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  Reply # 2003148 26-Apr-2018 22:16
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DarthKermit:

As a house warming gift, my mum got us an Bunnings Homelite electric lawn mower in 2009. After eight years it conked out. I opened it up and found the carbon brushes were very worn down. Turns out it's impossible to get any kind of spare parts for these Bunnings sold mowers.

 

 

Carbon brushes in general are a pain, I've only ever bought one tool that had replacement brushes, surprisingly a cheap Chinese Dremel clone. Rule of thumb for these things, if there's sparking it's the brushes, if there's intermittent operation and/or decreased power and concussive therapy (shaking/slapping it) helps it's the brushes.

 

 

As for replacing them, search eBay for your brush based on dimensions, it's usually a couple of dollars for a set of ten or so, and there's literally thousands of them available from various sellers.



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  Reply # 2010223 8-May-2018 18:52
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And another project underway for the forthcoming winter:

 

Our back and front lawns both get quite boggy during winter. I've finally got a drainage project started.

 

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I've dug a trench by the back path next to the house and am going to put a length of perforated pipe surrounded by stones in there. This will drain into the sump in the foreground.

 

Next, I'll put another length of pipe across the same lawn a few metres further up the lawn. We're lucky there's some slope in the lawn to help with drainage.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2013966 11-May-2018 11:53
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DarthKermit:

 

And another project underway for the forthcoming winter:

 

Our back and front lawns both get quite boggy during winter. I've finally got a drainage project started.

 

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I've dug a trench by the back path next to the house and am going to put a length of perforated pipe surrounded by stones in there. This will drain into the sump in the foreground.

 

Next, I'll put another length of pipe across the same lawn a few metres further up the lawn. We're lucky there's some slope in the lawn to help with drainage.

 

 

Does the council allow dumping of drainage into the sump? I'm surprised there aren't rules around that. there are cases in chch where permissions are denied as water will go into sumps / drainage etc.

 

 





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  Reply # 2013980 11-May-2018 12:21
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The sump is part of the local system. It is usually required to separate out any silt and gravel before the water goes into the stormwater (not sewerage). It would be the onward connection from the sump that the Council might regulate.

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Torquenstein:

 

Built some wood storage to get ready for winter since we put in a fireplace last September.

 

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Jeeze, someone paid attention in woodworking class! Others of us, (ie ME) resort to some old shipping pallets and my trusty nail gun lol

 

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  Reply # 2017269 17-May-2018 04:25
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nunz:

 

Does the council allow dumping of drainage into the sump? I'm surprised there aren't rules around that. there are cases in chch where permissions are denied as water will go into sumps / drainage etc.

 

 

No idea sorry. I put that sump in previously when I was doing another drainage project. I'm simply extending the drain system to pick up the water in the back lawn.

 

 

 

Existing sump with a new connection added (the pipe at the top of the picture):

 

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Perforated pipe (on left) with filter sock over it to prevent it being blocked by silt:

 

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Pipes covered with stones:

 

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The top ~ 100 mm will be covered over with dirt.


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  Reply # 2017628 17-May-2018 13:21
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You will still get fine sediment coming through the sock, but the main thing is that the outlet of your sump is above the bottom so that sediment will accumulate in the sump instead of going into council drains. Idea is that you scoop out the sediment every now and then to keep it below the outlet.

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