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Mr Ed

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Joined 30 July 2007
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10 years10 yearsMr EdMr Ed posted:
HDD Recorder

For those of us with PS3, DON'T BUY ANYTHING YET! Sony are jumping into the PVR market with the PS3 by releasing a PlayTV plug-in. Looks like we will…

10 years10 yearsMr EdMr Ed posted:
HDD Recorder

I've have had my TiVo for a week and I must say overall, I'm impressed!
I agree with the comments so far that unless you have a reasonable understanding of how…

10 years10 yearsMr EdMr Ed posted:
Colour schemes for a classic Neo-Georgian?

Hi all,
We are building a Neo-Georgian home and are getting stuck on colour choices of our formal rooms. Please help! As you can see from the picture we have…

Colour schemes for a classic Neo-Georgian?
10 years10 yearsMr EdMr Ed posted:
Masonary colouring to repair brick faults?

Hi all,
Unfortunately we have had a small variation in brick colour on one part of our wall, see pciture below about a quarter of the way down the bricks are…

Masonary colouring to repair brick faults?
10 years10 yearsMr EdMr Ed posted:
I love my Samsung Series 9 LCD/LED TV

Ed, great to see you are still enjoying your new panel.
Without sounding like an advertising billboard, I would have to agree that Samsung really got a lot of things right…

10 years10 yearsMr EdMr Ed posted:
Home Automation

mheloy2,
Personally I think X10 and C-Bus is big waste of money... that is of course unless you have deep pockets and an unlimited budget to build your home!
Sure there are…

10 years10 yearsMr EdMr Ed posted:
Natural vs staining for timber staircase?

Thanks Dukekamaya, would really appreciate keeping our builder honest :)
We are going with 280mm x 32mm, general width will be 1000mm however we are curving the…

10 years10 yearsMr EdMr Ed posted:
Natural vs staining for timber staircase?

Thanks Dukekamaya!
We spoke with a French polisher yesterday and he advised the same. He suggested that it is always best to seal based the natural colour of the timber,…

10 years10 yearsMr EdMr Ed posted:
Rendering over lightweight poly mouldings?

We are looking at doing a stepped quioning with shadow lines to our two front piers that you see on many Georgian houses.
The builder is recommending fixing lightweight polystyrene-cement…

10 years10 yearsMr EdMr Ed posted:
Natural vs staining for timber staircase?

We have chosen to go with Sydney Bluegum natural timber floor boards for most of our house however we are having a bit of a dilemma when it comes to…

10 years10 yearsMr EdMr Ed posted:
HIA contract ... should we use a solicitor?

We are on a Master Builders Association (MBA) contract and didn't get a solicitor to review it before we signed because we felt relatively comfortable with it, even through we…

10 years10 yearsMr EdMr Ed posted:
Variations and builders margins

Thanks dynomite, good advice!
I reviewed the MBA (Master Builders Association) contract again which is what our contract is based on and it does state that provisional sums calculated at time…

10 years10 yearsMr EdMr Ed posted:
Variations and builders margins

We are 70% into building our new custom home, it hasn't been an easy ride with building on a slope so the variations have been accumulating thick and fast .
I…

10 years10 yearsMr EdMr Ed posted:
What to look for when buying an lcd or plasma tv

Ed, how much did you pick it up for and where? Curious to see how much they have come down :)

10 years10 yearsMr EdMr Ed posted:
Samsung Series 9 OR Sony XBR OR Sony "Z" Series??

Ed,
There are a couple of good threads we carried late last year specifically about talking the Samsung 9 series and Sony XBR, take a look at:
http://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?t=11501
http://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?t=11962
As you will see from…

10 years10 yearsMr EdMr Ed posted:
Do l really need Starserve?

Thorney,
I suggest you read through the following two recent threads on Starserve:
http://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?t=13929
http://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?t=12907
My first piece of advice is definitely consider your budget, once you start down the route of home automation…

10 years10 yearsMr EdMr Ed posted:
Starserve

iTalk, I will send you a private message and send you a PDF version of my design via e-mail.
I have not worked out the full cost of this system…

10 years10 yearsMr EdMr Ed posted:
Starserve

Thought I would post my Starserve design to show everyone what I gave to my electrician.
I wanted to show as much detail as possible right down to the wallplates to…

Starserve
10 years10 yearsMr EdMr Ed posted:
Fire check plaster for walls?

Thanks Rodda.
My plasterer suggested using fire check for my set-up since my home theatre is in a semi-submersed garage basement and would protect the valuable equipment in case of fire.…

10 years10 yearsMr EdMr Ed posted:
Foxtel outlets

For satellite installations in addition to the 2 x COAX (RG6's), you will need either a telephone or internet (CAT-5/6) point for Box Office orders.
Foxtel have fact sheets for pre-wiring…

10 years10 yearsMr EdMr Ed posted:
Is "future proofing" a waste of money?

I am all for future-proofing as long as its is economically responsible.
Being in the IT industry, I have a compulsion to install the latest and greatest and over-engineer the design,…

10 years10 yearsMr EdMr Ed posted:
Starserve

I am in the middle of implementing my Clipsal Starserve system, I took my time and sought quite a bit of advice before my installation.
Firstly, if you are going to…

10 years10 yearsMr EdMr Ed posted:
Fire check plaster for walls?

We are at plaster stage of our construction and I have decided to postpone fully outfitting the theatre room until later ($$$).
Since the theatre room is semi-submersed in the basement,…

10 years10 yearsMr EdMr Ed posted:
Step-up to bathtub / spa

Thanks for the advice on building codes for steps, we will certainly check that up.
What you say definitely makes sense, especially with regards to children safety.
We have decided on a…

10 years10 yearsMr EdMr Ed posted:
Step-up to bathtub / spa

We are looking for any advice that people have in relation to a 'step-up' to a spa/bath. As we are both quite tall we are definitely doing a…

10 years10 yearsMr EdMr Ed posted:
Spa pump access?

Thanks Mand!
The builder did mention that they can mount the pump underneath the spa and make a hatch inside the bathroom. Since three sides of the spa's hob is up…

10 years10 yearsMr EdMr Ed posted:
Is it necessary to duct exhaust fan externally?

Good question chuth, I don't know? I can see a couple of flue's on my roof but they appear to be for the ceiling-mounted Brivis heater and water pipes.
Do…

Is it necessary to duct exhaust fan externally?
10 years10 yearsMr EdMr Ed posted:
Spa pump access?

Being a complete newbie when it comes to spa's, it it a good idea to have access to a spa pump (for maintenance reasons) that is not mounted underneath…

10 years10 yearsMr EdMr Ed posted:
How to create quioning effect with render?

We are fast reaching render stage for our neo-Georgian.
We are looking to create a square cut quioning effect with shadow lines in between like the picture below.
Currently we have flat…

How to create quioning effect with render?
10 years10 yearsMr EdMr Ed posted:
Is it necessary to duct exhaust fan externally?

We have the same issue as eho, double story home and sarking in the roof.
The electrician has externally ducted the fan's for the laundry, powder room and kitchen range hood…

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