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12 d12 dSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Leaking relief valve from hot water system

As he said. It can drip. Have they been yet ?

12 d12 dSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Maintenance

Don't come in as often now - house been finalised for a few years. But always enjoy the read. Thanks.

12 d12 dSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Concrete tile roof question

Are we talking "normal" roof tiles here ? They are "locked" into each other and have no fear of falling.
BUT - can be easily moved if need be. …

13 d13 dSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Discuss Removalists

I've used a few - and often different. Best advice I can give is - ask them ? :)

13 d13 dSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
URBAN MYTHS .... ?

We've now moved on from the NBN to car crash agents onto tax. cancellation of land lines etc from auto/robo calls. I hope everyone just hangs up.
Remember - NO…

1 month1 monthSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
New house warranty cover shower tile & grout crack?

I'd check with your builder - in a friendly way.

1 month1 monthSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
URBAN MYTHS .... ?

Is it greed or dumbness that makes us fall for scams ?
I know a person who "invested" in a scheme - offering 20-25% returns - when they could have put…

1 month1 monthSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
yet another fence dispute

I guess you could always remove "your" fence … ;)
Would cost a bit but you'll make your point - advise them in advance.

1 month1 monthSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Thud (knock) noise coming from area between ceiling and roof

I don't know - but could it be water hammer …

2 months2 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
yet another fence dispute

Unless you built a fence that is OTT re price, offering to pay 30% is just cheap. Don't they realise it will ruin any relationship between you. I'd…

3 months3 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
URBAN MYTHS .... ?

Current Scam for Householders:
With Foxtel linking with Netflix - be careful of "Netflix" emails and calls. It should all happen automatically with IQ3 and 4. So keep your…

3 months3 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
URBAN MYTHS .... ?

Beware the investment scam - bitcoin a good one. But any crypto money scheme offered through third parties. .
You seem to win early and the voice is…

4 months4 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Bathroom renovation

I'd really think about getting some professional advice. It might cost a bit to have someone come in - but might save money and time.

4 months4 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Brought a secondhand spa

Courageous decision Minister … :)

4 months4 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Bath hob tiling and tub not centred as to plan

I wouldn't see it as a major problem myself. How do you mean not centred - more room at one end ? Is this for soap etc etc.…

4 months4 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Handover dispute about delay fees - Need help

Are they a registered builder

4 months4 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
URBAN MYTHS .... ?

Got this from "Netflix":
"Hi.
Unfortunately your recent transaction with us is still pending! Therefore, we were unable to bill your membership for the current month.
To keep using your Netflix Membership and…

4 months4 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Reputable Pool builder Sydney

Not sure if they are there - they were in Newcastle - but "Compass". We found them to be good.

4 months4 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Orientation of block

Yeah - we flipped our garage to the west - and put a whirly gig in the roof to help with heat.

4 months4 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Building warranties

Sounds like a cheap thing to do - they must not care about their reputation.

4 months4 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Build quality not great - can I do anything?

We found Plantation/Henley to be good in this area - but heard some bad stories on other companies. Our Inspector actually picked up things we hadn't seen …

4 months4 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Fire hydrant

Whose land ? Was it there when you built/bought ?

4 months4 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
URBAN MYTHS .... ?

I like the NBN Auto call … a bit like the beggar in Chicago - everything there but him - a notice saying - "back in 5 - please…

5 months5 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Who is responsible for damaged footpath and nature strip?

Have you approached the council. Done correctly they may well come to the party.

5 months5 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
URBAN MYTHS .... ?

A bit like cars ... :)

5 months5 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Cracked Ceiling

Would it keep happening though BE ? Surely the movement would be felt if it was continual ?

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

I like one of the latest scams going around - you get a call from the "police" - they are checking on a scam - they just need some info…

6 months6 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Help with privacy screen alfresco area

Fence top or that last one looks good. Maybe offer to pay to get neighbour onside.
I'm not in favour of bamboo or bushes - just makes work for you…

6 months6 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Cracked Ceiling

Could it be something off-set - ie out of alignment that connects to the ceiling in some way. Or maybe a wood piece in the roof that is warped…

6 months6 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
New front door - mould growth

A long long time ago - in our very first build - they put the wrong door in PLUS it was warped. We argued and they carried on and we…

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