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    I am not joking, the problem now is only 1 drop...

    I am not joking, the problem now is only 1 drop per sec, too less to be utilised. If it's 1 litre per minute, I will redirect those free water to my underground water pond. As I have a vege garden...
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    In that case, who want to repair it, just let it...

    In that case, who want to repair it, just let it run.
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    I believe that's why the plants over there grow...

    I believe that's why the plants over there grow incredible well, I only found when I trim those plants recently.
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    Hi guys, thanks a lot for your reply.

    Hi guys, thanks a lot for your reply.
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    Whose responsibility to fix

    http://www.renovateforum.com/attachments/f194/105414-whose-responsibility-fix-image.jpg
    I found the main valve before the water meter is leaking, about 1drop per second.I would like to know it's...
  6. I am thinking about doing the same thing too. Is...

    I am thinking about doing the same thing too. Is that compactor fit your purpose? Have you finish yet?
    BTW maybe you can sell it to me, I live in Adelaide too.:2tsup:
  7. Finally I did one with patient, and it seems not...

    Finally I did one with patient, and it seems not too bad, will upload a photo tonight, thanks for everyone's help.
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    sand/polish concrete wall

    Doing some renovation with my rampus. As you can see current the green paint on it start to peel off, also there are some water mark.
    I would like to sand/polish it (it's located very close to...
  9. The copper pipe was turning red, I was afraid it...

    The copper pipe was turning red, I was afraid it will melt, as it takes much longer time than do copper to copper, still not hot enough?
    Maybe I need try even longer time to make sure it's hot...
  10. Tried copper to copper, it seems not too bad, as...

    Tried copper to copper, it seems not too bad, as you can see below. However for copper to brass, seems failed for the first time.
    I follow the step in the video (clean, apply flux, heat, then apply...
  11. Thanks for your info, just wondering you said no...

    Thanks for your info, just wondering you said no need to use flux for the rods in the photo when doing copper to copper, is that because:
    1) the rod already contains flux
    or 2) the rod doesn't have...
  12. How about the kit below, will it work? Given even...

    How about the kit below, will it work? Given even the sexy lady in the video can do, I would like to have a try. I only want to make a tee junction with a 15mm water pipe outside my house for a...
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    Thanks for everyone, base on above comment, I...

    Thanks for everyone, base on above comment, I will use villaboard for the whole bathroom.
    just wondering about, except the area for tile (shower and hand basin) and water proof the joint (wall and...
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    thanks for remind me. Yes It's part of my plan,...

    thanks for remind me. Yes It's part of my plan, just don't know how good I can achieve. I guess the most difficult part for me is to lay the floor tile in certain slope (but not too obvious), but at...
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    Thanks for your reply. Just curious why can't use...

    Thanks for your reply. Just curious why can't use blue board, some people even use it for external job, so I assume it's weather proofed.
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    Bathroom wall and ceiling lining

    Plan to renovate the bathroom, current wondering about whether I should use villaboard or blue board or aquacheck plasterboard or ceramic tile under lay. As I need to tile some of the wall area, such...
  17. Is the only difference between soft soldering and...

    Is the only difference between soft soldering and hard soldering the type of solder used? My understanding is hard soldering requires higher temperature, usually require use torch. Soft soldering...
  18. Does than mean the coil of annealed copper pipe...

    Does than mean the coil of annealed copper pipe should not be soldered? (That was my key concern in my post.)
  19. I temember bunnings website says they are...

    I temember bunnings website says they are watermark certified and australian standard certified, but I don't know what does that mean
  20. I am talking about 1/2" and 3/4" copper pipe,for...

    I am talking about 1/2" and 3/4" copper pipe,for water, to be installed part underground and part between the double brick wall. the fitting is those 3/4" to 1/2" copper reducer (all from bunnings).
  21. Does that mean those long annealled copper coil...

    Does that mean those long annealled copper coil (eg.18m) is better for general purpose, as it is very easy to bend, so need less connector, and if needed it also can be soldered with those copper...
  22. difference between rigid and anneal copper pipe?

    except one is hard and the other is soft easy to bend, how to join them together, I remember someone told me that you cannot join annealed copper pipe by soldering, is that right?
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    Is this asbestos or not?

    I am renovating my rampus, not quite sure when it was built, as I bought my house in 2007. I guess it was built (or renovated) in late 1990s.
    As can be seen from attached image, I suspect the grey...
  24. Thanks Bros, I also realized this time that the...

    Thanks Bros,
    I also realized this time that the soil under driveway is much better than my front yard which is very sandy.
    Regard to sliding gate, I decided to use 24DC gate opener, so that is not...
  25. Hi Bros, Is that deep enough? As can be seen...

    Hi Bros,

    Is that deep enough? As can be seen from attached image, there are paving above the convrete, should I count from the top of paving or bottom of concrete, that makes huge difference...
  26. Even if low voltage 24VDC motor?

    Even if low voltage 24VDC motor?
  27. IF it turns out to be an electrical work, I will...

    IF it turns out to be an electrical work, I will definitely ask electrician check before fill the trench. Because If I have already dug that deep, What benefit will I get by fill in before sign off?
  28. Thanks Bros, Thanks for your reply, btw, what...

    Thanks Bros,
    Thanks for your reply, btw, what are those GREY medium duty rigid conduit for? Is that also for mains cable, but for internal?
  29. Underground conduit for automatic sliding gate

    I plan to install an automatic sliding gate next year, two options so far:
    1. Run the low voltage DC gate opener, then I can do it all by myself, what kind of conduit should I use and how deep? Can...
  30. Thanks Dave!

    Thanks Dave!
  31. Where to buy aluminum sliding window in Adelaide

    Plan to replace all the old steel windows with aluminum sliding windows with key lock and fly stopper. Any one can recommend any good supplier in Adelaide?
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    Thanks Ringtail. Really, only 3 meter. Some of...

    Thanks Ringtail.
    Really, only 3 meter. Some of mine are more than 7-8 meters, as the main line (3/4") is laid around my house, then any pipe goes into the house is 1/2", therefore due to the...
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    Thanks Cyclic, I believe all the pipes inside my...

    Thanks Cyclic, I believe all the pipes inside my property is copper. To increase the main water pipe size within my property, does that means I need ask SA water to change the water meter first? As...
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    Increase water main pipe size

    My water main pipe size is 19mm(3/4") all the way(both come into and out of water meter), then for each branch is 12.7mm(1/2"). I am already experience the low water pressure problem at the moment,...
  35. Thread: Gas pipe

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    The problem I have is, so far there are 2 gas...

    The problem I have is, so far there are 2 gas fitters come and quote, they use total different material, pipe size and of course different price range. One says 32mm PE pipe all the way, the other...
  36. Thread: Gas pipe

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    Hi wonderplumber, Thanks for your reply, I have...

    Hi wonderplumber,
    Thanks for your reply, I have updated my post with more information, not sue whether that's enough for you estimated what size of copper ( or other material) pipe you will suggest...
  37. Thread: Gas pipe

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    Gas pipe

    Plan to upgrade my home HWS and Cooktop from electric to Gas (I assume it's Natural Gas, still haven't get the meter installed, as need to the work from my side first), since I plan to run gas to the...
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    lay bathroom wall tiles

    I am remodeling my bathroom by replacing the old bathtub with a toilet suite, therefore I have removed the bathtub and wall tiles. ( it's an old double brick house built in 1960s)
    1. Do I need to do...
  39. Thread: asbestos?

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    asbestos?

    Plan to do some renovation with my old bathroom (it was build in1960s), can anyone tell me what material it is and whether it contain any asbestos or not, just want to make sure it's safe to do, much...
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