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DeKa

Sydney, NSW
Joined 29 May 2007
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1 year1 yearDeKaDeKa posted:
power outlet for electric cars ?

I think a 32A 3 phase outlet in the garage is a very sensible idea. At the bare minimum you can charge using an appropriate cable and tail available from…

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5 years5 yearsDeKaDeKa posted:
Plants for 2-3m hedge?

Viburnum.
If you plant them 40-50cm apart, it’s unlikely they’ll grow above 2-3m high.

7 years7 yearsDeKaDeKa posted:
12volt garden lights where to buy?

What's the budget?
These are 12-24V LED - great quality but not cheap.
http://www.rockaroundtheblock.com.au/ga ... hting.html

9 years9 yearsDeKaDeKa posted:
Treated pince fence behind raised garden bed

In addition, oysters are grown on treated pine with 4 or more times the concentration of the treatment. You don't need to worry about leeching once the timber is dry…

11 years11 yearsDeKaDeKa posted:
Dishwasher - what to consider when buying pls ?

Miele dishwashers with the "Thermosave" logo on them are some if the few models on the market than can take hot water. Even then it's max 60 deg C. They…

13 years13 yearsDeKaDeKa posted:
Need a HDMI Cable? ... read this first!

Ezyhd.com.au is where I buy all mine. You can buy cheaper elsewhere (slightly) but they are all plastic. Ezyhd's have metal connectors. They arrive next day.

13 years13 yearsDeKaDeKa posted:
Covering a Bessamer Block Wall

Do you mean like these
as Bessamer make cookpots
;)
To answer your question, technically, as they are masonry, they could be painted with paint such as Dulux…

14 years14 yearsDeKaDeKa posted:
Re: Set the standard with Easy Topiary

Looks great ::lol::
I would recommend Fiskars PowerGear hedge shears over Cyclone brand - they are geared and increase the power you can exert. They're…

15 years15 yearsDeKaDeKa posted:
how many hdmi's??

Don't buy them from a shop - they are NOT worth $50- $300!
Buy them from either or and save a fortune (I use EzyHD - they normally come…

15 years15 yearsDeKaDeKa posted:
How to pay progress payment invoices?

You do not need to bank with a particular bank to go in and deposit into someone's account.
You simply take your funds (whether it be cash, cheque or bank cheque…

15 years15 yearsDeKaDeKa posted:
Solar Water Fountains

Solar water fountains don't work unless they are essentially a solar panel charging a battery, with associated electronics to control the system?
Why? Think about how you use a fountain.
Normally you…

15 years15 yearsDeKaDeKa posted:
Red Gum or Treated Pine Sleepers?

Treated pine has no nasties that can be released unless you burn it. It's a chemical process and once the treatment has cured (takes 3-6 wks after processing) you cannot…

15 years15 yearsDeKaDeKa posted:
Grey water system--any good suggestions?

Not a perfect solution but this may help:
https://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.p ... &start=105

15 years15 yearsDeKaDeKa posted:
Garden Light Gurus

make a 12V outdoor motion sensor:

15 years15 yearsDeKaDeKa posted:
Online Lighting Places- sites & info not general discussion.

Aluminium, Brass, Copper, 304 and 316 Stainless Steel Lights

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16 years16 yearsDeKaDeKa posted:
Solar Setup For My Garden

Huge? It's all relative I suppose.
10 x 20w lights running off a 200VA transformer would cost you about $180 a year if you ran it 24x7. If you ran it…

16 years16 yearsDeKaDeKa posted:
Solar Setup For My Garden

Are you really sure you want to use solar lighting? All solar lighting I've seen is... pretty poor!
is the way to go - with 20 or 35w bulbs. Use…

16 years16 yearsDeKaDeKa posted:
Reducing Energy - Home Theatre

I think you've got this quite wrong and you might need to reconsider. My DVD player uses 8W when on, and 1W in standby. My STB/PVR uses 18W max when…

16 years16 yearsDeKaDeKa posted:
Retaining Wall Design

OK - that's different then ;) Stick to the in=out rule with your posts and all should be well.

16 years16 yearsDeKaDeKa posted:
Is now a bad time to get air conditioning?

You did know there's no point running it at 17 degrees? It won't make it get colder any faster - it'll just work harder and longer to try to…

16 years16 yearsDeKaDeKa posted:
Retaining Wall Design

I wouldn't be using interlocking bricks for anything you want to last more than 5 years, let alone 100 years.
The interlocking brick retaining wall near Boral (don't they make the…

16 years16 yearsDeKaDeKa posted:
External Lighting

How about you do some searching for
You'll find there is a lot more on the market now than plain and boring flood lights.

16 years16 yearsDeKaDeKa posted:
Redgum sleepers cheap?

You think that's expensive???
Quality hardwood is getting *very* hard to get. I expect it will continue to rise in price whereas treated pine will be more stable in price.

16 years16 yearsDeKaDeKa posted:
Checking broadband coverage on a house that doesnt exist yet

You're wrong. Other providers (eg iiNet/Optus/TPG) only install hardware in phone exchanges. If there is pair gain, there is nothing any of those other carriers can do to get DSL…

17 years17 yearsDeKaDeKa posted:
Franke appliances

My parents had a Franke oven from 1991 until last year. In that time, it blew either 3 or 4 rear elements (the one around the fan, used for fan…

17 years17 yearsDeKaDeKa posted:
WATER RESTRICTIONS!

Apparently quite a few people have used the voucher? Any photos of it in use?
arkraider - I was mighty impressed too! 30m of hose, and the water was roaring out…

17 years17 yearsDeKaDeKa posted:
Checking broadband coverage on a house that doesnt exist yet

Don't know - but it works!

17 years17 yearsDeKaDeKa posted:
Checking broadband coverage on a house that doesnt exist yet

Go to: http://www.greypag.es - find the phone number of a house (any house) in the street by searching for the street name and suburb, then go…

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