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Joined 13 November 2014
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15 h15 haussietaaussieta posted:
Hydronic slab heating (my experience)

turn on zone 123 and see what gets hot, say for example kitchen b1 and bath
then turn on 234 and see what gets hot say for example kitchen…

9 d9 daussietaaussieta posted:
weak natural gas

for anybody following along
gas plumber came out
he tested everything and came to conclusion that hws and gas log had both developed a similar fault at the same time
fitted a new…

10 d10 daussietaaussieta posted:
weak natural gas

so last night my daughter tells me the instantaneous hot water is not hot
suspecting the pilot light has gone out, but no still lit, turn on hot water in laundry…

27 d27 daussietaaussieta posted:
A DIY universal Ratchet

as long as the bolt is almost loose or very large head it will work, otherwise will just round the heads off
little bit of wear and in the bin it…

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1 month1 monthaussietaaussieta posted:
Bantix Mosquito SLAYER! DIE MOSQUITOS!

i use the blue rhino sv3100 from usa
it is excellent but unsure if you can still get shipped to australia

1 month1 monthaussietaaussieta posted:
Did you leave your garage door open?

3 year thread dig

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1 month1 monthaussietaaussieta posted:
Insulation Question for Windows, Walls, Ceiling and Roof

if this is your first build

2 months2 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
Insulation Question for Windows, Walls, Ceiling and Roof

looks like a single glaze window has an r-value around 0.2
being such a large window and cost to replace at a later date, i would find the money somewhere

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2 months2 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
Electrical Plan Comments / Suggestions

add a gpo in hallway for vacumn cleaner
add extra external gpo, christmas lights, electric power tools
chandelier in void

2 months2 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
Do plumbers really do this?

if you mean the shower arm
you need to put heaps of tape on, so that you can rotate the arm to be in the correct orientation but not leak

2 months2 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
trouble with citrus trees

top photo shows where an insect has made a cocoon by curling the leaf and there will be a web inside
some sort of caterpillar
i dont know what they are but…

2 months2 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
Pulling out of a contract

you will need to contact a lawyer or legal aid

2 months2 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
6 star rating on this floor plan

flip the whole plan, you have your main rooms on the south instead of north
depending on location either flip family/alfresco or leave the same

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2 months2 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
Save YOUR bricks

in the good old days builders were not interested in keeping bricks
now with many rendered houses the builder can use mismatched bricks as they will be covered

3 months3 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
Builder installed downlights that are too dim

you did the lighting layout and specified the light size
but now it is builders fault that it is not bright enough

3 months3 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
Do I have a leg to stand on?

i would just keep the money, if you didn't want the work done
you have changed your mind, after seeing the original lighting
now you are trying to undo your mistake

3 months3 monthsaussietaaussieta 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

3 months3 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
'Buying' Plans from builder??

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

4 months4 monthsaussietaaussieta 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

4 months4 monthsaussietaaussieta 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,…

4 months4 monthsaussietaaussieta 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

4 months4 monthsaussietaaussieta 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…

4 months4 monthsaussietaaussieta 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

4 months4 monthsaussietaaussieta 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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4 months4 monthsaussietaaussieta 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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4 months4 monthsaussietaaussieta 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…

5 months5 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
NEWBIE advice please

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

5 months5 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

5 months5 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…

5 months5 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…

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