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Hammerhead

Hunter Valley NSW
Joined 30 July 2008
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4 years4 yearsHammerheadHammerhead posted:
Ornamental Pears

Hi Fu et al
I am planting 3 garden beds in our rural 'house yard' & want to use an ornamental pear & under plant with may bushes. I am in…

5 years5 yearsHammerheadHammerhead posted:
Leighton Green

Anyone have any idea???

5 years5 yearsHammerheadHammerhead posted:
Sandstone on level smooth concrete base

I think it would depend on the thickness of the paver. If it's thin, I would def lay on cement base.

5 years5 yearsHammerheadHammerhead posted:
Leighton Green

Hi Fu et al
I haven't been on the forum for a while, but hope a H1er can offer advice. I am on a rural property, & was given a dozen…

6 years6 yearsHammerheadHammerhead posted:
Frosts and 40 degrees

Hi
I'm looking to build a list of suitable plants/small trees for our 'house paddock' on our farm in the Hunter. Love hedges, so I guess photinia would be on the…

6 years6 yearsHammerheadHammerhead posted:
Ceiling Insulation - Down light Clearance

I am putting in ceiling batts (580mm) and have about 40 down lights to work around. I have found differing information re: clearance.
Can anyone pls clarify?/
TIA
HH

7 years7 yearsHammerheadHammerhead posted:
Toilets - the good, the bad & the ugly.

There seems to be a huge spectrum of toilets & toilet prices. Seems that sales ppl can't tell me why an $800 suite is better than a $400 one.
Can anyone…

7 years7 yearsHammerheadHammerhead posted:
Heated Towel Rails

After some info on location of electrical lead on heated towel rails - and whether it is on a 3 pin plug or hard wired in.
Our sparky and tiler have…

8 years8 yearsHammerheadHammerhead posted:
Where is the best place to sell a new free standing bath?

I find eBay great for buying, but not so good for selling items I want to recover a reasonable value for. I'd be pressing the coy that I bought it…

8 years8 yearsHammerheadHammerhead posted:
House cleaning while building ( a hint :-)

The best tip is to just keep the site clean: I found tradies tend to follow suit & don't treat the site like a tip!

8 years8 yearsHammerheadHammerhead posted:
Our Kitome Glenbrook - Garage Roof On

Looking good, Pete. You've been busy!

8 years8 yearsHammerheadHammerhead posted:
Low Energy Fridges

http://www.energyrating.gov.au/appsearc ... .asp?sort=+DESC&list=basic&Elec=&Years=&type=2&capacity=500%2C600&brand=All&model=&pgsize=50&B1=SEARCH
Have found this site so far, seems quite informative.

8 years8 yearsHammerheadHammerhead posted:
Low Energy Fridges

Our old fridge is starting to develop issues, so we are in the market for a new one.
As the fridge will be one of our biggest energy guzzlers, I am…

8 years8 yearsHammerheadHammerhead posted:
Cleaning Your Oven

OK...I own up. I am VERY neglectful about cleaning my gas wall oven. It is only about 2 yrs old, but has had too many roast dinners cooked in it.
The…

8 years8 yearsHammerheadHammerhead posted:
Cost of tiling?

Our (bad) experience has been DO NOT CHOOSE A TILER on COST alone :-(
Went on a verbal recommendation without having seen his work. 'Nothing fancy, 300…

8 years8 yearsHammerheadHammerhead posted:
PLease help - for those with gas HWS and on bottled gas

We are on LPG for water heating & oven/cooktop. We pay $90/bottle. Only just delivered last Fri, so will keep you posted about our useage.
Heating we have a combustion -…

8 years8 yearsHammerheadHammerhead posted:
Hog Bristle Quarter

Sorry James, no pics as installation is in a couple of weeks. I selected HB full in satin finish with Catalina (Quantum) bench (anyone with pics of either??). We have…

8 years8 yearsHammerheadHammerhead posted:
I need to buy a whipper snipper/brush cutter, please help

straight shaft ones more effective/efficient than bent.

8 years8 yearsHammerheadHammerhead posted:
Best prices on appliances in Sydney

Appliances On Line. (Winnings Online store). But having said that, yes, they were the cheapest, but the place I ended up buying from matched the on line prices.

8 years8 yearsHammerheadHammerhead posted:
what timber is this?

stringybark?

8 years8 yearsHammerheadHammerhead posted:
Uh Oh......OH won't be happy....

No, not sanded as yet. We used oxalic acid on the verandah outside prior to staining. But not sure how it would go for a 'spot' use.

8 years8 yearsHammerheadHammerhead posted:
Uh Oh......OH won't be happy....

Our blackbutt feature grade floor looks great....kitchen is being installed shortly before floor is sealed.
Small pup peed on an old rug we had down to protect the timber.....now the floor…

8 years8 yearsHammerheadHammerhead posted:
Secret Nailing T & G flooring

Our 6" blackbutt was secret nailed & top nailed ( & glued), no cramping needed.

8 years8 yearsHammerheadHammerhead posted:
How To Rid Of Neighbour's Cat Pooing In My Organic Garden

Lol, Kek. I was thinking......Rule 303.....now who was I channelling?????

8 years8 yearsHammerheadHammerhead posted:
Lacking enthusiasim, disenchanted.

It's to do with the pressure from the water pump, different from mains pressure.

8 years8 yearsHammerheadHammerhead posted:
Lacking enthusiasim, disenchanted.

Oven selection is quite limited: as we often at various times of the year get blackouts, I need a gas oven. And as I have knee 'issues', need a wall…

8 years8 yearsHammerheadHammerhead posted:
Lacking enthusiasim, disenchanted.

Kyton - which model did you get? I am looking at a Bosch, too - uses less water & electricity

8 years8 yearsHammerheadHammerhead posted:
Lacking enthusiasim, disenchanted.

Thanks for all the positive comments. Yes, I will decide what suits my application most appropriately. OH will check out some appliances (OH's time is more flexible than mine) &…

8 years8 yearsHammerheadHammerhead posted:
Lacking enthusiasim, disenchanted.

After setting aside my day off to check out benchtops & look at display places, I have come home feeling very flat.
Initially I had decided granite was what I'd like,…

8 years8 yearsHammerheadHammerhead posted:
Best tips for getting that Wow factor w/o the increased cost

Our main bathroom is a three-way bathroom - with the 'vanity' area central & the toilet off to one side & the bath & shower off to the other (each…

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