gillybeanFlat roof + Solar panels - Is it possible?
These days they usually install them flat with the frames removed. Brackets are attached to the roof and the panels sit on top. Slightly more expensive but so worth it. I…
SaveH2OWashing machines and environmental vandalism
Plastic fibres in the water supply. https://www.theguardian.com/environment ... dy-reveals
StructuralBIMGuyCSIRO recruiting citizen scientists to map energy use
"Power to the people" John Lenon The CSIRO Are doing an incredible job Here is another great app download it and share your data with others...hth
SaveH2OTackling inefficiency & Urban Heat Island Effect
The outer Western Sydney suburb of Penrith registered 47.3C on January 7 but a news team found 48C outside a school in another suburb. Why do so many people spec black…
gummzGlazing to Mass ratio for a U shaped house
18 October 2017
I will check out those companies. I have changed the courtyards sliding doors i to 2x french doors. They arr currently 2.4m high as i'm not too keen on 2.1m. I asked…
MarkSindoneRainwater catchment in tropics (New build)
29 September 2017
Not much by ways of contributing to help from me here, but just chipping in my 2 cents worth to thank you guys for starting this thread. It's actually quite interesting…
1960sModernistHomeNew Build: LED Recessed Lights or Incandescent with LED bulb
1 August 2017
A well designed LED downlight with a constant current LED driver will outlast and outperform an LED globe in a traditional fitting in every metric by a substantial margin.…
1960sModernistHomeSolar Net Feed In and 3-Phase power. Dont get caught out!
30 May 2017
40kWh per day 🤤 Maybe you should look into battery storage?
SaveH2OWater Tanks - Difference to make "drinking" safe
17 December 2016
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…
SaveH2O75k L potable system design with a few questions.
26 October 2016
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…
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…
FrewvkRainwater tank design for retrofitting
21 August 2016
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…
SaveH2OSize of backyard -> size of water tank
13 August 2016
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…
LilianaAvoid microbeads and make your own toothpaste!
3 March 2016
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-…