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    27th Nov 2022, 04:35 PM
    Hi Uncle Bob - the ground copper pipe as well as that in the hot water tank enclosure is having lagging - I'm doing that tomorrow before I back-fill. It isn't going into concrete. The entire area in pix 1 & 2 is having about 300mm of clean-fill and then topsoil. (Up to the top of the besser blocks.) Do you think it is worthwhile lagging the hot water plastic pipes (like those behind the bathroom vanity in the last pic) inside the house to prevent heat loss or is that overkill?
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    26th Nov 2022, 05:36 PM
    The plumber was booked in for Monday 14th and was all set to go as there had finally been some rainless days beforehand to dry out the ground a bit. Sunday evening we got hit with 45mm of rain, more predicted the next day with wind gusts of over 70kph :o Plumber cancelled. Finally, last Wednesday he made it out to the house and started work. Hot water tank connected:
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    31st Oct 2022, 03:50 PM
    Well the rain continues (more than doubled the monthly average already - and it's STILL raining!!) which meant I was in and out of the house trying to finish the water heater enclosure during the brief dry spells! But it is all done now (except the left side lower panel which is temporarily unpainted and in place so it can be removed when the plumber comes back to hook up the water heater - except the ground is still so wet he can't return for fear of getting bogged.) Bought...
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Artist (Sculptor) / Academic (BA,GradDip,MFA,PhD) / Adventurer (92 countries visited)
Bought 25 acres in NSW Southern Tablelands and am building by myself a self designed shipping container house.

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