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Jimboomba Woods, Queensland
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2 years2 yearsbprattbpratt posted:
Things you forget - summary page 32

Really ? I believe the design of trusses these days is more than sufficient for solar panels.
I know you have to make allowance if you are putting in solar…

2 years2 yearsbprattbpratt posted:
First Home :) Building with Dixon Homes

A belated congratulations on finally moving in ! :)
Hope things are running smoothly now, and you are settling in well.

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2 years2 yearsbprattbpratt posted:
First Home :) Building with Dixon Homes

Yep, that photo must have been taken shortly after I drove past.... around lunchtime'ish.
Get something a bit more solid to deter people from driving over it than the tape that's…

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2 years2 yearsbprattbpratt posted:
First Home :) Building with Dixon Homes

Keep an eye on my weather station site, as it's just around the corner from your place so to speak. :)
:)

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2 years2 yearsbprattbpratt posted:
LED lights in shower niches

I could imagine at that stage, you could possibly damage the water proofing and create a huge job to rectify the same. :(

2 years2 yearsbprattbpratt posted:
LED lights in shower niches

Now that's post from the crypt ! :)
Well I'm guessing LED's with IP66 ratings would be fine if they are also low voltage, but I'm…

2 years2 yearsbprattbpratt posted:
Things you forget - summary page 32

Yes, get the hot water system installed in a equidistant location.
Our plan had it located near the master ensuite, which was an awful long way away from the laundry…

2 years2 yearsbprattbpratt posted:
First Home :) Building with Dixon Homes

I couldn't stand the waiting being locked out of your own home for so long... glad I went owner build, as I had full access all the time.

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2 years2 yearsbprattbpratt posted:
First Home :) Building with Dixon Homes

Write to them, better yet registered letter.
I'm hoping they've put more than just silicon around it, as there's supposed to be a flexible rubber boot around it.
Just drove past your…

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2 years2 yearsbprattbpratt posted:
First Home :) Building with Dixon Homes

Nice to seen another Jimboomba Woods build on this forum. :)

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3 years3 yearsbprattbpratt posted:
Solar hot water recommendation.

Don't get gas boosted if you are using bottled gas... it'll become rather expensive long term.
Getting a good solar hot water system, where you can avoid any boosting (other than…

3 years3 yearsbprattbpratt posted:
What height do you wall mount your TVs?

Mid height of screen in lounge room I have is 1350mm for a 50" TV. I think any higher would be too high.
In the bedroom I have mid height of…

3 years3 yearsbprattbpratt posted:
LED lights in shower niches

a big +1 to that.
It looks pretty, and trendy, and all the rest, but it is unsafe.

3 years3 yearsbprattbpratt posted:
Acreage Build: Jimboomba - Stroud Homes - Kentucky 304

Keep an eye on it, someone else in Jimboomba Woods got their rates notice with I think it was about $400 worth of water on it !

3 years3 yearsbprattbpratt posted:
Acreage Build: Jimboomba - Stroud Homes - Kentucky 304

Check your meter reading to see what has been consumed so far.... at least that way you know how much has actually been used.

3 years3 yearsbprattbpratt posted:
Our custom build among the gum trees in Mundoolun Queensland

Wow ! .... that's a bit of a catch up.
Great to see things have progressed so far with the house, and even the garden (you really need a petrol post…

3 years3 yearsbprattbpratt posted:
Fencing dilemma

50% of the cost of a standard fence for the area.... on rural acreage that could be a 3 strand barbed wire fence... in other areas is could be a…

3 years3 yearsbprattbpratt posted:
Solar hot water recommendation.

I believe instant gas boost requires it boosted to 70+ degrees to deal with legionella in a shorter time frame, which is then cooled back down to 50 degrees via…

3 years3 yearsbprattbpratt posted:
Acreage Build: Jimboomba - Stroud Homes - Kentucky 304

That's great to hear, finally things are going to start to happen for you.

3 years3 yearsbprattbpratt posted:
Solar hot water recommendation.

Never really liked the plate collectors, as if they get broken, there goes the hot water. :) Break tubes, and you don't lose any water.... or…

3 years3 yearsbprattbpratt posted:
heating and cooling system for Melbourne Weather

If you are not on town gas, then it'll cost you a fortune in lpg to run.
Have you looked in to Evacuated Tube solar hot water... they are far more…

3 years3 yearsbprattbpratt posted:
Coral Homes general build thread

It is to protect the forum from some of these project builders suing the forum should someone say something less than flattering about them.
So if you want to use dodg-ie…

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3 years3 yearsbprattbpratt posted:
Building in Mundoolun - who did you use

Welcome to the general area. :)
I'm over at Jimboomba Woods myself, but I know a few who are living over at Mundoolun.
Not trying to steer you…

3 years3 yearsbprattbpratt posted:
Things you forget - summary page 32

If you are going to use your garage for more than just parking your car in it, then I'd suggest you get two lots of lights in there.
One for overhead…

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3 years3 yearsbprattbpratt posted:
Coral Homes general build thread

May I suggest that if you are going to put in a workbench area, that you get extra lighting above that area ?
In my place I put in a simple…

3 years3 yearsbprattbpratt posted:
Pool pump replacement

Consider a Variable Speed Drive pump, as it can save you a lot of money and pay itself off with the electrical savings. :)

3 years3 yearsbprattbpratt posted:
First time owner builder

Keep thinking it will be your greatest adventure... not that other thing you said.
Keep researching the tradies, as you can still even get the good ones if you make allowances…

3 years3 yearsbprattbpratt posted:
Gj Garder Jimboomba

Seems to be quite good these days.
I know the chippies that work for them, and Dan and his offsiders do good work, in fact I caught up with him just…

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