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2 years2 yearsElephantGuyElephantGuy posted:
Planting buffalo runners

Can you please elaborate. Is it patchy? Is it different colours? Slow growing?

2 years2 yearsElephantGuyElephantGuy posted:
Are you struggling with the design of your garden?

Everything was difficult for me, I am not creative so I had a designer plan my garden.
Once I decided on getting a designer I found it hard to work…

2 years2 yearsElephantGuyElephantGuy posted:
Planting buffalo runners

I have a lawn about 600m2 to 800m2 that I want to improve. At the moment its patchy, natural growing grass in very ordinary soil. I have a 5 acre…

2 years2 yearsElephantGuyElephantGuy posted:
Roman blind mechanism

I have Roman blinds that you raise and lower with a chain. One of the blinds now refuses to stay up. I've got the screwdrivers out and investigated but I'm…

3 years3 yearsElephantGuyElephantGuy posted:
Quality antenna wall plate

I had the Clipsal and that was perfect but I broke a screw off when undoing it so I will have to get a new one. I will have to…

3 years3 yearsElephantGuyElephantGuy posted:
Quality antenna wall plate

Thanks,
I'll go that route. Get a new connection for the wall plate and get the splitter.
This job has become a lot bigger than it should have. I ordered a…

3 years3 yearsElephantGuyElephantGuy posted:
Quality antenna wall plate

I have (had) a standard looking antenna wall plate which worked perfectly. I want to have my tv and fm hook into the antenna. I bought a Digitor splitter wall…

5 years5 yearsElephantGuyElephantGuy posted:
Building a dam

I want to build a 2ML farm dam and am currently preparing my permit application. Has anyone here gone through the process?
As you would expect they want you to…

5 years5 yearsElephantGuyElephantGuy posted:
Soil prep for MY lawn

I have been reluctant to ask questions about my lawn due to the extensive threads already on this topic however I am still unsure what I should do in my…

5 years5 yearsElephantGuyElephantGuy posted:
My Landscaping Journey - All Pics back in place. 12/08/2017

KID your wall has come up really well. I'm building a Tasman retaining wall, about 50m long, at the moment. I've used the Selkirk blocks and they all have dags…

6 years6 yearsElephantGuyElephantGuy posted:
Levelling yard

I will very shortly be levelling my back yard, putting in a shed and planting grass. I want a nice lawn area about 22m x 5m and I want it…

6 years6 yearsElephantGuyElephantGuy posted:
Home theatre for dummies

I went with Eastwood Hifi and ordered the whole thing over the phone. I took a punt and didn't listen to anything. My reasoning being I would not be able…

6 years6 yearsElephantGuyElephantGuy posted:
Home theatre for dummies

Hi all.
I've just bought myself a big telly and now have the urge to get the big sound so I figure I'm going to need an AV receiver and speakers.…

Home theatre for dummies
7 years7 yearsElephantGuyElephantGuy posted:
Retaining wall Foundation

Thanks Bashworth, I'll follow your advice.

7 years7 yearsElephantGuyElephantGuy posted:
Retaining wall Foundation

I am building a 600mm high retaining wall with Tasman Blocks. Going by the Selkirk instructions I am digging a 200mm trench, compacting it then filling with 150mm of crushed…

7 years7 yearsElephantGuyElephantGuy posted:
Temporary Window Coverings Megathread

I bought blinds from Redishade via the internet about a month ago. They were good to deal with and they shipped from the US. I haven't hung them yet as…

7 years7 yearsElephantGuyElephantGuy posted:
Holes in PVC windows

Does anyone know if the Deceunink windows have covers available?

7 years7 yearsElephantGuyElephantGuy posted:
Holes in PVC windows

Hi Ed,
you are right, they are tilt and turn. Covers over the holes would look better but how would the water get out? Do you have to go around and…

7 years7 yearsElephantGuyElephantGuy posted:
Holes in PVC windows

My pvc windows have been installed and they all have holes in them. What are they for?

Holes in PVC windows
7 years7 yearsElephantGuyElephantGuy posted:
Open Fireplace

I Personally wouldn't be mucking around with it myself. If your house burns down your insurance company may not want to be friends any more. I think they like to…

7 years7 yearsElephantGuyElephantGuy posted:
Alfresco roof

same here. A squarish looking profile, not the same as inside.

7 years7 yearsElephantGuyElephantGuy posted:
Good Builder in Victoria

My buider doesn't appear to have any bad points, except they wouldn't build in Point Cook.

7 years7 yearsElephantGuyElephantGuy posted:
How do I ask for our plans back from unsuccesful builders?

I agree. Besides, I'd be surprised if they would pinch your plans as they would be copyrighted. I could see a home owner taking a builders plans to someone else…

7 years7 yearsElephantGuyElephantGuy posted:
Buying US lights off the net

I looked at 1 UK website and they were 50% dearer than here. Even with the European fitting my electician maybe a bit iffy.
Anyway I've gone ahead and ordered locally.…

7 years7 yearsElephantGuyElephantGuy posted:
Where to buy Canvas Wall Art in Melb!!!!

If you are going to get your own photos done then check out Costco at Docklands, there prices seem very good, however you do have to be a member.

7 years7 yearsElephantGuyElephantGuy posted:
Buying US lights off the net

I'll have to give this idea a miss. I asked the builder what the standards are and in turn he asked their sparky who said he would not install them…

7 years7 yearsElephantGuyElephantGuy posted:
Buying US lights off the net

I finalised my lighting decision and found a local supplier but they don't have stock and said it would take 3 months to get them in. I contacted Littman Bros…

7 years7 yearsElephantGuyElephantGuy posted:
Exterior front light alternative

Well I suppose that solves that. Thanks all.
I don't think this one is too bad.

Exterior front light alternative
7 years7 yearsElephantGuyElephantGuy posted:
Exterior front light alternative

I have been struggling to find some lights for the front of my house and have begun thinking about alternatives.
1 idea I had was to put some downlights in the…

7 years7 yearsElephantGuyElephantGuy posted:
Buying US lights off the net

I've gone off what I was looking at yesterday but the US thing may still be an option. They seem to have a lot bigger range than we have. I've…

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