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DeKa

Sydney, NSW
Joined 29 May 2007
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1 year1 yearDeKaDeKa posted:
Plants for 2-3m hedge?

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

3 years3 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

5 years5 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…

8 years8 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…

9 years9 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.

9 years9 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…

11 years11 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…

11 years11 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…

11 years11 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…

11 years11 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…

11 years11 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…

12 years12 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

12 years12 yearsDeKaDeKa posted:
Garden Light Gurus

make a 12V outdoor motion sensor:

12 years12 yearsDeKaDeKa posted:
Online Lighting Places- sites & info not general discussion.

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

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12 years12 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…

12 years12 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…

13 years13 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…

13 years13 yearsDeKaDeKa posted:
Retaining Wall Design

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

13 years13 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…

13 years13 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…

13 years13 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.

13 years13 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.

13 years13 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…

13 years13 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…

13 years13 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…

13 years13 yearsDeKaDeKa posted:
Checking broadband coverage on a house that doesnt exist yet

Don't know - but it works!

13 years13 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…

13 years13 yearsDeKaDeKa posted:
New Telephone Connection Options

If you've got ADSL2+, who cares about this 10% off the Telstra phone bill. Use someone like and you can call over your internet connection at 8c to *almost*…

13 years13 yearsDeKaDeKa posted:
Water Feature

ewan,
Do you want a pond (and if so, formal or informal), or something from a box you can plonk on the ground and turn on?
What are your plans and/or expectations,…

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