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Saint Mike

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2 d2 dSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
URBAN MYTHS .... ?

Apropos of nothing - just saw the "Hidden Followers" myth on Facebook again.
Yes - it is relevant - most home builders utilise FB ... :)

3 d3 dSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Laminate flooring making "clicking" sound when walked on

Is this wood - it can make noises - especially with certain shoes.
Might also be settling. How "old" is it ?

4 d4 dSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
URBAN MYTHS .... ?

C'mon people - you must t have a new myth for us ?

8 d8 dSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Glass Pool Fence Vitroglaze or EnduroShield

We have glass. Never added anything. Just give it a wash every 3-4 months.

9 d9 dSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Cheap TEMPORARY alternative in lieu of garden path

Perhaps some cheap synthetic grass from Bunnings. One metre wide.
Need to smooth base first - but quite easy. Then use it later for other things.

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10 d10 dSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Select another builder

OK - I don't really know them so can't comment direct. Are they a big company ?
I did a Google on my lot and the numbers turned out pretty…

10 d10 dSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Select another builder

You hear stories about all builders.
Google them + Reviews/Comments.
But remember - its often only those with a complaint who comment. How many houses do they build and what is…

17 d17 dSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Variations invoice 8 months after completion

No - all good - 5 years on.
They'd given figures and I kept an eye on them. It was always understood there might be change (no pun intended). …

17 d17 dSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Variations invoice 8 months after completion

Our price actually went down at the end. They'd estimated a few things (driveway etc) and they were cheaper than predicted.
Believe it or not file !

18 d18 dSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
How to connect drain hose of washing machine

I remember an old rule about looping the hose - ie not just straight to outlet.
Maybe it off-sets the pressure ?
By looping I mean first around the down pipe then…

19 d19 dSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Variations invoice 8 months after completion

As a matter of interest - when you say you asked - or requested - or emphasised - etc - did you do this in writing or orally ?
Tend to…

23 d23 dSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Dumb waiter

I've seen places with laundry shutes - which I quite like. Never a "dumb waiter".
But - not a bad idea.
Forgetting the power side - would it be…

1 month1 monthSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Bathroom renovation

Sorry - price is not always a good guide to quality or trustworthiness.
The dearest may just not know what they are doing and/or may not want the job.

1 month1 monthSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Bathroom renovation

Buying yourself will save money. No matter what they say.
BUT ... I'd ask to see previous work - and speak to the owners. The flash talkers are…

1 month1 monthSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Contractual Advice, Please

It sounds legal - but you should check with your solicitor's office.

1 month1 monthSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
How many LED downlights required ?

No - sorry - but don't dismiss the use of tinting on windows - as well.
Can help with privacy, temps etc.

1 month1 monthSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Can you identify this?

Yes - a blast from the past ... :)

1 month1 monthSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Neighbours garage on property line, wants bedroom

Informed by ... Council ?
Have you spoken to Council ?

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1 month1 monthSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Looking for advice / If you were installing a pool again?

Also - ours is salt chlorinated with an auto feeder. Also an auto acid feeder. BUT -you still have to check the readings. AND - do…

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1 month1 monthSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Looking for advice / If you were installing a pool again?

Filters - We have dual cartridge - much better than the sand type imo. Very easy to maintain.
Lights - one good one will do - but its up…

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1 month1 monthSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Sink in Butler's Pantry/WIP - Yes or No?

Can't see why not - it might be useful - if - if - you have the room ?

2 months2 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
URBAN MYTHS .... ?

I've had so many myths over the years that people like to re-tweet - on Facebook etc. One "friend" wanted me to delete the most important part of…

2 months2 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Christmas shut down - Metricon

We were surprised how quickly our lot - not Metricon - came back after Christmas. But as said above - ask them.

2 months2 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
How many LED downlights required ?

Agree with Joker. Definitely need them on a gimbal (?) - where you can direct light if need be.
We do prefer real light - bright. Not the yellow…

2 months2 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
How many LED downlights required ?

It depends. Not as many as you may think. We have fans in Bedrooms so have a light in them. Plus one good LED mid point above…

2 months2 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Council approval

Depends - do your builders have an opinion. Might have missed the cut off date first time ?
I wouldn't let 2 weeks worry you - there's more to come…

2 months2 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Amplimesh secruity door quote?

Are we talking "Crim-safe" type screen doors ?
They are not cheap - for good ones. I hate those metal criss-cross ones - much prefer the open screen. But…

2 months2 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Whirlybird Question

What is a whirly bird -do you mean those fan/vents on the roof ? How could you take them from one house to another ?

2 months2 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
URBAN MYTHS .... ?

Not sure where to put this one - but ... I'd heard of people "burning" themselves when adding their acid to the self feeder in their pools. Not sure…

2 months2 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Liquid Blue Pools

No. We did a Compass pool - seems OK. They have a Net site.

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