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Reddy79
Reddy79
23 October

Automation Advice Required

Automation Advice Required

Hi All I am looking for advice in home automation. I have absolutely no idea on technology but from what I have seen I would like to achieve below based on pricing. I…

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Reddy79
Oct 23, 2020 12:20 pm
Callifo
Callifo
19 October

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

The sediment trap has to be installed to a non turbulent section of pipe, a sediment trap on each run before the intersecting tee is ideal. Ideally, the tee would be a…

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SaveH2O
Oct 08, 2020 5:52 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
2 October

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

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
alexp79
alexp79
16 September

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
Freak_Zombie
Freak_Zombie
22 August

Living room / Home Theatre

Living room / Home Theatre

Wow, that's really high praise for the yamaha soundbar. I've got to try it. :x! I've checked out the Naim Audio and Sennheiser soundbars and while they sound pretty good…

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Freak_Zombie
Aug 22, 2020 11:23 am

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
Wiggs7
Wiggs7
28 June

Advice on new home - full automation setup

Advice on new home - full automation setup

Thank for the info! The Tasmota looks quite extensive, but unfamiliar to me. I'll do some research to get up to speed - do you have any websites/resources you recommend?…

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Wiggs7
Jun 28, 2020 9:55 am
supa007
supa007
27 May

Plumbing consultant / Hydraulic engineer recommendation

Plumbing consultant / Hydraulic engineer recommendation

Definitely a labour of love. Didn't realize that the decision to go unconventional would bring such challenges... We'll hopefully be starting soon, pending engineering,…

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supa007
May 27, 2020 9:44 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
15 May

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dear Homeone community, I would like to have some Feng Shui advice…

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marcyboy
Dec 12, 2019 12:47 pm
Jmcev001
Jmcev001
2 December 2019

Two windows facing opposite each other in bedroom

Two windows facing opposite each other in bedroom

Hi we are buying a house and one of the potential children’s bedrooms has two windows directly facing each other. Is there a solution to this? If we installed a black…

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Jmcev001
Dec 02, 2019 11:19 pm
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
robbert
robbert
2 November 2019

do you do fengshui yourself or hire a prof?

do you do fengshui yourself or hire a prof?

I only know a few things about feng shui, and I follow some as long as it looks good. Don't really seek professionals.

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robbert
Nov 02, 2019 11:57 pm
robbert
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

What kind of device?

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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

Church near the house

Church near the house

The location of the house is very important. Avoid purchasing a house near Churches, Temples, Fire Stations, and Police Departments. The front of the house should not face…

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Eva S.
Aug 21, 2019 9:08 pm
Eva S.
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.

The current wind map shows the South Polar jet stream stretching over the Australian southern coast, bringing cold air and strong winds with it. The Americans refer to…

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SaveH2O
Aug 10, 2019 12:13 pm
SaveH2O
arcadelt
arcadelt
1 August 2019

Smart Light Switch - Recommendation?

Smart Light Switch - Recommendation?

I suggest you to buy Honeywell Lyric T5 Wi-Fi Thermostat, I bought it from Black Friday sale, last week, its really working very well, It can provide valuable video…

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arcadelt
Aug 01, 2019 4:56 pm
AcTech
AcTech
12 July 2019

Wiring for smart switches/sockets

Wiring for smart switches/sockets

That's a great set of functions!

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AcTech
Jul 12, 2019 8:43 am
AcTech
betterman
betterman
3 July 2019

TV mounted above gas fireplace yay or nay?

TV mounted above gas fireplace yay or nay?

there's nothing wrong with doing it with todays modern gas heaters, however the main consideration is TV height. Optimal TV height is where your eye level while sitting…

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betterman
Jul 03, 2019 11:22 am
s-X-s
s-X-s
5 June 2019

Raspberry Pi/Arduino and other Roll Your Own Home Automation

Raspberry Pi/Arduino and other Roll Your Own Home Automation

If anybody successfully finished any projects with Raspberry Pi or Arduino - share it here. How to do it and components and little guidance too. I'm interested in it but…

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s-X-s
Jun 05, 2019 10:19 pm
s-X-s
robbert
robbert
20 May 2019

Home Technology Hub

Home Technology Hub
1 ... 22, 23, 24

Thanks for sharing. We do a lot of here in Australia. We work with a brand called Control4 who offer a lot fo this…

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robbert
May 20, 2019 4:34 pm
robbert

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