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commodorenut

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9 years9 yearscommodorenutcommodorenut posted:
all doors same key

I had window locks, patio bolts, and deadlocks all keyed to the same key.
I have since learnt that they can do padlocks off the same key, so I got 2…

9 years9 yearscommodorenutcommodorenut posted:
LPG bottle inside kitchen cabinet ?

Surely you could pipe it to the nearest outside wall?

9 years9 yearscommodorenutcommodorenut posted:
Drinking on the job

I doubt spirits bottles would be from tradies.
Pre-mixed cans/bottles of JD, JB etc, yes, and beer, yes, but spirits bottles would more than likely be neighbours with excess rubbish after…

9 years9 yearscommodorenutcommodorenut posted:
Swamp Cooler Bang

I always think of swamp coolers from a car perspective, as a few mates into 50s chevs have them (purely for show purposes).
Closest thing I can find on the net…

9 years9 yearscommodorenutcommodorenut posted:
HELP! the house setback doesn't comply with the requirement

Get in quick!
You may find they have been granted dispensation from the council, and can do it.
On the other hand, maybe they haven't, and they are relying on an independant…

9 years9 yearscommodorenutcommodorenut posted:
Energy Australia spins my new meter

They're trying to reduce demand during peak times because our greedy governmnets & developers have allowed housing & population growth to far outstrip infrastructure.
It's happened with roads, rail, phones (pair…

9 years9 yearscommodorenutcommodorenut posted:
Do I really need a broker?

My first mortgage - we used a broker who, at the time, we were happy with, but as it progressed, we realised we'd been screwed over for the product that…

9 years9 yearscommodorenutcommodorenut posted:
Would this bother you?

In that case, it would really bother me!
If I was doing them myself, I'd centre the tile across the doorway, and have equal ones eiter side. I know it's…

9 years9 yearscommodorenutcommodorenut posted:
Would this bother you?

If the door is hinged on the left of your picture, I'd leave them.

9 years9 yearscommodorenutcommodorenut posted:
What can we do about our property managers?

My work colleague is going through the same situation - they were on a fixed 2 year lease, and moved out at 17 months, after purchasing their dream property. …

9 years9 yearscommodorenutcommodorenut posted:
Re: 3d of home - profesional drawing

That is awesome. Great work.

9 years9 yearscommodorenutcommodorenut posted:
How do doors change energy efficiency?

So if they won't allow double doors on it, have them fit the architrave & no doors.
So they match, get them to put 2 aside in the garage.
Then after handover,…

9 years9 yearscommodorenutcommodorenut posted:
Paying a 'bonus" to the CS and Builder

I would only consider doing it the other way around.
Ask for the last 10% of the contract price to be the flexible 'bonus' that they have to earn.
Do a good…

9 years9 yearscommodorenutcommodorenut posted:
I wonder how many people just give up and move house

We were all set to do a huge reno on our old place. Over 110m2 of upstairs extension, 30m2 downstairs addition, and other works.
All planned, costed, finance sorted, including…

9 years9 yearscommodorenutcommodorenut posted:
Something for all those of you building at the Ponds...

I saw that as we passed through Prestons on the M7, on our way over to that area - not quite the Ponds, but only next door in Kellyville.

9 years9 yearscommodorenutcommodorenut posted:
Power Bills....

Ours is about that - for 2 of us.
We don't have gas, so everything is on electricity.
R/C split runs for a couple of hours each evening in the 3 winter…

9 years9 yearscommodorenutcommodorenut posted:
How do you know how old your house is?

2 of my places had occupancy certificates included in the paperwork that the conveyancing solicitors handed to me. The paperwork also included lots of drawings (all dated) of the…

10 years10 yearscommodorenutcommodorenut posted:
Building a sauna

I wouldn't be using the gyprock in a high humidity area either - Like the outside, I'd go with either blueboard, or to reduce cost, one of the wet-area fibre-cement…

10 years10 yearscommodorenutcommodorenut posted:
Should I replace this toilet - I am tiling

Just on that topic of dual flush - we had to get a cistern replaced a few weeks ago at work, because the bit that connects to the button broke,…

10 years10 yearscommodorenutcommodorenut posted:
Should I replace this toilet - I am tiling

You need to be careful what you buy - there's S & P type toilets - yours is a P, as it goes out the wall. In this case…

10 years10 yearscommodorenutcommodorenut posted:
No tiles in shower

Depends what the walls are underneath the paint.
That era of house has a popular lining called 'tilux' or something like that - basically water resistant firous sheeting with a pattern…

10 years10 yearscommodorenutcommodorenut posted:
Finding land value

^^ Bugger off with your spamming.
Mods, please delete this user account, their signature, and their spam.

10 years10 yearscommodorenutcommodorenut posted:
Advice please...selling land

Just to make it a little more professional.
Change "sort after" to the correct spelling: "sought after"

10 years10 yearscommodorenutcommodorenut posted:
Splits vs Ducted

We went from planning ducted, to retaining the existing (6 months old when we bought the place) 3.5hp split in the main lounge area, and simply adding 2 more 1.5hp…

10 years10 yearscommodorenutcommodorenut posted:
fees when selling

^^ rah07 is another flamin' spammer!

10 years10 yearscommodorenutcommodorenut posted:
Need to remove a sq from this house so it is in our budget

With the 3 other bedrooms being around 3.2 x 3.1 (variations) I wouldn't want to take any more off them at all.
I remember growing up as a kid,…

10 years10 yearscommodorenutcommodorenut posted:
building plans

Both my places, I've simply asked the agent if I can go back & measure up rooms & other dimensions, and neither seller had any issues about us coming back…

10 years10 yearscommodorenutcommodorenut posted:
Internal TV antenna

It is feasible, as long as you don't have foil sarking under the tiles, otherwise you 'll have no signal!
I'm not familiar with Victoria, but if you're within say 20-30km…

10 years10 yearscommodorenutcommodorenut posted:
Our landscaping adventure....

Sticking them all to each other wih liquid nails would prevent it!

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