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Thread: New water restriction tariffs hit Cape Town: what you need to know

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Mowgs View Post
    Ok but how? Is there a connector on can buy?
    It depends on a few things. I suggest firstly to use a hosepipe that is very similar in thickness to the outlet pipe.
    Then find a connector that either fits inside both or around the outside of both. Then use hose clamps.

    Best is to take the outlet pipe and a small piece of the hose to a place that specializes in irrigation, like AGRICO or Spilhaus. A slightly bigger fitting going inside is best as you can heat up the hosepipe and the outlet pipe and insert connector and quickly cool it down in water.

    Then still fit proper hose clamps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Mowgs View Post
    Ok but how? Is there a connector on can buy?
    Yes there is an adaptor. Ask for assistance at your local h/w store and explain what you want to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyQuin View Post
    It depends on a few things. I suggest firstly to use a hosepipe that is very similar in thickness to the outlet pipe.
    Then find a connector that either fits inside both or around the outside of both. Then use hose clamps.

    Best is to take the outlet pipe and a small piece of the hose to a place that specializes in irrigation, like AGRICO or Spilhaus. A slightly bigger fitting going inside is best as you can heat up the hosepipe and the outlet pipe and insert connector and quickly cool it down in water.

    Then still fit proper hose clamps.
    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff.D View Post
    Yes there is an adaptor. Ask for assistance at your local h/w store and explain what you want to do.
    Thanks for the help guys, appreciate it.

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    heard, penalties for not meeting deadlines are set around about 700k a day...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff.D View Post
    Yes there is an adaptor. Ask for assistance at your local h/w store and explain what you want to do.
    Also make sure the hose is at some point higher than the machine's drum, or all the water will just run out and the machine will keep on refilling /facepalm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slootvreter View Post
    Also make sure the hose is at some point higher than the machine's drum, or all the water will just run out and the machine will keep on refilling /facepalm


    There is another factor to consider here, and that is back pressure. Washing machine design assumes that the water from the waste pipe will flow more or less unhindered . But extending the pipe with a hosepipe may just cause sufficient back pressure to slow down the whole process of the drum emptying when it is supposed to. So some experimentation is required.

    At my moms place we solved the issue by allowing the waste water to fill the bath and then lead the water into the garden from there or use the water to flush toilets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Mowgs View Post
    How does one connect a garden hose to the outlet of a washing machine?


    another way to set up a system

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    with this lowering of pressure in the pipes comes new problems

    COCT apparently noted that if any damage occurs on your property like burst pipes etc. it will be for your account
    so I've heard

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    Quote Originally Posted by genelock View Post
    with this lowering of pressure in the pipes comes new problems

    COCT apparently noted that if any damage occurs on your property like burst pipes etc. it will be for your account
    so I've heard
    No lowering of water pressure will cause burst pipes in a house.
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    Quote Originally Posted by genelock View Post
    with this lowering of pressure in the pipes comes new problems

    COCT apparently noted that if any damage occurs on your property like burst pipes etc. it will be for your account
    so I've heard
    That I won't believe.
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    The sudden shutting down of a water feed will cause a drop in pressure. When the valve opens again the pressure spike depending on what was "on" at the time such as a washing machine etc, could cause pipes to move resulting in what is called water hammer, and that could easily lead to leaks in joints a burst pipes in older houses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slootvreter View Post
    That I won't believe.
    Our office admin lady got this (extract from the letter):
    • The City is not liable for any impact on or damage to private infrastructure resulting from the rationing or associated operations.
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    I also saw somewhere that solar geysers could suffer serious damage if left without incoming cold water. But I know next to nothing about these systems
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    The City is not liable for any impact on or damage to private infrastructure resulting from the rationing or associated operations.
    I doubt that will stand up in court.
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    Quote Originally Posted by daveza View Post
    I doubt that will stand up in court.
    Was Eskom liable for damage to private items during loadshedding? Seems like the same thing to me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff.D View Post
    The sudden shutting down of a water feed will cause a drop in pressure. When the valve opens again the pressure spike depending on what was "on" at the time such as a washing machine etc, could cause pipes to move resulting in what is called water hammer, and that could easily lead to leaks in joints a burst pipes in older houses.
    And I've just spent a fortune redoing my plumbing .

    Definitely need a tank.

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