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3 d3 dclintdbclintdb posted:
KDR Sekisui House - St George

Don't worry too much about whether you get extra noggings in the correct place or not.
I have used plasterboard screws very successfully to hang heavy things like wall cabinets as…

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27 d27 dclintdbclintdb posted:
KDR Sekisui House - St George

If timber is given a chance to completely dry out before it is covered, it's not so bad - but you have to make sure there are no spores left…

27 d27 dclintdbclintdb posted:
KDR Sekisui House - St George

Mold is not nice to live with. Even if it's covered over with something else.
I personally would be pushing for replacement of the moldy elements.

1 month1 monthclintdbclintdb posted:
KDR Sekisui House - St George

I should add - the other reason we just went with downlights throughout the lounge/dining area was that it wouldn't look odd if we decided to move the dining table…

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1 month1 monthclintdbclintdb posted:
KDR Sekisui House - St George

My personal view is that too many pendants can make an area look a bit "foresty", especially if you have the dining right next to the island.
We went with pendants…

1 month1 monthclintdbclintdb posted:
KDR with Sekisui House: post handover

Looks stunning Yvonne.
And perfect in the setting of your surroundings also.
Even better, it gives me extra ideas for our place :-)

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2 months2 monthsclintdbclintdb posted:
KDR Sekisui House - St George

Shouldn't be a problem - they'll just cut a bit out of the bottom plate (the timber on the slab) if they need to. It won't ruin the structural integrity…

2 months2 monthsclintdbclintdb posted:
KDR Sekisui House - St George

It does depend on what else is in the area and how much load that particular member is picking up (that portion of the house might be well over-designed).
But that…

2 months2 monthsclintdbclintdb posted:
KDR with Sekisui House: post handover

Just on the glass - we did double glazing on the north and the couple of west facing windows.
If I had my time again, I would have done it…

2 months2 monthsclintdbclintdb posted:
KDR Sekisui House - St George

High'ish, but not completely ridiculous.
In some respects though, it doesn't matter if it's expensive or not.
You just have to answer the following:
1) Could you get it done cheaper after the…

2 months2 monthsclintdbclintdb posted:
KDR Sekisui House - St George

Yes, it certainly could be for that. They would put a reducer on it (the vanity waste would only be a 40mm or 50mm pipe). I wasn't quite sure as…

2 months2 monthsclintdbclintdb posted:
KDR Sekisui House - St George

Yep, if I were to guess, I would say that one is the "conduit" for other pipes - but it is only a guess. Regardless, I wouldn't be concerned as…

2 months2 monthsclintdbclintdb posted:
KDR Sekisui House - St George

Your "stack" (the pipes that run waste from the upstairs toilet/shower/basins etc and connects down to your ground floor services)) is in your laundry (according to your plans anyway).
I would…

2 months2 monthsclintdbclintdb posted:
KDR Sekisui House - St George

Unlikely to matter. They will either cut it down to slab level and join whatever is above it internally, or put some sort of sleeve over it and connect the…

2 months2 monthsclintdbclintdb posted:
KDR with Sekisui House: post handover

Hi trimum - why don't you start a thread of your own and put some plans up there. We could have a look and offer advice or comments based on…

2 months2 monthsclintdbclintdb posted:
KDR with Sekisui - Sydney

General note for anyone with a Fronius inverter:
Since the smart meter was installed last week (the one that provides me with consumption as well as solar production data), the system…

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2 months2 monthsclintdbclintdb posted:
KDR with Sekisui - Sydney

Our old meter had two numbers alternating - the actual consumption and then a "zeroes".
The new meter has four that it cycles through. One for consumption, one for feed-in and…

2 months2 monthsclintdbclintdb posted:
KDR with Sekisui House: post handover

Just to give you an extra comparison cat_dunc:
We went with a "Classic" 19kW system, upgraded to an "ESP Plus" 19.32kW system.
We were advised to go to a 23kW system given…

3 months3 monthsclintdbclintdb posted:
KDR Sekisui House - St George

Not supposed to go from the front door to the back door with a clear line of sight - something about money flowing right through the house and away from…

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3 months3 monthsclintdbclintdb posted:
KDR Sekisui House - St George

That's really nice of you cat_dunc! :-)

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3 months3 monthsclintdbclintdb posted:
KDR with Sekisui - Sydney

Have just setup a pvoutput (called clintdb) and am updating manually until I get more time to figure the site out :-)

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3 months3 monthsclintdbclintdb posted:
KDR with Sekisui - Sydney

BTW, mine is 3-phase. If you are single phase then it might be a bit cheaper, so $600 would be about right.

3 months3 monthsclintdbclintdb posted:
KDR with Sekisui - Sydney

There's only a couple of different models of Smart Meter, the main points of difference being single vs three-phase and the Amperage rating. They otherwise do exactly the same thing.…

3 months3 monthsclintdbclintdb posted:
KDR with Sekisui - Sydney

I tried fitting in an extra panel or two (even laid them out in landscape to get an extra row, but with less in each row), but they don't like…

3 months3 monthsclintdbclintdb posted:
KDR with Sekisui - Sydney

Well spotted! :-)
It started off as jut wanting to create a bit of height variety in the back corner (maybe like a sunken garden lounge…

3 months3 monthsclintdbclintdb posted:
KDR with Sekisui - Sydney

Solar panels installed on Wednesday. 7kW Fronius inverter and 30 x 270W Trina Panels.
North facing roof: 12 panels
West facing roof: 18 panels
I would have liked to get a few more…

3 months3 monthsclintdbclintdb posted:
KDR Sekisui House - St George

Take photos of it all before they cover it with dirt (and from different angles). That way you can check exactly where the pipes are (and approx how far down)…

3 months3 monthsclintdbclintdb posted:
KDR Sekisui House - St George

I personally like the flatter profile of the Classic range - and I'm not overly fussed whether the tile is shiny or not. But each to their own

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3 months3 monthsclintdbclintdb posted:
KDR with Sekisui House: post handover

If you want to make a dent in your electricity bills, you will need more than 5 panels - probably 18 or so like Yvonne.
But if you do want to…

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3 months3 monthsclintdbclintdb posted:
KDR with Sekisui House: post handover

Good to hear :-)
I am especially interested in how it will go in winter. I think having that Western split will be even more useful…

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