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enigma_brennan

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Joined 20 October 2007
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7 years7 yearsenigma_brennanenigma_brennan posted:
Tint film on double glazed?

Hi Scribe, we applied tinted film to both our north and south facing double-glazed windows mid-summer (last year) and thus far no problems! I asked the installer re considerations for…

7 years7 yearsenigma_brennanenigma_brennan posted:
GU10 CFL downlight spacing

Ok, now I understand; of course our electricity bill includes ALL our electrical appliances (most of which are relatively new and energy efficient) as well as our CFL's. But given…

7 years7 yearsenigma_brennanenigma_brennan posted:
GU10 CFL downlight spacing

@Mika75, I am not sure were I stated I only had 12 downlights nor I am sure of what point you are trying to make re my post?

7 years7 yearsenigma_brennanenigma_brennan posted:
GU10 CFL downlight spacing

Casa2, just saw the thread - we have the Megaman GU10 CFL 11W with spacing very similar to yours. We have been in for almost 18 months and are very…

7 years7 yearsenigma_brennanenigma_brennan posted:
To "test the water"...?

Several years ago some friends of mine were in a similar position to you ie. they had a property that they were preparing to sell (but had not listed) when…

8 years8 yearsenigma_brennanenigma_brennan posted:
Cost of glass kitchen splashback

Don't forget to add about $70 per cut-out (eg powerpoints,phone,etc) - BTW we got glass and we love it!

8 years8 yearsenigma_brennanenigma_brennan posted:
Water Tanks & Pumps

Our system is set up exactly as described by room4acubby; our toilets flush from the tank until it is empty; at this point, a switch (at the top of the…

8 years8 yearsenigma_brennanenigma_brennan posted:
Anyone have to pay a bond to their developer?

+1 here as well - $2.5K - also agree with others - a little bit of insurance re your final streetscape and a nice bonus for you when you (probably)…

8 years8 yearsenigma_brennanenigma_brennan posted:
Between-the-Floors Insulation

Well, I can't speak for everyone but we certainly did (as standard); I think it would seriously compromise the insulation's effectiveness if they didn't.
As it is, if someone leaves just…

8 years8 yearsenigma_brennanenigma_brennan posted:
CFL Downlight reliability??

Ok, I only have my own experience to draw on which is 30 CFL downlights (mix of warm+cool) for 11 months now and no replacements required! Ours are Megaman which…

8 years8 yearsenigma_brennanenigma_brennan posted:
Buying Land?

Yep, any increase in the equity you have in your land (whether by repayments and/or land value appreciation) should be taken into account when the doing the final valuation for…

8 years8 yearsenigma_brennanenigma_brennan posted:
Between-the-Floors Insulation

FYI, about a year ago we had sound insulation installed between floors at a cost of $750 (includes builders margin) for approximately 70sqm - I don't know the rating of…

8 years8 yearsenigma_brennanenigma_brennan posted:
Power supply advice for water feature pump+lights

I did consider solar but had only heard negative reports till I read your post. Do you know what the required flow rate is for your water feature and/or how…

8 years8 yearsenigma_brennanenigma_brennan posted:
Power supply advice for water feature pump+lights

Thanks Fu for the additional info.
I was really hoping to avoid the extra cost/hassle of a 240v run if possible but don't want an inferior solution either. Our backyard is…

8 years8 yearsenigma_brennanenigma_brennan posted:
Power supply advice for water feature pump+lights

Thanks kek, I was hoping it was feasible to run the conduit (with 12v) round the fence.
The 600mm trench (plus tagging) is a requirement for 240v I believe and not…

8 years8 yearsenigma_brennanenigma_brennan posted:
Power supply advice for water feature pump+lights

Hi all, looking for some urgent advice re the power supply for our proposed water feature (pump and lights).
ATM we only have one external GPO on the back wall of…

8 years8 yearsenigma_brennanenigma_brennan posted:
Bulkheads over kitchen wall cupboards with 9ft ceiling?

Another option would be to go with taller cupboards and a small bulkhead - say 150mm. This was done by another member about 12 months ago - details and photos…

9 years9 yearsenigma_brennanenigma_brennan posted:
Return Air Vent

Must be! All the ones I've seen here in Canberra have been inserted in the walls.
I agree with Southies; I think your only issue will be access for cleaning (maybe…

9 years9 yearsenigma_brennanenigma_brennan posted:
The tax bonus

Still waiting here, too!
I only submitted my tax return earlier this year so I expected mine to be one of the late ones. However my DW, who submitted her return…

9 years9 yearsenigma_brennanenigma_brennan posted:
Breakfast Bar Stool Heights?

Hi all, we are currently looking for some stools for our breakfast bar. We have just found some that we liked; the Tubeworks S5 swivel. However I am little concerned…

9 years9 yearsenigma_brennanenigma_brennan posted:
How Much Deposit for Your Home Loan?

Yep, 5% deposit for us plus we paid our LMI upfront as well as the stamp duty, etc. The only silver lining in having to wait for land registration for…

9 years9 yearsenigma_brennanenigma_brennan posted:
Where are your handles?

Ditto to everyone else - as Joles said I had to go back to the original post to see what the issue was. BTW both the kitchen and bathroom cabinets…

9 years9 yearsenigma_brennanenigma_brennan posted:
8 weeks to lock up !

Lucky you, we have handover in a week and we still have no key! Although, I must admit, we have become quite adept at peering through windows at many different…

9 years9 yearsenigma_brennanenigma_brennan posted:
Cost of Garden Gnome?

Lol, not yet - just dropped by this afternoon and again no answer; maybe they're avoiding the gnome killers :) :)!

9 years9 yearsenigma_brennanenigma_brennan posted:
Cost of Garden Gnome?

Loving all these gnome stories - although now, considering all the alternatives, feel that just leaving a note was a little lame! Ah well, there's always next time.

9 years9 yearsenigma_brennanenigma_brennan posted:
Cost of Garden Gnome?

Thanx Fu, I knew someone wouldn't be able to resist- just didn't gnome whom, :) :) :)

9 years9 yearsenigma_brennanenigma_brennan posted:
Cost of Garden Gnome?

While I was doing our walk-thru today my DS (2.5) wandered next door and knocked over and broke a garden gnome! (ok, stop laughing, lol).
Anyway I left a note…

9 years9 yearsenigma_brennanenigma_brennan posted:
Inspiration required...show me your house pics!!

Hi Kate, sounds like you've selected a builder so congrats on making it to the next stage! From memory your land should be registered soon too - exciting times ahead…

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