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Althom

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1 d1 dAlthomAlthom posted:
Natural Gas Bbq line shortening

You need a licenced gas fitter. To do it yourself is illegal and will completely void your insurance.
"In NSW, you must be licensed to complete any gasfitting work as defined…

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3 d3 dAlthomAlthom posted:
Glass Splashback cleaning effort

Compared to the effort of cleaning the grout on a tiled splashback?
Don't care what anyone says no matter how well you seal the grout it will still stain.

3 d3 dAlthomAlthom posted:
New Build - Residential Attitudes -Custom - WA

Toilet straight off the kitchen?
Do you really also need a shower in the 2nd "ensuite"? Maybe just call it a powder room and put the toilet behind a seperate door…

15 d15 dAlthomAlthom posted:
New home landscaping - where to start

I'm in no way a great gardener but here's what we did;
1. Come up with a basic layout showing paths, garden beds, lawn.
2. Get a number of quotes from landscapers.…

1 month1 monthAlthomAlthom posted:
need help installing new LED downlights

Are the old lights hard wired in or via a separate plug?
If the former are you an electrician?
If you aren't an electrician then call one.

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1 month1 monthAlthomAlthom posted:
Grass tree planting

A few years ago I purchased a Grass Tree from Replants Australia.
They provided the instructions detailed here;
https://www.replants.com/files/docs/1_G ... seasol.pdf
I think that one may be on…

1 month1 monthAlthomAlthom posted:
Things you forget - summary page 32

Check single windows are centred to internal wall dimensions.

1 month1 monthAlthomAlthom posted:
You sold your home-do you give your contact# to new owner

Alternatively you could let the agent handling the sale know that you're willing to take enquiries if they come via him/her. The agent will pretty quickly cut them off if…

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1 month1 monthAlthomAlthom posted:
Roots blocking drain

Drain Clean Root Control.
Available at Bunnings.
It's basically just copper sulphate.

1 month1 monthAlthomAlthom posted:
Roots blocking drain

Get some Tree and Blackberry Killer from Bunning and paint it all over the stump.
I have seen tablets that you can flush down a drain to kill off roots as…

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1 month1 monthAlthomAlthom posted:
Rangehood ducts and vents

More likely just dirt in the silicon they've used to seal between that outlet and the colorbond.
I recently priced getting proper roof outlets connected up to a couple of…

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1 month1 monthAlthomAlthom posted:
Help, can I get rid of this ?

Looks like a sewer inspection point.

2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Gap in wall skirting, window frames, cabinet and garage door

All looks fairly normal although the holes cut for pipework in the cabinetry could have been a tad smaller.
You'll need to get hold of a garage door supplier/installer to fit…

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2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Neighbour Garage wall.

Can you imagine what Council's response would be if your neighbour had built 2cm into council land?
As for the VBA, if it's anything like the WA situation, they'd be in…

2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Neighbour Garage wall.

Yes, definitely don't just let the issue slide. After all it isn't you who are in the wrong.

2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Yellow Leaves - Magnolia Little Gem

New growth should be bright green.
Soil pH the most likely cause but definitely try some trace elements and camelia food.

2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Yellow Leaves - Magnolia Little Gem

New growth in that colour?
Definitely something to be worried about.
Check your soil pH, they like it acidic. May also be lacking in trace elements and in need of a…

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2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
New roof tiles acceptable install?

You are so right.
If a tradie is willing to do a job that complies but still looks like crap then he/she has no right to call themselves a tradie.
They are…

2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Take Care Researching Major Builders' Online Reviews

Typical example - a well known Perth builder with initials DAH.
6-8 years ago they had a reputation for delivering poor quality builds at a premium price and it was…

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2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Neighbour Garage wall.

Difficult situation particularly in regards potential future sale.
For now;
1. Certainly don't allow the fence to be built further into your property. At most it should be built in two parts…

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2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Evaporative Cooling / Gas heating vs Refrigerated cooling

Melbourne is too humid in summer for Evaporative to be effective.
Gas heating is expensive.
RC ducted air con is the most energy/cost efficient.

2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Building inspector - not really worth it

Not uncommon from my experience. Quite often your BI will know your Site Super and would rather maintain his network of contacts than do the right thing by his client.

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2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Footprints in Driveway

If that's your builders approach to something as simple as a driveway then I'd be very worried about what is going on inside the house.

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2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Garage Motion Sensor Light Recommendation

Mr. Beams do a range of battery powered sensor lights which are quite good.
Also your automatic garage door mechanism should have an inbuilt LED light that will come on every…

2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Electrical Plan Critique/Help

What are you planning to put/do in your garage?
You'll need one single powerpoint dedicated to your NBN connection.
Then - clothes dryer, beer fridge, freezer, excercise gear plus if you intend…

2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Electrical Plan Critique/Help

You need a minimum of four double power points in the garage.
At least one double power point outside in the front yard, at least a double in the alfresco and…

2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Building with MOMU @ Duncraig

That's good news

2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Building with MOMU @ Duncraig

One thing to be aware of with your pantry opening into and backing onto the garage is that your pantry could get quite warm with potential impact on shelf life…

3 months3 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Laying new turf on area with bark

Remove chipbark, turn over soil underneath, add soil improver and also Clay Breaker or Sand Remedy (depending on the nature of your soil).
No nutrition in bits of bark.

3 months3 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Loft style homes by New Generations? WA

New Gen are part of Summit. Summit seem to be one of the few builders in WA who maintain consistent quality and reasonable pricing.

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