Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Water Tank Arrives

The plumbers were busy installing the water tank when I was there, I had a chat with one of them about how it works & what it does. Whenever I have asked a question being a stupid one or not throughout this build, I have always been answered in a way that I could understand. The plumber went to great lengths to show me just how this would work.
It will feed all the toilets & also the washing machine, a 1/2 flush on the toilet uses 3 litres of water a full flush uses 6 litres. This water will come from the tank &if the tank is at around 1/3rd full it will take the water directly from the mains. There will be water in the pipes at all times as it is a charged system, so that means our pipes are all pvc.

We had a little bit of a problem with the blinds yesterday, I had someone come out for a quote and the windows on the front of the house are different because one of them is into brick & the other side is into the cladding.
I wanted to get the dual rollers on the front bedrooms but they will only fit on our bedroom & WIR. The inside of the window on bed 4 is a lot smaller than our bedroom windows & we also have an awning window so the handle sticks into the space where the roller blind would go. I can have venetian blinds but they would also have to be a smaller slat on bedroom 4 so the blinds won't look the same from the street. Not sure what I am going to do now, that's another thing on my list to worry about!!!!!!
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5 comments:

E+R said...

So exciting to see the water tank! how many Litres is it? it looks pretty big... is it 2000L or 3000L?

Ummm, are you sure the blinds would look that different? would it be really obvious from upstairs to the downstairs area? maybe not...

danma said...

It's a 3000 litre tank. Not sure about how different the blinds will look but the blind in bed 4 can only have 25mm slats. I went to the blind shop today but the guy was out quoting will try again tomorrow

Ismail Mogal said...

Hi Danma,

We are building in Melbourne, and getting plumbing provision from the builder and thinking of buying watertank and connecting it later.
Did you go with the builder for the whole package?
Any other info will be help.
Like your blog quite detailed.
Thank you,
Ismail

danma said...

Hi Ismail,
The water tank & all the plumbing for it was supplied by the builder. The pipes from the other side of the house are running under the slab to the water tank, it then pumps the water up the pipe & into the tank. Because there is always water in the pipes & the water is higher than the tank the water will flow up. If you want any photos of it put on the blog just let me know.
Glad that you like the blog, I have loved doing it.

Ismail Mogal said...

Hi Danma,

Thanks. I am not yet sure how they will do it. From builder "Provide Rough in only including capped point for future Rainbank system with separate water line to WC's and Water Tank. Item Includes 1No. single external power point. "
So I am hoping it should be easy to connect to it later.


Will be in touch.
Cheers!
Ismail