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supasquirrel

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Joined 29 September 2008
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6 years6 yearssupasquirrelsupasquirrel posted:
Hydronic heating what you should know!!

Have Baxi Luna. Check out Hydoheat supplies in Braeside. I agree heating a house overnight while your in bed under a doona is a waste of energy.

6 years6 yearssupasquirrelsupasquirrel posted:
Hydronic heating what you should know!!

Current gas bill $142. Run hydronic radiator panels (x 8) at 19-21 degs, turn off overnight. Boiler is a combi & services 2 bathrooms…

7 years7 yearssupasquirrelsupasquirrel posted:
Townsville property manager

Can anyone recommend a good property manager in Townsville? Maybe any to avoid too. PM me if you don't want it public knowledge.

7 years7 yearssupasquirrelsupasquirrel posted:
Room Fragrance

Thanks CA3105,
I've made contact with my local consultant. Look forward to trying out their diffusers.

7 years7 yearssupasquirrelsupasquirrel posted:
heating and cooling

We have dormer roof style house. Put individual room splits upstairs in the roofline (house is 22mt long) & hydronic heating downstairs. Insulated very well in the roof…

7 years7 yearssupasquirrelsupasquirrel posted:
Room Fragrance

Where can I buy these? Not a great one for candles. Have had a few from Dusk in the past but am looking for something different. I'd…

7 years7 yearssupasquirrelsupasquirrel posted:
Our build in Melbourne - Living in Sydney - Garden time

Hi, I see about your 2 windows in ensuite and the single bowl....have you thought about deleting one more window? You may regret bowl sharing with hubby. Another…

7 years7 yearssupasquirrelsupasquirrel posted:
Room Fragrance

I want to "perfume" my whole home but don't want to use the supermarket 'toilet' stuff, as they all seem to be flower scents and horrible & last 2 minutes.…

7 years7 yearssupasquirrelsupasquirrel posted:
Our build in Melbourne - Living in Sydney - Garden time

Have you considered putting in a double bowl on your ensuite vanity. Its very large to only have 1 bowl.
You need to go hard on the brick thing &…

8 years8 yearssupasquirrelsupasquirrel posted:
Holes in PVC windows

We have the same windows. They are for drainage in case any water gets past the black gaskets which hold the glass in the frame. At least thats…

8 years8 yearssupasquirrelsupasquirrel posted:
Landscaper for eastern suburbs Melb

Am looking for a reliable, efficient working, no nonsense landscaper who takes pride in their work. Does anyone have a recommendation from first-hand experience of their work?…

8 years8 yearssupasquirrelsupasquirrel posted:
options for glass insulation

Ahh, double glazing - I love it. We went with PVC double glaze units & its worth EVERY cent. I did lots of research and double glazing works…

8 years8 yearssupasquirrelsupasquirrel posted:
Electricity Meters - Which one do you have?

One is an electronic one with e-mail metering:

And the standard one as seen in most homes:

The electronic one was used by Carlisle Homes and the other…

8 years8 yearssupasquirrelsupasquirrel posted:
Folding arm awning

I've just started looking at these tonight online. Have found 4mts x 2.5mt for around $400. Some are being sold on an online auction for less (but may…

9 years9 yearssupasquirrelsupasquirrel posted:
Getting Cert. of Occupany

We have completed our build and had a final inspection 5 weeks ago. (Minor "defects" which have been attended to couple weeks ago). How long should it take to…

9 years9 yearssupasquirrelsupasquirrel posted:
Antique Dressing Table

FOR Sale genuine antique mahogany dressing table - circa early 1900's 3 mirrors great condition for its age. Open to any reasonable offers. Pick up in…

Antique Dressing Table
9 years9 yearssupasquirrelsupasquirrel posted:
Frameless shower screen $$$

Have done a bit more homework, got another quote & phoned another company. Both were considerably more ::hyst:: like $2200 & over $3k, so…

9 years9 yearssupasquirrelsupasquirrel posted:
Best way to approach an owner about selling?

Seeing you're just so new in the area it may be prudent to get to know them first as good neighbours before mentioning you want some of their backyard! …

9 years9 yearssupasquirrelsupasquirrel posted:
Best way to approach an owner about selling?

Its been a few weeks, did you speak to your neighbour??
I'd definitely recommend NOT contacting an agent - they will just take a chuck of yours or your neighbours money…

9 years9 yearssupasquirrelsupasquirrel posted:
Upstair shower-Tiled or use shower base????

You can get a shower base to fit flush with the floor, already graded to the drain & tile over it. This is what we've used in upstairs bathrooms.…

9 years9 yearssupasquirrelsupasquirrel posted:
Changed my mind - Anyone have THIS one.

Something for you to contemplate before you confirm your basins. Those with taps mounted outside the bowl or on the wall will create wet drips on the benchtop when…

9 years9 yearssupasquirrelsupasquirrel posted:
Flushing those goodies away!

In our ever-increasing quest to save water and only flush the smallest amounts of water this happened to our builder's toilet plumbed in sub-floor area.
DH & I noticed the…

9 years9 yearssupasquirrelsupasquirrel posted:
Frameless shower screen $$$

Looking at frameless shower screens 900 x 900 and 1200 x 900. What would be a reasonable $$ to pay. Have had a quote at $1625 x $1575.…

9 years9 yearssupasquirrelsupasquirrel posted:
Shower Screen height

BTW I don't see how a 10mm toughened glass panel could warp - I'd say its more to do with weight & stability - I'm no expert tho'.

9 years9 yearssupasquirrelsupasquirrel posted:
Shower Screen height

Thanks for the replies. It must be the long 600m tiles giving an optical illusion of being short. I measured current home are they are 1900m so we'll…

9 years9 yearssupasquirrelsupasquirrel posted:
Shower Screen height

What height should shower screens be. Particularly for frameless? We are not overly tall but have 9ft ceilings in the house. The tiler has tiled…

9 years9 yearssupasquirrelsupasquirrel posted:
Caution Porcelain Tiles

Thanks Ash for the information. I will speak with the tiler before he grouts.

9 years9 yearssupasquirrelsupasquirrel posted:
Caution Porcelain Tiles

Point 3. I DO agree that colour-sealing is by far the best grout sealer, with much better sealing quailties than any clear sealer (as I have often said).
Can you…

9 years9 yearssupasquirrelsupasquirrel posted:
Paint gloss level

Thanks Swarvy, so semi-gloss enamel would be slighty more shiney, which is what I thought. My painter is doing 2 undercoats and only 1 of semi-gloss enamel and…

9 years9 yearssupasquirrelsupasquirrel posted:
Paint gloss level

I know the difference between acrylic & enamel paints being water or turps cleanup.
My question is - with a semi-gloss which would have the higher sheen level?
Does the preparation/undercoats &…

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