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Althom

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Joined 3 August 2010
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9 h9 hAlthomAlthom 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.

1 d1 dAlthomAlthom 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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1 d1 dAlthomAlthom 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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9 d9 dAlthomAlthom 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…

9 d9 dAlthomAlthom 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…

9 d9 dAlthomAlthom 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…

10 d10 dAlthomAlthom posted:
Building with MOMU @ Duncraig

That's good news

10 d10 dAlthomAlthom 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…

23 d23 dAlthomAlthom 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.

28 d28 dAlthomAlthom 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.

2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
ceiling fan wall control wired wrong?

Ours have numbers 1 to 3.
1 is the fastest, 3 the slowest.
Seems to be the standard.

2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
cleaning gutters water damage risk

The other thing to check is whilst your roof may be Colorbond it doesn't necessarily follow that your gutters are. Some builders will install gal gutters and paint them even…

2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Coulourbond steel roof maintenace

It's good stuff isn't it?

2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
External Motor Rangehoods? Marketing or Fact

Happy to be respectful but I will not accept abuse

2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
External Motor Rangehoods? Marketing or Fact

Some of your more recent trolling;
"Yeah so true nothing worse than cables running all over the house from too many ovens. Thanks
No.10 - plan garden. What? That should’ve been, at…

2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
External Motor Rangehoods? Marketing or Fact

Do you just haunt this site looking for an argument?
Here's a hint - you're not going to get one so go away and be a troll somewhere else.

2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
External Motor Rangehoods? Marketing or Fact

Unfortunately there seems to be an ever increasing trend to whine about everything.

2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
External Motor Rangehoods? Marketing or Fact

Statistical make believe?
No, it's fact.
Deal with it.

2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
External Motor Rangehoods? Marketing or Fact

+90% of kitchen rangehoods would be vented externally. The only ones that aren't are the cassette type.
So, as for "imposing it on your neighbours" +90% of households in Australia would…

5 months5 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Venting toilet and bathroom

Bit of both

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5 months5 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Cistern inlet and outlet washer replacement

Ours are Caromas.

5 months5 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…

5 months5 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

5 months5 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Cistern inlet and outlet washer replacement

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

5 months5 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.

5 months5 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Return air filter. Do u have one in your new house?

Is it just ducted heating or RC Air Con?

7 months7 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…

7 months7 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Help repair my lawn

Is the black stuff potting soil?

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