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ChrisBirmele

Joined 20 March 2010
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3 months3 monthsChrisBirmeleChrisBirmele 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…

4 months4 monthsChrisBirmeleChrisBirmele 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…

4 months4 monthsChrisBirmeleChrisBirmele 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…

4 months4 monthsChrisBirmeleChrisBirmele 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…

5 months5 monthsChrisBirmeleChrisBirmele 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…

7 months7 monthsChrisBirmeleChrisBirmele 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…

7 months7 monthsChrisBirmeleChrisBirmele posted:
Recommended Windows Supplier? (Sydney - Northshore)

good point :-) Sydney, Northshore

7 months7 monthsChrisBirmeleChrisBirmele 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…

7 months7 monthsChrisBirmeleChrisBirmele 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…

7 months7 monthsChrisBirmeleChrisBirmele posted:
Toilet cistern not filling with water

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

7 months7 monthsChrisBirmeleChrisBirmele 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…

7 months7 monthsChrisBirmeleChrisBirmele 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
10 months10 monthsChrisBirmeleChrisBirmele 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…

10 months10 monthsChrisBirmeleChrisBirmele 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…

2 years2 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!

2 years2 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…

2 years2 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…

2 years2 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…

2 years2 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…

5 years5 yearsChrisBirmeleChrisBirmele posted:
Surface water runoff issue ...

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

5 years5 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…

6 years6 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…

9 years9 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…

9 years9 yearsChrisBirmeleChrisBirmele posted:
Involve architect or not?

I am planning to replace my existing roof, made up of concrete tiles (75%) and colorbond (25%). The roof is OK, but ugly and there are to many nooks…

11 years11 yearsChrisBirmeleChrisBirmele posted:
Recommended kitchen vendors?

I never thought about cabinet makers until a few days ago, why would it be any different? I am prepared to consider any options.
We have our design done, a…

11 years11 yearsChrisBirmeleChrisBirmele posted:
Recommended kitchen vendors?

yep, Sydney.

11 years11 yearsChrisBirmeleChrisBirmele posted:
Recommended kitchen vendors?

We are in the final stages of choosing to buy a kitchen from someone...
We've looked at several companies so far; some had good designers, others good products or service, but…

11 years11 yearsChrisBirmeleChrisBirmele posted:
Install bamboo floor before or after?

We are planning to install a bamboo floor (strand-woven, tongue-groove) over our existing cypress wooden floor. Before we do, we will install a new kitchen and here is my question:

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