Goal number 1 - After relocating our house and surviving an inside and out reno, once we received our final approval it was tools down. So after alot of figuring, we were able to get everything we needed to collect our storm water. (probably inspired by our DSIL whom DH helped to set up their water pipes for the shed about 2 weeks before) Anyway the day before DS headed back the boys got it all done. We will now be able to collect all the rain water from the house, yeh!!! (A major step)
|Getting ready to lay the pipe.|
|In goes the pipe.|
So we took the plunge. We got the kit from here www.runonsun.com.au and by going this way we could incorporate our existing hot water tank. There is however, two things that I would like to add before you all run off and buy one! Firstly we thought that the kit would include everything needed, not so. Add another couple of hundred for the extras. Second, don't even attempt doing this yourself if you haven't any know how about plumbing (took DH a few days to get up and running)
Now having said that, (drum roll....) we turned the mains power off to the hot water system a few days ago. Just like when we had the solar panels installed we needed to review how to best utilize the system and changed our ways accordingly, the same for the solar hot water system. If needed we can always flick the switch back on again, no drama. So the trial begins ................................................. I'll keep you posted.