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heat_crime

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Joined 5 September 2008
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1 year1 yearheat_crimeheat_crime posted:
Interior brick sealing - the powdery white stuff

Hi all,
Brick and mortar expert needed!
In the basement of our house we have this white stuff leaching out of the mortar. (Is it called "Efflorescence" ? )
Anyway, this happens to…

3 years3 yearsheat_crimeheat_crime posted:
How to set up a cheap house sound system?

Hi Lorri.
"So still thinking about it all, does the sound from the Sonos equal the sound quality from speakers and an amp?"
No. IMO compared to a real stereo hifi, Sonos…

4 years4 yearsheat_crimeheat_crime posted:
Retaining wall drainage questions

Thanks all for your help.
Cheers.

4 years4 yearsheat_crimeheat_crime posted:
Retaining wall drainage questions

Cheers.
So why 100mm over 50mm or other?

4 years4 yearsheat_crimeheat_crime posted:
Retaining wall drainage questions

Awesome thanks guys. We're almost getting close to fining the answer points 1 & 2!
Basically I'm still unclear as to whether I need to put
Ag pipe on clay or
Ag…

4 years4 yearsheat_crimeheat_crime posted:
Retaining wall drainage questions

Cheers.
So is getting a socked Ag pipe the same as using the geofabric or is this something different?

4 years4 yearsheat_crimeheat_crime posted:
Retaining wall drainage questions

Would be flowing towards the retaining wall.
The back yard slopes downwards from the back fence towards the front fence. The retaining wall runs parallel to the back fence.

4 years4 yearsheat_crimeheat_crime posted:
Retaining wall drainage questions

Hi all,
I'm mostly across this but I need to confirm a few things to get finished.
Just quickly, it's a small (600mm) funtional retaining wall about 4.5 meters long, using 200mm…

4 years4 yearsheat_crimeheat_crime posted:
General steel advice - how to join? Which product?

Cheers.
Yeah, the angle iron can be drilled and joined, but it woul look a bit industrial for the job.
I was hoping for clean black lines. If it means I have…

4 years4 yearsheat_crimeheat_crime posted:
General steel advice - how to join? Which product?

Hi all,
I'm in the initial stages of looking to build a large frame out the back yard to support some netting. The netting weighs not much at 11kg and will…

5 years5 yearsheat_crimeheat_crime posted:
Brivis Networker - no split temperature?

Dear Mr Brivis,
Just happen to catch this post I started back in 2008 about your product. Why are your customers still resorting to posting at building forums to work out…

5 years5 yearsheat_crimeheat_crime posted:
half house reno - new light and old lights - LED downlights

Price is around $60 a unit (includes light and transformer). Exact price I'm note sure 'cause my better half grabbed it on the way to work! I'd suggest you'd be…

5 years5 yearsheat_crimeheat_crime posted:
half house reno - new light and old lights - LED downlights

Update:
I've found out a whole bunch of stuff.
There are many many brands out there competing for your business. Each sparky seems to have a 'favourite' that he works with. Still…

5 years5 yearsheat_crimeheat_crime posted:
Frameless shower = water leaks?

Hi all,
Bathroom currently gutted and I'm now looking into a new shower. I've never had a nice frameless or semi frameless shower and now is the time!
Just beginning to ask…

5 years5 yearsheat_crimeheat_crime posted:
Time to replace roof insulation?

Yup. That's exactly where I'm at right now.
It's all function, not fashion. If I can add R3.5 bats on what's left of these poor old tired things, and not have…

5 years5 yearsheat_crimeheat_crime posted:
half house reno - new light and old lights - LED downlights

Wow, think of how many choices you have of where to post your letters. :lol:
Thanks for your input.
HC

5 years5 yearsheat_crimeheat_crime posted:
half house reno - new light and old lights - LED downlights

Thanks Vess.
Update time. Since I started this post I have looked into
Brightgreen DR-700 (Retrofit)
Brightgreen D900
Wattsaver DL7-1320
Thinkwise Genesis16
Sunny lighting products.
First off, a disappointment that the Brightgreen DR-700's did not work 100%…

5 years5 yearsheat_crimeheat_crime posted:
Time to replace roof insulation?

Next question.
Is there any reason why you don't add the new insulation over the top of the original?
Is this what all the installation companies do?
HC

5 years5 yearsheat_crimeheat_crime posted:
Time to replace roof insulation?

Awesome info. Thanks.
HC

5 years5 yearsheat_crimeheat_crime posted:
Time to replace roof insulation?

There you go. No getting around the truth now. It's knackered right?

HC

5 years5 yearsheat_crimeheat_crime posted:
half house reno - new light and old lights - LED downlights

Much thanks for your info, and your effort for posting the pics. Looks awesome BTW.
Cheers,
HC

5 years5 yearsheat_crimeheat_crime posted:
Time to replace roof insulation?

Oh, referring to it's original R rating?
Anyone want to have a go at guessing what the minimum standard of R ratings was in 1981? That'd be what's in my…

5 years5 yearsheat_crimeheat_crime posted:
Time to replace roof insulation?

Thanks for the replys.
I guess i need some sort of measure to see if the current insulation is doing it's job.
Is my current insulation dirty? Yes, filthy. I…

5 years5 yearsheat_crimeheat_crime posted:
half house reno - new light and old lights - LED downlights

Hi all,
A large renovation ar the rear of our house, Bedroom, WIW, ensuite and a spa. All going well.
With cielings at 2.4m we have downlights in the front of the…

5 years5 yearsheat_crimeheat_crime posted:
Time to replace roof insulation?

From the response, I get the feeling I asked a silly question..... obviously something everybody should "just know"
Cheers,
HC

5 years5 yearsheat_crimeheat_crime posted:
Anyone replaced an evap air cond?

Yes. We had a similar thing done. Moved into a house with existing evap cooler. Wer got the unit changed over to a Brivis but kept all original ducting and…

5 years5 yearsheat_crimeheat_crime posted:
Time to replace roof insulation?

Hi all,
I never put any thought to the insulation in the roof. It does it's job.
But at the moment we are renovating the bathroom/bedroom and there is big, open, easy…

5 years5 yearsheat_crimeheat_crime posted:
Thermalite plantation shutters

I'm after some shutters too. We were looking at ABS.
I can't find anything too nasty about this material. Of course, yes, you're right that there are many things in many…

5 years5 yearsheat_crimeheat_crime posted:
Bathroom heating options? IXL Tastic the only option?

Looks like it's definitely not for short term "exit shower and preen" sessions. Cool idea though - I never knew this existed.
Cheers Offshore,
HC

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