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7 years7 yearspengruijunpengruijun posted:
Cost too high? 40 squares, double storey

should be 40 * 9.29 = 371 sqm

7 years7 yearspengruijunpengruijun posted:
Insurance for owner supplied items not covered by builder

my air condition copper pipe stolen before plastering. cost me 900 dollar to fix it. nothing we can do to avoid thief. just try to shorten lockup waiting time.

7 years7 yearspengruijunpengruijun posted:
Is lintel required for air conditioning duct?

Hi,
My AC contractor need a hole on the back side of wall to through a duct. My builder cut one for him. But builder did not use any lintel or…

8 years8 yearspengruijunpengruijun posted:
air conditioner copper pipe was stolen.

That is exactly what I am feeling. Thinking in other way, I am lucky. The thief only cut the copper. If he steal expensive indoor unit on the ceiling. It…

8 years8 yearspengruijunpengruijun posted:
air conditioner copper pipe was stolen.

3 weeks ago. Now waiting for gyprock done.

8 years8 yearspengruijunpengruijun posted:
air conditioner copper pipe was stolen.

I am building a new home. I did not install AC through builder. I found my own AC contractor. Today, my AC contractor called me. The copper pipe was cut…

8 years8 yearspengruijunpengruijun posted:
Defective brickwork and mortar work - advice needed.

so sad. render will lose the style of your new home design.

8 years8 yearspengruijunpengruijun posted:
Can't get an accurate quote.

it is normal, because they know you are quote from many different builders and compare the price. they do not want spent too much time for you. The next step…

8 years8 yearspengruijunpengruijun posted:
Defective brickwork and mortar work - advice needed.

definitely unacceptable.

8 years8 yearspengruijunpengruijun posted:
PEX pipe: how long can it expose to sun?

As I know, the black color is just a outer PE layer. It is hard to say uv stabilised or not.
If the construction has been finished, nothing we can…

8 years8 yearspengruijunpengruijun posted:
PEX pipe: how long can it expose to sun?

my builder use "Platinum" for cold water. it is not black. it is not uv stabilised.
full list of rehau pipe products is here http://www.rehau.com/AU_en/Construction ... tab=989562

8 years8 yearspengruijunpengruijun posted:
PEX pipe: how long can it expose to sun?

Update:
I called Rehau australia hotline this morning. the staff told me " it is ok to expose to sunlight/UV during construction. do not worry about it at all."
I also ask…

8 years8 yearspengruijunpengruijun posted:
PEX pipe: how long can it expose to sun?

As I can see, there is no exposed end. they are all jointed together very well.
I found some info online. but most of them are USA, nothing for AUS. …

8 years8 yearspengruijunpengruijun posted:
PEX pipe: how long can it expose to sun?

Thanks SaveH2O again.
I will ask my builder and update answer here later.

8 years8 yearspengruijunpengruijun posted:
PEX pipe: how long can it expose to sun?

Yes, the cold water is black, and hot water is red. rainwater provision is green.

8 years8 yearspengruijunpengruijun posted:
PEX pipe: how long can it expose to sun?

Thanks,
I found it yesterday. As I read, "Pipes and PPSU fittings should be covered from direct sunlight or UV emitting fluorescent lights during installation and operation".
From Google, Normally PEX company…

8 years8 yearspengruijunpengruijun posted:
PEX pipe: how long can it expose to sun?

Thanks SaveH2O,
is it normal to expose PEX pipe under sun during construction?
Do you know how long is the max uv exposure days for this product?
Thanks

8 years8 yearspengruijunpengruijun posted:
PEX pipe: how long can it expose to sun?

Hi guys,
As I know, PEX pipe should avoid from sunlight. But my builder installed these PEX pipe (for both cold and hot water), and spent 3 weeks laying bricks. That…

8 years8 yearspengruijunpengruijun posted:
_lucinda's house

I am interested in how the builder find the pipe problem under the concrete. did you ask them?

8 years8 yearspengruijunpengruijun posted:
[SA] Rainwater Tank Rebate $200?

oh, SA water reply me so quick.
1. yes
2. "stand alone" means that only connect to stormwater pipes,
3. yes
4. if you spent less than $200, your rebate is the amount…

8 years8 yearspengruijunpengruijun posted:
[SA] Rainwater Tank Rebate $200?

Does anyone know details about this rebate?
I am currently building my new home in SA. According to the "building rules regarding rainwater tanks", I have to install a minimum 1000L…

8 years8 yearspengruijunpengruijun posted:
what is the AC provision for 2 storey home?

sorry, this topic is copied from "cooling forum", because no one visited there.
Hi guys,
My builder supply me 3 AC provisions that are hidden in build-in-robe. As I understand, they are…

8 years8 yearspengruijunpengruijun posted:
what is the AC provision for 2 storey home?

Hi guys,
My builder supply me 3 AC provisions that are hidden in build-in-robe. As I understand, they are AC ducting for ground floor.
My question is:
Does these provisions include ducting already?
If…

8 years8 yearspengruijunpengruijun posted:
J_and_T's House Build in Lightsview

Just wondering if you all had to pay water bills from SA Water from the day you purchased the block? Yes.
I got water bill each quarter for empty block, even…

8 years8 yearspengruijunpengruijun posted:
Do i need worry about the coming wet season? Adelaide

Thanks deluxes, I am more worry about the quality of building, liking the wet footing, wet timber frame

8 years8 yearspengruijunpengruijun posted:
Do i need worry about the coming wet season? Adelaide

Hi guys,
I want to know how bad is it to build in wet season in adelaide?
Do I need delay my building until sep or oct?
Hopefully, our plan will be…

8 years8 yearspengruijunpengruijun posted:
When to negotiate on price/getting extras included

do not be fool by the soil test result. the final footing cost still can vary. because builder can charge you extra up to 10K to do cut and fill…

9 years9 yearspengruijunpengruijun posted:
Sammymac's build! - We have keys!!! :-)

which part of anzac highway? thanks

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