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7 h7 harcadeltarcadelt posted:
Re-staining front door

Very little if you did it yourself.

9 h9 harcadeltarcadelt posted:
Re-staining front door

I'm pretty sure you mean a clear lacquer, varnish, sealer or oil, as a clear stain would be water. If it is any one of those, then that is likely…

2 d2 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Online internal and external colour simulator

A web search would have got you there, but here you go:
http://australbricks.com.au/ivisualise

2 d2 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Online internal and external colour simulator

I found the Austral Brick simulator quite good, but you have to use their house designs.

3 d3 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Inspections

I can't speak specifically about Torquay or even Victoria, but the requirement for various inspections is defined by a statutory authorities (usually the local Council) and are mandatory to ensure…

3 d3 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
My little abode - Custom Blueprint Build

Thanks spiffmiff, but I haven't mentioned anything yet, though you have correctly anticipated where I was going to go once I had a better…

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3 d3 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
My little abode - Custom Blueprint Build

Just to be sure, does the red line denote your block or the green?

3 d3 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
My little abode - Custom Blueprint Build

Do you have a graphic of the house on the block you can share?

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4 d4 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Does anyone know about Ctec smart light switch?

Not seen those before, but they look quite good and nicely integrated. Only question I have is what happens if the company ever goes bust - does that leave you…

5 d5 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Upright Oven Recommendations

Are you saying that both the Tecknica oven and cooktop are gas? If so, you will definitely need to have a seperate electrical circuit installed for an electric oven if…

6 d6 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
You know you have a good tiler when...

Pull cords for cables for heated towel rails.

7 d7 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
You know you have a good tiler when...

this is part of the result.
Feel free to add pictures of your tiling successes.

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7 d7 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
BUILDING AT IT BEST

Cool! Can you make me a surgeon? I've always wanted to be a surgeon. 🤣

7 d7 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
What kind of lights be best for bathroom?

Yes, or hung low from the ceiling or even incorporated into the mirror.

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7 d7 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Electrolux or Westinghouse

Other way around. Electrolux is a giant in the appliance game.

8 d8 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
What kind of lights be best for bathroom?

The best task lights for the vanity are ones that shine directly on you from the direction of the mirror. Overhead lights are worst. You'll also need ambient (general) lighting…

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8 d8 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Decorative Light For Skylight

I don't know what that sentence means.
With the regards to the rest, all are fine solutions except perhaps fluoro. With strip lighting you may have the added benefit of colour…

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8 d8 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
New window

Anything is possible with enough money. Cost would depend on whether the wall was structural or not. I'd start by seeing if the body corporate would give in principle approval…

9 d9 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Appliance steam

Well, you are right, it's not new. In our case, however, we just have a kettle, so it's not a problem. With all of the appliances you have you might…

9 d9 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Not sure on this webzone, suggestions welcome

WTF is a web zone? No wonder we have the biggest and most wasteful houses in the world.

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9 d9 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Do i need Aerial Antennae for new house?

This might help:
http://www.appinvalley.com.au/discover-your-place/nbn/nbn.pdf

9 d9 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Do i need Aerial Antennae for new house?

From the builder or the NBN?

10 d10 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Do i need Aerial Antennae for new house?

You'll need and aerial to get free to air TV. The NBN just gives you Internet access if the tenants sign up for it, which they may not want to…

10 d10 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Insulating an existing enclosed bullnose verandah

If the ceiling is lined, and you can remove the lining and there is a space, you can install batts. If there is no ceiling, then it's a bit more…

10 d10 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Your Connected Home. What have you done / what do you need?

Yes, Netatmo too, but thinking of swapping to Elgato although their product range is not as wide.

10 d10 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
First Home - Play it safe of stretch the budget?

Well, good luck with it then.

10 d10 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
First Home - Play it safe of stretch the budget?

Why build? You get far more surety out of buying an established home, and more variety too. As others have said, building will cost you more in money and time…

10 d10 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Question about globe efficiency

You can get Edison screw bulbs with LED filaments in all sorts of shapes and sizes. This is an example from GE.

14 d14 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Interpretation of Energy Conservation in Buildings

Seems right to me, except I would say being minimally reliant of resources of any kind. You might find some answers here:
http://www.yourhome.gov.au/energy

14 d14 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
1950s plaster panels?

Well, I hope that's what happens.

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