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Joined 9 June 2008
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14 years14 yearsu9026au9026a posted:
Landscaping certificate

Hi, I know its a bit late in the day but as I've just been through all this crap I thought I'd chuck my twopence in. Presumably the DA asks…

14 years14 yearsu9026au9026a posted:
Builder wants Bonaire I want Actron

Well, my Actron system works well - when it works. Since installation in December last year it has been out of action more often than not (no gas). Had the…

14 years14 yearsu9026au9026a posted:
Fireplace Wholesalers - HELP NEEDED FROM SAVY SHOPPERS

Why pay through the nose for a warranty?
Will your kids have jobs if you always buy cheap overseas products :th:
I don't have any, so I…

14 years14 yearsu9026au9026a posted:
Fireplace Wholesalers - HELP NEEDED FROM SAVY SHOPPERS

Well, I guess in a perfect world we would all like to be able to source goods locally. But I object to paying quite ridiculous prices when I know that…

14 years14 yearsu9026au9026a posted:
Fireplace Wholesalers - HELP NEEDED FROM SAVY SHOPPERS

I just imported my gas fire from the UK and saved myself $2500 in the process, even after $1k shipping and tax. Current exchange rates make things unbelievably cheap now…

14 years14 yearsu9026au9026a posted:
140mm wide lintel

Thanks for that builda, I knew I could do that, I guess I was looking for a less labour intensive method, i.e, just bung a pre-cast concrete lintel up. I…

14 years14 yearsu9026au9026a posted:
140mm wide lintel

Hi all,
I'm building a garage out of 140mm wide concrete blocks (the hollow ones that you fill with concrete), but I'm struggling to find a lintel for over the garage…

14 years14 yearsu9026au9026a posted:
Tradie GST discount for no reciept?

Do me a favour...the government gets enough tax from some of us, and as Mr. Packer rightly stated, "they don't spend it that well"

15 years15 yearsu9026au9026a posted:
!!!BEWARE!!!!Business name removed - BEWARE

It may be considered libel, not slander, but only if it isn't true. Why so scared?

15 years15 yearsu9026au9026a posted:
Which Frontloader do you have? Do you love or hate it?

For what its worth we have had a Whirlpool that has just gone on and on. Its 15 years old and still going. Quite amazing really, usually the motor brushes…

15 years15 yearsu9026au9026a posted:
Waisting cold water.

So are you seriously going to spend nearly $1000 just to save some water? In my opinion, this is madness. I looked at these pumps a few months back, just…

15 years15 yearsu9026au9026a posted:
Bulders who borrow licenses.

That's all well and good but I'm sure we all know how difficult it is to get a problem fixed under the Homeowners Warranty insurance.
Plus it still doesn't stop…

15 years15 yearsu9026au9026a posted:
Bulders who borrow licenses.

Has anyone ever come across this?
Without going too deeply into detail, most of the so-called builders who have done some work on my house and are required to provide…

15 years15 yearsu9026au9026a posted:
Real Flame Gas Fires

Thanks Nathan
I'll have to check them out, I've read a lot about the Heat n Glo but have never really considered it. I think I'll have to revisit.
Steve

15 years15 yearsu9026au9026a posted:
Real Flame Gas Fires

I am in the process of fitting out my new extension and would like to fit a good looking gas fire, one that is similar to .
However, as I have…

15 years15 yearsu9026au9026a posted:
Insulation to Thermall Mass (in particual ICF walls)

Well, there's some very good dialogue here on these forums. How come the powers that be don't appear to listen to any of it?
The Mawson Lakes story is proof…

15 years15 yearsu9026au9026a posted:
Insulation to Thermall Mass (in particual ICF walls)

Isn't that the whole point? If a product does its job then what's wrong with it? An ICF always does its job, it keeps heat in and keeps heat out.…

15 years15 yearsu9026au9026a posted:
RANT: Why we're not eco.....

Hi Fred
Well, you've absolutely nailed it on the head with your comments about truly sh*te quality houses being built in Australia. I must admit I don't agree at all with…

15 years15 yearsu9026au9026a posted:
Insulation to Thermall Mass (in particual ICF walls)

I wonder how many of those pushing **** (I assume that means double brick with a cavity?) against an ICF have actually lived in an ICF?
Double brick suffers when…

15 years15 yearsu9026au9026a posted:
5 star energy rated homes

Well, having scanned through this whole 5 star thread thinking what a complete joke that rating is, its nice to find I am not the only one with the same…

15 years15 yearsu9026au9026a posted:
Rant re Poor Communication from Tradies

Now that's what I like to hear; someone taking action when its needed, not just talking about it like a politician. Go hard, keep us posted.

15 years15 yearsu9026au9026a posted:
Sydney water snouts in the trough...

I'm building an extension to my existing home and because a tree root went through our sewer pipe we decided to replace the entire sewer up to the boundary trap.…

15 years15 yearsu9026au9026a posted:
Security of double glazed windows

So you effectively glue the dg unit into the frame? I've never heard of that before. Are your windows internally or externally glazed?

15 years15 yearsu9026au9026a posted:
Dep. Fair Trading Inspector

Hey minx, you really need to pull your head in. Your opinion may be that as an Owner Builder you should have all the knowledge of a full time builder,…

15 years15 yearsu9026au9026a posted:
They stuffed up my slab!!!

Chris, you are absolutely right. I told the monkeys I employed to set the level of the slab and lo-and-behold the slab ended up 60mm higher than I told them.…

15 years15 yearsu9026au9026a posted:
Sarking - Need a summary

I have Enviroseal from Bradford for metal roofs. It's junk, don't even consider buying it. I'm taking the roll I have left back to Bunnings for a refund.
Can someone…

15 years15 yearsu9026au9026a posted:
Sarking - Need a summary

Another question about sarking - Why do manufacturers make it with the strength of toilet paper? Its pathetic stuff, it tears easily, rips, what's the point? I would almost say…

15 years15 yearsu9026au9026a posted:
Evap Cooler - which one should i install

Well I only did it once, never again. The only type of air con worth considering is refrigerated, unless you live in a shed.

15 years15 yearsu9026au9026a posted:
Hebel vs Brick vs Polyfoam

- Expensive - yes I suppose it is, about 10% more than a bv but when you consider the benefits, its not expensive at all.
- The company will…

15 years15 yearsu9026au9026a posted:
Solar vs electricity

Who's family earns less than $100k these days? The Government has made solar electricity unjustifiable without the rebate, and even with the rebate it still wasn't really worth it.
I…

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