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Joined 28 August 2007
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10 years10 yearsJac08Jac08 posted:
rain water tank

I work for one of the water companies so you can safely say I'm an expert on the subject of water...expecially water restrictions. My water mains DO NOT fill up…

10 years10 yearsJac08Jac08 posted:
rain water tank

sorry newbie74 but you are incorrect. Your rain water tank can be used for both toilet AND garden. (The sewerage doesn't flow back into the tank). Not sure where you…

10 years10 yearsJac08Jac08 posted:
To all the 'YES' men out there.....

The whole building process has taught me about the dangers of β€˜yes’ men. These men promise you the world. They nod their heads in the yes direction while agreeing with…

10 years10 yearsJac08Jac08 posted:
Has anyone had home window tinting?

One of our biggest regrets is not getting our front facade windows tinted. They are north facing and the sun has already faded our chocolate plantation shutters.

10 years10 yearsJac08Jac08 posted:
Marshall Baker Homes

Ohhhhhhhh we came very close to building the Marshall Baker 'Daintree'. Beautiful, resort style home! It didn't fit our block so couldn't go ahead but I still think about that…

10 years10 yearsJac08Jac08 posted:
What would you do???

We bought into an area which is governed by a Body Corporate. Over the weekend we were talking to a neighbour who was complaining about how high the BC fees…

10 years10 yearsJac08Jac08 posted:
Rendering the exterior of my new home

There is definately an art form to rendering. Fair enough if you were going to try rendering a feature wall in the backyard but your front facade...??? You can pick…

10 years10 yearsJac08Jac08 posted:
Doing my head in....LCD vs Plasma

I know they are pricey but you really can't beat Pioneer for plasma's. They come with 5 year warranty and they install it for you (they even hooked up our…

10 years10 yearsJac08Jac08 posted:
Front water tap too close to future driveway

Ring your water company (can only advise if its Melb) and they will send you a form to lodge and then you pay them about $250 (maybe a little more)…

10 years10 yearsJac08Jac08 posted:
Land Tax...what!!!

Rang them and they have told me I am exempt as its my principle place of residence. Can disregard the invoice. Nothing like wasting people's time and paper! Wonder how…

10 years10 yearsJac08Jac08 posted:
door/skirting colours.....confused

We painted our walls, ceiling, cornice, architraves, doors...everthing...in Burlap Beige. Its looks amazing and we get compliments all the time. Very warm, inviting and modern.

10 years10 yearsJac08Jac08 posted:
Land Tax...what!!!

Last night I received a lovely invoice from the State Revenue Office for Land Tax in the amount of $300. What!! We purchased the land last Feb 07 for $280,000…

10 years10 yearsJac08Jac08 posted:
Technika Fan Forced Oven

Thanks Matt. Sounds like a common problem then. Will have to give them a call to come and fix it - more time off work!!!

10 years10 yearsJac08Jac08 posted:
Spa Bath opinions please

We have a beautiful oval spa in our ensuite which looks fantastic but I will never use it again! It took 47mins to fill it above the jets...not joking.

10 years10 yearsJac08Jac08 posted:
Technika Fan Forced Oven

We have a Technika Fan Forced Oven which is incredibly noisy...well it is when the fan is on. Having never had one before can anyone tell me if this is…

10 years10 yearsJac08Jac08 posted:
Bib Tap

Anyone know anything about bib taps on water tanks?? Ours is not on the tank as I was expecting, but instead on the back of the house - so now…

11 years11 yearsJac08Jac08 posted:
cleanliness of your home when handed over...

If you expect it to be immaculate you will be very disappointed. Plan I cleaning before you move your furniture in.....plaster dust will be on everything....cupboards, shelves, internal doors, skirting…

11 years11 yearsJac08Jac08 posted:
Blu-Ray

Good idea and friends have advised the same thing but we already have an XBox so don't need a PS as well. Although the PS are probably the same price…

11 years11 yearsJac08Jac08 posted:
Blu-Ray

We are looking at buying a Blu-Ray player. Anyone got one they can highly recommend or alternatively one they wouldn't?

11 years11 yearsJac08Jac08 posted:
Mitsubishi Projector & Novares Screen

Just thought I would post an update. After emailing Mitsubishi last night we recieved a reply this afternoon and they are sending us a replacement unit. We have progress!

11 years11 yearsJac08Jac08 posted:
Mitsubishi Projector & Novares Screen

Good thinking I will pull out the warranty and try and decipher the terms and conditions. We spent a lot of money on this projector AND we purchased a screen…

11 years11 yearsJac08Jac08 posted:
Mitsubishi Projector & Novares Screen

BPP didn't need to present a case to us as we just had to watch the performace of the projector and that sold it for us. We did our own…

11 years11 yearsJac08Jac08 posted:
Mitsubishi Projector & Novares Screen

We bought the mitsubishi projector and it was fantastic...that is until it decided it didn't want to work anymore....after just 3 weeks and only doing approx 20hrs!! Not happy. Now…

11 years11 yearsJac08Jac08 posted:
Frustration

Ohhhhh the frustration of trying to get the builder to come out and FIX issues after handover!! Its amazing how far down the food chain you are once you hand…

11 years11 yearsJac08Jac08 posted:
Mitsubishi Projector & Novares Screen

Hi Rodda,
Yes we checked out the 'Big Picture People' and were highly impressed by both the products I mentioned. Top dollar I know - which is why we are doing…

11 years11 yearsJac08Jac08 posted:
Mitsubishi Projector & Novares Screen

We have been doing a great deal of research into projectors and screens for our theatre room. The front runner at the moment is the Mitsubishi HC6000 1080P HD LCD…

11 years11 yearsJac08Jac08 posted:
Electrical Plans

Anyone else not happy with the placement of their ceiling lights by the electrician?? We have a long hallway when you first enter our house and the ceiling lights are…

11 years11 yearsJac08Jac08 posted:
Why choose a builder you know is bad?

My sister and her husband built with the Big M and had a wonderful experience. Their house is beautiful. I think everyone's building experience is different but I do think…

11 years11 yearsJac08Jac08 posted:
Tiles or wood?

Carpet in formal areas & bedrooms and tiles everywhere else.
I love love love real timber floorboards but high heel shoes wreck them!!

11 years11 yearsJac08Jac08 posted:
Advice please on handover inspection

WOW....thanks for that! I read that contract cover to cover and don't remember seeing that!! A soon as I get home will be checking that out!!! THANK YOU!!!

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