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rantapawan
rantapawan
17 April 2020

Sustainability Links

Sustainability Links
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Its a great resource list Steve, Thanks!

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rantapawan
Apr 17, 2020 3:34 am
rantapawan
MR2
MR2
20 January 2014

REMINDER: Check Meter Reading

REMINDER: Check Meter Reading

we just had the same thing, our bill was over by 130kw over a 137kw bill hahahaha

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MR2
Jan 20, 2014 4:04 pm
MR2

Waiting.....

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SaveH2O
Jan 11, 2024 9:58 am
SaveH2O
aussieta
aussieta
9 May 2023

what to add for energy efficiency building volume home

what to add for energy efficiency building volume home

go upvc window frames ensure insulation under colorbond. not just sarking, lighter color roof also not sure if you have seen this viewtopic.php?t=5823 last couple of pages…

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aussieta
May 09, 2023 3:40 pm
aussieta

It sounds like all downpipes discharge into a DWV pipe charged systems and a 150mm DWV pipe culminates as a vertical riser. I hope for your customer's sake that he isn't…

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SaveH2O
Feb 23, 2023 5:46 pm
SaveH2O
JohnBongAus
JohnBongAus
11 February 2023

Help/advice about rain water tank issue

Help/advice about rain water tank issue

600+ views but no reply, surely someone have some kind of idea or clue what to do.

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JohnBongAus
Feb 11, 2023 7:35 am

A 50mm low restriction inlet will have good flow rates because it reacts to the height of the water in the tank Vs the height of a vertical riser above a tank. It sounds…

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SaveH2O
Jan 28, 2023 7:33 pm
SaveH2O
RustedOn
RustedOn
19 November 2022

has anyone tried hempcrete before?

has anyone tried hempcrete before?

Hi stacey33 I'm interested to know more about your hempcrete build has progressed and any lessons learnt. Are you using Tradical or Australian Hemp Masonry…

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RustedOn
Nov 19, 2022 10:38 am

South Polar jet stream shown looping over Adelaide and Victoria on 1 November 16:00 2022. This will become more regular in coming years as the South Polar - Equator…

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SaveH2O
Nov 02, 2022 7:59 am
SaveH2O
Hinderwell.House
Hinderwell.House
19 October 2022

Rainwater Collection Perth

Rainwater Collection Perth

Hi SaveH2O, Thanks for the very informative reply. Sorry I didn't get back to you earlier, we've had some time away. They build is progressing well with the roof…

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Hinderwell.House
Oct 19, 2022 10:52 am

I had thought that DP (C) would have followed the fence and had two 45 degree elbows to make a smooth transition but your upgraded plan is simpler and neater. One thing…

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SaveH2O
Oct 15, 2022 4:47 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
26 September 2022

Pumping uphill - bottom or top ?

Pumping uphill - bottom or top ?

When pumping into the bottom, the real time energy use varies with the tank's rising and falling water level whereas the video only addressed equal height scenarios to…

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SaveH2O
Sep 26, 2022 12:58 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
22 August 2022

Improving existing rural water catchment and storage system

Improving existing rural water catchment and storage system

Is sex with prescription medication right for you? Discuss & options with an…

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SaveH2O
Aug 22, 2022 11:25 am
SaveH2O

The best thing is to fit a good floating filter in the tank that supplies the pump. These are also called floating suction filters, floating intake filters and a few other…

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SaveH2O
Jul 22, 2022 2:55 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
12 July 2022

Rainwater Tank Wet System - DWV outlet

Rainwater Tank Wet System - DWV outlet

Just revisited this thread by accident. Stormwater pipe regulations factor a 1:100 year storm event to facilitate the pipework having to also accept surface drainage and…

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SaveH2O
Jul 12, 2022 8:50 pm
SaveH2O
Stickle
Stickle
9 July 2022

Sound and thermal proof

Sound and thermal proof

Hi All, We are looking to install windows that will help with cutting out noise and provide thermal insulation. I am currently yet to get quotes on replacing windows, but…

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Stickle
Jul 09, 2022 6:12 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
8 May 2022

How to reduce the maintenance of tank filters ?

How to reduce the maintenance of tank filters ?

