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Jonka
Jonka
15 June 2013

Water Hammer

Water Hammer

Many thanks bashworth. Will try each suggestion starting with reducing flow. Fingers crossed.

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Jonka
Jun 15, 2013 10:22 am
The How To Studio
The How To Studio
15 June 2013

Site classification help

Site classification help

Although I think that the builder is probably the one to take notice of your problem is to make sure that you do not carry the risk. This then becomes a contractual matter…

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The How To Studio
Jun 15, 2013 9:43 am
The How To Studio
cjamum
cjamum
15 June 2013

McDonald Jones Lochinvar display home colours

McDonald Jones Lochinvar display home colours

I can't remember the name of the carpet that we wanted through…

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cjamum
Jun 15, 2013 9:33 am
cjamum
homeownerfinally
homeownerfinally
15 June 2013

Hot Water Issues with Henley House

Hot Water Issues with Henley House

I have had this issue with the hot and cold fluctuating. I discovered (after 12 months of complaining that the solar wasn't working) that the pump was not even plugged in…

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homeownerfinally
Jun 15, 2013 8:37 am
building-expert
building-expert
14 June 2013

Water seeping through brick wall

Water seeping through brick wall

Ed is right but you can reduce the problem by spraying brick wall with waterproofing compound (you can buy it at Bunnings) however you must deal with roof plumbing and…

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building-expert
Jun 14, 2013 10:54 pm
building-expert
pezz
pezz
14 June 2013

help with cost for electric meter to granny flat

help with cost for electric meter to granny flat

Utility companies will not install a second meter for a single lot. You will need to install your own sub-meter, and then read this and work out the costs to each…

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pezz
Jun 14, 2013 2:03 pm
pezz
Retrobyte
Retrobyte
14 June 2013

Removing humidity from the house

Removing humidity from the house

We have two Delonghi portable dehumidifiers and are totally sold on the idea. The very first night we used them we woke up the next morning to see no condensation at all…

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Retrobyte
Jun 14, 2013 10:00 am
Kempe
Kempe
13 June 2013

Electrician wantingpayment up front...?

Electrician wantingpayment up front...?

Don't pay for something you haven't got yet because if due to faulty workmanship you need to get him back you wont be able to, if he has been paid. There is also the…

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Kempe
Jun 13, 2013 11:26 pm

Hi all, Looking at replacing the corrugated iron that was here when we first moved in to our new house. I want to replace it with some spotted gum or ash batten…

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mynameisjonas
Jun 13, 2013 11:15 pm
bashworth
bashworth
13 June 2013

Stress on suspended slabs

Stress on suspended slabs

Point loads would be a person, or furniture, on the top of the slab. The maximum shear stress is at inside of the walls that support the slab The bottom of the slab is…

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bashworth
Jun 13, 2013 4:52 pm
bashworth
oncewerefurriers
oncewerefurriers
12 June 2013

Dulux Accrashield

Dulux Accrashield

We've gone for full external acrylic render (Dulux Accratex 951 Coventry Coarse) and asked about Accrashield 955 top coat. We've been given a provisional cost of $22m2…

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oncewerefurriers
Jun 12, 2013 11:11 pm
hebel01
hebel01
12 June 2013

Hebel v's Brick - price

Hebel v's Brick - price

trust me brad you have to render it, atm im doing a 3 year project .. a retierment place with 300 small houses every single one gets rendered. porter davis homes use hebel…

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hebel01
Jun 12, 2013 3:03 pm
pezz
pezz
12 June 2013

Should master compensate me?

Should master compensate me?

What is the "IP Rating" of the light fittings? It should be mentioned on the box or instruction manual.

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pezz
Jun 12, 2013 3:00 pm
pezz
TerryAB
TerryAB
11 June 2013

Tree Root Damage to homes is not what it may seem

Tree Root Damage to homes is not what it may seem

A Sydney couple (very good friends of mine) has been thwarted by the Land & Enviro Court in NSW. A tree root is tearing their home apart, but court says it isn't. $200K…

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TerryAB
Jun 11, 2013 4:50 pm
deluxes
deluxes
10 June 2013

colourbond good neighbour fencing pricing SA

colourbond good neighbour fencing pricing SA

Happy to help guys :-) Sharing is caring! haha Also happy to recommend a good business as well! Cheers, Ally :D

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deluxes
Jun 10, 2013 9:55 pm
deluxes
delatite13
delatite13
10 June 2013

alfresco plaster ceiling cracking

alfresco plaster ceiling cracking

If it looks that bad at nite take some photos and send them to PD requesting that this be repaired to a proper standard. If it cannot be repaired then ask them to replace…

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delatite13
Jun 10, 2013 5:36 pm
delatite13
aware
aware
10 June 2013

Fence Extensions

Fence Extensions

Late response to an old thread, but I do not think a neighbour can refuse to have a fence brought up to the maximum height that council allows. If just one neighbour wants…

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aware
Jun 10, 2013 11:06 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
10 June 2013

Render

Render

Knowing where you live is a good start ! Brissie, Melb, Moscow ? Stewie

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Stewie D
Jun 10, 2013 7:48 am
clath
clath
9 June 2013

alfresco plaster ceiling cracking

alfresco plaster ceiling cracking

Is there anyone on Homeone with a Alfresco who built with Porter Davis ? have you had any issues with the ceiling? I built with Porter Davis 5 years ago. and included the…

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clath
Jun 09, 2013 5:42 pm
clath
tezzab
tezzab
9 June 2013

building material prices

building material prices

To get a budgeting price I check, http://buybuildingsupplies.com.au Don't know if their pricing beats a shop's " trade discount " price…

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tezzab
Jun 09, 2013 4:48 pm
tezzab
ECOECO
ECOECO
8 June 2013

Vote for "our house"

Vote for "our house"

Thank you everyone... Ed

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ECOECO
Jun 08, 2013 11:54 pm
ECOECO
dreaman
dreaman
8 June 2013

BLUE BOARD OR MATRIX CLAD ON BRICKS???

