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stevie_sloth

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Joined 31 July 2015
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3 years3 yearsstevie_slothstevie_sloth posted:
Using an indoor ceiling oyster light on an outside balcony?

Is this ok to do? I want a nice oyster light on the balcony but there aren't any "nice" ones in the selection of external lights that I've been able…

3 years3 yearsstevie_slothstevie_sloth posted:
Moving into a place with everything still there from owner

Well, we assume it'll still be there at settlement because the owner and son both live in Sydney and it doesn't seem like they've moved anything out of there in…

3 years3 yearsstevie_slothstevie_sloth posted:
Electricity at two properties?

This will sound stupid, but how do you have two electricity accounts with the same provider?
We will be moving into our new place some time in January but will then…

3 years3 yearsstevie_slothstevie_sloth posted:
One existing light fitting in ceiling...can two lights work?

Cool, thank you so much! I think fan and light combo it is (the ceiling is vermiculite and we don't want to mess with it! lol)

3 years3 yearsstevie_slothstevie_sloth posted:
How to keep rugs from shifting?

lol. I'm not quite sure what was happening, but at my parents' house, their nice rug which was under a very heavy coffee table and on top of plush pile…

3 years3 yearsstevie_slothstevie_sloth posted:
Fly screens for casement windows

Hmmm. I honestly don't know. The window frames appear to be aluminium, the same as the sliding balcony door frame.
Ideally, we would want the screens to be fixed all the…

3 years3 yearsstevie_slothstevie_sloth posted:
Custom shelving

Thank you! We just want white shelving / entertainment unit. Not cheap hideous looking white, but just standard inexpensive shelving.

3 years3 yearsstevie_slothstevie_sloth posted:
Installing new plates for powerpoints?

Thank you!
So...if a new power point was installed, and say the old one had 1 outlet and the new one had say 2 outlets and 2 USB outlets, would that…

3 years3 yearsstevie_slothstevie_sloth posted:
Moving into a place with everything still there from owner

My new apartment has been sold furnished, which is fine and dandy, but it seems to also be coming with all the half eaten food in the pantry and half…

3 years3 yearsstevie_slothstevie_sloth posted:
Custom shelving

Has anyone had custom shelving / custom entertainment (TV) unit built?
I want to have low shelving built in underneath windows in 3 bedrooms of my apartment, as well as all…

3 years3 yearsstevie_slothstevie_sloth posted:
Installing new plates for powerpoints?

I have been looking at some nice new cover plates for the power points in my newly purchased apartment (built in 1979), but am unsure how exactly these would be…

3 years3 yearsstevie_slothstevie_sloth posted:
Hot water system pressure valve

I've been told the hot water system pressure valve at my new place needs replacing as it's faulty.
The apartment is almost 40 years old. I don't know how old the…

3 years3 yearsstevie_slothstevie_sloth posted:
Bench top offcuts

I've been looking at some offcut sites and drooling over the apparently cheap prices for beautiful stone and marble.
The kitchen in my new place has only got a smallish amount…

3 years3 yearsstevie_slothstevie_sloth posted:
Masters or Bunnings shower head reviews...any good?

I need a new shower head and ideally I want a white and gold one to suit the room (which are hard to find unless you want to pay $300…

3 years3 yearsstevie_slothstevie_sloth posted:
Adding 2 wall sconces-use the same light switch as existing?

In the ensuite of my new place (apartment built in 1979), there is currently one light switch (outside the ensuite, in the bedroom. The vanity in the ensuite is on…

3 years3 yearsstevie_slothstevie_sloth posted:
One existing light fitting in ceiling...can two lights work?

In my new apartment, in the master bedroom there is one single light fitting at the moment, with a rather odd chandelier. I want this gone and in its place,…

3 years3 yearsstevie_slothstevie_sloth posted:
Cheapest way to buy & install tiles

Besides doing it all myself, is it cheaper to buy the tiles I need (after being advised by a tiler of course of the quantity) and then have a tiler…

3 years3 yearsstevie_slothstevie_sloth posted:
How to keep rugs from shifting?

In my new apartment, I will be having some porcelain tiles in the main living area, with a large persian-style rug, which will be underneath 2 large couches and a…

3 years3 yearsstevie_slothstevie_sloth posted:
Fly screens for casement windows

My new apartment has casement windows throughout, where the bottom part opens outward and has a little handle thing you turn to open the window. There are no screens on…

3 years3 yearsstevie_slothstevie_sloth posted:
LG standard air conditioning units...are they ok?

My new apartment, built in 1979, has 3 LG air conditioning units - the type that have a large flat box that sits out on the balcony or on the…

3 years3 yearsstevie_slothstevie_sloth posted:
How to tell which kind of toilet pipe I need?

I am getting some renovations done to my new apartment, which was built in 1979 and appears to have the original toilet in the ensuite. I cannot tell what type…

3 years3 yearsstevie_slothstevie_sloth posted:
How much does it cost for track lighting under pelmet?

I once saw this sort of thing in an old house and I LOVED it! How much would it cost to firstly install a basic pelmet above a curtain and…

3 years3 yearsstevie_slothstevie_sloth posted:
How many downlights?

I had previously not considered the use of downlights as I assumed they were way too expensive, but they now seem not to be.
I want LED ones but not whole…

3 years3 yearsstevie_slothstevie_sloth posted:
How much to put recess niches in shower wall?

I LOOOOOVE the look of recessed shower niches and I would be needing more space for my things if I purchase the property I'm looking at, so this would be…

3 years3 yearsstevie_slothstevie_sloth posted:
Auctions...how to deal with them?

Yes, I know!! I have actually asked him for it and he may well respond and provide it (fingers crossed), but what was hideous to me was that the LAW…

3 years3 yearsstevie_slothstevie_sloth posted:
How much to re-tile tiny ensuite?

It is a tiny ensuite in an apartment building built around 1980.

3 years3 yearsstevie_slothstevie_sloth posted:
Public trustee auction...potential issues?

Thank you. I just started another thread about how to get a copy of the contract prior to auction in order that a solicitor can review it when the agent…

3 years3 yearsstevie_slothstevie_sloth posted:
Auctions...how to deal with them?

I know people are expected to spend $600 on a building and pest inspection for each property they intend to bid on at auctions, which in itself I find a…

3 years3 yearsstevie_slothstevie_sloth posted:
How much to re-tile tiny ensuite?

So, this ensuite is seriously small but I would like it to still look as nice as possible.
The shower is a single size on the right hand side, taking up…

3 years3 yearsstevie_slothstevie_sloth posted:
Teeny tiny ensuite

Thank you so much for such a helpful reply!
The doorway is 60cm wide.
The current pedestal sink is 36cm deep. The space along that wall would allow about 38cm before…

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