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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.....


May
18
answered Can we install an aeration unit in an older septic system?
May
16
comment Is it possible to make my own solar water heater?
You could braze the copper parts of the panels using fitting eg tees for the risers in the panels if its just a once off affair or you could use a branch former to form 1/2" branchs off the 1"manifold. Most of the collectors I use are just a 1"manifold top and bottom with between 6-12 1/2"risers running vertically between them. Braze on a couple of FI 1"fittings on the ends and hey presto... then you just need to make your casing and insulate it, also a backing on the copper manifold (eg. a copper of alloy sheet (thin) painted black) will increase heat collection.
May
16
comment What advantages does bending copper pipes have over joining many parts without brazing?
Hard drawn copper can and is quite regularly bent without annealing (as I do it nearly every day)
May
16
comment Can poly plastic water storage tank be used to store hot water?
I have seen commercially made solar hot water tanks made of poly but don't know the composition to avoid leaching
May
14
comment Is it safe to install this hot water tank from ebay?
Sorry my mistake, your installation plans should be ok just check the wire size from your existing unit and the breaker amperage
May
13
answered Is it safe to install this hot water tank from ebay?
May
11
comment What is causing toilet supply water leaks above the coupling nut?
yes. and you could replace the washer or use teflon tape to seal it or just replace it with a braided flexible connector (easy hooker)
May
11
comment Is it safe to install this hot water tank from ebay?
for starters it will be illegal due to the non complaince in au of the unit. but apart from that its 6kw heating elemet so it could pull 26 amps... so dont just put a plug on the end of it and plug it in. just a personal opinion dont do it just spend the money and get a proper unit
May
10
answered What is causing toilet supply water leaks above the coupling nut?
May
10
answered How do I clear a drain pipe clogged with dried soap?
May
1
suggested suggested edit on How do I get the glass cover off of a shower light?
Apr
16
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Jan
1
comment How do I remove this shower stem valve?
This isn't a mixer is it? It's a normal tap?
Jan
1
answered Is it common for faucet handles to turn in opposite directions?
Dec
27
comment What size rubber grommet will a 3/4" PVC pipe fit (water tight) through?
You can also buy a threaded coupling that has a backing nut to accomplish the same idea as Steven but glue the PVC into the proper coupling
Dec
26
comment What size rubber grommet will a 3/4" PVC pipe fit (water tight) through?
water tight for potable water eg high pressure or just for some sort of drain
Dec
20
comment Why does the pilot light go out when the furnace is running?
restriction of gas flow causing the pilot to go out when the main burner takes all the gas??
Dec
18
comment Why is it taking so long for my house to heat up?
As mentioned a second professional option would be best due to the complex number of problems that could be causing it. Having said that from your description the first thing I'd be doing if I came to your house is re-bleeding the whole system.
Dec
18
comment How can I fill a large container in a shallow sink?
lucky your putting it into a filter... ;-)
Dec
17
answered How can I fill a large container in a shallow sink?