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stonecutter1309

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8 years8 yearsstonecutter1309stonecutter1309 posted:
Branching out into espalier

Nice work kek :) I'll have to take some pics of my lemon once it hits the 2nd tier

8 years8 yearsstonecutter1309stonecutter1309 posted:
Our Impression 38 Mk II (43) - landscaping

Just coloured on top - colouring all the way through was not provided by Wisdom within the package. My parents have a similar colour driveway with colour all the way…

8 years8 yearsstonecutter1309stonecutter1309 posted:
Our Impression 38 Mk II (43) - landscaping

Hey Lex! It was Exterior.com.au - but really overpriced and not really that great! We had a $10k landscaping package included with our land sale. But it…

8 years8 yearsstonecutter1309stonecutter1309 posted:
Advice re possible non-DA approved extension

I believe if the extension is older than 7 yrs, then it shouldn't be a problem. What does the Council say? You should be able to find out…

8 years8 yearsstonecutter1309stonecutter1309 posted:
Our Impression 38 Mk II (43) - landscaping

Ok - it's been ages since I've updated this thread and thought I should get to it 8)
We've done our side passages in decomposed…

8 years8 yearsstonecutter1309stonecutter1309 posted:
Security stacker door crimsafe? Invisi-guard?

We didn't end up going with Samrite - but the quality of the product looked ok - I was tossing up between flyscreen and Crimsafe door for an upper balcony…

8 years8 yearsstonecutter1309stonecutter1309 posted:
Fanaway fans

We've now had ours for almost a year and we haven't had any problems with balancing. A regular fan is a bit more quiet but most lights in fans…

8 years8 yearsstonecutter1309stonecutter1309 posted:
Security stacker door crimsafe? Invisi-guard?

Hey Lex
I'll try and take a pic later when I get home from work.
I called a flyscreen place at Quakers Hill (small company) and they could do a…

8 years8 yearsstonecutter1309stonecutter1309 posted:
Removing soap scum build-up

It's more that it will etch the glass if left on there. I think if you dilute it and make sure you rinse well it shouldn't be a problem.
I…

8 years8 yearsstonecutter1309stonecutter1309 posted:
Security stacker door crimsafe? Invisi-guard?

If it's not for security - why not just get a regular fly screen door with a timber finish frame?
I have awning windows and we have regular steel flyscreens -…

8 years8 yearsstonecutter1309stonecutter1309 posted:
Security stacker door crimsafe? Invisi-guard?

I have 3 hinged doors and 2 sets of stacker Crimsafe screens - I didn't even realise there were screws until I checked. They are on the inside of…

8 years8 yearsstonecutter1309stonecutter1309 posted:
Removing soap scum build-up

On painted walls it needs to be slightly damp - but it will remove some of the finish so be very gentle!
Go hammer and tongs on tiles

8 years8 yearsstonecutter1309stonecutter1309 posted:
Stolen Electricity

If it's a builder from a neighbouring site and your house is established - call your energy company to order a power industry lock - only the meter reader and…

8 years8 yearsstonecutter1309stonecutter1309 posted:
Removing soap scum build-up

Hey Southies - I use diluted sugar soap in a spray bottle (about 1:4) and a magic eraser (instead of a sponge). Took 10 months of soap scum off…

8 years8 yearsstonecutter1309stonecutter1309 posted:
Do you have a pendant light or chandelier in yr dining room

The winch is manual - hubby gets into the roof to do it.
I think the winch parts were about $200 plus a day's work for a sparky $400.
This…

8 years8 yearsstonecutter1309stonecutter1309 posted:
Do you have a pendant light or chandelier in yr dining room

We aren't big on old fashioned chandeliers either but they are just great.
blueblueblue - the wires are teflon coated and the crystals don't have a charge - so technically they…

8 years8 yearsstonecutter1309stonecutter1309 posted:
Wall stud question

House is already built! This was just a pic from the framing stage.
It's a 2 storey brick and the wall just goes straight up with no change in materials.…

8 years8 yearsstonecutter1309stonecutter1309 posted:
Wall stud question

Hi all,
In a brick veneer house - is the purpose of wall studs mainly to give you something to hang the gyprock on?
I ask because between my laundry door and…

Wall stud question
8 years8 yearsstonecutter1309stonecutter1309 posted:
Wall decals - anyone have any tips?

If you ever take them off - peel slowly - peel quickly and the paint comes off the wall!

8 years8 yearsstonecutter1309stonecutter1309 posted:
A question about weed eradication prior to laying new turf

Fu - what does the dishwashing liquid do? The seasol in the weed killer works wonders - after 2 days weeds show signs of dying :D

8 years8 yearsstonecutter1309stonecutter1309 posted:
EZ and very hot weather (40C+)

Thanks Fu and BK :D
I did the walk test this morning on some dry patches and the grass is bouncing back up after I step…

8 years8 yearsstonecutter1309stonecutter1309 posted:
EZ and very hot weather (40C+)

Hi Fu and all!
It's been very hot in Sydney - a string of 40C+ days at my place. I've noticed that the EZ leaf will curl in on itself…

8 years8 yearsstonecutter1309stonecutter1309 posted:
How much tap water do you use?

Hubby is the same! He uses a plate chiller and draws water out of the tank then has a tap fitting in our gutter so that it goes straight…

8 years8 yearsstonecutter1309stonecutter1309 posted:
Upgrading Landscaping Package

Holy cow that is crazy! You can buy the turf for less than that!
I asked to upgrade some trees to different varieties and the cost they wanted to charge…

8 years8 yearsstonecutter1309stonecutter1309 posted:
Hard compacted soil

Fu - is dolomite of lime the same as agricultural lime?

8 years8 yearsstonecutter1309stonecutter1309 posted:
Stonecutters Ridge

My rates are a little more because of the land value.
The $280 waste mgmt fee is the price you pay for a large red rubbish bin. If you wish…

8 years8 yearsstonecutter1309stonecutter1309 posted:
Under-cabinet lighting

I have halogen downlights set flush into the cabinet (though there is a shelf inside the cabinet that hides the tops of the fittings. Over a 3m span consisting…

8 years8 yearsstonecutter1309stonecutter1309 posted:
What is your Alfresco and porch ceiling made out of?

Ours is regular plasterboard

8 years8 yearsstonecutter1309stonecutter1309 posted:
garage pulley system?????

I've tried BCF for Ronstan pulleys and you're better off going to a specialist boating place (I go to Bias Boating in NSW but I'm sure there's a Vic equivalent).…

8 years8 yearsstonecutter1309stonecutter1309 posted:
Native plants along the fence line

I second the syzygium! Look great as a planter hedge :)

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