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Joined 20 March 2010
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5 months5 monthsChrisBirmeleChrisBirmele posted:
DIY fence gate motor installation? Easy?

Hi,
Thanks for your reply. Yes it doesn't look very complicated, just wanted to check if someone has done it. I have been quoted $1'000 to $1'400 bucks…

5 months5 monthsChrisBirmeleChrisBirmele posted:
DIY fence gate motor installation? Easy?

My fencing contractor could not supply the gate motor I needed, so I plan to get a suitable one and install it myself (low voltage 2-core wire setup, external transformer,…

1 year1 yearChrisBirmeleChrisBirmele posted:
Bathroom Ventilation in a BAL-FZ renovation?

Is there a BAL-FZ rated vent on the market for ventilating a bathroom? Currently the only option I have is to vent into the roof space, but I am…

1 year1 yearChrisBirmeleChrisBirmele posted:
Crawl space insulation, ventilation

The crawl space under my house is dirt and there is no underfloor insulation. The space is ventilated reasonable well and I don't have a mould issue.
This said, I…

1 year1 yearChrisBirmeleChrisBirmele posted:
New gas meter?

We are in the process of a major home renovation and I want to use the opportunity to upgrade my gas meter. The one I have works fine, but…

New gas meter?
2 years2 yearsChrisBirmeleChrisBirmele posted:
Calibrating Viron eQuilibrium Salt Chlorinator?

No I haven't resolved the problem. I am a bit hesitant to go and ask the pool shop .. I know what they will say: 'you need a…

2 years2 yearsChrisBirmeleChrisBirmele posted:
Calibrating Viron eQuilibrium Salt Chlorinator?

I have a Viron eQuilibrium Salt Chlorinator (EQ45) that controls my pool water quality.
Recently I noticed the water quality going off a bit and the unit indicating a…

2 years2 yearsChrisBirmeleChrisBirmele posted:
Manually operatable BAL-FZ Fire Shutters?

I am well versed with the regulation, the Warrior-FZ products and the difficulty of finding a supplier. Obviously you don't know either, thanks for your effort but it doesn't…

2 years2 yearsChrisBirmeleChrisBirmele posted:
Manually operatable BAL-FZ Fire Shutters?

Fully manual. The current bush fire specification does NOT require a powered system. I live 10km from the Sydney Opera House and the only reason I waste my…

2 years2 yearsChrisBirmeleChrisBirmele posted:
Manually operatable BAL-FZ Fire Shutters?

I am looking for a BAL-FZ fire shutter that uses the same/similar fabric as the Warrior-FZ product, but can be manually operated from the inside (W: )
Warrior-FZ do have a…

2 years2 yearsChrisBirmeleChrisBirmele posted:
Recommended Windows Supplier? (Sydney - Northshore)

Thanks for your suggestion. Our builder is recommending one particular company - a reseller for AWS windows. Nothing wrong with it, but I like to compare and see…

2 years2 yearsChrisBirmeleChrisBirmele posted:
Recommended Windows Supplier? (Sydney - Northshore)

good point :-) Sydney, Northshore

2 years2 yearsChrisBirmeleChrisBirmele posted:
Recommended Windows Supplier? (Sydney - Northshore)

Can anyone recommend a windows supplier with a great product AND a decent after sales service record?
As part of our renovation we will replace about 20 windows and doors. We…

2 years2 yearsChrisBirmeleChrisBirmele posted:
Toilet cistern not filling with water

You were right the problem was that 'pig's tail' thing in the shaft deteriorated over time and blocked the water supply.
The first plumber I called, looked at it…

2 years2 yearsChrisBirmeleChrisBirmele posted:
Toilet cistern not filling with water

No I did not, I removed the float so it can not be the problem.

2 years2 yearsChrisBirmeleChrisBirmele posted:
Toilet cistern not filling with water

I already tested the fill hose and made sure it works ok - there is no blockage. The problem is somewhere between the two endpoints shown in my photograph…

2 years2 yearsChrisBirmeleChrisBirmele posted:
Toilet cistern not filling with water

My toilet worked fine until a couple of days ago, when the cistern failed to fill up after flushing.
I removed all the connections and the inlet valve (it is…

Toilet cistern not filling with water
3 years3 yearsChrisBirmeleChrisBirmele posted:
Section 4.55 Alteration - Do I need one?

We have DA approval for a renovation project but haven't started yet. We are considering a few alterations to our original plan but I can't determine if I require a…

3 years3 yearsChrisBirmeleChrisBirmele posted:
Bushfire Control Company (Warrior FZ Windows)?

As part of our home renovation we have to comply with BAL-FZ requirements.
We are considering shutters from Bushfire Control (https://www.bushfirecontrol.com.au/) but want to check if…

3 years3 yearsChrisBirmeleChrisBirmele posted:
Validating builder cost estimates?

Thanks guys for all the feedback, this has been really useful for me to understand how this works. Much appreciated!

3 years3 yearsChrisBirmeleChrisBirmele posted:
Validating builder cost estimates?

They all were given the same DA documentation set + all Engineering specs, plus they all came around to have a look at the property. The consensus is…

3 years3 yearsChrisBirmeleChrisBirmele posted:
Validating builder cost estimates?

Agree, I don't get the impression builders are short of work on the Northshore - one third didn't even bother to respond. I accept renos are difficult to price, but…

3 years3 yearsChrisBirmeleChrisBirmele posted:
Validating builder cost estimates?

We are planning a renovation and are currently looking for a builder (we have DA approval, the engineering drawings are done).
We contacted fourteen and ended up with three rough cost…

3 years3 yearsChrisBirmeleChrisBirmele posted:
Combination tile/sheet metal roof

We are replacing our roof as part of a larger renovation and have a dilemma I haven't been able to resolve yet.
30% of the roof has a shallow 10 degree…

7 years7 yearsChrisBirmeleChrisBirmele posted:
Surface water runoff issue ...

Great idea, never thought about such a solution ....

7 years7 yearsChrisBirmeleChrisBirmele posted:
Surface water runoff issue ...

I have a large concrete slab leading to a steep garden bed. During heavy rains the surface water runs into this garden bed causing erosion.
To stop this, I want to…

8 years8 yearsChrisBirmeleChrisBirmele posted:
Self supporting deck. Leave gap or butt against wall?

I have a self-supporting outdoor deck (enclosed with roof) I want to resurface with cement sheets and then tile. The deck bearers are supported by brick posts.
Is it best…

11 years11 yearsChrisBirmeleChrisBirmele posted:
Ataching a gate to brick wall

I need to attach a gate to a brick wall. The gate is 1.4m wide, 1.6m high and weighs about 40kg (steel frame and Merbau timber cladding).
What is the…

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