Thanks to SaveH2O, who posts on the the Homeone Forum Website
This diagram indicates a charged rainwater collection system. These are sometimes called either a “wet” or a “pressure” system.
NB. This diagram has been simplified for clarity. A leaf diverter, and an adequate overflow, must also be fitted.
With this [read more...]
I have previously carried out a worked example of the insulation of a Brick Veneer Wall, so as a comparison here is double brick wall.
I have also shown (in brackets) the effect of using a hebel block in place of one of the brick ‘leaves’:
Outside surface air layer
Here is a new town house development in Melbourne.
Just a couple of ‘small’ problems
Those huge master bedroom windows face west so they are going to get the summer sun all day from around 2.00pm until late in the evening. What makes it worst is it has full length mirrored wardrobes on the [read more...]
As well as the more common pressure pumps you will frequently see submersible pumps at your local supplier . . . . . So what’s the difference?
Characteristics of Submersible Pumps:
Most domestic submersible pumps come with an attached float switch which switches the pump on when the water level rises, and off [read more...]
What is Grey Water?
Grey Water includes all the waste water from the house with the exception of toilet waste. (Black Water)
It can includes water from; Washing Machine, Dishwasher, Sink, Wash Basin, and Shower.
A basic grey water reuse scheme sending washing machine water using a two way diverter valve to a perforated [read more...]
I saw these north facing windows the other day.
In spite of the architectural detailing this is a lesson on how to stuff up shading!
Its less than an hour from Midday and already most of the window is out of the shade.
If you want to know how [read more...]
Condensation, a minor inconvenience, or a major problem?
A little condensation on windows is easily dealt with, . . . . . . but heavy condensation in poorly ventilated corners can lead to mould damaging your walls, ceilings, or even your clothes.
Why does Condensation Occur
Condensation in a building occurs when warm air, [read more...]
How Not to collect rainwater!
I suppose its cheap…….but it’s not the most convenient for filling your watering can from.
You can also see that algae is growing in all those open containers.
It’s not something most of us would want on our front gardens!
On the plus side it probably looks [read more...]