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Joined 13 November 2014
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12 d12 daussietaaussieta posted:
Knock down rebuild hidden costs

a knock down always disturbs the soil and becomes a P site

2 months2 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
Interpreting energy usage on Powercor website

as the graph is in hourly increments
you may export for 30 mins and import for 30 mins
at least i hope that's what it is because my origin graph is the…

2 months2 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
First Time Builders/Buyers

this is a compilation of the best hints and tips

2 months2 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
BAL dropped during build

i have never heard of a bal being reduced
in fact as far as i know
even with reports the highest level is the one council sticks with
get this in writing if…

3 months3 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
Antenna help

pop the wall plates off
my last house they were poorly connected at the wall plate
and appeared not to work at all

3 months3 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
Why don’t builders build on stumps?

if properly insulated becomes a large thermal bank which will stabilize internal temperature
i believe it is cheaper in labour costs

3 months3 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
Re leveling house ‘jack and pack’

1st quote sounds more realistic
but we dont know how many stumps need levelling
without going under your house

3 months3 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
Ceiling height

that is correct
measurements are minus plaster and minus floor coverings
same for width and length of rooms

3 months3 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
Oven issue - repair or replace

i had the fan replaced in my westinghouse oven
tech said it as common and keeps one in his van
was less than $100 inc labour (2014)

4 months4 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
low water flow

sound like you need to contact your water supply
you could fit a booster pump but it would be best to find out why your supply is so low
have a talk…

4 months4 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
Double Fluoro Tube - one tube constantly fails

i assume you fit a new starter with every tube
also my double fluro in garage the starter has an arrow pointing to which tube it is for, but so far…

4 months4 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
House bedrooms are smaller than on plan.

if you read your plans you will see external walls at say 240mm
which would be 110mm brick, 90mm timber frame and 40mm air gap
where as internal walls are 90mm…

4 months4 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
House bedrooms are smaller than on plan.

house plans dont measure the gyprock or the floor coverings
as mentioned did you measure or did you do some funky maths
5cm would be correct, 50cm would be horrendous
did you read…

4 months4 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
connect water mains to granny flat

this legally requires a plumber
the fact you are unsure of a reducer and hot/ cold water makes me think you had better get a plumber
what has granny flat plumber done…

4 months4 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
Attaching a load-bearing cross beam to a plasterboard wall

if it is attached to the wall i think you will need an engineer
use 4 legs

5 months5 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
What to do when the builder refused to rectify the defects?

i dont think they are defects
i think they dont meet your expectations
the sink has a second lip which looks correct to me
the cooker is what it is
unless you specified benchtop…

5 months5 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
Fiberglass Pool Bleaching under the water line

pool shops are motivated to sell you products.
combined with poor training and tests conducted under artifical lighting
invest in a quality test kit
fas-dpd using taylor reagents
how are you chlorinating your pool
and…

5 months5 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
Sink in seperate toilet or combine with main bathroom?

i think it should be compulsory to have a sink in toilet room
walking through the house with dirty hands touching door handles light switches along the way
and my wife always…

5 months5 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
water pump

looking at getting my water tanks and pump
living on couple of acres the distance from pump to taps/sprinkler will be long
plan on running 1.25" green line pipe but will also…

5 months5 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
Septic systems

the plumber told me in normal amounts most cleaners are fine as the quantities are so diluted
but not to pour a bottle of bleach down the sink or flush a…

5 months5 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
Septic systems

you will have to see what council requires in your area
in my area
a large tank which the liquids drain to a leech field
the solids are emptied every 3 years at…

5 months5 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
What to do here? Post and mesh type fence

the chain link or mesh fence will be climb-able so will not be compliant
a tube pool fence between mesh fence and pool will not be compliant as will be within…

6 months6 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
Stumps already in place

do you have any photos, council may accept photos
otherwise . i think you will have to dig them up

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6 months6 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
Building pool near easement

i believe it is 1 metre
and then you need to build a vertical concrete wall
so if they need to excavate the pipe your pool wont collapse

6 months6 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
Brackets for a blinds fell out of Ceiling

the brackets are meant to be screwed to the wall
if attaching to the ceiling will need to screw into studs
you could try toggle bolts, but i feel it will still…

6 months6 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
Stumps already in place

if the deck was built with building approval the building department would have inspected bore holes prior to filling and issued an approval certificate and yes you need to prove…

6 months6 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
Eave Vents

bear in mind there are regulations covering eave vents
they cannot be located above a window
if there is a fire the glass will break and the fire will go straight into…

6 months6 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
Moving our water tap & meter - South East Water

that doesnt sound correct to me
you would have to shut off water to a length of the street
i am sure you will have to jump through a lot more hoops…

6 months6 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
Sub floor insulation

still in the planning stage , but yes timber

6 months6 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
Pest control in a newly built home - Sydney

buy a gecko mosquito trap
https://www.bunnings.com.au/gecko-tripl ... r_p3340296
we have had a few swarming days recently
it was like a cloud , the gecko made short work of them

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