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3 months3 monthsAJWAJW posted:
Toilet Shutoff Valve/Tap placement

Simple reason. That shut off is basically the end of the fixed water supply system.

3 months3 monthsAJWAJW posted:
Building at Oran Park NSW - Free to air TV

At television antenna would be one way and if you wanted it over the internet then an ip tv service like fetch.

4 months4 monthsAJWAJW posted:
Kitchen Cabinet no longer square, not supported benchtop.

Looks like I am out of luck. There are no adjustable feet under this cupboard, it doesn’t look like it has a proper plinth either. A would have expected a…

4 months4 monthsAJWAJW posted:
Kitchen Cabinet no longer square, not supported benchtop.

The kicker to the side of the dishwasher spot goes all the way back to the wall, but it looks like it has only been fixed in using clear silicone.…

4 months4 monthsAJWAJW posted:
Kitchen Cabinet no longer square, not supported benchtop.

Very true.
In the close up you can see the right door is in line with the panel next to the dishwasher and the left door is in line with…

4 months4 monthsAJWAJW posted:
Kitchen Cabinet no longer square, not supported benchtop.

Just wondering if there is some way to resquare a kitchen cabinet.
In my place I have a cupboard with the sink in it, then to the right the dishwasher nook…

4 months4 monthsAJWAJW posted:
How often do you visit your site?

I think it is safer and I said as much.
But doesn’t change the fact that checking the trades are doing their job is primarily the job of a supervisor.

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4 months4 monthsAJWAJW posted:
How often do you visit your site?

Inspecting the work of the subcontractors is still very much the supervisors job.
And yes I am very well aware of what happens when either they don’t or don’t give…

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4 months4 monthsAJWAJW posted:
How often do you visit your site?

What? It is very much a site supervisors job to be inspecting work to ensure it is up to standard. It’s their employers name and reputation that is on the…

5 months5 monthsAJWAJW posted:
Window with stone kitchen bench used as the sil

Thanks for that, most interesting.
One extra question if I may when you do a window where the frame sits on the stone where do you attached the sill flashing?
In…

5 months5 monthsAJWAJW posted:
Window with stone kitchen bench used as the sil

I have a question. If you were to have a kitchen window where the stone benchtop ran up to the window frame how would you install the window relative to…

5 months5 monthsAJWAJW posted:
CCTV on a new built house

Just buy ring stickups and doorbell.
I was in the same situation six months back, turned down builders offer for around $3k and instead installed myself 2 stickups and 1…

5 months5 monthsAJWAJW posted:
CCTV on a new built house

Ring is good for retro fit and if you don’t mind your images being sent to the cloud.
If you have access to run cables a hardwired solution with local…

6 months6 monthsAJWAJW posted:
Replacement Polytec Panels

It’s Polar White Sheen.
The thing with Polytec though is they sell cut to size panels so no need to buy a whole sheet for a small job, but these…

6 months6 monthsAJWAJW posted:
Replacement Polytec Panels

Not that long ago it was possible to order replacement doors and panels direct from Polytec made to order, but alas this is now not something they are doing for…

8 months8 monthsAJWAJW posted:
Gap between window and external cladding

Thanks for the reply.
During the build I was living overseas, hence why hardly and pics and one reason I think I've had so many issues! But a friend of mine…

8 months8 monthsAJWAJW posted:
Gap between window and external cladding

Noticed today after seeing a bucket load of ants coming through the window that there is quite a sizeable gap between one of my windows and the cladding. The gap…

9 months9 monthsAJWAJW posted:
Brivis networker won’t switch modes

It means it can not communicate with the aircon unit, presume it’s an evap unit.
What you can try is resetting the evap unit. Unless you know where the switch…

1 year1 yearAJWAJW posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

Of course they would say no. Not in their interest to say yes. Once you sign they have it over you. All care no responsibility and all your cost n

1 year1 yearAJWAJW posted:
Do bedroom door styles and closet doors need to match?

How much is you builder charging for the 4 panel door, because the cost is not that much. Even based on Bunnings prices the cost difference is about $20-30 depending…

2 years2 yearsAJWAJW posted:
Waterfall on island bench

Know coming into this pretty late, but if doing a cut-out make sure you know what type of powerpoint you want when asking and give the template to the stonemason.…

2 years2 yearsAJWAJW posted:
Exploding Toughened Glass, Stegbar Window

Would say that is about how it looked. I didn’t actually see the pattern until the glazier pointed it out, by which time he had already covered one side in…

2 years2 yearsAJWAJW posted:
Exploding Toughened Glass, Stegbar Window

Thanks for the reponse. Out of interest if it did happen again what would be the tell tail sign?
Whilst not shown in my picture, the break started about 5-10cm in…

2 years2 yearsAJWAJW posted:
TV antennas? Phone lines? Who needs them?

I don't work in the antenna business and agree that antennas sockets are still very much needed. Free to air TV is still going strong, despite what you may say.
In…

2 years2 yearsAJWAJW posted:
Sliding door mounted into floor (no step)?

Interesting. My old mum lives in a place that was designed for the elderly and disabled and she has a sliding door with no step to the outside and no…

2 years2 yearsAJWAJW posted:
Vibrating floor when AC is on

I had this with my house initially too. What they had done is suspended the indoor unit using hoop strap off the trusses, which was their standard way of doing…

2 years2 yearsAJWAJW posted:
The Brivis Networker Wall Control

Assuming here you have evap cooling and gas heating, to switch it needs to be able to talk to both units. So my suggestion is to power off the heater…

2 years2 yearsAJWAJW posted:
Exploding Toughened Glass, Stegbar Window

Yeah. Basically told too bad so sad because I made my house safe before they could see it.
In someways I can understand why, but as per my vent it…

2 years2 yearsAJWAJW posted:
Exploding Toughened Glass, Stegbar Window

Last night I had my kitchen window spontaneously explode! I was standing right next to it, luckily with my back to it, next I heard what sounded like an electrical…

Exploding Toughened Glass, Stegbar Window
2 years2 yearsAJWAJW posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

And a lot of that is down to their selection staff being next to useless.
That said my stair case (in a Kempsy) we changed to have vic ash tread,…

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