Yes, I know.The filter screen has too shallow an angle and the larger aperture outside mesh is a failed design. The dominant market leader has mosquito proof outer mesh…

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SaveH2O
May 08, 2022 4:27 pm
SaveH2O
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
25 January 2022

Design Feedback: Solar passive

Design Feedback: Solar passive

Here if you are using 3D engineering FEA modelling try Multiphysics simulations You won't get that certified by an architect (humour) Cheers Chris

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jan 25, 2022 10:00 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
advice_pls
advice_pls
28 November 2021

Information wanted: H4 Living

Information wanted: H4 Living

They look like an established eco/passive house builder: https://h4living.com.au/custom-home-bui ... y/enquiry/ But I can't find any reviews online. Anyone have…

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advice_pls
Nov 28, 2021 6:38 pm
deck.hive
deck.hive
27 November 2021

Solar Panel Installation (Electrical)

Solar Panel Installation (Electrical)

Incase someone need a solar company, you may contact KDEC Electrical. I trusted this company.

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deck.hive
Nov 27, 2021 9:51 pm
taththi
taththi
7 October 2021

Best floor covering for keeping thermal mass

Best floor covering for keeping thermal mass
1, 2, 3

We're pretty happy with our brushed finish but if I had the money I'd have gone for the Diamond Dave finish - mirror smooth, like a giant bench-top, although that does…

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taththi
Oct 07, 2021 3:28 pm

The pump supplier is correct. It is rare to find a rainwater tank inatallation that is not sub standard and what you have described is one of the common brainless…

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SaveH2O
Oct 07, 2021 9:09 am
SaveH2O
Allnamesrgone
Allnamesrgone
13 September 2021

Spring-fed dams??

Spring-fed dams??

Get some geese (beg, buy or borrow...maybe rent as I just looked at prices on Gumtree) a trio is best, but a pair at least. They poop in the water and it seals the…

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Allnamesrgone
Sep 13, 2021 5:34 pm
Sammy Chan
Sammy Chan
17 August 2021

VEET Scheme Australia

VEET Scheme Australia

This is Sammy from ERS tech. We are the LED supplier and have specialized in VEET/IPART rebate market for more than 5…

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Sammy Chan
Aug 17, 2021 6:43 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
17 August 2021

How does this rainwater system work

How does this rainwater system work

Can you approximate the length of the subsurface pipe between the tank and the nearest downpipe and is it most probably a straight run?

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SaveH2O
Aug 17, 2021 10:42 am
SaveH2O

If anyone's interested, this is my setup for first flush. We have a fully guttered house with downpipes on each corner, about 100m2 of roof. Each downpipe has a simple…

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Bob the non-Builder
Jun 22, 2021 5:48 pm
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Pulse
Apr 20, 2021 10:15 pm
Pulse
Pulse
2 April 2021

Chemical tank use as water tank ?

Chemical tank use as water tank ?

you can get devices to wash out IBC tanks, there are a few google links, should be ok since you are not drinking it

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Pulse
Apr 02, 2021 7:55 pm

A gutter's flow rate depends a lot on slope and preferably not having internal gutter clips, the link below will assist. https://www.acegutters.com.au/technical ... -flow-rate

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SaveH2O
Feb 24, 2021 1:54 am
SaveH2O
supa007
supa007
19 January 2021

Plumbing consultant / Hydraulic engineer recommendation

Plumbing consultant / Hydraulic engineer recommendation

For cold water, just normal branch distribution. For hot, I decided to go down ring main path as it seems more cost effective. I will however put in a water recirculator…

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supa007
Jan 19, 2021 9:45 am
Ardo
Ardo
5 January 2021

Rainwater Harvesting Wet System Questions

Rainwater Harvesting Wet System Questions
1, 2

I overthink things. I will have a charged system and my tanks are 50m away from my house. I plan on using a sediment trap. The tanks are my only source of water. The…

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Ardo
Jan 05, 2021 10:53 pm
AnnaDeeCee
AnnaDeeCee
26 November 2020

Concept design feedback: Passive solar, orientation

Concept design feedback: Passive solar, orientation

Thanks for all the feedback everyone. In defence of our architect, he really met the design and layout requests of our brief. The garage really doesn't work positioned on…

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AnnaDeeCee
Nov 26, 2020 6:45 pm
chippy
chippy
17 November 2020

Rainwater Tank creating Dead Zone

Rainwater Tank creating Dead Zone

Actually just read your final post. Good move.

