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  • #555

    yapeen
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    The day has been spent fruitfully, installing a first flush diverter for the rain water tanks.
    It is this type:
    https://rainharvesting.com.au/products/pre-filtration/first-flush-water-diverter/postwall-mounted-diverters

    For a wet system. Not my first choice but just the way the house was set up. Previously there was no filtration or first flush diversion on the system and we were getting a good deal of rubbish in the tanks. This system will divert the first 150 litres and then catch the rest in the tanks. As always retrofitting is much more difficult than a de novo installation.

    Needs a paint to fit in with the tanks and trees.

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    #562

    Glennjeff
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    No thanks button on your post, so THANKS, should have thought that solution through myself really.

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    Glennjeff
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    Sorry, found the THANKS button

    #589

    yapeen
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    we decided to go with this option over putting mesh on the gutters – we were quoted $5000AUD for the mesh (we have a very large return verandah) and I felt it restricts you from getting in to clean out the gutters.

    This diversion kit cost $232AUD and the 1.5metre length of 300mm stormwater PVC you need in addition was $138AUD.

    Now just waiting for the a good rain.

    If I had known about it at the time, I may have used this system instead:

    https://www.silvanh2o.com.au/cgi-bin/clearconnect.cgi?pagename=product_search_enquiry.html&stk_id=WFFILTER&userinfo=af1799ea0830b12507aa4d56a69137ce&webpageopt=S

    I am thinking about trialling their tadpole downpipe filter as well, also designed for wet systems.

    #606

    Dig Dirt
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    Hey, I’m over here in Castlemaine. I am gonna see nicole in Daylesford – i seem to remember a lift possibility or car share thing.
    My diverter charges out and drains into a receiving landscape (in future a deciduous orchard with smallish swales to spread the discharge sideways)
    Owner building an off-grid Strawbale. Paying down $105 k debt.

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    #609

    Glennjeff
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    Dig Dirt

    Go to FORUM > RECENT TOPICS scroll down to page selector, bottom right,page 2, Daylesford Car Pool link is there.

    This is the email address cited in that thread. yapeen@hushmail.com

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