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Callifo

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10 d10 dCallifoCallifo posted:
Metricon LAN cabling - SOLVED

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

10 d10 dCallifoCallifo 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…

18 d18 dCallifoCallifo 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…

22 d22 dCallifoCallifo posted:
Dowell Thermaline - any good?

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

2 months2 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…

2 months2 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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5 months5 monthsCallifoCallifo 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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5 months5 monthsCallifoCallifo 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…

6 months6 monthsCallifoCallifo 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?

7 months7 monthsCallifoCallifo 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…

7 months7 monthsCallifoCallifo 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,…

9 months9 monthsCallifoCallifo 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…

11 months11 monthsCallifoCallifo 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…

1 year1 yearCallifoCallifo 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.

1 year1 yearCallifoCallifo 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…

1 year1 yearCallifoCallifo 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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1 year1 yearCallifoCallifo 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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1 year1 yearCallifoCallifo 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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1 year1 yearCallifoCallifo 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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1 year1 yearCallifoCallifo 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…

1 year1 yearCallifoCallifo 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…

1 year1 yearCallifoCallifo posted:
Home networking future proofing

At the current stage, or near future, there wont be any use putting in fibre, you'll be forced to use copper->fibre media converters everywhere. If you need 10GBe+ for some…

1 year1 yearCallifoCallifo posted:
Imported smart switches and sockets?

The other part to consider is how long these companies and/or support of these devices will last. When this company EOL's these products in 3-5 years, and they shutdown the…

1 year1 yearCallifoCallifo posted:
Lawn help

They are runners, its how some varieties spread. You must have some sort of Kikuyu?

1 year1 yearCallifoCallifo posted:
What price change did you experience from tender to contract

Yeah downgrading definitely not worth it. I only did that for one thing, and they offered me nothing back. Said a custom order would be more expensive then the high…

1 year1 yearCallifoCallifo posted:
What price change did you experience from tender to contract

No, after. The fixed priced stuff included before signature was generally fine (some stuff actually came in under what I could get it done for later, e.g. data points were…

1 year1 yearCallifoCallifo posted:
What price change did you experience from tender to contract

Like you I spent a lot of time with the builder nutting everything out, so I wasnt expecting much outside of the slab cost, but they did try to increase…

1 year1 yearCallifoCallifo posted:
Additions after contract

Based on my sample size of 1, no none of that would be possible. My builder would absolutely not let you try and swap hardware on the day of install.…

1 year1 yearCallifoCallifo posted:
NBN New developer fee of $600

Yeah they asked the same for me, they just want a plan showing where the conduit the builder is installing from the street runs to the side of the house.
My…

1 year1 yearCallifoCallifo posted:
NBN New developer fee of $600

Your builder is not your developer unless you are building an estate... The person whom developed the land was supposed to do it; e.g. did someone subdivide you block?
The disconnect…

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