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Sierra

Melbourne South East
Joined 13 May 2009
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6 years6 yearsSierraSierra posted:
data/av/video/tphone/audio/smart etc wiring HELP/SUGGESTIONS

There are lots of good products out there nowadays that would prohibit the need to have any more than 1 HTPC with large capacity for a house and still retain…

6 years6 yearsSierraSierra posted:
LED Downlights and normal lights

I think its good there's lots of thought going into different types of energy efficient lighting.
One thing to bear in mind when doing any calculations and debating which type of…

6 years6 yearsSierraSierra posted:
Need Help Planning

I just bought a new TV with DLNA that streams video from the computer using only an ethernet cable. It really works unbelievably well however there a few problems.…

6 years6 yearsSierraSierra posted:
Soil Test Class "P" with H-Class Waffle Pod Slab?

I think the important link is that A-E indicates how reactive the soil on the block is. As far as soil type goes, E is the most reactive (greater…

6 years6 yearsSierraSierra posted:
Soil Test Class "P" with H-Class Waffle Pod Slab?

Welcome to H1,
For starters, read this link about soil types. What you will find is that H sites are more reactive than M and therefore an H slab will…

6 years6 yearsSierraSierra posted:
Cabling your house - What Cable to chose? Cat-----Solid?STP?

Im installing Cat 5e solid. IMO either 5e or 6 is fine for a gigabit home network.

6 years6 yearsSierraSierra posted:
Steel lintel not needed above rear door of garage?

We have a rear (standard door width) metal frame without a lintel. Both brick veneer houses I have lived in have been done the same way.
The metal frame is…

6 years6 yearsSierraSierra posted:
T&T: Building our deck - work in progress

Looks great, good progress! I stapled down the dampcourse on the bearers and joists also and it seems to work a treat. Certainly pick up lots of good…

6 years6 yearsSierraSierra posted:
T&T: Building our deck - work in progress

Seems the BCA requires bearers to be laminated.
It took a lot of research at the time but the right way to do it when nailing seems to be…

6 years6 yearsSierraSierra posted:
T&T: Building our deck - work in progress

LOL, i was too full of xmas cheer when typing also.

6 years6 yearsSierraSierra posted:
T&T: Building our deck - work in progress

2/90x45 would be sweet if you wanted to use it.
Max floor load width for option 1 (middle bearer) is 1500mm. For other two bearers around a meter.
Middle…

6 years6 yearsSierraSierra posted:
T&T: Building our deck - work in progress

hey mate,
First thing, see if you can get a copy of the relevant span tables based upon the type of timber you are going to use. You can google…

6 years6 yearsSierraSierra posted:
Running speaker wire in the roof

haha this is very true!

6 years6 yearsSierraSierra posted:
Cabling through the builder or after handover?>? cheaper?

We had a 50mm conduit installed on a non-loadbearing internal wall for HDMI cables. Its the same size as ducted vacuum hose so I cant see the issue? …

6 years6 yearsSierraSierra posted:
Running speaker wire in the roof

the noggins are narrower than the studs so u can usually squeeze the speaker wire between the plaster and the noggins... ask at bunnings for some yellow tongue which…

6 years6 yearsSierraSierra posted:
Big Screen TV's - Plasma, LCD, LED?

This is a great site to compare the difference.
http://www.lcdorplasma.com.au
Which you should buy depends on different factors (natural lighting, viewing angle) etc. As others have said, the…

6 years6 yearsSierraSierra posted:
Building approval needed for a deck in Springfield Lakes QLD

I think call the council and find out for sure.
Im 90% sure of the answer they will give you, cause its the same answer I got for my 28 m2…

6 years6 yearsSierraSierra posted:
Antennaes

I have installed the antenna in the ceiling space and it works a treat (originally it was a temporary installation but its now the permanent solution).
Its suspended between timbers in…

6 years6 yearsSierraSierra posted:
RJ45 for Cat 6 cables

The ACMA is the body that regulates the cabling rules and would be a good place to start.
Any cabling job requires the customer to be supplied with a Telecommunication Advice…

6 years6 yearsSierraSierra posted:
Help with wall mounted TV's

Get a remote extender and it can do anywhere (within audio/video cable reach). We had ours in a the media room and used a "multi-room adapter" for the remote.…

6 years6 yearsSierraSierra posted:
OPTOMA HD66

I have heard good things also but have never used one.. I have a similar BenQ (720p, 3D) one and its very good.
Check out http://digitalcentre.com.au

6 years6 yearsSierraSierra posted:
Deck done! Help w/ Outdoor Blinds..

I used these horseshoe packers:
http://www.allmouldplastics.com.au/prod1.html
Got them from mitre 10 for $35 in a large bag with a generous amount of each size.

6 years6 yearsSierraSierra posted:
Running power cables through walls ???

True, but home entertainment wiring does not fall under ACMA requirements like telephone or network cabling does. The original post said something about Ethernet also, this could be moved…

6 years6 yearsSierraSierra posted:
Running power cables through walls ???

Interesting topics, one I could never find a definate answer too looking through standards. I went on the side of caution and had a normal power point installed behind…

6 years6 yearsSierraSierra posted:
need advice on running speaker cable wall - celling - wall

Reference? Yes you do as in "good practice" or legislated requirement?

6 years6 yearsSierraSierra posted:
3D Plasma / LED / LCD / Projector - Is it for you

3D completes the home cinema experience, surround sound, huge screen, 3D glasses and popcorn! The technology is "demanding" as others have said but its so worth the trouble.
We have…

7 years7 yearsSierraSierra posted:
Advice for 3D TV

I dont believe you need to upgrade your amp either, but AFAIK a single optical out cannot carry a HD audio signal (5.1 / 7.1 etc). You will need…

7 years7 yearsSierraSierra posted:
Home Theatre Decisions

Hey Cliffo,
Some tips from my experience
* Screen format, I went 16:9 but only because a fixed Cinemascope screen of comparable size was about 3 times the price. I plan…

7 years7 yearsSierraSierra posted:
Termite protection for decking

Pisti, If you arent, consider putting a framing board around the deck (viewtopic.php?f=17&t=36996 look at the deck photos here so you know what I mean).
Use screws for…

7 years7 yearsSierraSierra posted:
Decking, Pergola Advice

DIY merbau decking would end up between $90-$130 a square depending upon the materials you use and the design of the deck and if it is "over-engineered".
Sorry I cant help…

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