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Callifo

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2 d2 dCallifoCallifo posted:
Hang 10kg mirror on dry wall.

Ditto 3M Claw, expensive but best thing I've used to date. I put two of the 11kg ones in for a 12kg mirror on the wall, and its been great…

8 months8 monthsCallifoCallifo posted:
Sandstone crazy paving quote

I had 28m2 of engineered pavers laid six months back and it was difficult to find someone not taking the pi$$. Internet suggested it should be $85-100/m2 to lay them.…

11 months11 monthsCallifoCallifo posted:
Reporting of Breach of aus standards ?

My builder did this too for my dishwasher outlet, they said there was nothing wrong with it.
I showed a friend whom is an electrician, and he also said whilst…

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12 months12 monthsCallifoCallifo posted:
Control joint missing in concrete driveway

To my understanding early saw cuts are to control shrinkage cracks, so doing them now would be pointless. Control joints may reduce ugly cracking during periods of soil movement, however…

2 years2 yearsCallifoCallifo posted:
Hot Water - Distance to shower

Mine is the same, with the flow rate it equates for less than the time it takes to get undressed and get in, I wouldn't worry about it. My hotwater…

2 years2 yearsCallifoCallifo posted:
Progress Payments ANZ

As above, I did what was suggested above. Paid it myself and didn't rock the boat, I just organised to fill the gap with the builder after the bank paid…

2 years2 yearsCallifoCallifo posted:
Colorbond classic vs Colorbond matt

Yeah it wasn't a $2k issue that's for sure, I didn't really expect to pay much for it... It's just a different style of spray painting right.

2 years2 yearsCallifoCallifo posted:
Colorbond classic vs Colorbond matt

My house is north facing and at the end of a road heading straight for it before a bend. Had issues with other houses rooves blinding me before in the…

2 years2 yearsCallifoCallifo posted:
Colorbond classic vs Colorbond matt

When I looked at it, it was a bit over $2k for a 190m house. In the end I only looked at it to reduce glare on a white roof,…

2 years2 yearsCallifoCallifo posted:
NBN connection to new property

Yes the developer should have done it, no they didn't do it. Council does not check its been done when they approve the development and they save themselves some money.…

2 years2 yearsCallifoCallifo posted:
Are ductless range hoods really ductless?

I think they are just less common as they as less popular. Here is what I was referring to (a name you mention above),
https://www.appliancesonline.com.au/pro ... -rangehood
They…

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2 years2 yearsCallifoCallifo posted:
Are ductless range hoods really ductless?

Better than nothing as you have now, but no where near as good as a ducted unit. They will remove a lot of grease, but smoke from burning oil/food and…

2 years2 yearsCallifoCallifo 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…

2 years2 yearsCallifoCallifo posted:
Plumbing washing machine waste drain hose

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

2 years2 yearsCallifoCallifo posted:
Boundary Build - Driveway Side

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

2 years2 yearsCallifoCallifo 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.

2 years2 yearsCallifoCallifo 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…

2 years2 yearsCallifoCallifo 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.

2 years2 yearsCallifoCallifo 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…

3 years3 yearsCallifoCallifo 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…

3 years3 yearsCallifoCallifo 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…

3 years3 yearsCallifoCallifo posted:
Metricon LAN cabling - SOLVED

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

3 years3 yearsCallifoCallifo 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…

3 years3 yearsCallifoCallifo 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…

3 years3 yearsCallifoCallifo posted:
Dowell Thermaline - any good?

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

3 years3 yearsCallifoCallifo 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…

3 years3 yearsCallifoCallifo 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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3 years3 yearsCallifoCallifo 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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3 years3 yearsCallifoCallifo 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…

3 years3 yearsCallifoCallifo 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?

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