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supa007
supa007
19 January

Plumbing consultant / Hydraulic engineer recommendation

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…

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supa007
Jan 19, 2021 10:45 am
Ardo
Ardo
5 January

Rainwater Harvesting Wet System Questions

Rainwater Harvesting Wet System Questions
1, 2

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…

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Ardo
Jan 05, 2021 11:53 pm
3 bucks boy
3 bucks boy
17 December 2020

Feng Shui advice! Desk orientation in bedroom

Feng Shui advice! Desk orientation in bedroom

Hi Marcyboy, Thanks for reply. Now I understand what you mean about the power position. What you've said is more like Fengshui for office. As a boss or executive you face…

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3 bucks boy
Dec 17, 2020 1:24 pm
3 bucks boy
3 bucks boy
16 December 2020

do you do fengshui yourself or hire a prof?

do you do fengshui yourself or hire a prof?

I would like to warn those who belives Feng shui can be DIY, Wrong Fengshui Setting may do more harms than no Fengshui setting. I strongly advise people ask for advise…

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3 bucks boy
Dec 16, 2020 5:40 pm
3 bucks boy
3 bucks boy
16 December 2020

House across from a Golf Course?

House across from a Golf Course?

Is it a house you going to purchase? And will be moving soon? There is nothing wrong with the golf course, and it might help to lift your career further. Just that the…

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3 bucks boy
Dec 16, 2020 5:26 pm
3 bucks boy
3 bucks boy
16 December 2020

Two windows facing opposite each other in bedroom

Two windows facing opposite each other in bedroom

Hi, can you show some pictures? And where the windows are placed? I mean direction they are facing.

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3 bucks boy
Dec 16, 2020 5:02 pm
3 bucks boy
3 bucks boy
16 December 2020

Church near the house

Church near the house

A house right across from a Golf course, sounds nice but surely need to know the landscaping of the golf course. And if across from a Uni, again will need to know what is…

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3 bucks boy
Dec 16, 2020 4:33 pm
3 bucks boy
3 bucks boy
16 December 2020

Wall upon entering the front door

Wall upon entering the front door

Hi Bernard, Have you got the problem fixed? And bad things happened? If not, may be you can send me your floor plan with direction and a photo of how close the wall is…

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3 bucks boy
Dec 16, 2020 4:23 pm
3 bucks boy
3 bucks boy
16 December 2020

Feng Shui

Feng Shui
1, 2, 3

I didn't believe it when I was young, but as I grew I started to believe in it and I am now strongly believe in it. It's about how the energy of surroundings affect one's…

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3 bucks boy
Dec 16, 2020 3:51 pm
AnnaDeeCee
AnnaDeeCee
26 November 2020

Concept design feedback: Passive solar, orientation

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…

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AnnaDeeCee
Nov 26, 2020 7:45 pm
s-X-s
s-X-s
19 November 2020

Living room / Home Theatre

Living room / Home Theatre

Simply put - if you are looking for a HT experience in a living room purpose built or with sound bars or whatever your are not going to get that experience. If you are…

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s-X-s
Nov 19, 2020 10:00 pm
s-X-s
chippy
chippy
17 November 2020

Rainwater Tank creating Dead Zone

Rainwater Tank creating Dead Zone

Actually just read your final post. Good move.

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chippy
Nov 17, 2020 12:29 am
chippy
Odd Job
Odd Job
15 November 2020

Repaired lower chord on truss

Repaired lower chord on truss

Hi, the lower chord on one of the trusses in the garage was rusted and fresh 10mm steel welded in. It looks like the repair peice is not quite in line with the rest of…

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Odd Job
Nov 15, 2020 4:08 pm
supa007
supa007
1 November 2020

Advice on new home - full automation setup

Advice on new home - full automation setup

Also looking to go down the same home automation path, using a smattering of different products from Zigbee, z-wave and wifi connected smart devices. Think I'll tie…

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supa007
Nov 01, 2020 12:01 pm

Hi, We are Sydney based smart light switch supplier. We will release a new range in next couple of weeks which is a multi-function mesh WiFi LCD smart light switch.…

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CTEC Smart Homes
Nov 01, 2020 10:54 am
CTEC Smart Homes
Callifo
Callifo
19 October 2020

Data points expensive

Data points expensive

Mainly, the cost. Is it worth it in a residential setting, absolutely not. Cat6a is as high as you need to go, but even Cat6 will likely be fine. I went for Cat6…

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Callifo
Oct 19, 2020 7:14 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
2 October 2020

Water tank

Water tank

Yes. There should be a mains water switching device fitted if the tank originally supplied a cistern. Without being on site or seeing photos, I or anyone else cannot…

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SaveH2O
Oct 02, 2020 12:35 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
30 September 2020

Water tanks for the technically challenged

Water tanks for the technically challenged
1, 2, 3

Do you remember the issue you had with the low flow out of the garden hose yet there was good pressure at the tap? It was all about friction losses through the 12mm hose.

