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tomjason
post Mar 8 2012, 10:30 AM

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QUOTE(noien @ Mar 8 2012, 08:30 AM)
hi,
does anyone know how to make a bathroom water proof if it is leaking?use water proof cement and?
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usually before laying tile..contractor should put water proof cement mix 'susu' like liquid. Such brand is SIKA. you can buy the water proof cement and susu if i can remember about RM25.

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post Mar 8 2012, 03:51 PM

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QUOTE(tomjason @ Mar 8 2012, 10:30 AM)
usually before laying tile..contractor should put water proof cement mix 'susu' like liquid. Such brand is SIKA. you can buy the water proof cement and susu if i can remember about RM25.

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ya true, i saw this when my contractor fix my bathroom.
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post Mar 8 2012, 04:24 PM

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QUOTE(sovietmah @ Mar 8 2012, 03:51 PM)
ya true, i saw this when my contractor fix my bathroom.
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sika seal 107 will cost at least rm80 per set with 20kg cement powder + 4.5L susu
tomjason
post Mar 8 2012, 04:41 PM

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QUOTE(skng03 @ Mar 8 2012, 04:24 PM)
sika seal 107 will cost at least rm80 per set with 20kg cement powder + 4.5L susu
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the price i cant remember...i hv to check my bill....i kept every single resit 99%..the 1% the rest misplace..

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post Mar 8 2012, 06:33 PM

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Hi, just managed to read thru all your posts from page 1 to 43 in 3 days...(curi tulang while working)...a good share and step by step updates...hope u r a happy man living in a nice house....enjoy...
phoenix69
post Mar 9 2012, 12:42 PM

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Renovation Updates :-

Water - the quest for clean residential household water

After washing clean my water tank, I asked the plumber to optimize my existing water piping system.
There were 2 things that I wanted done.

1. To maximise the water flow with the right pipe in and out from my Groundfos pump.
- The existing pipes was not optimized so, re-do the pipes.

2. To add in a main water by pass as illustrated by zheilwane below so that when there is electricity cut, water pressure will still be sufficient to flow up my solar water heater, and thus assure that I will still get hot water when there is no electricity. This also ensures that water pressure is sufficient to power my shower when electricity's out.

zheilwane illustration main water by pass piping system

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Water - Part 3:- POP (Point of Piping - My own term tongue.gif ) - Adventures in my Attic Part 2

Drilling a hole at the bottom of my water tank for a new pipe attachment.
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Pipes attached
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Add valve
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Connect to pump (booster pump)
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Pump connect to the whole house piping system
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Install a main water by pass with a non return valve (the yellow colour part) from the main incoming water pipe direct to the pump outgoing pipe direct to the whole house piping system.
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My POP water piping system , kaw thim icon_rolleyes.gif
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shawnsean
post Mar 9 2012, 09:01 PM

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Silly question, what's the purpose of the non returning valve?
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post Mar 10 2012, 12:37 AM

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QUOTE(shawnsean @ Mar 9 2012, 09:01 PM)
Silly question, what's the purpose of the non returning valve?
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Ok.. I can't say for sure as I just follow zheilwane chart, but logically, the function of the valve should be to prevent water from flowing back the other way.
As you observed in the picture, the non return valve is actually attached to the pipe linking the mains water pipe that is pumping water in from the outside main water line, to the pipe where the booster pump is pumping out water supplying the whole house.
If the water pressure from the booster pump is stronger than the main water pipe pressure then water will be pumped back out to the mains outside, and we do not want that. shakehead.gif
This way with the non return valve water are allowed to flows only one way outside to inside and not the other way back out.

Err... not sure if you get me, but think about it. smile.gif
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post Mar 10 2012, 01:52 AM

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wow, great photos and explanation phoenix, u r totally rite. So, everything OK with ur pump and solar now?

Another thing members, you will need minimum 1" pipe for your booster pump, some pumps required 1 1/4 or 1 1/2".

