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zeke

Adelaide Hills
Joined 25 March 2008
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9 years9 yearszekezeke posted:
Sales Consultants

We fell for the house after looking at it several times over a period of 18 months. Several sales people had spoken to us briefly and had "taken our…

9 years9 yearszekezeke posted:
HELP! Re ceiling height

Don't discount the possibility of it being rectified. Maybe they could do coffered ceilings with bulkheads, at least in some rooms.
I say this because our builder was meant to…

9 years9 yearszekezeke posted:
HELP! Re ceiling height

FWIW, our standard MBA contract from 2008 states in Clause 3.5 under "INCONSISTENCIES":
"If there is a difference between specification information and drawing detail the specification information will be followed unless…

9 years9 yearszekezeke posted:
HELP! Re ceiling height

Find out ASAP from your contract if the specs over-ride the plans or vice-versa. If the former is the case, you can insist on the partly-build house to be…

10 years10 yearszekezeke posted:
AV Receiver or Processor shorter than 165mm high?

My Klipsch La Scala's will rock with 2-3 Watts per channel - 105 dB with 1watt. :wink:

10 years10 yearszekezeke posted:
Wall hung vanity and exposed waste....yuck!!

All our mixer taps have extra hot and cold taps where the pipes exit the wall - so the water can be turned off very easily for replacement or repairs…

10 years10 yearszekezeke posted:
My Lounge is a blank canvas-Advice pls! *With pics*

Well, being a bloke, I have NO idea on interior decorating.
But I like "blank canvasses" so I thought I'd have a go.
I must say, though, this particular canvas is less…

10 years10 yearszekezeke posted:
Ok I made a mistake

Just maybe you were too quick to try scraping it off.
I remember painting a zincalume tubular fence with acrylic paint maybe 20 years ago. After it had dried I…

10 years10 yearszekezeke posted:
Is this rust stain/corrosion on my brand new Colorbond?

It IS probably rust. :shock:
But don't panic! We found similar rust spots and rust seeping out of joins on a colorbond coated sunroof.
The rep…

10 years10 yearszekezeke posted:
Clive Peeters goes belly up...

To those who paid money without yet receiving goods, did you pay by credit card? If so, you'll probably be OK.
I lost $500.00 deposit when an Adelaide retailer went…

10 years10 yearszekezeke posted:
Instant Hot water on LPG. Bosch 16h

We put one of those in the shed we converted to temporary living quarters while we built. I understand it is too small to cope with a multi-bathroom house,…

10 years10 yearszekezeke posted:
Garages - do you have a window?

We have other sheds on the property to function as a workshops etc. So, the garage attached to the house is purely a garage. So, we didn't add…

10 years10 yearszekezeke posted:
Are verticals daggy and outdated?

We've done the roman blinds in this house and the previous one because we like the look and they insulate quite well. There's no privacy issue so they stay…

10 years10 yearszekezeke posted:
Hiding an ugly old AC unit

Just a thought - is the unit really that yellow or is it a bit grimy/smoke-stained etc?
I'd be tempted as a first option to attempt a really thorough clean with…

10 years10 yearszekezeke posted:
Are verticals daggy and outdated?

To me, the biggest negative about verticals is their lack of insulation capacity.
The second is that they were "done to death" when they came out and, of course, fell out…

10 years10 yearszekezeke posted:
AVERAGE Actron Air Running Cost in terms of kWh or money?

Just look up the info in the online brochure.
For example, if the 23 Kw model you are looking at is the one I looked up, then the input power as…

10 years10 yearszekezeke posted:
Does anyone have a husqvarna or john deere ride on mower?

We love our 19hp Greenfield. Built in Australia, no less. A solid, gutsy, well engineered machine that makes no apologies for not being as "pretty as some of…

10 years10 yearszekezeke posted:
Changing title into sons names

I once knew of a lovely family which included 5 kids. On a whim, the parents decided to add the kids' names to the title of the house -…

10 years10 yearszekezeke posted:
Start high or low?

IMO, definitely start with a builder and design that's as close to the standard you want as possible. The builder will be doing what they do all the time…

10 years10 yearszekezeke posted:
Auction or private sale???

If you believe your place has "something special" that would make more then one buyer desperate to secure it, then go to auction.
If, on the other hand, a potential buyer…

10 years10 yearszekezeke posted:
What's for dinner?

Ha ha.......I and Mrs zeke thought I was the only one who did this. I just rename it "savoury mince on toast" :D

10 years10 yearszekezeke posted:
Building in SA!

Hi Robinred
FWIW, we were in a similar position and I really can't see any way you'd be knocked back for finance. Unless misunderstood, your equity in the two properties…

10 years10 yearszekezeke posted:
Caesarstone - rough finish?

Our edges feel even smoother than the top - so I'd guess you might have a problem. :(
I'd expect it to be an easy fix…

10 years10 yearszekezeke posted:
Building Rossdale Homes "Houghton" - Adelaide

Hi tpin70
I suspect you will find this has something to do with being able to lift the door off the hinges if someone collapses in the loo. I think…

10 years10 yearszekezeke posted:
Ikea Furniture Good or Not?

To me, it's horses for courses. I've found some absolute gems over the years at IKEA, but I've seen an awful lot of rubbish there too. Finding the…

10 years10 yearszekezeke posted:
Electricity cost comparisons

http://www.switchwise.com.au/ seems a good place to compare electricity costs between suppliers. They claim up to 25 suppliers and I'm pretty sure all the ones that…

10 years10 yearszekezeke posted:
Rangehood for 90cm cooktop

We had a Qasair in our last place. I highly recommend it.
We decided to go the same way in the new house, but circumstances forced a change of plan…

10 years10 yearszekezeke posted:
Feeling sad about moving

Ha Ha!
We knew of an elderly lady that had owned our current property decades ago and had build the house that was on it. Soon after we bought it…

10 years10 yearszekezeke posted:
Feeling sad about moving

Grace
I hope you don't mind me saying this - but, if you still feel this way after 2 years, isn't it time to start thinking about what you're actually going…

10 years10 yearszekezeke posted:
Re: Discounts on Miele products

We've bought quite a bit of Miele stuff over the years. When you buy it, the contract is with Miele, not with the retail store. So, the price…

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