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alexp79
alexp79
22 October

Z wave home automation questions and help

Z wave home automation questions and help

Wi-Fi devices will be a better option for smart home devices those days. Z-wave/Zigbees are more expensive, have single point of failure and a lot of serious companies…

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alexp79
Oct 22, 2021 2:45 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
11 October

Speaker setup in this room

Speaker setup in this room

One word: Sonos.

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arcadelt
Oct 11, 2021 7:32 am
taththi
taththi
7 October

Best floor covering for keeping thermal mass

Best floor covering for keeping thermal mass
1, 2, 3

We're pretty happy with our brushed finish but if I had the money I'd have gone for the Diamond Dave finish - mirror smooth, like a giant bench-top, although that does…

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taththi
Oct 07, 2021 3:28 pm

The pump supplier is correct. It is rare to find a rainwater tank inatallation that is not sub standard and what you have described is one of the common brainless…

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SaveH2O
Oct 07, 2021 9:09 am
SaveH2O
Allnamesrgone
Allnamesrgone
13 September

Spring-fed dams??

Spring-fed dams??

Get some geese (beg, buy or borrow...maybe rent as I just looked at prices on Gumtree) a trio is best, but a pair at least. They poop in the water and it seals the…

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Allnamesrgone
Sep 13, 2021 5:34 pm
Sammy Chan
Sammy Chan
17 August

VEET Scheme Australia

VEET Scheme Australia

This is Sammy from ERS tech. We are the LED supplier and have specialized in VEET/IPART rebate market for more than 5…

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Sammy Chan
Aug 17, 2021 6:43 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
17 August

How does this rainwater system work

How does this rainwater system work

Can you approximate the length of the subsurface pipe between the tank and the nearest downpipe and is it most probably a straight run?

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SaveH2O
Aug 17, 2021 10:42 am
SaveH2O
duongger
duongger
6 August

Television distribution/amplifier options

Television distribution/amplifier options

From my experience, it's worth taking a look at The booster I've bought still works properly

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duongger
Aug 06, 2021 6:11 pm
Tbp
Tbp
30 June

Kitchen in the northwest/north area

Kitchen in the northwest/north area

Dear Homeone, I have a kitchen located in the northwest and north area of the flat. The north corner of the flat is partially…

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Tbp
Jun 30, 2021 6:28 pm

If anyone's interested, this is my setup for first flush. We have a fully guttered house with downpipes on each corner, about 100m2 of roof. Each downpipe has a simple…

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Bob the non-Builder
Jun 22, 2021 5:48 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
16 June

How to reduce the maintenance of tank filters ?

How to reduce the maintenance of tank filters ?

Whoever designed the early leaf diverters that had a coarse outer mesh and a mosquito proof inner mesh must have been having a real bad day! You can convert the old…

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SaveH2O
Jun 16, 2021 12:28 pm
SaveH2O
zeoko
zeoko
30 May

Vastu Shastra for west facing lot

Vastu Shastra for west facing lot

Hi. I hope this is not the wrong forum to ask about Vastu Shastra. I have a north west facing lot so was looking for recommendations on house plans (kitchen, living,…

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zeoko
May 30, 2021 7:04 am
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Pulse
Apr 20, 2021 10:15 pm
jonhmli
jonhmli
12 April

Feng Shui Flying Stars Problem

Feng Shui Flying Stars Problem

If anyone one has experience or knowledge of this it would be appreciated. I am looking at an eight luck period apartment facing West (W3). The front door is in the…

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jonhmli
Apr 12, 2021 7:31 pm
Pulse
Pulse
2 April

Chemical tank use as water tank ?

Chemical tank use as water tank ?

you can get devices to wash out IBC tanks, there are a few google links, should be ok since you are not drinking it

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Pulse
Apr 02, 2021 7:55 pm
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zzmofo
Mar 23, 2021 10:23 am
Drew01
Drew01
9 March

Google Home integration with Home Assistant

Google Home integration with Home Assistant

Working fine here, you need to use duckdns to forward to home assistant, or use Nabu Casa... The doco works well if you follow it methodically

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Drew01
Mar 09, 2021 9:38 pm
Drew01

A gutter's flow rate depends a lot on slope and preferably not having internal gutter clips, the link below will assist. https://www.acegutters.com.au/technical ... -flow-rate

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SaveH2O
Feb 24, 2021 1:54 am
SaveH2O
Pulse
Pulse
18 February

Data points how many do I need?

Data points how many do I need?

Agree with Sirgoat, we did 3-4 per TV, 2 per desk, one ceiling per floor for wifi AP, one for each IP camera, one for switchboard, one for solar enphase box. About 30…

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Pulse
Feb 18, 2021 7:11 pm
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 9:45 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 10:53 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, You can check here for more ideas on how to feng shui your desk. Hope this helps you in Feng shu-ing your room! Good luck:wink:

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3 bucks boy
Dec 17, 2020 12:24 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 4:40 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 4:26 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 4:02 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 3:33 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 3:23 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 2:51 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 6:45 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 9:00 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 16, 2020 11:29 pm
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 3:08 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 11:01 am

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 9:54 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 6:14 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 11:35 am
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 2:15 pm
SaveH2O
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stonesthrow
Sep 18, 2020 12:25 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 7:22 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 12:51 pm
SaveH2O
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 8:30 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 11:50 am
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 22, 2020 11:14 pm
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 9:02 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 6:38 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 9:41 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 4:52 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 2:57 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 9:22 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 11:57 am
southpacific

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