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10 months10 monthsforrestmountforrestmount posted:
Will this tree be a show stopper? (Tree Protection Zone ques

Every council will be different so start with a call to your local council. They should be able to point you in the right direction and perhaps provide a site…

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1 year1 yearforrestmountforrestmount posted:
Buying a house with filled in pool

My concerns would be did it get removed or was it simply filled in.
If the pool was removed you may get some subsidence but this should be manageable. If they…

1 year1 yearforrestmountforrestmount posted:
Noisy neighbours (using the formal channels)

Try contacting the realestate agent they won’t want the grief
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1 year1 yearforrestmountforrestmount posted:
Onn TV not Connection Problem

Are you in Australia?
Did you import the tv?
The reason I am asking is the Wi-Fi standards are slightly different, you may need to change the region settings on the tv.…

1 year1 yearforrestmountforrestmount posted:
Inline fan under whirlybird

We installed a whirlybird over the exhaust fan in a rental property bathroom. We did this not for removing heat but moist air. The bathroom originally had no exhaust The…

1 year1 yearforrestmountforrestmount posted:
New homeowner looking for advice on "lawn to flowerbed"

Others may have a lot more experience than I have on this topic but my first house had a nut grass patch. I found herbicides were not really effective. I…

1 year1 yearforrestmountforrestmount posted:
Electrician has advised Abolishment of old electricity servi

I would contact energy Australia directly. The electricians conversation with whoever he spoke to is like hearsay.
As far as the old meter reading goes, this is likely a guesstimate…

1 year1 yearforrestmountforrestmount posted:
Pool fence safety requirement

Best option is to get to engage a pool fence certifier now. They will tell you the best option in their opinion to make the fence comply. We have a…

2 years2 yearsforrestmountforrestmount posted:
Aboriginal cultural significance land

I don’t know who you would contact to reach the right representative but council will know. If you are asking the question I would absolutely engage the traditional owners. This…

2 years2 yearsforrestmountforrestmount posted:
Slab payment

I had an interesting experience with an invoice that was not provided at the expected time. We were doing a major Reno including an engineered slab. The certifier did not…

2 years2 yearsforrestmountforrestmount posted:
Metricon Home Network Lite - any good ?

I tend to agree with with Noname here, whilst you can run everything off wireless some times such as a tv, fridge etc don’t move and having a data point…

2 years2 yearsforrestmountforrestmount posted:
Swimming Pool setbacks

I don’t think there will be a hard and fast rule about the distance from the house or boundary for that matter It will depend on the footings and any…

2 years2 yearsforrestmountforrestmount posted:
Screw Help PVC into metal colourbond fence

If I need screws with a particular colour. I drill a series of holes into a scrap piece of wood so the screws are sitting vertically. I then spray…

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3 years3 yearsforrestmountforrestmount posted:
3m High Ceiling?

It does come down to budget and also the size of rooms, eg a 2mx1m room with 3m ceilings would look odd but larger open plan areas feel more spacious…

3 years3 yearsforrestmountforrestmount posted:
Wiring for new induction cooktop. 32A or more?

I would find another electrician. The wiring should match or exceed the rated maximum power requirements.
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3 years3 yearsforrestmountforrestmount posted:
Buy home and land package or an existing property

The amount you save is a bit complicated so you are not likely to get advice online
You need to know what your outgoing are eg interest, rates. Insurance and any…

3 years3 yearsforrestmountforrestmount posted:
Buy home and land package or an existing property

Most investors buy new as you can claim deductions more on the depreciation of the house. But this a strategy you should talk to a financial adviser about.
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3 years3 yearsforrestmountforrestmount posted:
Fireplace - yay or nay

I understand no everyone shares the same opinions,
Our neighbours have asked often asked us to light the fire. None of us smoke so I am not sure how…

3 years3 yearsforrestmountforrestmount posted:
Fireplace - yay or nay

I can plant a tree to renew wood. I don’t think that’s a myth. I have done it a few times now .;-)
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3 years3 yearsforrestmountforrestmount posted:
Fireplace - yay or nay

We have an 120ish year old house with a dominating wood burning, brick, open fireplace. Yes it is hard work to split the wood but it is the centrepiece of…

3 years3 yearsforrestmountforrestmount posted:
Fake 70's wood panels - remove, paint or cover it?

I will try to articulate my thoughts
You really need to post photos of your LEDs in action.
You need to buy paint with almost all your options listed, with that…

3 years3 yearsforrestmountforrestmount posted:
Help needed standing water on stormwater curb to the street

Others may have better ideas but I would just add pebbles to artificially raise the bottom of the pit
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3 years3 yearsforrestmountforrestmount posted:
Pool leaks

Does the pool leak more when the pump is running? The leak may be in your pipework not the pool
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4 years4 yearsforrestmountforrestmount posted:
Spa Jets in pool???

We bought a 1880’s house with a late 1980’s pool.
It has the mandatory spa built at one end of the pool as was the trend at this time.
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4 years4 yearsforrestmountforrestmount posted:
Untitled Land - Finance 'Sufficient to Complete'

QLD has a cooling off period for houses
A learnt this when I sold a house to a developer. The challenge for you might be time, I believe you…

4 years4 yearsforrestmountforrestmount posted:
Should shelves match Cabinet Depth

I think I have a mental picture of what you are trying to do and I think you could achieve floating shelves with an unconventional approach and some effect.
If…

4 years4 yearsforrestmountforrestmount posted:
water Leak - Is It Considered Major Defect

It is my experience no the builder is not liable. He would have had the fix the tile (rectify poor workmanship) but the damage caused is your issue. I personally…

4 years4 yearsforrestmountforrestmount posted:
Looking for a Part...

10 years ago we had to replace some plastic parts on a 80’s or 90’s shower screen in a house we had purchased. The shower door was actually taken off…

4 years4 yearsforrestmountforrestmount posted:
Builder's Warranty Query

@SaveH20 that is a pretty offensive way to describe someone It is a shorten version of a word used inappropriately to describe someone with a mental disability.
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4 years4 yearsforrestmountforrestmount posted:
Sir Walter Buffalo

You don’t mention where you live, the cooler soil temperature is likely to come into affect if you are in the southern states of Australian. When the weather warms the…

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