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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.....


Jun
6
comment Is there a way to trace water pipes through walls?
@theevilgreebo that is true but the question was how to trace water pipes
Jun
5
comment Is there a way to trace water pipes through walls?
there are ways of tracing pipes depending on the material the pipes are made of, such as location devices that connect to the pipes and send a signal throught them to be picked up
Jun
1
comment Should I replace my septic tank if I don't need to?
One of the considerations is the council requirements if they have tightened the sizing / treatment methods required you may have to end up putting in a much more expensive system than just a septic tank if you go the way of replacing the exsisting one, were as a disposal field renewal can be put under called "repairs" . Worth looking into before deciding
May
27
comment What is this plumbing fitting?
looks like a mini hydrant type adaptor
May
24
comment Do two 5k BTU air conditioners produce the same cooling power as one 10k BTU unit?
the most likely answer would be power draw I would say I'm not a sparky but I'm guessing running two unit would be less economical than running one, but this would depend on the individual situation, like is there a need to cool only one part not both etc.
May
22
comment Did the plumber hook up my water heater backwards?
+1 Good Answer, it will make your heater a lot less efficient and cause you to run out of hot water a lot quicker, this is due to the mixing affect when water is entering the top of the water heater instead of the bottom and also the hottest water will obviously be at the top of the heater.
May
22
comment What's the most economical way to remove a wood stove?
A wood heater "chimney" can also be know as a "flue" it is usually best to remove and patch the flue exits through the roof to prevent and water leakage later.
May
20
comment I have two unconnected drain lines in the kitchen. If I start using one, can I just put a stopper on the other?
Probably not ok got a photo though.
May
17
comment Is it safe to splice these cords with tape instead of a terminal?
+1 for the answer but couldn't that be a double insulated appliance with a standard three pin cord? or is that a no no to?
May
17
comment How can I eliminate play in a water tap?
@romkyns The only times I've seen that sort of thing is when the washer is crushed or there is another old washer stuck in the breaching piece thats so old and black you don't notice it till you get a torch and have a good look
May
17
comment How can I replace a pressure gauge on a well pump?
This may be to do with your other question, why is the gauge broken in the first place? Once you give us some more info about the pump we may be able to help but you should fix the problem before replacing the pressure gauge
May
17
comment How do I fix a Well Pump that is on Constantly?
pressure switch may be broken or stuck, model and type would be handy or non return is not functioning but this is less likely
May
17
comment How should I use a plumber's snake?
Is it just the sink that's blocked or are other fixtures gurgling/bubbling, toilet water going down too far after a flush or not residing quickly?
May
17
comment How can I repair a drain that won't stop leaking?
@Steven rubber "washers" on pvc traps and fittings are very common there are actually mostly o-rings and one (or two in the case of double bowl connecter) tapered flange washer check out this link sorry about the video... but it does show the washers
May
13
comment What's the best way to plug circular drywall holes left by electrician?
Get a new electrician!!! Lol
May
11
comment Toilet does full-blast, one-second refill every hour or so
They sometimes slide up inside the new valve depending on the type of restrictor, good pick-up @ChrisF
May
11
comment How can I mount a tablet on a wall?
Pre-drill though one side of the [ so you can get the screwdriver head through the c channel to the other side and screw is in?
May
10
comment When should a waterproof membrane be installed for shower tiling?
@ipavlic same as my bathroom ( the one that's not wet sealed) really site dependent then...
May
10
comment How to clean a toilet pan properly?
Your Link isn't working
May
10
comment Can I apply stain to an oil treated oak counter top?
Depending what it was treated with, most good quality bench tops will have documentation telling you what it has been treated with, and some will tell you what type of treatment is ok to use with the pre treatment