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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.....


Nov
24
comment Can a ½ inch water pipe supply enough pressure for a shower head and body sprayers?
That depends on your pressure to start with a big pipe doesn't increase the pressure it just stops frictional pressure loss and increases flow rates
Nov
24
comment can i paint my bathtub wall?
No wet seal in a shower even if it is cement sheet is a really bad idea! And Plaster... Really.. You could put laminex in but get it custom made to size for a gloss look
Nov
20
comment How can I seal around this pipe on my roof?
not really over there but you could probably just use a 4"x 8" or whatever size reducing bush to do the same thing you might just have to file out the pipe stop on the inside of the bush to push it onto the pipe
Nov
20
answered How can I seal around this pipe on my roof?
Nov
20
comment How can I seal around this pipe on my roof?
@kurkevan you'd be able to pull a new boot over the bend but if your worried just cut of the bend and glue another one on there cheap, by the by have you checked if the bend is even glued on?
Nov
19
comment How can I seal around this pipe on my roof?
@kurkevan you could buy the right size boot and cut a funnel off it and side it over the existing dektite to get rid of the hollow or you could put a piece of wire under the edge of the current one pull it up and fold back the edge of the boot and silicon or similar the edge to the pipe which will seal it and prevent it from dropping down again
Nov
19
comment Why does my shower head drip when the tub faucet is on?
+1 @bcworkz hence why putting a flow restrictor in the shower hose would help although not really solve the underling cause.
Nov
18
comment Why does my shower head drip when the tub faucet is on?
No sounds like you've got the idea just to much pressure and the divertor spout is sending some water up to the shower, u could try putting a water restrictor on the shower hose to stop this happening if it hasn't got one already.
Nov
13
comment How do I seal the sink basin opening?
photo?? Is it a drain with an overflow?
Nov
12
comment How proud can a toilet flange sit above the floor?
@TheEvilGreebo well at least you'll have a nice feature in your bathroom then....
Nov
4
comment What should I consider when buying a USB inspection camera?
If your looking at using it again get one that you can replace the lens cover otherwise go for your life except for spending big $$ they are all pretty rubbish
Oct
30
revised How proud can a toilet flange sit above the floor?
Added links to toilet pan photos will clean them up when I'm not on my phone
Oct
30
answered How proud can a toilet flange sit above the floor?
Oct
29
comment How do I replace this cast iron toilet flange?
Not that i would endorse it in any way but if you can't cut the pipe it could just be removed from the next flange and then a PVC pipe be inserted and sealed into the old cast iron pipe... or you could just get a push in flange that will sit in the top of the cast iron flange and save yourself the trouble of mucking around with cast pipe. personally I'd be more worried about that gal pipe you have in the wall.
Oct
26
comment Can I reduce or eliminate water hammer without plumbing?
Adding to the NO... You can get water hammer arrestors that screw onto your washing machine tap
Oct
21
comment Adjusting a Mixer Tap Hot/Cold Mix
And as for removing the handle it will provide access to the mixer Cartridge which is non serviceable in most new taps and even if it is its not worth the trouble as you can just buy a new cartridge to replace it if you want.
Oct
21
comment Adjusting a Mixer Tap Hot/Cold Mix
Is there a noticeable pressure difference between the hot and cold water?
Oct
19
comment How do I remove a chimney?
Be very carefull!!! Chimneys may look like they are very secure when you start but can have a nasty habit of falling over when you lean against them.
Oct
16
comment Are cheap electric brad nail guns worth it for fixing mouldings?
Fuel cell power nail or finishing guns are very good also eg one brand paslode and they pack plenty of punch for a cordless gun
Oct
15
comment Why can't the plumber fix my kitchen sink?
@Tester101 true but if it took three hours to figure that out I would be asking questions about the "professional plumber"