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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.....


Jul
15
comment What's the best way to replace this sink supply line?
you could get a new FI stop Tap and put a nipple in it to connect to the nut that you have coming out of the wall
Jul
14
comment What could be causing my hot water pipe to rattle?
more than likly its the pipe expanding znd rubbing against a timber stud
Jul
3
comment What causes tub drain to gurgle when toilet flushed?
Causes could be a blocked vent causing the trap to siphon and cause the gurgling or could be a blockage downstream as shown in the other question.
Jul
2
comment What causes tub drain to gurgle when toilet flushed?
diy.stackexchange.com/questions/29243/… see this question for similar problems
Jun
5
comment What can I do about a gas pipe that is in my way?
propane leaks r really bad
Jun
1
comment What is this pipe called, and how does it work?
A Mop LOL (not so funny when its me with the mop tho)
May
29
comment Should I replace a sump pump that's not keeping up?
The horse power does not give enough information what is the flow rate vs presure of the pump can you just change the impeller to a larger one
May
28
comment How do I secure the shower valve without removing tile?
but would suck up water unless you get a water proof variety
May
23
comment Is a high electric bill for a pump house caused by a well pump running constantly?
sounds like #1 impeller is dead or worn and if it wasnt before with the pump running constantly it probably will be now.
May
23
comment Why does my Rinnai Infinity water heater fire up after turning off the cold tap?
a water hammer arrestor may fix the problem but the unit firing over such a small wave seems strange. Ill look up the flow switch assembly in a minute and get back to you
May
21
comment What could cause an under-sink reverse osmosis filter to have low pressure?
and wait for it to fill up to have usuable water 6 +hrs
May
21
comment What could cause an under-sink reverse osmosis filter to have low pressure?
I'm assuming you replace / checked the membrane as well?
May
19
comment Can we install an aeration unit in an older septic system?
in that case I would recommend just keeping the septic and replacing the field- it doesnt have to be overly expensive but there are a number of options that will make the price vary quite substantially. eg get a few quote or diy if you can get away with in your council area
May
18
comment Is my well pump serviceable after overheating and starting to leak?
as bcworkz said... but probably possible maybe not economical. whereis it leaking from? does it sound noiser or rattle now (eg. bearing got cooked)
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
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