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20 d20 dTheBigHouseTheBigHouse 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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7 months7 monthsTheBigHouseTheBigHouse 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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9 months9 monthsTheBigHouseTheBigHouse 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.

9 months9 monthsTheBigHouseTheBigHouse 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…

9 months9 monthsTheBigHouseTheBigHouse 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,…

9 months9 monthsTheBigHouseTheBigHouse posted:
Sir Walter turf.... Is it dead?

Yep, that side looks dead to me.

10 months10 monthsTheBigHouseTheBigHouse posted:
Block wall cost

My council requires them above 600. Just sayin.

10 months10 monthsTheBigHouseTheBigHouse 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.

10 months10 monthsTheBigHouseTheBigHouse 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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1 year1 yearTheBigHouseTheBigHouse posted:
Home Theater Projector Recommendations

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

1 year1 yearTheBigHouseTheBigHouse 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

1 year1 yearTheBigHouseTheBigHouse 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…

1 year1 yearTheBigHouseTheBigHouse 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.

1 year1 yearTheBigHouseTheBigHouse 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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1 year1 yearTheBigHouseTheBigHouse 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

2 years2 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…

2 years2 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…

2 years2 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…

2 years2 yearsTheBigHouseTheBigHouse posted:
Home Technology Hub

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

2 years2 yearsTheBigHouseTheBigHouse posted:
Home Technology Hub

Happy to help, I am local and ex network engineer
No charge for advice either.

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2 years2 yearsTheBigHouseTheBigHouse posted:
assistance with pre-wiring

Run everything in before insulation goes in. Think of it this way, that's how all the electrical is run so this is really no different.

2 years2 yearsTheBigHouseTheBigHouse posted:
Is this quote reasonable??

The thing about pools is you can spend 50k or 600k ( or more even) there is such a range of what you can do. I guess like houses 400k…

2 years2 yearsTheBigHouseTheBigHouse posted:
Is this quote reasonable??

*** off.

2 years2 yearsTheBigHouseTheBigHouse posted:
Is this quote reasonable??

Now that's what I'm talking about:):)

Is this quote reasonable??
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2 years2 yearsTheBigHouseTheBigHouse posted:
Is this quote reasonable??

Glad to help if I can.
My thoughts were similar to yours, our latest build was our second. One thing I think about all this is that in general most…

2 years2 yearsTheBigHouseTheBigHouse posted:
Is this quote reasonable??

Sure I do. It was fairly obvious to me that the quote was not for a battler doing it tough who needs to shop at the reject shop for their…

2 years2 yearsTheBigHouseTheBigHouse posted:
Is this quote reasonable??

I don't see anything big wrong with the OPs price list other than what I mentioned. It is a lot of $$ but looks like they're going the whole hog.…

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