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location Lismore, Australia
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Studying CompScience at UNE ++ teaching soon. interested in Java and learing C++ - html,not loving C at all... Previously done Cert 4 in Electronics and Computer Services. Also Plumber by trade.

WOW I'm glad I didn't ask the question I was just about to.....


Apr
21
answered Is there any corelation between housing and lamp data?
Apr
21
comment Why use a screwdriver when we have drill/drivers now?
@JayBazuzi; lazyman's screwdriver Sadly I do own one.
Apr
21
answered When did it become illegal to use lead solder in residential plumbing?
Apr
21
comment When did it become illegal to use lead solder in residential plumbing?
The factsheet you linked to shows that it was released in Feb 2009.
Apr
20
comment Do I have to do anything different to use compression fittings on chrome pipe?
It may be useful to upload a photo of the pipe you crimped and the fitting.
Apr
20
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Apr
20
answered Is it possible to fix a leak in PP-R piping by injecting some type of substance?
Apr
19
comment Do I have to do anything different to use compression fittings on chrome pipe?
Is the leak at the radiator connection or on a join in the pipe?
Apr
19
awarded  Supporter
Apr
19
awarded  Commentator
Apr
19
comment Add a toilet to washing machine drain line
have you got any photos of the proposed location and existing piepwork?
Apr
19
answered How can I safely collect and store water for extended periods of time?
Apr
19
comment How can I safely collect and store water for extended periods of time?
Automatic drain can be a first flush divertor
Apr
19
answered Add a toilet to washing machine drain line
Apr
18
comment How tight should threaded brass pipe fittings be?
Just be careful should be applied to reading Wikipedia as well.
Apr
18
comment How tight should threaded brass pipe fittings be?
As for just be careful, I'm sorry I wasn't clearer, you want to apply sufficent Teflon tape so as the fitting becames very firm before the brass MI and FI fitting bind, when I said be carful I was implying not to use your 3 foot long wrenchs and start going to town.
Apr
18
comment How tight should threaded brass pipe fittings be?
If Teflon tape doesn't create a seal and is just used for a lubricant as you sugguest why does it come in different thickness? And that would mean that you are using tapered thread brass fitting not parrrell thread, because if you are trying to just bind the threads together they won't only the end of the male fitting touching the inside of the female fitting would and parrrell threads arn't made for that sort of use, unions are.
Apr
18
comment How can I replace my main water shutoff valve?
If you go with a ball value make sure you use one with an integral non return as the one that's there now looks like a jumper value type with has non-return in its design.
Apr
18
comment Removed sink, now what?
I'd love to see you weld that flex hose onto the pipe....
Apr
18
comment Removed sink, now what?
A bottle trap, common when you have exposed waste.