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  1. Steve

    Question What size rain water tank?

    We have a 5000gal tank for washing, shower, cooking, drinking for 4 people lasts us 6 months. Aquaponics system uses 5000gal a year. 1/4acre veg and fruit garden uses at least 25000gal per year
    We have a 5000gal tank for washing, shower, cooking, drinking for 4 people lasts us 6 months. Aquaponics system uses 5000gal a year. 1/4acre veg and fruit garden uses at least 25000gal per year
    We have a 5000gal tank for washing, shower, cooking, drinking for 4 people lasts us 6 months. Aquaponics system uses 5000gal a year. 1/4acre veg and fruit garden uses at least 25000gal per year
    We have a 5000gal tank for washing, shower, cooking, drinking for 4 people lasts us 6 months. Aquaponics system uses 5000gal a year. 1/4acre veg and fruit garden uses at least 25000gal per year
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  2. Mark

    Question What is the biggest gas cylinder you can buy?

    Well that is very interesting Kate! Thanks for all those figures and it does seem rather incredible how much you do save by using the 9kg gas bottles and re-filling them yourself :shock: My last order...
    Well that is very interesting Kate! Thanks for all those figures and it does seem rather incredible how much you do save by using the 9kg gas bottles and re-filling them yourself :shock: My last order through Origin just recently cost $139.50 but the one before that was $152.50 so it seems domestic...
    Well that is very interesting Kate! Thanks for all those figures and it does seem rather incredible how much you do save by using the 9kg gas bottles and re-filling them yourself :shock: My last order through Origin just recently cost $139.50 but the...
    Well that is very interesting Kate! Thanks for all those figures and it does seem rather incredible how much you do save by using the 9kg gas bottles and re-filling them yourself :shock: My last order...
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  3. stevo

    Question Hot Water Systems?

    If firewood is abundant you could always make a "donkey" Nearly all shearers quarters in the outback are supplied by these. Usually a header tank supplying a heavy galv 44 gallon drum, that is...
    If firewood is abundant you could always make a "donkey" Nearly all shearers quarters in the outback are supplied by these. Usually a header tank supplying a heavy galv 44 gallon drum, that is mounted in a brick or steel frame. They usually have a blow-off riser pipe that is higher than the...
    If firewood is abundant you could always make a "donkey" Nearly all shearers quarters in the outback are supplied by these. Usually a header tank supplying a heavy galv 44 gallon drum, that is mounted in a brick or steel frame. They usually have...
    If firewood is abundant you could always make a "donkey" Nearly all shearers quarters in the outback are supplied by these. Usually a header tank supplying a heavy galv 44 gallon drum, that is...
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  4. Mark

    Question Govt Energy Rating Calculator for aircon power consumption accurate?

    Weird hey! I wouldn't have thought that! I've been one to keep the temp set pretty high on the aircon to save power. It's the humidity that makes it uncomfortable so all I really want my aircon...
    Weird hey! I wouldn't have thought that! I've been one to keep the temp set pretty high on the aircon to save power. It's the humidity that makes it uncomfortable so all I really want my aircon to do is (yes, cool it down) but mostly remove the moisture from the air.
    Weird hey! I wouldn't have thought that! I've been one to keep the temp set pretty high on the aircon to save power. It's the humidity that makes it uncomfortable so all I really want my aircon to do is (yes, cool it down) but mostly remove...
    Weird hey! I wouldn't have thought that! I've been one to keep the temp set pretty high on the aircon to save power. It's the humidity that makes it uncomfortable so all I really want my aircon...

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  5. Mark

    Question Do LED lights for the home really save money?

    Good to hear Mark. The best way to find the best tradesmen is to ask the best one you've found in one feild of another in another feild. Gee that's long winded
    Good to hear Mark. The best way to find the best tradesmen is to ask the best one you've found in one feild of another in another feild. Gee that's long winded
    Good to hear Mark. The best way to find the best tradesmen is to ask the best one you've found in one feild of another in another feild. Gee that's long winded
    Good to hear Mark. The best way to find the best tradesmen is to ask the best one you've found in one feild of another in another feild. Gee that's long winded
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  6. stevo

    Question [Poll] What's your electricity usage?

    Yes I can alternate polls but it's really designed to show the most recent in the sidebar - doesn't matter :) Edit: Regarding my audit bill - I had no idea or way to check their audit figures... I...
    Yes I can alternate polls but it's really designed to show the most recent in the sidebar - doesn't matter :) Edit: Regarding my audit bill - I had no idea or way to check their audit figures... I think it stinks! :blah:
    Yes I can alternate polls but it's really designed to show the most recent in the sidebar - doesn't matter :) Edit: Regarding my audit bill - I had no idea or way to check their audit figures... I think it stinks! :blah:
    Yes I can alternate polls but it's really designed to show the most recent in the sidebar - doesn't matter :) Edit: Regarding my audit bill - I had no idea or way to check their audit figures... I...
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