Water tanks for the technically challenged
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.
Need advice on our rainwater collection and storage system.
Yes but a leaf diverter has to be fitted. NOTE: This isn't a regulatory requirement in many areas but it should be. Having an additional low restriction inlet valve…
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,…
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)…
Solar Panels Instead Roof Tiles - Experiences?
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.…
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,…
Advice on replacing rainwater harvesting system
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…
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…
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…
Cyclone watch and other meteorological interests.
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…
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…
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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