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chippy
Nov 16, 2020 11:29 pm
chippy
Odd Job
Odd Job
15 November 2020

Repaired lower chord on truss

Repaired lower chord on truss

Hi, the lower chord on one of the trusses in the garage was rusted and fresh 10mm steel welded in. It looks like the repair peice is not quite in line with the rest of…

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Odd Job
Nov 15, 2020 3:08 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
2 October 2020

Water tank

Water tank

Yes. There should be a mains water switching device fitted if the tank originally supplied a cistern. Without being on site or seeing photos, I or anyone else cannot…

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SaveH2O
Oct 02, 2020 11:35 am
SaveH2O
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stonesthrow
Sep 18, 2020 12:25 pm

Yes but a leaf diverter has to be fitted. NOTE: This isn't a regulatory requirement in many areas :evil: but it should be. Having an additional low restriction inlet valve…

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SaveH2O
Aug 16, 2020 12:51 pm
SaveH2O
Tash2020
Tash2020
22 July 2020

Spammers on Home One?

Spammers on Home One?

Yes I received the same message last week.

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Tash2020
Jul 22, 2020 11:14 pm
dazza25
dazza25
19 July 2020

Heat Pump hot Water v's Solar Hot Water System

Heat Pump hot Water v's Solar Hot Water System

We had a Sanden for 7 years at previous house, and have moved and are planning to get another one. It draws 1000W for 2-3 hours for 2 people (one of who has long showers)…

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dazza25
Jul 19, 2020 9:02 pm
GLO
GLO
18 July 2020

Solar Panels Instead Roof Tiles - Experiences?

Solar Panels Instead Roof Tiles - Experiences?
1, 2

My upgraded Wisdom Home package I opted for the $7950 1.5kw Bristile (33x 45w)solar tile package with Fronius inverter. I added 4 extra solar tiles to make it 1.665kw.…

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GLO
Jul 18, 2020 6:38 pm
FionaJC
FionaJC
14 July 2020

Wood Plastic Composite decking

Wood Plastic Composite decking

Hi David, We have used Modwood and love it. It’s a no maintenance option and looks great! Quite expensive, but a great product

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FionaJC
Jul 14, 2020 4:52 am
southpacific
southpacific
10 May 2020

My Rainwater harvesting system

My Rainwater harvesting system

I'll add a pic to help. SaveH20: 1a. Not sure of my 20:1 ARI . Im near Gawler SA. says about 2% chance of filling 5KL tank in 4 minutes assuming tranfer pump doesnt turn…

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southpacific
May 10, 2020 9:22 pm
southpacific
southpacific
southpacific
9 May 2020

Water tank and pump configuration

Water tank and pump configuration

Its similar in terms of have 2 tank sites and transfer between. Im lucky not to have leaf problem.

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southpacific
May 09, 2020 11:57 am
southpacific
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
6 May 2020

Rainwater Harvesting Help

Rainwater Harvesting Help
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Very impressive and such a variety of produce! I'll read the summary a few more times…

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SaveH2O
May 06, 2020 12:05 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
2 May 2020

Rainwater harvesting

Rainwater harvesting

Hi Intended use is for watering plants. Maybe later I might have aspirations to connect the toilets for flushing, but I will hold off on this for now because of the work…

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SaveH2O
May 02, 2020 9:40 pm
SaveH2O
delta4
delta4
1 May 2020

Owner build a solar passive house

Owner build a solar passive house
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Thank you so much for taking the time To explain so much to me. The passivehaus is a whole next level we hadn’t really got that far . It’s more like you said, …

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delta4
May 01, 2020 10:23 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
1 May 2020

Eating plastic?

Eating plastic?

UK scientists have found the highest concentration of microplastics ever recorded on the sea floor. Up to 1.9 MILLION pieces of microplastics per square metre were found…

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SaveH2O
May 01, 2020 8:21 pm
SaveH2O
rantapawan
rantapawan
20 April 2020

Cheap solar derailing the market?

Cheap solar derailing the market?

Les concentrateurs solaires paraboliques sont formés par un ensemble de miroir incurvés dont l'assemblage entraine la réalisation d'une parabole. Ressemblant à des…

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rantapawan
Apr 20, 2020 2:24 pm
rantapawan
rantapawan
rantapawan
29 February 2020

Very high electricity consumption

Very high electricity consumption

I noticed that I also started to consume more energy than usually.

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rantapawan
Feb 29, 2020 4:12 pm
rantapawan
randomhero24
randomhero24
10 February 2020

Solar Hot Water noises

Solar Hot Water noises

Thanks I appreciate the response, I’m trying to get I touch with chromagen.

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randomhero24
Feb 10, 2020 12:46 pm

A wise move, 100mm DWV has about 46% more volume and less friction loss than the 90mm (86.2mm ID) pvc stormwater pipe. Using 100mm DWV also allows you to install a…

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SaveH2O
Jan 17, 2020 12:11 pm
SaveH2O

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