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Joined 13 November 2014
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11 d11 daussietaaussieta posted:
Acreage build

bal report
check building envelope
fire tank, and turning area for fire truck
what services are available. electricity, gas, phone, town water, nbn

13 d13 daussietaaussieta posted:
'Buying' Plans from builder??

a project builder wont release plans
you are best to design something similar

15 d15 daussietaaussieta posted:
Building a custom designed home

if you list your block measurements
orientation
where driveway is located
close to intersection etc
how many bedroom, bathroom etc you require
somebody might know a plan that would suit

19 d19 daussietaaussieta posted:
Fiberglass Pool Bleaching under the water line

had my plaster pool resurfaced with aquabright product
the robot is still picking up granules after 2 years
which suggests to me the surface is not very strong
in usa has rave reviews,…

21 d21 daussietaaussieta posted:
Very Low Income - Large Deposit - will I get a house loan?

after food, utilities, transport, you wont have enough left over to service a mortgage
if you could get $400,00 and buy a $500,000 it might be possible

22 d22 daussietaaussieta posted:
A&L window winders

it is 4 phillips head screws to replace winder
takes under 5 minutes if you dont know what you are doing
1-2 minutes after you know how
winders are available from bunnings or…

24 d24 daussietaaussieta posted:
Moving power point query

if it is a tiled roof, sparkie will just slide a few tiles up and work from on top of the roof

27 d27 daussietaaussieta posted:
What do I do about this skylight - stupid

i wanted to build a carport
council told me if it was over 4m long? from memory and enclosed on 3 sides, (house, back gate, side fence) it was considered a…

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27 d27 daussietaaussieta posted:
Building Plans acquired without permission

nearly every new build is a spec home and plans are on the company website
i think you are overly concerned

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1 month1 monthaussietaaussieta posted:
Roof - colour bond Vs Tiles?

i typed a massive story a few days ago and then kit clear instead of post
our present colorbond house
when we bought it, the following leaks
rangehood vent pipe, took roof plumber…

2 months2 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
NEWBIE advice please

seeing as it is the weekend
here is a little read for you

2 months2 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
changing windows after development approval

council will need to approve
windows cannot overlook neighbour
must provide light to habitable rooms
it is not just as simple as move a window
may even affect energy rating

2 months2 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
Refinishing / cleaning of surface of pool

when i bought my house original owner had painted using a very high quality epoxy made for pools
lasted around 3 years then everyone got blue feet and hands
put up with…

2 months2 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
Refinishing / cleaning of surface of pool

depending on size pf pool, i just went through this with 50,000 litre pool
quartzon runs around the same price as pebblecrete
around $10,000 to $12,000
but imo is a better product
tiles would…

2 months2 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
Refinishing / cleaning of surface of pool

if the water chemistry has not been maintained correctly the plaster can disolve or have calcium scale
does it feel rough like sandpaper or like an orange peel

2 months2 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
Refinishing / cleaning of surface of pool

do you have a row of tiles along the waterline, if yes will be a plaster type product
it could be fibreglass
try scrubbing with pool brush
try placing a vitamin c tablet…

2 months2 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
Trees. Love them or hate them?

you dont mention block size or other trees in the area
maybe get a bushfire assessment done as well
wee have too many trees and are quite glad when one dies

2 months2 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
Chlorine level

8 grams per hour in 30,000 litre pool equals 0.3ppm fc per hour
most pools need around 3ppm fc per day
which equals 10 hours run time
what is your cya level and…

2 months2 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
building contract help

what does your contract say
probably $xxx subject to soil test etc

2 months2 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
My Oven is too big...

get a smaller oven and infill panels

2 months2 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
Floor joist holes for ducting - normal?

according to page 22 seems ok depending on sizes

3 months3 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
Help, can I get rid of this ?

overflow relief
if you get a blockage in sewer pipes, this is where it will overflow instead of inside your house
must leave it intact

3 months3 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
3 phase power and surge protection - urgent help needed

what is the model number of the ac unit you are planning on

3 months3 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
3 phase power and surge protection - urgent help needed

imo
the 15kw ac is probably why the need for 3 phase
yes you should get 3 phase solar inverter only a few hundred $ more
unsure why the 3 phase surge is…

3 months3 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
Roof - colour bond Vs Tiles?

and i am the opposite
after having both, would never do colorbond again
any protusions through the roof can leak with colorbond as the flange basically sticks on the top
where as tiles…

3 months3 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
Door hitting toilet - doorstop?

if you put the stopper on the floor nearer the hinge the leverage will rip the hinge off
you could possible fit the stopper to the end of the door where…

4 months4 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
HELP!? Building over sewer line

is this an easement or your own sewer line

5 months5 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
floor plan dimensions question

all of the plans i have seen show 90mm internal walls
which equals stud to stud, so room size after framing, but before plasterboard

5 months5 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
Design and Orientation (Pic attached) - any advice welcome!

if you go the architect road make sure you own the plans
if you get good plans but classic are too expensive, you may not be able to use the plans

5 months5 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
continuous hot water with shower mixer

also beware 26L does not mean taking 26L from 10c up to 60c
they are rated at something stupid like 20 degree increase in temperature
so it would take 26L from 10c…

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