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…
150mm downpipe into RWT, how many 100mm overflows needed?
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…
Cyclone watch and other meteorological interests.
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…
Water tanks for the technically challenged
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…
Improving existing rural water catchment and storage system
Is sex with prescription medication right for you? Discuss & options with an…
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…
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…
Best floor covering for keeping thermal mass
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…
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
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…
Rainwater Harvesting Wet System Questions
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…
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…
Need advice on our rainwater collection and storage system.
Yes but a leaf diverter has to be fitted. NOTE: This isn't a regulatory requirement in many areas but it should be. Having an additional low restriction inlet valve…
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)…
Solar Panels Instead Roof Tiles - Experiences?
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.…
Advice on replacing rainwater harvesting system
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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