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8 months8 monthsTheBigHouseTheBigHouse posted:
NSW Fencing rules for back fence - No neighbor

When I replaced a fence where the adjoining land was council, they said suck it when I asked them to pay for half.
It doesn’t matter what kind of property…

9 months9 monthsTheBigHouseTheBigHouse posted:
Retaining wall and landscaping near pool - need advice

1m high retaining wall is very high and trying to avoid engineering is bad, but everyone tries to do that because of cost. I say build it right from the…

2 years2 yearsTheBigHouseTheBigHouse posted:
LED 12V Garden Lights flashing

Need more info
What strip lights, what spot lights, which Robus 100w driver?? All these lights are in series?

2 years2 yearsTheBigHouseTheBigHouse posted:
Granitic sand

Did you compact it? How thick?

2 years2 yearsTheBigHouseTheBigHouse posted:
rainwater tank pump

The pump you need depends greatly on what type of sprinkler heads, how many you’ll want to run at the same time, how far away they are from the pump,…

3 years3 yearsTheBigHouseTheBigHouse posted:
Landscaper for Onsite Water Retention

In that case, give Todd at Living Edge Landscapes a call. 0419 418 166

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3 years3 yearsTheBigHouseTheBigHouse posted:
Landscaper for Onsite Water Retention

Am in Ryde area also. You need a licenced plumber to certify the work of whoever builds the pipes/tank part of it and I’m reasonably sure you need a licenced…

3 years3 yearsTheBigHouseTheBigHouse posted:
300mm paver joints washing out

I didn't think pavers were meant to have grout at all? Why not just use grout?

3 years3 yearsTheBigHouseTheBigHouse posted:
Backyard Drainage Issue...Need suggestions

My guess is a leak in water supply somewhere. Maybe your place, maybe neighbours.

3 years3 yearsTheBigHouseTheBigHouse posted:
Alfresco and backyard not on same level - Advice Required

I wouldn't do anything on the side at all. You only need the one set of steps towards the back. If you are worried about people going over the edge…

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4 years4 yearsTheBigHouseTheBigHouse posted:
Metricon Liberty 45 in Ryde NSW

Yeah, 4cabling is a great resource for IT infrastructure gear at pretty good prices.
Here's My Hikvision cameras, they have the best standalone software IMHO and can still be used…

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4 years4 yearsTheBigHouseTheBigHouse posted:
Roofed alfresco far too small. What to do?

You can move the post if you put in the right size beam(s) to hold the roof up.

4 years4 yearsTheBigHouseTheBigHouse posted:
Builder left bad ethernet connections (?)

I'd say installer mistakes on all those cables not testing correctly. I've also run into bad cable installs from my builders electrician, though mostly not fully seated. it also…

4 years4 yearsTheBigHouseTheBigHouse posted:
Sir Walter turf.... Is it dead?

We had big dead patches like that one summer where it didn't get enough water. 1.5 years later mostly grown back in with a lot of care. Adding soil, watering,…

4 years4 yearsTheBigHouseTheBigHouse posted:
Sir Walter turf.... Is it dead?

Yep, that side looks dead to me.

4 years4 yearsTheBigHouseTheBigHouse posted:
Block wall cost

My council requires them above 600. Just sayin.

4 years4 yearsTheBigHouseTheBigHouse posted:
Block wall cost

Plus engineer cost as it's very likely you'll need it for a wall that high so check with your council to see at what height they require engineering.

4 years4 yearsTheBigHouseTheBigHouse posted:
Metricon Liberty 45 in Ryde NSW

Just move in, no one but you and local are going to know you don't have an IOC. We did exactly that (in Ryde area), the council is not interested.…

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4 years4 yearsTheBigHouseTheBigHouse posted:
Home Theater Projector Recommendations

No experience but it doesnt do 3d so that's a no for me.

4 years4 yearsTheBigHouseTheBigHouse posted:
Home Theater Projector Recommendations

These are really good, I have one.
They will ship to Australia.
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/contro ... ku=1255549

4 years4 yearsTheBigHouseTheBigHouse posted:
Help! Carport position for best street appeal?

You didn’t mention any sort of budget but if it were me I would think about attaching something to the front of the house on the right side. It would…

4 years4 yearsTheBigHouseTheBigHouse posted:
NBN and HFC from across the street

If you want it in the ground you have to call them and arrange. Don't wait till they show up at your door.

5 years5 yearsTheBigHouseTheBigHouse posted:
Home Technology Hub

I hate wireless speakers for home audio. Much prefer a wired system. Can get 7.2/11.2 receivers now with great apps to do 3-4 zones all controllable over wifi. I have…

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5 years5 yearsTheBigHouseTheBigHouse posted:
Home Technology Hub

Very nice work. Did you buy those patch cables or make them?
One of my best friends swears by Ubiquity, good choice

5 years5 yearsTheBigHouseTheBigHouse posted:
Home Security Camera options

7, 8) Not using any "security system" software as such. Have a Bosch home security system which is connected to my network but I use a…

5 years5 yearsTheBigHouseTheBigHouse posted:
Home Technology Hub

Nothing too fancy:)
Just a couple of HP procurve gigabit switches, a Linksys POE switch (wouldn't do that again that sucker sounds like a 747!) and a few hubs to do…

5 years5 yearsTheBigHouseTheBigHouse posted:
Home Security Camera options

1) Hikvision
2) Never enough:):):)
3) All of the above
4) Front door, second story right, first story left
5) During build, 80-100 per point is the going rate
6) I would have bought more…

5 years5 yearsTheBigHouseTheBigHouse posted:
Home Technology Hub

CCNA long expired, didn't need to do CCIE due to Mgmt career progression:)

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