DanoisJosh's House - 10 Star energy efficiency rating project
20 June 2013
It sounds like some of you have entirely missed the point of his building this project. You dont need a double glazed passive haus in…
sceen7Domestic Hot Water Systems - Condensing boiler
27 February 2013
No so long as its a 6 star unit the difference in gas usage wouldn't be much. I also checked how long it took for our furtherst shower to warm up and it was less than I…
SaveH2OUnderground Water Tank in front yard
16 February 2013
Just be aware that a tank will only collect water from the roof areas the downpipes feeding the tank harvest. The harvest yield will also not be 100% and yield losses…
GandjDo we need a smaller water tank next to the house?
1 February 2013
SaveH20, Thank you for your very length and informative post this has re-inforced some of the information I had already read. This is one the great things about this…
delatite13Anyone used Thermawall or Koolwall over hebel blocks?
10 January 2013
On top of those costings above, don't forget a decent price psqm for the render. I doubt you'll find a renderer for $10 a sq metre.
TinaGHow are you guys finding Evacuated Tube hot water systems?
3 January 2013
My dad has one. He lives in WA and has had a nightmare of a time getting everything installed. He ended up having a friend from Germany coming over and installing the tank…
Stewie DPower savings - gas and/or solar / and or electricity????
3 January 2013
Ha. Don't you worry about that MR2, they'll find a way ! Stewie
LilianaDoes our house comply with the energy rating?
23 December 2012
Yes, we do have to pay for recycled water. The building designer didn't do any of the in-depth site research she was supposed to do. Really her philosophy I now realise…
SaveH2ORainwater tap has no water pressure
13 December 2012
Hi Liliana, The IP rating is explained on this thread... http://creativepumps.com.au/zpumps/ligh ... rating.htm You have a powerful pump, bigger than I would have…
SaveH2OWatertank Mains Water Switching Devices; Are They Necessary?
11 December 2012
I assume that you will be using the water for something…
bashworthIs our rainwater responsible for this?
9 December 2012
It might be due to the acidity in the rainwater perishing the rubber. I have heard it said that washing machine seals are ok in high pH situations and will not be damaged…
theyettiRinnai Infinity 26 Enviro- extra for tempering water?
25 October 2012
Both the Rinnai Infinity 26 and 26 Enviro require a power-point. The tempering valve wouldn't be required if a temperature limited 50°C unit was installed. If the…