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SaveH2O
Sep 30, 2020 3:15 pm
SaveH2O
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stonesthrow
Sep 18, 2020 1:25 pm
alexp79
alexp79
16 September 2020

has anyone tried hempcrete before?

has anyone tried hempcrete before?

I am building with Durisol. It is also sustainable material e.g. woodcrete.

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alexp79
Sep 16, 2020 8:22 pm

Yes but a leaf diverter has to be fitted. NOTE: This isn't a regulatory requirement in many areas :evil: but it should be. Having an additional low restriction inlet valve…

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SaveH2O
Aug 16, 2020 1:51 pm
SaveH2O
CTEC Smart Homes
CTEC Smart Homes
14 August 2020

Google Home integration with Home Assistant

Google Home integration with Home Assistant

We will have a Home Assistant enable version very shortly.

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CTEC Smart Homes
Aug 14, 2020 1:01 am
CTEC Smart Homes
Callifo
Callifo
6 August 2020

Imported smart switches and sockets?

Imported smart switches and sockets?

The other part to consider is how long these companies and/or support of these devices will last. When this company EOL's these products in 3-5 years, and they shutdown…

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Callifo
Aug 06, 2020 9:30 pm
yogiebear
yogiebear
23 July 2020

Which wall would you put the home theatre screen on?

Which wall would you put the home theatre screen on?

We are putting in a basic professional theatre in a room similar in size to yours. Basically we are building a fake wall at Wall B, putting 3 speakers in that wall,…

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yogiebear
Jul 23, 2020 12:50 pm
Tash2020
Tash2020
22 July 2020

Spammers on Home One?

Spammers on Home One?

Yes I received the same message last week.

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Tash2020
Jul 23, 2020 12:14 am
dazza25
dazza25
19 July 2020

Heat Pump hot Water v's Solar Hot Water System

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)…

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dazza25
Jul 19, 2020 10:02 pm
GLO
GLO
18 July 2020

Solar Panels Instead Roof Tiles - Experiences?

Solar Panels Instead Roof Tiles - Experiences?
1, 2

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.…

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GLO
Jul 18, 2020 7:38 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
16 July 2020

Rainwater tank issues

Rainwater tank issues

Eastlink makes me reasonably close to you and I can travel for work. Apart from that, I can't recommend anyone, it's rare to see a rainwater harvesting system that isn't…

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SaveH2O
Jul 16, 2020 10:41 pm
SaveH2O
FionaJC
FionaJC
14 July 2020

Wood Plastic Composite decking

Wood Plastic Composite decking

Hi David, We have used Modwood and love it. It’s a no maintenance option and looks great! Quite expensive, but a great product

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FionaJC
Jul 14, 2020 5:52 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
15 May 2020

Pumping uphill - bottom or top ?

Pumping uphill - bottom or top ?

200mm is ok. If the outlet was at the very bottom as many are, the pumped high density water will mix with the sediment layer in the receiving tank rather than rise like…

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SaveH2O
May 15, 2020 3:57 pm
SaveH2O
southpacific
southpacific
10 May 2020

My Rainwater harvesting system

My Rainwater harvesting system

I'll add a pic to help. SaveH20: 1a. Not sure of my 20:1 ARI . Im near Gawler SA. says about 2% chance of filling 5KL tank in 4 minutes assuming tranfer pump doesnt turn…

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southpacific
May 10, 2020 10:22 pm
southpacific
southpacific
southpacific
9 May 2020

Water tank and pump configuration

Water tank and pump configuration

Its similar in terms of have 2 tank sites and transfer between. Im lucky not to have leaf problem.

