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Saint Mike

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6 months6 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
New house land/slab drainage?

I would doubt they have done anything :)

6 months6 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
URBAN MYTHS .... ?

I get Netflix free via Foxtel. Amazing how many spam emails I get on Netflix.
Anyone else get many ?

8 months8 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
URBAN MYTHS .... ?

I notice one of the banks is now saying they WILL NOT include links in their messages. A great idea.
It makes you use the real link. Not the one…

8 months8 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Termite Protection

I know mine was a 10 year guarantee - extended every year after so long as I keep/kept the checks/inspections going.
I keep an eye around the outside and inside…

9 months9 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
URBAN MYTHS .... ?

Four quick tips to protect your online banking


Change your passwords regularly
Enable two-factor authentication where available
Regularly monitor your bank accounts
Never provide personal details to anyone who contacts you unexpectedly by phone,…

10 months10 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Neighbour erected scaffolding on my land

I like the bobcat idea - not too dear to hire either.
Before doing that, maybe advise them you intend having all their stuff moved in the next 48 hours.…

10 months10 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Noisy water pump from rainwater tank

I don't find ours that noisy - but our pump is well away from living areas.
We tend not to flush during the night - unless necessary.
Our pump is well…

10 months10 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
URBAN MYTHS .... ?

Good advice from my Bank:
There are things you can do to help protect yourself against scammers too. Here are some tips:
Unsure whether a call is legitimate? Hang up and call…

10 months10 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
URBAN MYTHS .... ?

I've seen a few vids on twitter but never sure how true they are :)
BUT - I hope they are !

11 months11 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
URBAN MYTHS .... ?

I was reading an info sheet put out by my bank the other day - it seems we have to see EVERYTHING as a scam to start and then work…

11 months11 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
URBAN MYTHS .... ?

My wife tells me she is getting more of those "emails" on her iPad now. I guess no-one is exempt.

11 months11 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
URBAN MYTHS .... ?

True to an extent - but I find the real thing is better. I know that Evap cooling can wok in the right climate - but it is not…

1 year1 yearSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
URBAN MYTHS .... ?

Got an email today that claimed he had gotten into my computer and "knew" what I'd been up to.
Notwithstanding the usual porn sites, he said he had all my…

1 year1 yearSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
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My son is currently looking for a property. Accompanying him on a few "visits" I wondered what constituted a "lie" today ?
Being told by the real estate people -…

1 year1 yearSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
House build over old underground pool

I'd be very wary.

1 year1 yearSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Asbestos Clean-up/Out ?

I have a friend (really) who is buying a house with asbestos in it.
He plans to have the ceiling "done" to remove it - and says it will cost around…

1 year1 yearSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Handover date

Agree - why can't you move in. People do have grass laid years after living in a house.
Maybe a mention of a letter to the relevant authority might…

1 year1 yearSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
URBAN MYTHS .... ?

With the increasing need of Wi-fi around the house I found Telstra's position rather odd.
Apparently they guarantee the download speed to the modem - say 30 or 50 etc -.…

1 year1 yearSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Water tank install

Not what I've heard - AFTER taking into account the cost of the pump, set-up and tank (generally by a third party) - and ongoing electricity costs. If savings do…

1 year1 yearSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
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WIN / WIN ?

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1 year1 yearSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
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Not a scam as such but I hate those things where you have to opt out - ie they put you in unless you opt out !
Often in a download…

1 year1 yearSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Irrigation help

Looks like a simple connection pipe. I did our system - and I'm no landscape gardening expert. Just went to Bunnings and bought the gear.
My advice - draw a…

1 year1 yearSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Water tank install

We have an underground water tank that has a pump. Feeds the gardens and toilets etc.
Quite big so we needed piers (?) when we built.
Apparently they stopped…

1 year1 yearSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Buying a house with filled in pool

I take it - it was concrete - ie not fibre glass ?
It is a hard one in view of your future plans.
If its just a "might rebuild" it…

1 year1 yearSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
URBAN MYTHS .... ?

Agree on security doors.
The fact you can have the door open and the screen door closed/locked is awesome. You can see who's is out side and still not open the…

1 year1 yearSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
URBAN MYTHS .... ?

It is awful - but you can't afford to assume people are trustworthy anymore.

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