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Althom

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Joined 3 August 2010
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24 d24 dAlthomAlthom posted:
Tax Payers Slugged $400K to renovate Parliament coffee cart

It would almost be funny ……….. if it wasn't so tragic.
Apparently some moron even had the hide to state it was money well spent.

1 month1 monthAlthomAlthom posted:
Sasco Installed door split door frame but denying it

It's quite possible that the warranty is not transferable.
That said however it seems that the installation wasn't done properly. Guessing that there wasn't any pilot holes drilled.

1 month1 monthAlthomAlthom posted:
Anyone installed InsulGuard Cavity Shield?

Thank you both for your responses. Much appreciated.
We didn't end up with anticon either - builder didn't recommend it back then (one of WA's best supposedly????)
Looks like the main issue…

1 month1 monthAlthomAlthom posted:
Anyone installed InsulGuard Cavity Shield?

Colourbond

1 month1 monthAlthomAlthom posted:
Anyone installed InsulGuard Cavity Shield?

We have the typical Perth double brick home built in 20111 prior to insulation being required to be installed in double brick walls.
Should have done it then but now looking…

2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Beware: Sales Rep falsifying documents and signature

They're asking you if you want him sacked??
What they should be telling you is they've sacked him, here's your money and a written apology signed by our CEO.
Instead they seem…

2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
New build problem

Looks like they forgot the flashing. Your builder should rectify at their cost.

2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Toilet Ventilation Rules

We're in Perth.
Ensuite toilet (not out in the open, in a separate room) doesn't have a window at all. Council requirements meant an extraction fan had to be installed.
Other toilet…

2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Issues with robot pool cleaner

Just observe it in action. Note what it is doing. If it's only turning one way then it's likely something is jammed in one side or there's more wear on…

2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Issues with robot pool cleaner

Is it only turning one way?
Could be something jammed in one side or something worn out or jammed on one side?

2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Building Plans acquired without permission

Even if your neighbour didn't have your plans it would be quite possible for him to wander through your build whilst in was in progress and thus have complete knowledge…

2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Repairing a broken soap holder

When the owner sees that you should make sure you've moved to another state.

2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
LED downlights 70mm vs 90mm

We've gone 90's throughout for no other reason that when I got the sparky in to replace the halogens that is what he had in stock.
Had 70mm halogens in the…

2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
LED downlights 70mm vs 90mm

It allows adjustment, not only at installation, but at any time you chose to get on a ladder.

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2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
LED downlights 70mm vs 90mm

LED downlights like these https://robus.com.au/catalogue/downligh ... -downlight allow you to select your lumens (3000-400-6500K) via a switch on the back of the unit. That way you…

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2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
New Build - Residential Attitudes -Custom - WA

I'd definitely look at taking out that door between the kitchen and the "ensuite" then and put in a door from the "Theatre Room" to the "ensuite"
If you don't just…

2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom 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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2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom 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.

2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom 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…

3 months3 monthsAlthomAlthom 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.…

3 months3 monthsAlthomAlthom 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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3 months3 monthsAlthomAlthom 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…

3 months3 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Things you forget - summary page 32

Check single windows are centred to internal wall dimensions.

3 months3 monthsAlthomAlthom 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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3 months3 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Roots blocking drain

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

4 months4 monthsAlthomAlthom 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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4 months4 monthsAlthomAlthom 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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4 months4 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Help, can I get rid of this ?

Looks like a sewer inspection point.

4 months4 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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4 months4 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…

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