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post Mar 11 2012, 11:49 AM

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nice smile.gif so nice your roof area can hold such a big tank...
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post Mar 11 2012, 12:09 PM

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I envy on your big roof area that can hold many tanks hahahahaha nice sharing bro! show us some powerful of water pump if possible tongue.gif

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post Mar 11 2012, 08:07 PM

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yeah, some photos and videos of the Top Range Grundfos Model that u bought smile.gif
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post Mar 12 2012, 09:55 AM

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QUOTE(phoenix69 @ Mar 10 2012, 12:37 AM)
Ok.. I can't say for sure as I just follow zheilwane chart, but logically, the function of the valve should be to prevent water from flowing back the other way.
As you observed in the picture, the non return valve is actually attached to the pipe linking the mains water pipe that is pumping water in from the outside main water line, to the pipe where the booster pump is pumping out water supplying the whole house.
If the water pressure from the booster pump is stronger than the main water pipe pressure then water will be pumped back out to the mains outside, and we do not want that.  shakehead.gif
This way with the non return valve water are allowed to flows only one way outside to inside and not the other way back out.

Err... not sure if you get me, but think about it.  smile.gif
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TQ for sharing..nice pic.....as far as i know the valve is called 'check valve'....

from the pic...i notice..the new outlet from tank..usually the tank itself there are 4 ready 'part (flat portion) ' to put the outlet..i m afraid that your new outlet is drill not at the flat portion of the tank. afraid later after few years..might leak..

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post Mar 12 2012, 10:27 AM

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QUOTE(tomjason @ Mar 12 2012, 09:55 AM)
TQ for sharing..nice pic.....as far as i know the valve is called 'check valve'....

from the pic...i notice..the new outlet from tank..usually the tank itself there are 4 ready 'part (flat portion) ' to put the outlet..i m afraid that your new outlet is drill not at the flat portion of the tank. afraid later after few years..might leak..
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Dunno about that but so far ok wor. blink.gif
Anyway, Hopefully if it last more than 10 years then maybe I'll change. smile.gif
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post Mar 12 2012, 12:43 PM

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QUOTE(tomjason @ Mar 12 2012, 10:55 AM)
TQ for sharing..nice pic.....as far as i know the valve is called 'check valve'....

from the pic...i notice..the new outlet from tank..usually the tank itself there are 4 ready 'part (flat portion) ' to put the outlet..i m afraid that your new outlet is drill not at the flat portion of the tank. afraid later after few years..might leak..
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Yup, you are right, they are called check valve technically, 'non-returning valve' in layman term. We use this alot in our plant
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post Mar 19 2012, 01:05 PM

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Renovation Updates :-

Water - the quest for clean residential household water

Finally after getting all my incoming water optimized, finally i come to the last and most important part, drinking water.

Water - Part 4:- POU (Point of Use ) - Drinking water

After doing my research here
http://forum.lowyat.net/topic/1918768/+780

I decided to go for filtered water and not RO or alkaline water.
My philosophy is do not need to go overboard, my ancestors has been drinking water with minerals, I'll do the same. blush.gif
That being said, the water filtered must still meet good drinking water standard.
The standard being referred to by almost everyone is the NSF standard.
For the type of drinking water I am going for NSF 53 standard applies.

I researched around and most filter with (some without) NSF 53 certified cost RM2K and above doh.gif
I finally found this rarely mentioned water filter product (from USA) .
Its NSF 53 certified (Double checked on NSF website), a very established brand in USA.
Got lots of good review from the net.
Can get the replacement filter cheaper if I get from Singapore.
Price works out to RM0.09/liter.
The Malaysian installers provide an additional ceramic filter (they say Malaysian water quality needs this).
The main plus point its the price. thumbup.gif

The water filters parts.
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The main Aquasana water filter unit
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The drinking water tap - going for under counter configuration
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The underside of the drinking water tap, 3 pipe type (when the watertap is turned off/down, it also restrict water from going in to the filter, I understand that this water filter is not designed to work under constant water pressure)
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The water source from the kitchen faucet under piping. Unattached for instalattion.
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Attach a 3 way valve - to divert water to water filter
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Water first goes through a ceramic filter (Doulton -from UK)
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Then only to the main Aquasana water filter
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The water filter located under the counter
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NSF 53 Certified Drinking Water icon_rolleyes.gif
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post Mar 19 2012, 03:58 PM

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Hi,

Thanks for sharing this renovation journey.
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post Mar 19 2012, 04:26 PM

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phoenix gor, how much the water filter
phoenix69
post Mar 20 2012, 12:20 AM

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QUOTE(vetkin_gray @ Mar 19 2012, 04:26 PM)
phoenix gor, how much the water filter
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Half the price I've mentioned. Cheap liao.. biggrin.gif
You can see the price here
http://www.aquasana.com.my/

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post Mar 20 2012, 02:07 PM

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Wow great work there.. tongue.gif
Did you get different contractor to do different things? Or did you have 1 main con to oversee the entire project?


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