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29 d29 dTheBigHouseTheBigHouse 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.

2 months2 monthsTheBigHouseTheBigHouse 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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2 months2 monthsTheBigHouseTheBigHouse 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 months2 monthsTheBigHouseTheBigHouse 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 months2 monthsTheBigHouseTheBigHouse 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 months2 monthsTheBigHouseTheBigHouse 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 months2 monthsTheBigHouseTheBigHouse posted:
Home Technology Hub

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

2 months2 monthsTheBigHouseTheBigHouse posted:
Home Technology Hub

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

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3 months3 monthsTheBigHouseTheBigHouse 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.

4 months4 monthsTheBigHouseTheBigHouse 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…

4 months4 monthsTheBigHouseTheBigHouse posted:
Is this quote reasonable??

*** off.

4 months4 monthsTheBigHouseTheBigHouse posted:
Is this quote reasonable??

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

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4 months4 monthsTheBigHouseTheBigHouse 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…

4 months4 monthsTheBigHouseTheBigHouse 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…

4 months4 monthsTheBigHouseTheBigHouse 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.…

4 months4 monthsTheBigHouseTheBigHouse posted:
Is this quote reasonable??

Um, I would not be using Bunnings prices for anything unless I was doing it myself altogether. Show much does labor cost in this country? (Pssst, it's a lot!)

4 months4 monthsTheBigHouseTheBigHouse posted:
Is this quote reasonable??

The only thing that jumps out at me is the garden lighting. $325 a light seems like a lot. Looks like you are going for the works though:) I like…

4 months4 monthsTheBigHouseTheBigHouse posted:
mixing cement with crushed granite

No. A little concrete to the mix won't make it much harder to dig up. It will be more difficult but not much.

5 months5 monthsTheBigHouseTheBigHouse posted:
Builder Selection - North Ryde

I built with Binet and am happy:)
Re no parking not totally surprised 7-11 am is when everyone shows up to do the work.

5 months5 monthsTheBigHouseTheBigHouse posted:
Home plan needed...

My first place had 2m of fall over the building envelope and yours seems close. If you think about it, that's prob too much for a true split level.

5 months5 monthsTheBigHouseTheBigHouse posted:
Home plan needed...

Do you have a site plan that shows elevations? You need to know how much fall there is within where you want to place the house.

6 months6 monthsTheBigHouseTheBigHouse posted:
Provisions for Outdoor kitchen

Sounds reasonable to me.

6 months6 monthsTheBigHouseTheBigHouse posted:
Home Technology Hub

They are awesome, I have a full Paradigm set in my HT. Mini Monitors, Center 1 and Surround 1s. I could have gone bigger but these are more than adequate.…

11 months11 monthsTheBigHouseTheBigHouse posted:
Home Technology Hub

Speaker systems can be pretty complex. IMHO the best way to approach it is to decide exactly what equipment you will use, exactly where you will place it and work…

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11 months11 monthsTheBigHouseTheBigHouse posted:
Home Technology Hub

Hikvision are great.

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11 months11 monthsTheBigHouseTheBigHouse posted:
12volt garden lights where to buy?

Aliexpress

12 months12 monthsTheBigHouseTheBigHouse posted:
Sony Home Theatre - 55" 4K or 65" FHD

I personally wouldn't spend any money on a 4K that was less than 65". To me any size less than that can't really take advantage of that resolution. Especially if…

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12 months12 monthsTheBigHouseTheBigHouse posted:
Buider forget 2nd data point

You make assumptions with what you are saying. I have installed cables for years, its not easy. Totally depends where the datapoint is needed and how much room there is.…

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12 months12 monthsTheBigHouseTheBigHouse posted:
Buider forget 2nd data point

I agree that's not really two data points that you contracted for. They simply extended one. I doubt they will be ably to install a full run though without tearing…

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