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Joined 16 May 2010
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8 years8 yearsE1109E1109 posted:
GPS to Radio-Controlled Atomic Clock

Looks like a lot of farting around when the clock in your mobile phone is close enough for day-to-day use...

8 years8 yearsE1109E1109 posted:
Help me pick a bathroom colour scheme!

This subject came up over dinner last night, here's some that stick in my mind:
-My auntie had her house built in 1955 with pink bath and handbasin, no bath. This…

8 years8 yearsE1109E1109 posted:
5 Amp Light Switches

Pain to install-normal faceplate size is 114x73mm with 84mm mounting centres. For memory on a 80x80 plates the mounting centres are either 65 or 68mm. This will require a bit…

9 years9 yearsE1109E1109 posted:
Maintenance Of Water Tank Submersible Pumps

Gunna sound silly but I have never come across a rainwater tank with a submersible pump. Always been external to the tank. Besides noise and getting the last 4 or…

9 years9 yearsE1109E1109 posted:
Led lights flickering (once an hour or so) - why? [UPDATE]

Alrighty.
From what you have written, its pointing to one common component as all lights exhibit the problem at the same time. I'm going to make the following assumptions:
-The LED lamps…

9 years9 yearsE1109E1109 posted:
Can PVC piping be used for the out-vent for a dryer?

From what I remember the vents on the clothes driers at the hotels I maintained were metal. Same as the ships I look after. Can't recall using plastic vent tubes.

9 years9 yearsE1109E1109 posted:
Backyard cabin: dig electrical trench before or after?

Nearly forgot...comms cabling for phone and data-will it be needed? Also alarm cabling. Whilst you have the trench open may as well throw the conduit in for these services if…

9 years9 yearsE1109E1109 posted:
Backyard cabin: dig electrical trench before or after?

If you dig the trench before, how long will it sit open for? Will an open trench be a safety hazard for those building the cabin? Any reason the trench…

9 years9 yearsE1109E1109 posted:
ceiling fan with 2.4m high ceilings?

After a while, it becomes instinct to look up and check for fans before carrying anything long into a room, lifting a small child into the air or making the…

9 years9 yearsE1109E1109 posted:
ceiling

We had 2700mm ceilings in our last two houses (Alice Springs and Darwin) with ceiling fans. Our current house in Perth has 2550mm ceilings and I have fitted ceiling fans.…

9 years9 yearsE1109E1109 posted:
Tubing for front venting dryer

Exhaust fan. Leave a window/door open. Mount the drier outside or in an outbuilding.

9 years9 yearsE1109E1109 posted:
C band sattelite dish and my home value

Couple of ways to look at this issue:
Whilst it is most probably easily removable with hours work an and a decent skip bin, the fact that something that is…

9 years9 yearsE1109E1109 posted:
IXL Heater/Fan/Light worth getting?

Answers:
1) No idea, could vary from state to state.
2) Yes, we have two at our house and they work a treat. Ours are a Lucci brand from Beacon Lighting.
3) During…

9 years9 yearsE1109E1109 posted:
Bus-powered smoke alarms?

How would you tell from a remote location if a fire alarm was false or real?
When I was working for a large hotel chain, even if you rung the station…

9 years9 yearsE1109E1109 posted:
Exhaust fan for ensuite

With the door and window open, does the fan change pitch (sound deeper)?
Reason I ask is if you can't get enough air into the room, the fan works harder…

9 years9 yearsE1109E1109 posted:
Venting a dryer

Put the drier in the shed. Keeps the lint outside, warms the shed for the dogs at night and keeps the noise out of the house if you're running it…

9 years9 yearsE1109E1109 posted:
Powerboards for LED downlights

I saw this done in a Hotel refurbishment a few years back and as the electrician who had to sort this little "problem" out I'd advise against it. Its just…

9 years9 yearsE1109E1109 posted:
Exhaust fan for ensuite

Do you leave a door or window open during and after the ensuite is used?

9 years9 yearsE1109E1109 posted:
Two x Lucci 4 blade 52" fan light

Two x Lucci 4 blade stainless steel look fan light (the light is compact fluoro). We have 8 and love them! No room for the other two. Too nice for…

9 years9 yearsE1109E1109 posted:
Leaking shower base .. help please!

http://www.megasealed.com.au/
Just had a shower fixed using this method, four weeks on no dramas.

9 years9 yearsE1109E1109 posted:
Certificating Electrical Work

True. One thing to keep in mind is you can't be an expert on everything.

9 years9 yearsE1109E1109 posted:
Certificating Electrical Work

In regards to interstate licences, if you can get this to work, punch in the details here:
http://www.licencerecognition.gov.au/LRSearch.aspx

9 years9 yearsE1109E1109 posted:
Certificating Electrical Work

Any sparkie worth his salt can come and look at the installation. Depending on how thorough you want to be and the age of the house will determine the effort…

9 years9 yearsE1109E1109 posted:
How did you pay for your pool?

We did it through CBA: we told them we wanted money for a pool, shed and the remainer of the house. We had around 60% equity in the home so…

9 years9 yearsE1109E1109 posted:
Building home near electric kiosk(substation)

We had one opposite our house in Darwin and it was never a drama. It was a 11kV/400V step-down around 5 foot high and 6 foot square that fed our…

9 years9 yearsE1109E1109 posted:
Silly mistake

Options? Buy a torch :)
Cost depends on labour required to run the wiring, mount the lights, and refinisihing of surfaces (filling, sanding and painting) and whether…

9 years9 yearsE1109E1109 posted:
Light Switch Height

Ours are at approx 1200mm to centre of plate.

9 years9 yearsE1109E1109 posted:
Energy Safety bulletin 60 (WA)

Bit of light reading can be found here, covers electrical and gasfitting issues including penalties for unlicenced work, safety issues and general information.
http://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/EnergySaf ... tin_60.pdf
Enjoy!

9 years9 yearsE1109E1109 posted:
Power to island bench

Go to an electrical wholesaler and ask to look through their catalogues. Names escape me for the moment for the best peoducts, did one of these posts years ago and…

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