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4 months4 monthssxwallacsxwallac posted:
Wine room temperature control / air con

Hi,
Sorry to resurrect an old post. Did you guys get anywhere here? I am wanting some cheap room conditioning.
I've got a small concrete under house cellar (3/4 in ground, 1/4…

7 months7 monthssxwallacsxwallac posted:
Pentair or Virion Pool pumps and controllers?

Hi Guys,
Deciding Viron vs Pentair: pool pump and autiomation, and need help please!

We have the choice of either
- A Virion Connect 10, Virion P520XT pump (2 year warranty), Viron Eq…

7 months7 monthssxwallacsxwallac posted:
Website with best practical info on pool fencing safety?

Sorry to resurrect an old topic:
In Victoria, if a boundary fence is closer than 500mm to the pool coping tiles/deck edge, then the fence must be 1.8 metres higher…

9 months9 monthssxwallacsxwallac posted:
4 post carport and installer/builder recommendations please

Hi,
We're in Melbourne. Want to build a new fully detached 6m x 6m carport, ideally with 4 posts, on a concrete slab, with rolladoor onto rear alley Doesn't attach to…

4 post carport and installer/builder recommendations please
11 months11 monthssxwallacsxwallac posted:
Pool fence requirements for COO (not for filling)

Thanks Guys.
We rented a temporary pool fence to be safe. We got the COO no problem (although that doesn't necessarily mean that it was all good: we just didn't…

12 months12 monthssxwallacsxwallac posted:
Raspberry Pi/Arduino and other Roll Your Own Home Automation

I am using a Fibaro HC2, and have a bunch of devices that have their own @#2 phone apps, but don't offer up APIS.
I'm using wireshark to see if I…

12 months12 monthssxwallacsxwallac posted:
TV mounted above gas fireplace yay or nay?

We have an Escea DL1100 fireplace. Got it installed with powerflue, and concrete sheeting (I think) fireproof board around it.
We followed the Escea instructions to the letter, saying how high…

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12 months12 monthssxwallacsxwallac posted:
External Motor Rangehoods? Marketing or Fact

Hi,
I think it was about 1100$ for the ducting kit and installation total, but I'm not 100% sure. Our installer was recommended by Qasair. Whereabouts are you located.
Not sure…

1 year1 yearsxwallacsxwallac posted:
Radius for AC gas piping

Done. thanks mate.

1 year1 yearsxwallacsxwallac posted:
Radius for AC gas piping

No, it wasn't the apprentice: it was a guy who told me he had 30 year's experience..
It was installed by a well known company in Victoria. The whole experience has…

1 year1 yearsxwallacsxwallac posted:
Wine Cellar Flooding: advice please

Thanks mate. Yeah, our builder let us down here. We had no idea about this kind of thing (first house build), and trusted he knew what he was doing. …

1 year1 yearsxwallacsxwallac posted:
External Motor Rangehoods? Marketing or Fact

Hi Guys,
Thanks for all your feedback. We ended up going with a Qasair from E&S, and got it installed by Pete the Plumber. It was hard to find a plumber…

1 year1 yearsxwallacsxwallac posted:
Wine Cellar Flooding: advice please

Hi,
We built a new house, and the builder at the last minute suggested a wine cellar in one of the 2x3 metre gaps in our raft slab. He put…

1 year1 yearsxwallacsxwallac posted:
Radius for AC gas piping

Thanks for the comment. I thought the radius was bizarre.
Is it mandatory to have that drip tray underneath the unit too? I've never seen that before. It's a 6…

1 year1 yearsxwallacsxwallac posted:
Radius for AC gas piping

Hi,
We had an air conditioner installed in our roof, and they installed it on a platform we'd built for roof storage!
My question: these guys have run the AC gas lines…

Radius for AC gas piping
1 year1 yearsxwallacsxwallac posted:
Pool fence requirements for COO (not for filling)

Hi,
Short Version:
Is a fully compliant permanent pool fence required for an inground empty pool, in order to get a house COO?
Long Version:
We're building a new house, and pool at the…

1 year1 yearsxwallacsxwallac posted:
100kg air conditioner on Colorbond roof?

Cheers. Thanks a lot for your informative reply!

1 year1 yearsxwallacsxwallac posted:
100kg air conditioner on Colorbond roof?

Hi,
My AC guy installed this 110kg air conditioner unit sitting on colorbond roof, on one of these polyslab things. (Hasn't bolted it down yet).
This doesn't look good to me. I…

2 years2 yearssxwallacsxwallac posted:
Is decking included in Fixing stage: Master Builder's

Thanks everyone. I believe that you're right and that decks are done after fixout. That's fine. Builder is good.
Cheers

2 years2 yearssxwallacsxwallac posted:
Is decking included in Fixing stage: Master Builder's

Hi,
Are these things required to be complete for fixing stage for Master builder's contract, new construction?
- The outdoor front porch isn't done (step up to front door is 1 metre…

2 years2 yearssxwallacsxwallac posted:
Daikin and Escea: Some Advice, and a plea for help

Hi,
We bought 2 Daikin ducted air conditioners, and an Escea DL1100 fireplace from a well known store in Melbourne. The air conditioning installation has been dragging on for 2.5 months…

2 years2 yearssxwallacsxwallac posted:
External Motor Rangehoods? Marketing or Fact

Hi Guys,
Are the exterior motor'd rangehoods actually that quiet?
We're building a new house. I hate the noise of rangehoods, and was considering getting a schweigen, a falmic, or whispair: the…

2 years2 yearssxwallacsxwallac posted:
40 cubic metres clean fill, Northcote Victoria (HURRY!)

Hi,
We're digging a huge hole for a water tank at my new house in Northcote.
We will have about 35-40 cubic metres of clean fill, free to a good home (so…

2 years2 yearssxwallacsxwallac posted:
Interest Only payments during construction: Why?

All good thanks. I was glad to correct the subject of the post so others didn't get confused.
Good on you for your contribution to this forum..
Cheers,
Scott.

2 years2 yearssxwallacsxwallac posted:
Interest Only payments during construction: Why?

Thanks very much Rebecca. I corrected the title of my post. I was indeed interested in why people go for interest only payments during construction.
Thanks for your response. That's…

2 years2 yearssxwallacsxwallac posted:
Home Technology Hub

Hi,
New member, excuse me if I'm a little off track.
We have Amazon echo and Amazon dot in every room in the house. They are amazing at differentiating voice from…

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2 years2 yearssxwallacsxwallac posted:
Interest Only payments during construction: Why?

Hi Guys,
Question: Do people go interest only during construction as they want to minimise repayments so they have cash to cover unexpected expenses?
Sorry if this is an old question(searched…

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