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Joined 13 November 2014
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6 d6 daussietaaussieta posted:
What is this motor on my home

i am guessing spa motor

10 d10 daussietaaussieta posted:
Tips for first home buyers

have found many sites where you cannot leave negative feedback
all feedback is screened before being uploaded

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12 d12 daussietaaussieta posted:
Tips for first home buyers

and check out things you forgot

15 d15 daussietaaussieta posted:
Large shed insulation advice needed

what about anticon and chicken wire installed from underneath

19 d19 daussietaaussieta posted:
Copyrighted Plans

i highly doubt denis will sell you a right to use their plans
either use denis to build the house you like or choose another design

27 d27 daussietaaussieta posted:
door/ceiling

slab or suspended timber floor?
age of house?

1 month1 monthaussietaaussieta posted:
Fence Question - Unregistered neighbor land

been there, done that
dont waste your time
if you bought a block of land and neighbour says "oh i want you to pay half of fence i put up last year"…

1 month1 monthaussietaaussieta posted:
Cavity sliding door for alfresco - worth $5k?

it is not just the cost of the door unit
there is the larger lintel as it is most likely a load bearing wall
which requires engineer to tell how large a…

1 month1 monthaussietaaussieta posted:
Fence Question - Unregistered neighbor land

there is nothing you can do
you have to pay full cost

1 month1 monthaussietaaussieta posted:
Fence Question - Unregistered neighbor land

most developers have a clause where they will not incur fencing costs
so that leaves you paying 100% of costs
just hope someone settles on land next door, before you are ready…

1 month1 monthaussietaaussieta posted:
New home. Frustrating battles with the builder to fix

i gave up in the end and fixed them myself

1 month1 monthaussietaaussieta posted:
Checking Wall & Floor Building Tolerances with Bosch Lasers

the dewalt is more accurate

2 months2 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
Need some advice

i was always told they run the length of the house?
unless you transition at the entry/living room doorway
the hallways will look terrible, imo
i just did a google and shayna blaze…

2 months2 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
Flyscreen pricing / after handover?

most flyscreens install from inside
you might save a few bucks doing them after handover
we bought ours from the window company the builder used, so they had all the measurements on…

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2 months2 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
Knock down rebuild hidden costs

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

4 months4 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…

4 months4 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
First Time Builders/Buyers

this is a compilation of the best hints and tips

5 months5 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…

5 months5 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

5 months5 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

5 months5 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

5 months5 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
Ceiling height

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

5 months5 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)

6 months6 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…

6 months6 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…

6 months6 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…

6 months6 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…

6 months6 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…

6 months6 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

7 months7 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…

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