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    Hi all,

    First time doing owner builder and my air con /hydro contractor has bundled the insulated air con pipes and power (4 pipes) into one roof penetration. Heaps of silicon. Also looks like the dektite gas been cut 'shorter'.

    Frame stage at the moment but have had some leaks. Also, the lagging had been damaged in areas.

    Not sure if this is typical (roof plumber said 'they all do that ') so I'm not sure if OK to take he separates each pipe or, with some kind of fix to stop leaks, will it be Ok to leave all bundled?

    Appreciate any advice. Thanks kindly

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    Photos would be best but first impressions don't seem appealing.
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    A decktite should only have one pipe going through it, no silicone or sealant is needed or recommended by decktite except on the roof to decktite join, not the pipe penetration through the decktite.
    what you have described is a dodgy practice.
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    I agree with inter, but dodgy is too nice a word, I would say rough as guts.

    Install directions in the link from dektite with pics 8, 9, and 10 showing the correct install process for air con services.

    http://www.deks.com.au/wp-content/up...uctions-LR.pdf

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    May aswell not use a decktite, defeating the purpose of it by putting multiple pipes through it.
    Love it when DIYERS pin the blame on plumbers for their own shoddy work

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    Thanks all. I'll try and get him to separate and put each into their own dektite.

    The roof plumber also said something about requiring the AC isolator to get put on a platform.. Not sure what this means exactly. Any ideas of what I should be requesting of him?

    Thanks again. Really appreciate the advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclic View Post
    I agree with inter, but dodgy is too nice a word, I would say rough as guts.

    Install directions in the link from dektite with pics 8, 9, and 10 showing the correct install process for air con services.

    http://www.deks.com.au/wp-content/up...uctions-LR.pdf

    that's an excellent looking piece of kit Cyclic. Pity that very few of them get used down here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowMick View Post
    that's an excellent looking piece of kit Cyclic. Pity that very few of them get used down here.
    There are two ways to do a job, the right way and the wrong way.
    Both cost the same, so why should you pay for the wrong way.

    My feelings have always been, if the money is good quality, then so the job should be.
    No one should have to pay for inferior work, and certainly, no one should have to pay for roof leaks.

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    Alas you would be the exception to the rule cyclic. Down here it is a race to see how many you can do in a day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowMick View Post
    Alas you would be the exception to the rule cyclic. Down here it is a race to see how many you can do in a day.
    I am not the exception to any rule, I just get pissed off with the lack of pride people have in what they do, all in pursuit of the almighty dollar, and because you think this way, that is supposed to make it right, and when you buy 5 kg of meat, you only expect 4 kg, is that your thinking ?
    Doubt very much, just like paying for 60 litres of fuel but only expecting to get 50 litres.
    So if you expect to get your whole dollars worth, why shouldn't your customers.

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    Sorry - didn't mean to offend - not in the game. Just a mug home owner with an interest in building and trades. I enjoy checking out how things are done on the houses along the bike track as i ride my treadly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowMick View Post
    Sorry - didn't mean to offend - not in the game. Just a mug home owner with an interest in building and trades. I enjoy checking out how things are done on the houses along the bike track as i ride my treadly.
    Your reply led me to believe you were in the air con game.
    My apologies.

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