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Nika25

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Joined 9 June 2010
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5 months5 monthsNika25Nika25 posted:
Plumbing PEX question - urgent advice needed please

SaveH2O, chippy, Thank you guys! You helped me heaps!

5 months5 monthsNika25Nika25 posted:
Plumbing PEX question - urgent advice needed please

It's not visible at all in other photos. Pipe doesn't reach the opening by 1-2mm probably. Obviously it's not ideal at all, just trying to understand how critical it…

5 months5 monthsNika25Nika25 posted:
Plumbing PEX question - urgent advice needed please

Thank you Alex,
What about my concerns that pipe doesn't reach the inspection hole in copper fitting? Is that a concern at all?

5 months5 monthsNika25Nika25 posted:
Plumbing PEX question - urgent advice needed please

Thanks you so much Chippy!
My main concern is what if the pressure test will not show any fault at this stage, but what if due to incorrect connection it will…

5 months5 monthsNika25Nika25 posted:
Plumbing PEX question - urgent advice needed please

I'm owner-building a house and a plumber came in today to run the PEX pipe, install mixers, do all the connections etc.
He will come again tomorrow to finish the house,…

8 months8 monthsNika25Nika25 posted:
Please recommend rimless back-to-wall toilet

Thanks Chippy,
Yes this the the Caroma we liked and wanted to buy originally, but I also find mixed reviews + our plumber says that Carina's seals just don't last and…

8 months8 monthsNika25Nika25 posted:
Please recommend rimless back-to-wall toilet

Finishing our build and on the market after quality back-to-wall toilet suites. Budget is up to $1k each.
If you finished building recently and moved into your new house (let's say…

7 years7 yearsNika25Nika25 posted:
OWNER BUILD OR BUILDER

I completely agree with the above. Some project builders in major cities have very low prices already. You can easily build a reasonable size house for under $200k with them.…

8 years8 yearsNika25Nika25 posted:
The cost of building

Yes you are right. I didn't mention it because licensed electricians/plumbers are compulsory anyway. They cost us about $12k each and it's included in $300k total building cost

8 years8 yearsNika25Nika25 posted:
The cost of building

We imported from Eastern Europe, we have relatives there, so it was easy to organise. Very happy with the quality, you can't get much better than this. For similar quality…

8 years8 yearsNika25Nika25 posted:
Landscaping labour costs?

Landscaper, doctors usually charge around that figure for 5 minutes :D

8 years8 yearsNika25Nika25 posted:
Break-down Estimates/Quotes for Bank when applying for loan

I found it, in case someone else needs it I uploaded it here:
http://www.gogofile.com/Default.aspx?p= ... 91240_5860
Please note that the file will be removed in 15 days or…

8 years8 yearsNika25Nika25 posted:
Break-down Estimates/Quotes for Bank when applying for loan

No problem, I'll try to fund the files and send them to you today.
P.S. I got your email now, I strongly recommend you remove your email from your post as…

8 years8 yearsNika25Nika25 posted:
Break-down Estimates/Quotes for Bank when applying for loan

Wow, that document is pretty messy (they want to know too much details) and you are completely right - no builder is going to waste their time filling it, and…

8 years8 yearsNika25Nika25 posted:
The cost of building

We just finished owner-building and moved in in a very similar house to your description (double-storey, double-garage, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms+powder room, big pantry, 1 big living area, big deck…

8 years8 yearsNika25Nika25 posted:
Schweigen rangehood

Thank you so much skbsydney for starting this topic. We always wanted a quiet rangehood and in our new house were going to install Schwaigen. I read so many forums…

9 years9 yearsNika25Nika25 posted:
Is this quote for double glazed windows any good?

As mentioned above it's quit hard to tell without knowing other details. And don't forget about window manufacturer company as well - some have much better quality than the others.…

9 years9 yearsNika25Nika25 posted:
Estimating-Temp Power, Fencing, & Loo

That is expensive. In our local Bunnings 50m roll of barrier mesh is only around $60.
Anyway I was searching the same and while googling I found this website/online store …

9 years9 yearsNika25Nika25 posted:
Where to put powerpoints in kitchen island?

We have pretty much same layout for the kitchen island, and in our case the power points will be on left side wall. Right side wall is facing living area,…

9 years9 yearsNika25Nika25 posted:
Tiling Splash Back - Cement Sheeting needed?

You have to use "villaboard" (cement sheets) for all wet areas, but because the kitchen is not considered as 100% wet area, you are not required to do it. However…

9 years9 yearsNika25Nika25 posted:
Is this a fair price to paint interior steel window?

Sounds like fair price to me. I doubt you will find anyone who can do it cheaper.
But it my personal opinion, if those are original steel windows from 50's,…

9 years9 yearsNika25Nika25 posted:
Gap between cabinet doors - normal or not?

Do all the doors have such gap, or only few of them?

9 years9 yearsNika25Nika25 posted:
internal doors with glass panel

I actually lived some time in a house where all the doors were with glass, even doors to the bathrooms. (not in Australia though)
It looked really good, but personally I…

9 years9 yearsNika25Nika25 posted:
Gap between cabinet doors - normal or not?

In my personal opinion - no, that is not normal and a sign of poor workmanship.
I never seen gaps like this, I even measured the gap in the very cheap…

9 years9 yearsNika25Nika25 posted:
Builders License

Sorry, but can't really agree or disagree with that..
We've seen some really irresponsible owner builders who built crappy houses, and we've also seen very many registered builders, who build crappy…

9 years9 yearsNika25Nika25 posted:
Builders License

double

9 years9 yearsNika25Nika25 posted:
Builders License

I understand how you dont understand :D , but such is regulation. You are sure that you can manage tradies, but the Government wants…

9 years9 yearsNika25Nika25 posted:
Painting question.

Here are some answers..
- Antique white USA is quite common and beautiful choice.
- It won't be 100% perfectly matched, but it will be very very close. Most people should be…

9 years9 yearsNika25Nika25 posted:
Spider I.D please

It's wolf spider.
They are not aggressive (and they are really cute if you observe them some time in the garden). These ones are very shy and will not attack unless…

9 years9 yearsNika25Nika25 posted:
No naturaL gas - what hot water system is best

agree 100%.
I wouldn't consider any other options.
One of our neighbours has heat pump hot water system (stiebel eltron) for a family of 3. Total annual bill is just over $100…

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