SaveH2OCyclone watch and other meteorological interests.
Residents of Southern Victoria and Tasmania have been on a cold, wet and windy weather alert for the last few days which has now arrived. The cause of the weather can be…
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…
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?
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…
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…