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2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Venting toilet and bathroom

Bit of both

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2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Cistern inlet and outlet washer replacement

Ours are Caromas.

2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Venting toilet and bathroom

Certainly should.
I was under the impression that all our extraction fans exhausted externally and our "Independent Inspector" even told us they did.
Only when I got up in the roof…

2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Venting toilet and bathroom

Couple of years ago I got a quote to fit ducting and roof vents to two fans that were exhausting into the roof space.
Was surprisingly cheap.
$250

2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Cistern inlet and outlet washer replacement

$300 to replace inlet and outlet washers on 2 cisterns?
Reasonable or ridiculous?

2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Return air filter. Do u have one in your new house?

Just looked up photos of our old house where we had evaporative cooling and separate gas heating.
There was definitely a return air filter.

2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Return air filter. Do u have one in your new house?

Is it just ducted heating or RC Air Con?

4 months4 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Help repair my lawn

Grab some runners from somewhere else in the lawn and plant them in the bare patches or buy a roll and cut out patches to fit.
Loosen up the soil in…

4 months4 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Help repair my lawn

Is the black stuff potting soil?

4 months4 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Good builders in Perth without "dale alcock" price tag

The DAH tradies that built our place were on a Summit job before they did ours

4 months4 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Good builders in Perth without "dale alcock" price tag

Why got to DAH in the first place? They use the same tradies as all the other builders so you're not getting a better job for their inflated price.
Ventura, Celebration,…

5 months5 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Anyone had to take neighbors to court fence?

Some people shouldn't be able to purchase vacant land because Patrick might move in next door??
Seems like a good plan.
Worst neighbour ever.

5 months5 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Anyone had to take neighbors to court fence?

Given the evidence suggests that only one person has actually received said communication?????

5 months5 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Anyone had to take neighbors to court fence?

You need to calm down

5 months5 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Anyone had to take neighbors to court fence?

Might be different in Vic but in WA an owner doesn't have to pay until their house is substantially completed, i.e. at lockup.
Once at lockup they have to fork out…

5 months5 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Exhaust fan

Are both exhaust fans ducted to outside or do they just exhaust into the roof space?
If ducted to outside have they been ducted together?

5 months5 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Ensuite bathroom door - required or not?

That's what we did.
With a pelmet over the top it looks like it's always been there

5 months5 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Ensuite bathroom door - required or not?

We lived for 8 years with an ensuite, that opened straight off the bedroom, with no door.
Although the ensuite toilet was behind a door it was still a PITA.
Fitted…

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5 months5 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Damage noticed after handover

Not sure in Victoria but if it's anything like WA those boards are controlled by the builders so are generally worse than useless for solving issues that might cost a…

5 months5 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Oven issue - repair or replace

~$600 + labour for a new one that you can depreciate.

5 months5 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Damage noticed after handover

How is a painter going to fix that?
The door needs replacing.

5 months5 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Double Fluoro Tube - one tube constantly fails

Rapid start fitting so no starters.

5 months5 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Double Fluoro Tube - one tube constantly fails

We had a double 36in fluro light fitted in our garage about a year ago.
One of the tubes is original, the other one fails every 8-10 weeks.
Is the fitting faulty?

5 months5 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Neighbours ignoring me about fence

Then, depending on where you are, they are probably not obliged to put up their half yet.

5 months5 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Neighbours ignoring me about fence

Are their builds finished or substantially finished, i.e. to lockup?

6 months6 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Whirly bird or solar roof ventilation

Interesting that there's no answer to this question on here or directly via the suppliers website.
Inlet vent area will be critical to the performance of the fan and yet there's…

6 months6 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Whirly bird or solar roof ventilation

I take it you need eave vents for the fan to be able to draw in outside air?
What area of vent for one fan?

6 months6 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Sanding/finishing wood floors

Sounds reasonable to me.
A day for sanding and clean up.
A day to apply first coat.
A day to cure.
A day to apply second coat.
A day to cure.

6 months6 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Front door replacement - Perth (sorry long post)

Price seems bout right. Recently had a sliding door, frame and pelmet fitted to an en-suite opening by Doors Plus. Was about that cost with no weathersealing or locks

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