 pm
SaveH2O
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10 June 2016
Tackling inefficiency & Urban Heat Island EffectTackling inefficiency & Urban Heat Island Effect

I have posted comments about the Urban Heat Island Effect in several threads and I find black roofs and black driveways a permanent testimony to regulatory ignorance and…

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SaveH2O
Jun 10, 2016 12:42 pm
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greatwoodworker
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1 June 2016
Raising Chickens in you garden - Incubating and HatchingRaising Chickens in you garden - Incubating and Hatching

Hello, For the first time, and after a kids request, I bought an automatic egg incubator for hatching chicken eggs. I got many pictures during the procedures: Hatching…

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greatwoodworker
Jun 01, 2016 8:06 am
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bpratt
16 May 2016
Sludge in rain water tankSludge in rain water tank
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Many first flush systems are uselessly fitted to the top of the tank's vertical riser which means that the first flush pipe fills with the settled water in the vertical…

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bpratt
May 16, 2016 10:50 am
wood bang
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28 April 2016
Stormwater management planStormwater management plan

PM me I can send you a few contacts

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wood bang
Apr 28, 2016 7:46 pm
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enviroflexinsulate
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21 April 2016
Insulated garage doorInsulated garage door

Heya, We install a lot of garage doors (they are often forgotten). We use thermaboard which we have found is a really good solution. Let us know if you have any questions. :-)

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enviroflexinsulate
Apr 21, 2016 11:09 am
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SaveH2O
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21 April 2016
Recycle water tank locationRecycle water tank location

In NSW, the required on site retention is determined by BASIX as far as I am aware but the council could have a say. With a bit of luck, Stewie will be able to advise as…

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SaveH2O
Apr 21, 2016 12:10 am
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Our IFD (also called an Average Recrrence…

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SaveH2O
Mar 28, 2016 1:06 pm
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Liliana
3 March 2016
Avoid microbeads and make your own toothpaste!Avoid microbeads and make your own toothpaste!

I was sent this link today. It's a guide to making your own toothpaste so you can avoid sending microbeads into the food chain. http://www.davidsuzuki.org/blogs/queen-…

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Liliana
Mar 03, 2016 7:19 am
Stewie D
3 March 2016
Sustainability LinksSustainability Links

Thanks for the tip. I'll go through all those links and toss out all the ones that are no longer working. It's been a while since I looked at some of them. Stewie

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Stewie D
Mar 03, 2016 6:43 am
SaveH2O
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1 March 2016
Plumbing Genius ( Rainwater) required :)Plumbing Genius ( Rainwater) required :)

I came across this thread by accident when Googling another subject matter. The questions asked are simple but the thread was posted in the wrong sub forum. :?

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SaveH2O
Mar 01, 2016 4:02 pm
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Stewie D
1 March 2016
Passive Solar Design in SydneyPassive Solar Design in Sydney

Where it becomes difficult is where you have a door such as a bifold leading out onto a balcony on the same wall as a window with a sill at standard 1000mm above floor…

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Stewie D
Mar 01, 2016 10:51 am
deejay08
28 February 2016
Passive solar house on south facing sloping landPassive solar house on south facing sloping land

I haved lived in Wollondilly for a decade and it gets chilly here in autumn and winter...we can get hotter in summer so you really need to take both into consideration…

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deejay08
Feb 28, 2016 9:47 pm
GUILLOTE
26 February 2016
yet another rain water setup questionsyet another rain water setup questions
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Thanks B man.. I will try to start a New thread.. and i will upload New images

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GUILLOTE
Feb 26, 2016 1:19 pm
Sloppy
7 January 2016
Septic system optionsSeptic system options

Thanks. That gives me a ball park figure to work towards. I do like the idea of the worm farm rather than the traditional septic systems

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Sloppy
Jan 07, 2016 7:56 am
webuild
11 December 2015
Heat pump to power hydronic heating as well as hot water?Heat pump to power hydronic heating as well as hot water?

have you heard of thermaskirt? www.thermaskirtaustralia.com.au I had it installed in my house after allot of debate and research into our options, Absolutely love it…

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webuild
Dec 11, 2015 12:54 pm
webuild
11 December 2015
Heated skirting boards?Heated skirting boards?

I had it installed in my house after allot of debate and research into our options, Absolutely love it and glad we took the plunge! We went with the gas boiler, but we…

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webuild
Dec 11, 2015 12:45 pm
voltideals
4 December 2015
CFL vs Halogen downlightsCFL vs Halogen downlights
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In case anyone is still interested, we have secured these Nelson GU24 downlight kits from HPM Legrand at clearance prices to clear the stock.

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voltideals
Dec 04, 2015 2:22 pm



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