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12 years12 yearsKnuckleKnuckle posted:
Finished my lawn!!!

I:
Rotarty hoed the existing soil; $70.00
Added Olsens Green bio; $30.00
Added Naked Farmer Organic Soil Activator; $60.00
Added gypsum (I have clay); $30.00
Added Powerfeed; $36.00
Added Molasses $8.00
Mixed in 13 m3 of lawn…

12 years12 yearsKnuckleKnuckle posted:
when does a carport become a garage

Never thought of it?
I'm about to turn an attached carport into a garden shed. I guess from what you are saying I probably should get in contact with the…

12 years12 yearsKnuckleKnuckle posted:
Whirlpool washing machines

I too was a little sceptical of it lasting only 5 years, so got some around to have a look.
$80 pump replacement for a ******* one
$25 service charge
$70 callout
Total…

12 years12 yearsKnuckleKnuckle posted:
Whirlpool washing machines

Had a front loader that has washed coutless nappies and the like for the last 5 years and it is slowly packing it in. ::angry::

12 years12 yearsKnuckleKnuckle posted:
Turning 'Fill' into soil?

Fair Enough!!
So is there a better (read cheaper) place to buy bulk lots of gypsum / powerfeed other than 'Funning's' or the nursery?

12 years12 yearsKnuckleKnuckle posted:
Turning 'Fill' into soil?

I need to raise the level of the backyard to level things out and make things 'nice'.
Buying soil from the nursery will make me broke and I live…

12 years12 yearsKnuckleKnuckle posted:
Solar Hot Water System rebate question

Yeah, the solar HWS and roof insulation rebates come out of the same wallet and there is no double-dipping!!

12 years12 yearsKnuckleKnuckle posted:
Solar Hot Water System rebate question

http://www.environment.gov.au/energyeff ... rhotwater/
Reckon you may be out of luck? Pretty sure it's available only if you are replacing an electric HWS.
Have a read, I may be…

13 years13 yearsKnuckleKnuckle posted:
Anyone had experience with an Ikea kitset kitchens?

I put one in last year and am very happy with it. Get onto the website and download the online planner and have a play around with what works…

13 years13 yearsKnuckleKnuckle posted:
QLD Solar Hot Water rebate

Does anyone have the inside scoop with regard to the QLD rebate?
I have expressed my interest via the 1800 line but now my electric HWS is facing a slow death.…

13 years13 yearsKnuckleKnuckle posted:
Getting Solar power

Reckon your on the money there OneBuild.
Keep in mind what Invertor you get though. If you get a 1KW system but a Invertor that supports a 2KW system, it…

13 years13 yearsKnuckleKnuckle posted:
Getting Solar power

ForeverYoung, don't reckon it's about saving money.
I'm just happy I just have to offset 3/4 of my emissions now rather than the whole lot, and have an added asset to…

13 years13 yearsKnuckleKnuckle posted:
Getting Solar power

Asked that one too. Was told that hail would need to be about as heavy as a brick and the waranty convers it.

13 years13 yearsKnuckleKnuckle posted:
Getting Solar power

C & D, although we have signed-up, I'm not expecting that it is going to make to much impact on our power bill. It would of been nice, but…

13 years13 yearsKnuckleKnuckle posted:
Getting Solar power

Sola Gift came back with what we wanted and the fit-out will occur later this month...hopefully.
With the rebate, for a 1KW system and an invertor to support a 2KW system,…

13 years13 yearsKnuckleKnuckle posted:
Getting Solar power

Yep still hunting around.
Have got a guy from 'Sola Gift' delivering a quote tommorrow. They were refered to me by a firm in Melbourne that a mate is using…

13 years13 yearsKnuckleKnuckle posted:
Alternative power source

Ok...
So a pump that will 'suck' the water up the hill to a pump positioned by the house and then back down to a tap by the tank and one…

13 years13 yearsKnuckleKnuckle posted:
Getting Solar power

Cheers Yak Chat,
Defiantely post-build... the house has was built in 1981!!
Good points everyone, but can I get a suggestion an altenative company that you can recommended?
We live in Brisbane.

13 years13 yearsKnuckleKnuckle posted:
Alternative power source

Here's one for those of you who are "smarter than the average bear".
I have a 10,000L water tank that is at the back of my property which is about 15m…

13 years13 yearsKnuckleKnuckle posted:
Getting Solar power

Sounds much better Casa2!!
Where? And what do I look for in a company?

13 years13 yearsKnuckleKnuckle posted:
Getting Solar power

For a 990w, 6 panel system fitted with an inverter (that could support 12 panels) they are asking approx $18,000 with about $10,000 to find after the rebate.
Like the idea…

13 years13 yearsKnuckleKnuckle posted:
Getting Solar power

If anyone has had any experiences with Modern doing a fit-out of solar panels, I'd love to get your feedback.
Just got a quote (6 panels bringing in 990w) and appeared…

13 years13 yearsKnuckleKnuckle posted:
Peeling ceiling paint

It's a late response but as I have experienced your issue I thought I had better throw 2 cents.
In my home every ceiling was suffering as you have suggested.
One by…

13 years13 yearsKnuckleKnuckle posted:
Flat Pack Kitchens

Just put in an Ikea kitchen and it came up a treat!!
Easy to assemble, easy to install but it appears the Europeans don't have cavity wall!!
You wouldn't think that would…

14 years14 yearsKnuckleKnuckle posted:
Brisbane Bench Tops

Presently in the final stages of fitting the flat-pack kitchen and am now ready for someone to come in to measure up for laminate benches.
Would appreciate if you could advise…

14 years14 yearsKnuckleKnuckle posted:
NATIVE

Try to get to the Kumbartcho Native Nursery in Brisbane's north (http://www.kumbartcho.org.au/nursery.php).
Awesome resource for indigneous species and very knowledgable staff.
Open Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays and really…

14 years14 yearsKnuckleKnuckle posted:
IKEA???????

Cheers Earl, Steve & Rachelle, very much appreciated.
Agreed on the buy Australian but unfortunately the wallet is ruling this one and have been unable to find something as good for…

14 years14 yearsKnuckleKnuckle posted:
IKEA???????

Impressed by the the online IKEA computer package to design the kitchen and then impressed with the product when I visited the store?
Wasn't sold on the idea of the timber…

14 years14 yearsKnuckleKnuckle posted:
How big is your place?

ABC NEWS Onlin >Wednesday, May 16, 2007. 2:40pm (AEST)
Vic calls for end to 'McMansions'
By Sarah Farnsworth
The Victorian Government is calling for a reduction in power-hungry homes, to provide sustainable urban…

14 years14 yearsKnuckleKnuckle posted:
Home Bar!!

Sorry to tell you this, but I reckon you'll have about as much luck as the guy who wants a brickie to build a letterbox.
Try a 'handy-man' service…

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