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14 d14 dSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Laundry sink in the kitchen - In Victoria

Wow - now that would be useful - you could make a coffee while on the phone while ... ;)

15 d15 dSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Laundry sink in the kitchen - In Victoria

Its the waste water bit. How would the washer do this in the kitchen ?

15 d15 dSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Ducted heated air con

Never heard of the 12 degree rule ... but if so - as temp increases doesn't 12 degrees setting rise with it ... ie as the warmer air goes out…

17 d17 dSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Builder Refused to Refund Initial Deposit

You can always go to Small claims Court - will take time - but you will win.
They will NOT want this - or any publicity.
First - just write…

19 d19 dSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
URBAN MYTHS .... ?

Some are making multiple calls at a time Lou - they hang up on you if they get another answer fist ... but they usually don't know you. You should…

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20 d20 dSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
URBAN MYTHS .... ?

Has anyone heard the one about the phone call trying to get you to say "YES".
Can you hear me - can you hear me ?
Then they scam you for millions.
Has…

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21 d21 dSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Electrician made a terrible mistake

Have difficulty with this one.
Why would Metricon refuse to fix an obvious safety mistake that might cost a life ?
Surely more to it than this ?

25 d25 dSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Frames, Timber or Steel ??

Cost would seem the issue. I reckon steel frame is great.
But - not all that new is it. We had a steel framed house and the big…

25 d25 dSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
HELP!!! Forgot to seal wall after wallpaper before painting,

You say you cleaned well and removed all paper.
What's it look like now - ie under good light ?
Maybe no need to worry - if you did remove and…

28 d28 dSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Rights with fixing defects? hand over in 3 days! (VIC)

I can say in 12 months much of this will be forgotten and laughed about - but at the time is real and VERY annoying.
Your desperation plays into their…

29 d29 dSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
So far...my new house :) FRONT VIEW - A bit of advice needed

Maybe also - check out what's around you. The colours being used. I like lighter.
House looking good.

1 month1 monthSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Rename rooms on existing floor plan

We had a value done - as I use one BR as a study they said it was a 3 bed one study house. No bed in study - so…

1 month1 monthSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Paying for Quotes

If they want the work they'll do the quote. If they are busy they may well quote high and request estimate fees.
If they are that hard up for minor…

1 month1 monthSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Pump - Underground Water Tank - Noises ?

Hi H2O - found a solenoid - seems to be OK. 2W NC 12-15 etc - 24 V - looks the same. Anything I should look out for.
If…

1 month1 monthSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Pump - Underground Water Tank - Noises ?

It was part of the deal - with land. Connected to house at build for toilets etc etc.
Yes - it does switch to mains when low. Only…

1 month1 monthSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Pump - Underground Water Tank - Noises ?

Yes - its a funny set-up. U/g tank - with equipment on side of house. Not the usual type I gather.
AND - not like the "plastic" above ground…

1 month1 monthSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Pump - Underground Water Tank - Noises ?

Its above pipe and connects the power to the man bit. Looks a bit like this - screws in.

The black bit - with the two wires.

1 month1 monthSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
who is liable for this issue

If on council land then approach them - nicely ... :)

1 month1 monthSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
New Build with Henley ( Palace Q1)

How many defects are in the report and how many are serious ?
Are they listed in "critical" order ?
Do they suggest ALL must be fixed ?

1 month1 monthSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
who is liable for this issue

I'm not sure why the power company would have done the drains ?

1 month1 monthSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
who is liable for this issue

Do you know who installed the suspect drain ?
Is it on your property or Councils ?
Is your building warranty still valid ?

1 month1 monthSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Termite control

May I ask - are you building or is it an existing house ?
Do you live in a "termite" known/type area ?
And - do you have any reason to suspect…

1 month1 monthSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Brainstorming ideas on backyard

Can I ask - budget - if any ?
Also - do you have pets/kids ?
Then - are there any "must-haves" ?

1 month1 monthSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Pump - Underground Water Tank - Noises ?

I've now realised its the solenoid. The clicking is intermittent - ie goes off for some time.
But - will still need to fix.
Not sure why the thing…

1 month1 monthSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Quality of render finish

Whatever the result - you SHOULD highlight it - ie get it on paper !
It should be done properly.

1 month1 monthSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
JG King complaints

are they members of building association ?

1 month1 monthSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Garage flooding after neighbour put in concrete

Presumably your garage is zero boundary ?
Agree with Joker.

1 month1 monthSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Pump - Underground Water Tank - Noises ?

OK - thanks.

1 month1 monthSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Pump - Underground Water Tank - Noises ?

Its actually coming from this little cylindrical thingo - with two thin wires. Just above main pump. About 4-5cms long. and only so thick.

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