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14 years14 yearspurpleninjapurpleninja posted:
How clean is a house cleanup by the builder before handover?

That's what we want to make sure of - that it is clean enough that we can properly check the windows and mirrors, etc.
We fully expect to have to clean…

14 years14 yearspurpleninjapurpleninja posted:
How clean is a house cleanup by the builder before handover?

Thanks to everyone for posting your experience - very helpful.
We were unable to check our windows during PCI as they were too dirty - we noted them down to be…

14 years14 yearspurpleninjapurpleninja posted:
How clean is a house cleanup by the builder before handover?

We're getting close to handover and was wondering if anyone had any info on the quality of the internal cleanup that builders are meant to do before handover.
Should windows and…

14 years14 yearspurpleninjapurpleninja posted:
Electrical - How much do external isolation switches cost?

Could you give me an idea of how much you would charge if you were doing a similar piece of work for a customer, and what amp circuit you'd put…

14 years14 yearspurpleninjapurpleninja posted:
Electrical - How much do external isolation switches cost?

Thanks IceMan :)
Our Actron unit is the 18kW SRV175E/SRD175C.
According to the spec sheet the Rated Amps (AS3823.1.2) are 25.1, and the Circuit Breaker Amps are 40.0
So…

14 years14 yearspurpleninjapurpleninja posted:
Electrical - How much do external isolation switches cost?

The size we wanted at Actron only came in single phase. The larger ones are 3 phase but we don't need that size for the size of our home so…

14 years14 yearspurpleninjapurpleninja posted:
Electrical - How much do external isolation switches cost?

No - unfortunately ours said that the only part of the install which was to be done by others was the power supply terminated with an isolation switch.
Thanks for the…

14 years14 yearspurpleninjapurpleninja posted:
Electrical - How much do external isolation switches cost?

Hi all,
We have been told by our aircon installer that we need to put in single phase power which is to be terminated with an isolation switch mounted next to…

14 years14 yearspurpleninjapurpleninja posted:
Expossed slab reinforcement

Hi jw
What did your builder do when this was spotted?
Is it an easy fix?

14 years14 yearspurpleninjapurpleninja posted:
Building in SA!

There's no need to be rude just because you've had a bad experience. :roll:

14 years14 yearspurpleninjapurpleninja posted:
Ducted aircon: install during or after build? Which is best?

Fair enough - makes sense :-)

15 years15 yearspurpleninjapurpleninja posted:
Ducted aircon: install during or after build? Which is best?

In such a case I would have expected the aircon warranty to be covered by the installer that the builder uses, and not the builder themselves.

15 years15 yearspurpleninjapurpleninja posted:
Ducted aircon: install during or after build? Which is best?

The $13k was for a post build install.
We will see if we can get the ducting work done during the build before plastering and painting is done.

15 years15 yearspurpleninjapurpleninja posted:
Ducted aircon: install during or after build? Which is best?

It will be a single storey house with a standard roof so hopefully this will mean that it should be ok to do it post-build.
Thanks for the idea on getting…

15 years15 yearspurpleninjapurpleninja posted:
Ducted aircon: install during or after build? Which is best?

Hi all,
We can save about $3000 by installing the same spec ducted aircon after our build ($13000 vs $16000) as opposed to doing it through the builder, but I was…

15 years15 yearspurpleninjapurpleninja posted:
I need a new remote for our receiver

If he wants to have 5 remotes he can get a universal remote and just use it to replace the Kenwood one.

15 years15 yearspurpleninjapurpleninja posted:
Consolidating

It reduces your payments to a single repayment per month.
Depending on the consolidation you could get a lower monthly repayment and a longer repayment period which might help if money's…

15 years15 yearspurpleninjapurpleninja posted:
Need New Oven

Choice's oven round-ups are always worth a look. I find the owner's comments page to be a good combination to use with the actual roundup.

15 years15 yearspurpleninjapurpleninja posted:
Cheap house for sale...

New Orleans is also like that - at least in the aftermath of Katrina! I remember watching Top Gear when they were there a year after Katrina and there was…

15 years15 yearspurpleninjapurpleninja posted:
Cheap house for sale...

That's pretty depressing!

15 years15 yearspurpleninjapurpleninja posted:
Choosing a good comfy big Sofa

They have Concerto as one of their specials currently:
http://www.kingfurniture.com.au/specials.html

15 years15 yearspurpleninjapurpleninja posted:
Rates going up tomorrow

Given the state of financial services and the lack of competition to the majors in 1990 that's not a very palatable response as it's a completely different environment now...
.. but…

15 years15 yearspurpleninjapurpleninja posted:
Rates going up tomorrow

I agree it is unlikely that they will pass on the cuts in full any more but they might pass on a portion of future cuts.

15 years15 yearspurpleninjapurpleninja posted:
Rates going up tomorrow

According to http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/m ... 95,00.html the CBA "cited recent increases in the wholesale market swap rates from which the bank funds fixed rate home loans as…

15 years15 yearspurpleninjapurpleninja posted:
What to watch for during the Final Inspection??

Another benefit of having an independent inspection by a reputable third party.

15 years15 yearspurpleninjapurpleninja posted:
Choosing a good comfy big Sofa

Thanks for the link but their range is not really what we're after.
Also for something like a sofa we would check them in person before considering online.

15 years15 yearspurpleninjapurpleninja posted:
What to watch for during the Final Inspection??

As well as noting down any issues also take a camera to photograph them.

15 years15 yearspurpleninjapurpleninja posted:
If I were a rich man, ibby, biddy, biddy,biddy,bum

The additional light and sky view from the skylight are pretty impressive. You'd want to make sure it was well sealed though! :D

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