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Callifo

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Joined 13 July 2019
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17 d17 dCallifoCallifo posted:
Help! Irrigation prep before concrete path pour

I did 75mm stormwater, both under the driveway, and from my side fence to next to the water tank (which has mains switch over done there for toilets too). I…

1 month1 monthCallifoCallifo posted:
Plumbing washing machine waste drain hose

Ditto, as per the poster above, mine just connects to the barbed fitting as shown.

2 months2 monthsCallifoCallifo posted:
Boundary Build - Driveway Side

All that black plastic and no drainage, wont that turn into a swimming pool when it rains?

4 months4 monthsCallifoCallifo posted:
Security screen door price too high?

Recently had stainless steel security screen doors fitted to my house after handover, and it was ~$1000 per door. My doors are only standard width though.

4 months4 monthsCallifoCallifo posted:
Is this price ridiculously high?

Yes exposed aggregate requires the surface to be stripped back to expose the aggregate finish. The guys that did it were typically there all day as opposed to the half…

4 months4 monthsCallifoCallifo posted:
Is this price ridiculously high?

I got 180m2 of half exposed aggregate, half regular done a year ago for $25k, so 50m2 sounds like a rip off.

5 months5 monthsCallifoCallifo posted:
Ground level at handover

If they have stockpiled soil from the trenches on site and not removed it that is probably a different matter and you'd be correct in wanting it removed.
I imagine as…

7 months7 monthsCallifoCallifo posted:
Building an all electric house north of Adelaide

I've gone with a Sanden as above for hotwater, induction for cooking and r/c for heating cooling. Mine hot water is allowed to heat from 10:30am to 4:00pm and also…

8 months8 monthsCallifoCallifo posted:
Water Meter Pipe Cleanup

Overflow Relief Gully, if the sewer backs up, your sewage will come out here rather than flooding your house. Should be a certain amount below the lowest floor drain in…

9 months9 monthsCallifoCallifo posted:
Metricon LAN cabling - SOLVED

Are you sure they aren't star wired telephone ports with an rj45 connector?

9 months9 monthsCallifoCallifo posted:
Metricon LAN cabling - SOLVED

Without a cabler tester to ensure its been wired right, its hard to guess but do you get a link light on the device you plug in (garage end connected…

9 months9 monthsCallifoCallifo posted:
Neighbours bolted fence to my wall during construction

If they were to use a post, where would it be concreted in? Your slab will overhang the boundary line, and they'd otherwise be jackhamering into your slab. I had…

9 months9 monthsCallifoCallifo posted:
Dowell Thermaline - any good?

9 windows, 2 double sliding doors, total of approximately 32m2 of glass.

11 months11 monthsCallifoCallifo posted:
NBN unconnected at handover

You'd need to work out what they are actually charging you for? Just the conduit installation I assume? Possibly a few extra data points and a wiring hub as part…

11 months11 monthsCallifoCallifo posted:
NBN unconnected at handover

'NBN ready' is just the conduit from the property boundary and into the house to the first connection point.
NBN will do the cabling install once you are ready to…

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1 year1 yearCallifoCallifo posted:
Open Shower Floor Drain Tiling/Grade/Drainage - OK or not?

Yeah I'd be pretty happy if that was mine, I've got the same type of drain in my shower, and that silver edge protrudes about 1.5mm above the tiles around…

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1 year1 yearCallifoCallifo posted:
PROVISIONAL SUM

I took a cheque to me from the builder, said nothing to the bank. Ended up using it for stuff after handover. Mine was only a few thousand though, I…

1 year1 yearCallifoCallifo posted:
Storm water pit lifting

Rather than increasing its height by raising it, could you not put a concrete apron around it the newer higher height you want?

1 year1 yearCallifoCallifo posted:
Quiet Rangehood recommendations

I have a Bosch Series 6 pull out range-hood, and its barely louder than the induction cook-top and is completely fine for watching TV at the same-time. Then again I…

1 year1 yearCallifoCallifo posted:
All electric home

Reverse cycle for heating/cooling, heat-pump hotwater, and induction cooktop. TBH upfront it was more expensive, as 3-phase was a must and these where more expensive then their equivalent (gas hotwater,…

1 year1 yearCallifoCallifo posted:
Best way to level small concrete slab?

Any suggestions on the suitability of doing this?
Had concrete done and the concreter put a 20mm edge where the tank is to go and a very slight lean foward…

2 years2 yearsCallifoCallifo posted:
Data points expensive

Mainly, the cost. Is it worth it in a residential setting, absolutely not. Cat6a is as high as you need to go, but even Cat6 will likely be fine.
I…

2 years2 yearsCallifoCallifo posted:
Dowell Thermaline - any good?

I didnt post as I wasn't sure, never worked it out.
Now that I have, and assuming I've done it right, it is ~32m2.

2 years2 yearsCallifoCallifo posted:
Dowell Thermaline - any good?

I got a rough idea from my builder when I was trying to get the house over 7 star rating. To upgrade for all doors and windows from single to…

2 years2 yearsCallifoCallifo posted:
Pre build Site clean up

So is mine. They didnt scrape the whole thing, they were only interested in the part they were building on.

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2 years2 yearsCallifoCallifo posted:
Pre build Site clean up

As an indication, I had to do the same, but I had much less issue with rubbish; there were only a few small things dumped. I paid about $600 from…

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2 years2 yearsCallifoCallifo posted:
Ventilation solution for dryer

As a mid point, you can also get condensing dryers, they are no where near as expensive as heatpump as they are still resistive element based, but they condense all…

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2 years2 yearsCallifoCallifo posted:
Doing floor tiles post handover

Might want to confirm with your bank if you are borrowing too. I was tempted to do this, but the bank wouldn't approve a house that wasn't fit for occupancy,…

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2 years2 yearsCallifoCallifo posted:
Home networking future proofing

Its no better. Whilst CAT6 isn't officially rated for 10Gbe, from my experience, it is fine to 30M (which usually will suffice on most homes). Go 6A if you want…

2 years2 yearsCallifoCallifo posted:
Home networking future proofing

Whilst I kinda agree with that (personally I'd wire anything that is permanently fixed in place and needs to use voice or video streaming or file transfers), I'd suggest the…

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