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2 years2 yearsLynneBLynneB posted:
Sprinkler timer error "fault"

Have you tried to manually turn it on using the controller?

2 years2 yearsLynneBLynneB posted:
Emerald kikuyu

That's mostly Kikuyu. Kikuyu is not the easiest to establish by seeding and takes considerable time. Looking at your photo's you either didn't plant at a high rate or establishment…

2 years2 yearsLynneBLynneB posted:
What is this grass growing with buffalo?

I asked my agronomist husband and his first thought was kikuyu due to your description. He hasn't looked at the photo. To the untrained eye kikuyu is hard to differentiate…

2 years2 yearsLynneBLynneB posted:
Buffalo lawn-patchy. Help?

It's thatchy as well as still recovering from winter and needs fertilser and warm weather. Go to a rural supply store and get a bag of Multigro. 4 - 5kg/100sqm…

2 years2 yearsLynneBLynneB posted:
Matilda Buffao Grass Patches

From the pics it looks nutritional, lack of nitrogen. Get a bag of urea. Start at 20g/sqm and either water in well or apply during rain event. Should see results…

2 years2 yearsLynneBLynneB posted:
Weeping over Weep Holes

Are you sure you have weep holes on your garage wall? Some external garage walls are not framed and lined and thus no weep holes.
What type of termite management system…

2 years2 yearsLynneBLynneB posted:
Granitgard v DPC position

According to my husband the Granitgard strip shielding goes below the DPC. Yes, they 'sit' together.

2 years2 yearsLynneBLynneB posted:
Laying new turf queries

If your removing the soil there would be no need to apply a herbicide.
I asked my agronomist husband and glyphosate has many different brands and labels, but most of…

2 years2 yearsLynneBLynneB posted:
Mixing different types of buffalo grass

A couple of rolls? You can't stick them in the boot of your car? Get a friend with a ute?
I wouldn't be mixing turf varieties.

2 years2 yearsLynneBLynneB posted:
Water leak

Turn off all water taps and see if your meter is still ticking over. If it's a small leak take a reading prior to everyone leaving for the day and…

2 years2 yearsLynneBLynneB posted:
Water point assistance

You guessed correct.
Ball valve and in-line check valve/non return valve.
The painted conduit to the left goes to the irrigation controller.

2 years2 yearsLynneBLynneB posted:
Rolling Newish Turf?

I wouldn't roll it if the ground is saturated, but rolling just because it's only 3 weeks won't hurt it. A pic might help in showing the size of 'bumps'.
I…

2 years2 yearsLynneBLynneB posted:
Brickwork (defective brick)

I wouldn't be happy with that but....
Is it on a wall that is visible, such as front or back elevations, or on a side passage that no one will see?
Is…

2 years2 yearsLynneBLynneB posted:
Aggregate Spider cracks

Congratulations on a successful outcome!
Any pics of the new job?

2 years2 yearsLynneBLynneB posted:
Cracking Grout

Your tiler was lazy! The internal corners should be done with a silicone as grout will do exactly what your experiencing.
Most people on here will say 'fight the builder', 'get…

2 years2 yearsLynneBLynneB posted:
Land zoning - open space/Workshop

Every council is different. Husband put up a 9 X 7 and 2.7 high and the main restriction was a 2m easement on our back boundary. We could build as…

3 years3 yearsLynneBLynneB posted:
Supply own appliances for new build - insurance?

We also supplied our own oven, cook top, range hood & dishwasher. The kitchen manufacturer wanted the dimensions and the items were installed just prior to handover. Builder didn't mention…

3 years3 yearsLynneBLynneB posted:
Gravel fill

Throw the soil back in. No need getting gravel, etc.,.

3 years3 yearsLynneBLynneB posted:
Builder Buying Other Bricks???

If your contract states which bricks are to be used I would expect those bricks regardless of what you are doing after handover. Your contract is a legal document that…

3 years3 yearsLynneBLynneB posted:
Frames?

I'm surprised your tender doesn't state structural inclusions such as frame & trusses material.
Steel will look like steel.

3 years3 yearsLynneBLynneB posted:
Help sealing exsposed agg

This is what we used on our external concrete, which has a cove finish.
On-Crete's SV21 Premium Same Day Sealer the day after. A 20L covers approximately 80-120sqm.

3 years3 yearsLynneBLynneB posted:
Aggregate Spider cracks

The sealer has magnified the spider web cracking.
What's happening is water is entering the cracks and thus the darker colour. Where there is no cracks the water is not…

3 years3 yearsLynneBLynneB posted:
Preparing for new turf

Depends on your version of 'crushed rock' and 'all through'. Is it 5mm, 10mm, 20mm or bigger? Is it 20%, 50% or over 70%?
Take a pic and show us.
Fortunately…

Preparing for new turf
3 years3 yearsLynneBLynneB posted:
Gas metre

Our meter was installed way before handover and the plumber connected it prior to handover so the gas hot water system could be tested.

3 years3 yearsLynneBLynneB posted:
Cement path around the house fixed to slab

We used a bitumen-impregnated expansion joint (Bitumen Jointex) & put metal dowels through them into the house slab as you describe when pouring our perimeter path and driveway.
Did the quote…

3 years3 yearsLynneBLynneB posted:
Garage floor sealing

My husband and I have coated both our 63 sqm shed over the Easter weekend and on the ANZAC weekend our 45 sqm garage. The prep is the key and…

3 years3 yearsLynneBLynneB posted:
Custom build in Dubbo, NSW

Oh wow! It's been awhile since I've been on homeone. A quick update!
We're getting there, but it's taking longer than expected. Back yard has irrigation, 330 sq m turf (my…

3 years3 yearsLynneBLynneB posted:
Compensation for building mistakes

Our master bedroom window at the front of the house was out by 300mm. The bricks, gyprock, etc... we're already complete but our builder ripped it all out and rectified…

3 years3 yearsLynneBLynneB posted:
Stormwater pipes and primer

My husband uses a clear primer, maybe that's what your plumber used.

3 years3 yearsLynneBLynneB posted:
Dymark Epoxy Seal - Cold temps during Melbourne Winter

It's not going to 'bubble', it will just take longer to cure.
My husband will do our garage in a couple of weeks. It's already been acid etched and just needs…

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