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Joined 3 February 2011
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2 years2 yearsDilbert_PerthDilbert_Perth posted:
Paint Peeling - Plaster too soft?

I have had a representative from the Plasters Association and one from the Painters and Decorators inspect my walls a few weeks ago. No solution was offered to fix the…

3 years3 yearsDilbert_PerthDilbert_Perth posted:
Shower strip drain installation

I my opinion that is going to be a real problem. I have troubles with the job my builder did on my linear drains and had to rip them out…

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3 years3 yearsDilbert_PerthDilbert_Perth posted:
Actron Ducted Air Conditioning

We have a large 3 phase unit with the in room controllers, happy with the unit but still had a few problems but fixed no problem under warranty, the 3…

3 years3 yearsDilbert_PerthDilbert_Perth posted:
Paint Peeling - Plaster too soft?

Hi everyone,
I'm in WA and I have also had this problem in my house build a few years ago. The builder has been no help and denied anything was…

8 years8 yearsDilbert_PerthDilbert_Perth posted:
New House - Tradies Using Loo??

a new twist with my case, the builder has asked if I can clean the house before handover for a $800 discount. This means we will be cleaning up all…

8 years8 yearsDilbert_PerthDilbert_Perth posted:
New House - Tradies Using Loo??

Wow I am surprised by how much interest this has generated. I have no tradie aversion, my dad was a plumber.
We purchased and supplied the toilets, taps…

8 years8 yearsDilbert_PerthDilbert_Perth posted:
New House - Tradies Using Loo??

tjilpi, we are using a different contract to the standard one and I can be on site when ever I like. It is a small builder and the email…

8 years8 yearsDilbert_PerthDilbert_Perth posted:
New House - Tradies Using Loo??

I have spoken with a few people at work who are building and they have been in the same situation. Their advice was: what the builder is doing is…

8 years8 yearsDilbert_PerthDilbert_Perth posted:
New House - Tradies Using Loo??

Thanks for your replies, I have since spoken with the Building Commission and they advised that they should not be using any of the plumbing until it has been completed…

8 years8 yearsDilbert_PerthDilbert_Perth posted:
New House - Tradies Using Loo??

Hi all,
I have been a frequent reader but haven't posted too many times. We are building a new 2 story house in Perth and have had our "challenges" with the…

9 years9 yearsDilbert_PerthDilbert_Perth posted:
Importing Basin Mixers from Overseas - The pitfalls??

I just received the last of my taps last week, the Grohe Lineare basin mixer without the pop up lever was a special order. All taps look great and…

9 years9 yearsDilbert_PerthDilbert_Perth posted:
Importing Basin Mixers from Overseas - The pitfalls??

Thanks kineso and Fitzyplumber for the info, much appreciated. At under half price I think I will give it a go. If one fails I can buy a…

9 years9 yearsDilbert_PerthDilbert_Perth posted:
Microwave location

Our kitchen is at design stage at the moment, the microwave under the island bench. I am going crazy trying to find a convection microwave that can be vented…

9 years9 yearsDilbert_PerthDilbert_Perth posted:
Importing Basin Mixers from Overseas - The pitfalls??

Thanks for the info everyone, I will need to check with the plumber. I have no concerns about the quality as they are Grohe and look identical (same part…

9 years9 yearsDilbert_PerthDilbert_Perth posted:
Importing Basin Mixers from Overseas - The pitfalls??

I am feeling a bit more confident now, as the aussie bidet mixer looks like the european one (3/8" connection etc). I am not too fussed with the warranty,…

9 years9 yearsDilbert_PerthDilbert_Perth posted:
Importing Basin Mixers from Overseas - The pitfalls??

Hi Everyone,
We have started buidling our new place in Perth and I am shopping for plumbing fittings. We really like the Grohe Lineare basin mixers but they are a…

9 years9 yearsDilbert_PerthDilbert_Perth posted:
Newbie to appliances

I am also a newbie when it comes to buying appliances and our budget is similar ($6500). We are thinking of this combo and would appreciate any feedback:
Oven -…

9 years9 yearsDilbert_PerthDilbert_Perth posted:
Security system: wireless or wired?

G'day Duke, I have a quote from Protection1 but they told me they wont hardwire 2 storey houses. They would only offer wireless unfortunately.

9 years9 yearsDilbert_PerthDilbert_Perth posted:
Security system: wireless or wired?

Thanks for your advice, I am still having a hard time getting a quote for a hybrid system (hard wiring sensors and wireless shock sensors) here in Perth. Can…

9 years9 yearsDilbert_PerthDilbert_Perth posted:
Rheem Air Conditioning - Anyone Use Them?

Thanks A.Ryder, you really know your stuff !
I would like to go with the ESP+ and save some $, I have included a zone controller upstairs as well, so this…

9 years9 yearsDilbert_PerthDilbert_Perth posted:
Rheem Air Conditioning - Anyone Use Them?

Thanks for the detailed responsed, much appreciated! It has confirmed what I was thinking. All I need to do now is decide if I want to upgrade from…

9 years9 yearsDilbert_PerthDilbert_Perth posted:
Security system: wireless or wired?

Thanks for the info, I contacted DAS and got some names of installers, will contact them and get a quote.

9 years9 yearsDilbert_PerthDilbert_Perth posted:
Rheem Air Conditioning - Anyone Use Them?

Hi,
I am building a 2 storey house in Perth and was going to go with an Actron ESP+ SRV230E/SRD230C with 8 zones.
The builder has come back with a quote for…

9 years9 yearsDilbert_PerthDilbert_Perth posted:
Security system: wireless or wired?

I now have a few quotes back for systems for our new 2 storey house and the prices vary quite a lot (still over my budget). The places I…

9 years9 yearsDilbert_PerthDilbert_Perth posted:
Plumbing in PEX Piping & Termite Treatment

You are right P_D, and they have changed it to a copper main from the meter along the side of the house with PEX branches running in conduit through the…

9 years9 yearsDilbert_PerthDilbert_Perth posted:
Plumbing in PEX Piping & Termite Treatment

Hi everyone, my first topic so please be nice :D
Our building has just started and the fun has already begun. We noticed…

9 years9 yearsDilbert_PerthDilbert_Perth posted:
Security system: wireless or wired?

I too am interested in whether to get a wireless or wired system. Just about to build and the security system is in my scope. I had a…

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