mrssnowdenSolar Panels Instead Roof Tiles - Experiences?
Tractile contacted me but I can't justify the cost. It is prohibitive considering my overall budget. Has anyone else considered using them? They look so good but the…
1960sModernistHomeSolar Net Feed In and 3-Phase power. Dont get caught out!
40kWh per day 🤤 Maybe you should look into battery storage?
leonsteberRainwater catchment in tropics (New build)
Thanks again for your comprehensive reply SaveH20. I've had a bit of time to think about it and found a bit of inspiration from an Ohio Dept. of Health document regarding…
arcadeltNew Build: LED Recessed Lights or Incandescent with LED bulb
The recessed canister (my second picture above) is not just made for an incandescent bulb, so I'm not entirely sure why you are describing it that way; however, be that as…
SaveH2OCyclone watch and other meteorological interests.
29 December 2016
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…
SaveH2OWashing machines and environmental vandalism
26 December 2016
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
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…
SaveH2OTackling inefficiency & Urban Heat Island Effect
10 June 2016
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…
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-…
deejay08Passive solar house on south facing sloping land
28 February 2016
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…
webuildHeat pump to power hydronic heating as well as hot water?
11 December 2015
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…
Stewie D$250k budget, lots of straight timber trees....
16 November 2015
All good timber species. If it were me and giving the amount of timber on your place ( once it is milled ) I'd go a post and beam style house. A lot will also depend on…