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Joined 14 December 2019
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7 d7 dforrestmountforrestmount 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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1 month1 monthforrestmountforrestmount 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…

1 month1 monthforrestmountforrestmount 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…

1 month1 monthforrestmountforrestmount 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…

2 months2 monthsforrestmountforrestmount 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…

2 months2 monthsforrestmountforrestmount 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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2 months2 monthsforrestmountforrestmount 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…

3 months3 monthsforrestmountforrestmount posted:
Another pool fence question?

I had wondered about this scenario, my QLD based parents house have the same problem My suggestion was to screw security bars or similar on the outside of the door.…

3 months3 monthsforrestmountforrestmount posted:
Pipe banging/water hamme

Here is an excellent photo...... I added arrows to show the direction of flow. The down arrow is the garden tap supply that goes into poly just outside of the…

Pipe banging/water hamme
3 months3 monthsforrestmountforrestmount posted:
Pipe banging/water hamme

We installed new mixer taps in our older house a year ago. the new mixers have a compensating component to balance the water temperature if someone turns on a tap.…

5 months5 monthsforrestmountforrestmount posted:
how to plug a water tank leak

I would try dill a tap a thread, use a screw with silicon on the thread.

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5 months5 monthsforrestmountforrestmount posted:
Bantix Mosquito SLAYER! DIE MOSQUITOS!

Have you cleaned your gutters? We have a lot less mozzies since cleaning a small section on our carport.
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6 months6 monthsforrestmountforrestmount posted:
Building in these uncertain times

IMO If you can handle the extra stress I would go forward. Unless something drastic happens the current restrictions will be here for a while. I am sure you…

6 months6 monthsforrestmountforrestmount posted:
Help replacing tap valve

Are you in QLD? If so you probably have those outrageously overpriced washers everyone was having installed as part of the “smart” energy program
You can buy these washers as…

6 months6 monthsforrestmountforrestmount posted:
Frame Stage - Termite treated Timber colour

It was a few years ago now but I bought treated timber that was clear, at least I paid extra for treatment. One lot was framing timbers from a local…

6 months6 monthsforrestmountforrestmount posted:
Do the right thing Metricon; close your display centres now

Hi jack, I respect your concerns
The government has decided the construction industry as an essential business. I don’t think this risk is any different to a takeaway coffee shop.…

6 months6 monthsforrestmountforrestmount posted:
Grout issue Montgomery Homes and Tile Direct

That kind of looks like an issue with cleaning product more than a sealer to me. But hard to tell without photos prior to the sealer being applied.
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7 months7 monthsforrestmountforrestmount posted:
Electrolux Double Ovem

It sounds like it is in demo mode
https://www.manualslib.com/manual/60227 ... =16#manual
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7 months7 monthsforrestmountforrestmount posted:
Builder denied the new home warranty for the leak on garage

I I was a betting person, I would take a punt on the actual profile of the sheet being “upside down”
The image shows a high edge closest to the…

7 months7 monthsforrestmountforrestmount posted:
Builder denied the new home warranty for the leak on garage

I personally would not get up on top of the roof to take photos, as soon as you do this they will claim you caused the problem by not walking…

7 months7 monthsforrestmountforrestmount posted:
Builder denied the new home warranty for the leak on garage

I would not just contact your insurance company, lodge a complaint with the relevant watchdog, it won’t help today but it will be a record if needed in the future.…

7 months7 monthsforrestmountforrestmount posted:
finance as owner builder

We carried out a major renovation as owner builders. We were also told we told finance would be challenging. My understanding is banks don’t like lending to owner builders as…

7 months7 monthsforrestmountforrestmount posted:
Purchasing home, only problem is mold in the house.

Getting rid of mould is not possible without finding and solving the cause.
Where is the mould ?

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7 months7 monthsforrestmountforrestmount posted:
Water Leaks after 3 days rain - Builder or Insurance

In my experience you need to do both, the builder needs to fix the leak but believe it or not they are not required to fix damage caused by the…

8 months8 monthsforrestmountforrestmount posted:
Beware: Sales Rep falsifying documents and signature

I am with structuralbimguy
Run, run fast. If the sales teams are doing something this far “below the line” the likelihood is this behaviour is from the top down.

8 months8 monthsforrestmountforrestmount posted:
Cost of lifting house/re-stumping

It is hard to give a cost as many factors come in to play but it will basically cost you just as much to go up 100mm as raising the…

8 months8 monthsforrestmountforrestmount posted:
Issues with robot pool cleaner

Get one of these, we bought one two years ago, it just does what it does.
https://www.google.com.au/url?sa=i&url= ... AdAAAAABAJ

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8 months8 monthsforrestmountforrestmount posted:
Help with identifying lawn

I actually thought it looked like kikuyu but it has been 15 years since I have seen grass I knew was kikuyu. Looking at pictures on the nets shows pristine…

8 months8 monthsforrestmountforrestmount posted:
Raising house - get exterior painted first or after?

I find prep work is a lot easier if you can do it from the ground or from scaffolding. I hate sanding or scraping from a ladder. So I say…

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