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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.....


Oct
8
answered How do I repair this leaking toilet supply nut?
Oct
8
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Oct
6
comment Should I install a hot water recirculating pump before or after the thermostatic mixing valve?
How is this going to be a recirculating system? And as for the question about before or after the tempering valve usually most tempering valves specify a maximum pressure difference on the inlets eg hot and cold so after the valve.
Oct
3
comment Can I install a hot water recirculation pump if I have a reverse osmosis filter?
I agree with that if your using reverse osmosis filters I'm guessing u don't want to drink the hot water, extra leaching occurs when the water is heated. But having said that what piping are you running through? If it uses lead solder in the hot line I really wouldn't do it.
Sep
30
comment What could cause water to come out of the faucet when the shower is on?
Isn't the divertor on the spout? When he turns the airator on the front of the bath spout it diverts the water so all that is needed is a new divertor spout? Rather than "part of the tap"?
Sep
24
comment Which type of PVC for exposed outdoor use?
May be of some help vinidex.com.au/files//technical_notes/technical_notes/…
Sep
23
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Sep
23
revised How do I diagnose and fix a toilet blockage
Reword and declutter new title
Sep
23
comment How do I diagnose and fix a toilet blockage
Try searching for blocked toilet in this forum and then if you have a more specific question that arises update your question with more info
Sep
23
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Sep
22
comment Did my contractor give me good advice about my septic tank?
As bcworkz said if the system was completely blocked the product would do nothing and if it wasn't the product is unessacsry and extremely overpriced for a oxidizing agent, also it should have been a simple task for the plumber to check the amount of blockage if he dug down to apply the oxidizing agent.
Sep
21
answered How do I clear this cement pipe underground drainage system?
Sep
21
comment Did my contractor give me good advice about my septic tank?
Rooter plus? lightningrodder.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-12820.html
Sep
20
comment Is it possible to use a hot water recirculation pump with a PEX home run system?
On a side point just out of interest as I'm a plumber apart from the individual flow control what is the advantage of this home run manifold over the traditional main run with tees off it? (which would use heaps less materials)
Sep
17
comment Why do some free-standing ice makers need floor drains?
I could be wrong but don't some without drains have a fan over the waste reservoir to evaporate the water?
Sep
13
comment Is this plastic pipe connecting city water to the main line dangerous?
It doesnt look like it it looks more like pe which is even used for underground sewer mains etc judging by the curve in the pipe it isn't ridge like the PVC pressure pipe other wise the fitting would be of a different type as well
Sep
13
comment Is this plastic pipe connecting city water to the main line dangerous?
Sounds like a plumber who did t want to put a filter in to me... Lol
Sep
12
comment Alternative equipment(s) to drill a few holes on a 0.5 cm plastic beside using a small drill
if it wasnt into plastic i'd probably agree... but you could also use a injector drill if you have a problem using the above hand drill
Sep
12
comment Using a solar system with a condensing boiler for the central heating instead of tap-water?
as mentioned this is very product specific and a brief Google search for the manual was unsuccessful ( as i can't read German) but if you do go down that path which is possible with most systems you may want to look into a solar bypass value for the boiler so that if the solar gain is sufficient you just bypass the boiler entirely.
Sep
12
answered What kind of tool is used to stir paint in a can?