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southpacific
May 09, 2020 12:57 pm
southpacific
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
6 May 2020

Rainwater Harvesting Help

Rainwater Harvesting Help
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Very impressive and such a variety of produce! I'll read the summary a few more times…

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SaveH2O
May 06, 2020 1:05 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
2 May 2020

Rainwater harvesting

Rainwater harvesting

Hi Intended use is for watering plants. Maybe later I might have aspirations to connect the toilets for flushing, but I will hold off on this for now because of the work…

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SaveH2O
May 02, 2020 10:40 pm
SaveH2O
delta4
delta4
1 May 2020

Owner build a solar passive house

Owner build a solar passive house
1, 2

Thank you so much for taking the time To explain so much to me. The passivehaus is a whole next level we hadn’t really got that far . It’s more like you said, …

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delta4
May 01, 2020 11:23 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
1 May 2020

Eating plastic?

Eating plastic?

UK scientists have found the highest concentration of microplastics ever recorded on the sea floor. Up to 1.9 MILLION pieces of microplastics per square metre were found…

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SaveH2O
May 01, 2020 9:21 pm
SaveH2O
rantapawan
rantapawan
20 April 2020

Cheap solar derailing the market?

Cheap solar derailing the market?

Les concentrateurs solaires paraboliques sont formés par un ensemble de miroir incurvés dont l'assemblage entraine la réalisation d'une parabole. Ressemblant à des…

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rantapawan
Apr 20, 2020 3:24 pm
rantapawan
rantapawan
rantapawan
11 April 2020

VEET Scheme Australia

VEET Scheme Australia

There is the Energy Savings Scheme(ESS) scheme for NSW.

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rantapawan
Apr 11, 2020 7:24 pm
rantapawan
rantapawan
rantapawan
29 February 2020

Very high electricity consumption

Very high electricity consumption

Water heater takes loads of electricity unit. Do check its energy star ratings.

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rantapawan
Feb 29, 2020 5:12 pm
rantapawan
randomhero24
randomhero24
10 February 2020

Solar Hot Water noises

Solar Hot Water noises

Thanks I appreciate the response, I’m trying to get I touch with chromagen.

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randomhero24
Feb 10, 2020 1:46 pm

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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SaveH2O
Jan 17, 2020 1:11 pm
SaveH2O
Stewie D
Stewie D
17 January 2020

Wood Plastic Composite decking

Wood Plastic Composite decking

Hmm. Thanks for the photos. Must admit it has been a while since I looked at any of these comp decking materials. They seem to have improved a lot in the last few years…

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Stewie D
Jan 17, 2020 8:42 am
Gaudi
Gaudi
17 November 2019

Rear door visible from front door

Rear door visible from front door

I’m becoming interested in feng shui. I live in a townhouse where the rear sliding stacker door is visible from the front door through the open stairs. I have a plant…

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Gaudi
Nov 17, 2019 4:33 pm
CTEC Smart Homes
CTEC Smart Homes
4 October 2019

Z wave home automation questions and help

Z wave home automation questions and help

Hi there Not sure if you still in need of any z-wave based products for your home renovation. We can definitely help with as much as you want i.e. a simple set up or the…

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CTEC Smart Homes
Oct 04, 2019 2:15 pm
CTEC Smart Homes
Felodred
Felodred
12 September 2019

Smart home devices

Smart home devices

Here is the latest content from pcmag for you https://www.pcmag.com/news/the-best-smart-home-devices

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Felodred
Sep 12, 2019 7:51 pm
Felodred
Felodred
12 September 2019

How should mirrors be placed??

How should mirrors be placed??
1, 2

Mirrors should not be placed in front of bed

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Felodred
Sep 12, 2019 7:41 pm
Azza23
Azza23
29 August 2019

Samsung UA40C6900VF

Samsung UA40C6900VF

I looked at the dates not year-----man my ADD is bad

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Azza23
Aug 29, 2019 10:34 pm
Tee3
Tee3
29 August 2019

Feng Shui tips/advice on my proposed floorplan?

Feng Shui tips/advice on my proposed floorplan?

Got it! Thanks for your input..will take this into consideration

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Tee3
Aug 29, 2019 11:04 am
Eva S.
Eva S.
21 August 2019

Feng what

Feng what

To the uninitiated, feng shui can feel a little esoteric, but if you take the time to dig into the philosophy behind it, you'll find that it's not only based on simple…

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Eva S.
Aug 21, 2019 9:06 pm
Eva S.

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