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1 year1 yearPHLPHL posted:
Flooring for work area

Saw a supplier with them; looks like an easy DIY job. Then also found the rubber coin dot interlocking tiles, which might be even better.
Will take a look in the…

1 year1 yearPHLPHL posted:
Flooring for work area

Are these using marine carpet? How do they performed long term; my recollection of carpet tiles from the past wasn't good, as the edges would lift and create a trip…

1 year1 yearPHLPHL posted:
Flooring for work area

We are looking for a durable flooring for a work area which is also used for exercise bikes. Would like a flooring that can potentially be hose out, but also…

1 year1 yearPHLPHL posted:
DIY Home Automation

You might be able to use ImperiHome to have all controls in one place, but personally I use a Vera Edge, which has Apps for my Sonos, Yamaha Amp and…

1 year1 yearPHLPHL posted:
How to set up a cheap house sound system?

Our Sonos installations, bar one, are all hidden, as I'm using the equivalent of 1 x Connect, 4 x Connect:Amp and 1 x Play:5 (the only visible one). I've hidden…

1 year1 yearPHLPHL posted:
Tile heating

Don't really have a problem with the shower drying because the rest of the bathroom is heated; usually dries under 4 hours. The builder in our case wasn't keen for…

1 year1 yearPHLPHL posted:
Tile heating

We have the Coldbuster, now 4+ years, and wouldn't do without it. So much better than other heating system we have tried. The time does weekday and weekend programs; we…

1 year1 yearPHLPHL posted:
Caesarstone wont warrant bench over 3000mm?! -from 3060slab

Just measured our Caesarstone benchtop; it's 3010mm long. The only warranty issue we had was the overhang, which we solved by going 30mm thick slab for a 400mm overhang.
So far…

2 years2 yearsPHLPHL posted:
Drawer sizes

The Tip-On didn't add much more from memory. The problem with flush mount drawers and cupboards is they are harder to do right; any discrepancy is immediately visible as there…

2 years2 yearsPHLPHL posted:
Drawer sizes

We went through the same decision process. We ended up with 3 drawers on one side because:
1) Didn't want to open 2 drawers to get to the inner drawer, which,…

2 years2 yearsPHLPHL posted:
Where to buy Zanthoxylum piperitum

I'm looking for a Zanthoxylum piperitum (Japanese Pepper, or Sansho) plant, ideally in Sydney. I've looked on-line, and there were leads to Diggers, but they do not appear to have…

3 years3 yearsPHLPHL posted:
Macbook to TV - Wireless Media

If your TV is new, quite often they will be able to stream stuff from a media server; an easy one is Plex. I have it on my NAS, which…

3 years3 yearsPHLPHL posted:
Privacy Bush

Or Lilly Pilly, such as the Acmena sp. (no psyllids).
The can go to 3-4m, but are slower growing; longer to get there, but less work afterwards.

3 years3 yearsPHLPHL posted:
Average cost for a driveway?

Has anyone done a driveway apron with decomposed granite, such as ANL's Deco Gold? I'm looking for a surface strong enough to take the weight of a truck (in case…

3 years3 yearsPHLPHL posted:
Rain Gardens

We created one of sorts 10 years ago, in a natural depression at the bottom of our garden leading to a gully. We have a stormwater easement from the street…

3 years3 yearsPHLPHL posted:
new tools new toys

It easier to buy one system, and stick with it as the batteries are interchangeable. I'm using Bosch cordless, including lawn mower (only one that isn't, as it uses 36V,…

3 years3 yearsPHLPHL posted:
Overhead cupboard lighting

I beg to differ; with good quality LED strip lights, they will light up your bench very well.

Is that bright enough? FWIW, there are no lights between the island bench…

3 years3 yearsPHLPHL posted:
Walk in (open) shower

Heated floors; nice and warm in winter, and helps dry out the bathroom.

3 years3 yearsPHLPHL posted:
Induction cooktop feedback please

We have gas and induction, and much prefer induction. Gas is good for the wok burner (there are induction wok cooktops, but you are restricted to their wok), but I…

3 years3 yearsPHLPHL posted:
setting up lounge room

Don't forget, most TVs can control other devices such as your home theatre amp and Blueray player via HDMI Link.

3 years3 yearsPHLPHL posted:
Used the wrong weed and feed on my palmetto (buffalo) lawn

I have used Dicamba over many years to successfully control Bindii in Buffalo; found it worked better than MCPA.

3 years3 yearsPHLPHL posted:
Sir Walter vs Palmetto mowing and maintenance

In various parts of the garden, because of the different periods the lawns were laid, we have Sapphire, Sir Walter and Kings Pride.
Have to say I like Kings Pride the…

3 years3 yearsPHLPHL posted:
LED vs fluorescent downlights

Question: what get downlights, especially with LEDs?
LEDs gives you a lot more flexibility, so you don't need downlights. For the sink area, we use a heat-sinked LED strip that puts…

3 years3 yearsPHLPHL posted:
Two Way Switches Question

Your electrician reads wiring diagrams!?
The original electrician that wired the house during renovations refused to read any, inspite of me and the lighting supplier providing him with all the relevant…

3 years3 yearsPHLPHL posted:
Vertical Garden advice

I'm using the Atlantis modular system, and seem to be working fine.
Choice of plants is important; some didn't work so well, and had to be replaced (but easy as it…

3 years3 yearsPHLPHL posted:
HT & Music system feedback

I have a single ICS600 in my en suite, and it plenty loud enough.
Have you considered the AW592 outdoors? That's what I've been using on my deck, and I suspect…

3 years3 yearsPHLPHL posted:
How to set up a cheap house sound system?

Personally I've been happy with the Sonos; unlike any other wireless system for music, they use a mesh system, which extends the range you can run devices, and it's very…

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3 years3 yearsPHLPHL posted:
do home ovens nees a Flue ??

Perhaps my oven is different, but in normal mode, there is no steam escaping as it self vents. Of course when we use the steam function, there will be steam,…

3 years3 yearsPHLPHL posted:
Recommendations for GU10 LED light bulbs for track lighting?

What kills LEDs fast is heat; make sure whatever you get has good ventilation.
I've used Philips and Osram for over 2 years now, and so far none have died. Their…

3 years3 yearsPHLPHL posted:
Pre wiring

Depends on what your builder allows you to do. In my case, after framing, I ran speaker cables from the area I wanted the amp to be, to where I…

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