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dembi_2000

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Joined 12 November 2007
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8 years8 yearsdembi_2000dembi_2000 posted:
Which receiver to choose??

Thanks hbt and Rodda.
I actually ended up the the Yamaha 667. I bought it before reading any of your responses.
I did a bid of research comparing the 3 amps and…

8 years8 yearsdembi_2000dembi_2000 posted:
Which receiver to choose??

Hi All,
I'm currently deciding on the following receivers:
Yamaha RX-V667 - 7.2 - 6 x hdmi in
ONKYO TX-SR608 - 7.2 - 6 x hdmi in
Pioneer VSX-920 - 7.1 - 4 x…

8 years8 yearsdembi_2000dembi_2000 posted:
Paint color is different!!

Thanks for the replies everyone. It turns out that the tint is wrong. Even when I ordered the exact brand and color!!
I had it re-mixed/re-tinted at Bunnings. I repainted the…

8 years8 yearsdembi_2000dembi_2000 posted:
Paint color is different!!

sanded existing color and fresh plaster and some parts are non-sanded existing color...
but they all look the same... lighter than the rest of the wall

8 years8 yearsdembi_2000dembi_2000 posted:
Paint color is different!!

I just had a small patch on the wall repainted. But the color of the new paint doesn't look the same as the rest of the wall. The wall is…

9 years9 yearsdembi_2000dembi_2000 posted:
Screen sliding doors in Vic? Stainless Steel Mesh?

I'm deciding on screen doors for the sliding doors as well. We have 7 panels...
I have the option to go with:
- Galvanized Steel Screen = $3200 or
- Stainless Steel Screen…

9 years9 yearsdembi_2000dembi_2000 posted:
Fence security

How do you prevent robbers from climbing up your fence? We recently got robbed because our house is beside a vacant lot.
Can we put anything on the fence to…

9 years9 yearsdembi_2000dembi_2000 posted:
Power Bills....

Exactly right!! Our house is 5.8 stars. We have northern living areas, cfl lights, etc... But our gas bill is $450 for 60days! And the heater is on for only…

9 years9 yearsdembi_2000dembi_2000 posted:
Power Bills....

I think older meters tend to run slower. New meters run faster...

9 years9 yearsdembi_2000dembi_2000 posted:
Power Bills....

Looks like our $450 gas bill for 2 months is about right. It could also be that our current provider charges too much. I'm now on the hunt for a…

9 years9 yearsdembi_2000dembi_2000 posted:
Power Bills....

Hi Erin,
Wow! $770 for both gas and elec? How much for gas only?
How come things got more expensive with lesser usage of energy?!?
Is it because of the peak period change…

9 years9 yearsdembi_2000dembi_2000 posted:
Power Bills....

We recently received our 2nd gas bill. For 60 days, the bill is $454.18.
This time, we are only using the ducted heating for 4hrs a day (2hrs in the…

9 years9 yearsdembi_2000dembi_2000 posted:
Power Bills....

The house is 35sq. Its a new house and a new heating unit from Brivis. So the amount sounds reasonable???

9 years9 yearsdembi_2000dembi_2000 posted:
Power Bills....

we have recently received our gas bill. $416 for the last 40days!!! :shock:
we have gas water heater, gas cooktop and gas ducted heating. we…

9 years9 yearsdembi_2000dembi_2000 posted:
Cooktop burners gets dirty easily

thanks annie. i might try that "oomph" stuff. :D
so thats how u use baking soda and vinegar... cool. :z:

9 years9 yearsdembi_2000dembi_2000 posted:
bricks as retaining wall

Thanks for the input Fu.
So I "can" use bricks. Is 1 layer of brickwork enough so hold the soil from eroding? Also do I need to put in steel bars…

9 years9 yearsdembi_2000dembi_2000 posted:
bricks as retaining wall

Can we use bricks (same ones used in the house) as retaining wall. We're looking at approx 300mm to 400mm high. Do we need to put steel posts inside to…

9 years9 yearsdembi_2000dembi_2000 posted:
Cooktop burners gets dirty easily

Hi Hammerhead. The cooktop is stainless steel but the burner itself is 2 parts... top is black-colored steel and lower part is light-weight almost like aluminum. I will try baking…

9 years9 yearsdembi_2000dembi_2000 posted:
Cooktop burners gets dirty easily

Our new cooktop (Omega) burners gets dark and dirty really quick! The silver part of the burner now looks burnt! ::dizzy:: ::surprise::

9 years9 yearsdembi_2000dembi_2000 posted:
Installing soap holders in the shower

Thanks BUILDERSEDGE. You seem to work on these things a lot. I'm doing this for 2 soap holders only. Your tools seem very expensive for 1 time use.

9 years9 yearsdembi_2000dembi_2000 posted:
Installing soap holders in the shower

Thanks for the input kexkez... so do I really drill on the tiles and not the grout? What happens if I drill on the grout? Do I get better…

9 years9 yearsdembi_2000dembi_2000 posted:
Installing soap holders in the shower

We are planning on installing soap holders in the shower. But we are concerned that if we drill through the grout, water might seep in and cause problems. What can…

9 years9 yearsdembi_2000dembi_2000 posted:
Building our dream home.. walls no longer bare!

Nice driveway and concrete. Hopefully ours would turn out nice as well. We'll be getting exposed agg on the driveway as well but plain concrete at the back of the…

9 years9 yearsdembi_2000dembi_2000 posted:
TILE WEBSITE

We also have them as a feature tile in the house
http://www.southerncrossceramics.com/Glass_1.html
Impulse Zest on the vanity of the main bathroom and Impulse Donkey on the vanity of…

9 years9 yearsdembi_2000dembi_2000 posted:
Length of Glass Splashback

Do you think it would look nice if we put a 2-3mm strip of stainless steel on the join. As the join is already there and visible, might as well…

9 years9 yearsdembi_2000dembi_2000 posted:
Glass Splashback Shape - Which one?

If the glass splashback has a weird shape or is very long, is it normal to have a cut/join?
Would you accept having a cut/join on your glass splashback?

9 years9 yearsdembi_2000dembi_2000 posted:
Porcelain Tile Grout color

The Espresso grout and the Mina Cementi Tiles match perfectly. They are both on the brownish-grey color. I might be able to take some pics tom. :)

9 years9 yearsdembi_2000dembi_2000 posted:
Porcelain Tile Grout color

Hi Petal. The tiles are called Mina Cementi. I'll post a photo soon.

9 years9 yearsdembi_2000dembi_2000 posted:
Rangehoods and bulkheads

Ours will have a bulkhead as well. And the rangehood will come from there.
Zonk, quick question, Is your glass splashback 1 whole sheet of glass going up to the rangehood?…

9 years9 yearsdembi_2000dembi_2000 posted:
Length of Glass Splashback

That's great Casa. Now I just have to convince my builder to replace it! They used 3 pieces of glass. They separated the left, right and hotplate (middle). I was…

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