BLUE BOARD OR MATRIX CLAD ON BRICKS???

Does anyone know if the cladding or blue board can be installed on a brick veneer wall? Im trying to avoid cement rendering incase we ever want to revert back to brick??

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dreaman
Jun 08, 2013 9:54 pm
scotty78
scotty78
8 June 2013

Sand Filter VS Sewage Treatment Plant Septic System?

Sand Filter VS Sewage Treatment Plant Septic System?

Hi there you might want to check with council if they have specific reqts on septic for your area. I'm putting in a envirocycle secondary treatment system due to council …

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scotty78
Jun 08, 2013 8:08 pm
waxinggibbous
waxinggibbous
8 June 2013

Generators

Generators

I am a self proclaimed electro-ignoramus and don't know a watt from a what and need to buy a generator. Some online research has thrown up a lot of variables: some ads…

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waxinggibbous
Jun 08, 2013 10:22 am
waxinggibbous
ponglong
ponglong
7 June 2013

Brick Pier movement and on an angle

Brick Pier movement and on an angle

Ok that's a lot more than I'd hoped but expected as much. I'll just share here what one builder I spoke to said (about the photos). He says he doesn't see an issue as…

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ponglong
Jun 07, 2013 7:12 pm
deluxes
deluxes
6 June 2013

Keeping houses updated

Keeping houses updated

No worries :-) Its a good thread and could raise some good ideas for people not looking to completely renovate, but just modernise a bit as you said. The tile paint works…

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deluxes
Jun 06, 2013 5:04 pm
deluxes
ECOECO
ECOECO
6 June 2013

Glass gate like pool fencing but for indoors

Glass gate like pool fencing but for indoors

Hi everyone, My partner and I have recently moved into a new house and have a couple of indoor dogs that we'd like to prevent from going into…

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ECOECO
Jun 06, 2013 4:28 pm
ECOECO

Thanks, yes it really is like artwork. Here is another from a house in Burma. I really love how they still use local products to make these amazing bamboo and rattan…

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rogerinaus
Jun 06, 2013 3:16 pm
rogerinaus
j&r
j&r
6 June 2013

Pet door options

Pet door options

We had the same dilemma. Our window manufacturer installed the doggy door into the aluminium frame of our laundry door. So we have a toughened glass laundry door (also…

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j&r
Jun 06, 2013 11:25 am
adgn
adgn
6 June 2013

New Home - Ceiling plaster joint lines

New Home - Ceiling plaster joint lines

It's been asked before. viewtopic.php?f=31&t=63247 Think most builds have it and some are worse than others. Not much you can do about it except try and hide it with…

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adgn
Jun 06, 2013 10:21 am
ausdesign
ausdesign
6 June 2013

Raked ceiling

Raked ceiling

Typically this type of ceiling would at best have blanket insulation with a rating of somewhere up to R1.5. Lining under the rafters would allow for R4 (or higher) to be…

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ausdesign
Jun 06, 2013 7:44 am
ausdesign
leighton
leighton
6 June 2013

Domestic building consumer protection reform - Victoria

Domestic building consumer protection reform - Victoria

These changes are predominantly to increase consumer protection. In regard to costs, the situation is as follows: Section 109(1) of the Victorian Civil and Administrative…

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leighton
Jun 06, 2013 7:16 am
leighton
thegilbeys
thegilbeys
5 June 2013

corner block address

corner block address

Ours is on a corner block with the driveway on S Street but the contract said J Street. I went to Council and they'd allocated us either 42 S Street or 2 J Street and said…

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thegilbeys
Jun 05, 2013 10:39 pm
thegilbeys

This was the entrance/foyer in our last house We…

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Jen1977
Jun 05, 2013 2:46 pm
donna61
donna61
5 June 2013

Masters, Bunnings, IKEA

Masters, Bunnings, IKEA

I think there are load's of small Cabinetmaker business'' that could do it economically. Just stay away from the flashy big business and you'd be surprised what you can find.

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donna61
Jun 05, 2013 1:35 pm
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ShdowKat
Jun 04, 2013 9:16 pm
ShdowKat
phippsy77
phippsy77
4 June 2013

Electrician rip off?

Electrician rip off?

I guess if you had asked for the certificate to be issued each day straight up then him asking for more would be unreasonable as he should have allowed for this in his…

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phippsy77
Jun 04, 2013 12:46 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
4 June 2013

timber shingle/shake roofing

timber shingle/shake roofing

Well knowing where you live would be a big start ! Generally a shingle is made from sawn timber so the surface has a rough sawn effect. A Shake is generally from a split…

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Stewie D
Jun 04, 2013 10:29 am
Dazzler62
Dazzler62
4 June 2013

The Block, Vermiculite and asbestos

The Block, Vermiculite and asbestos

Silica dust from cutting bricks, tiles and concrete as well.

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Dazzler62
Jun 04, 2013 6:56 am
chills
chills
3 June 2013

Epping Aurora

Epping Aurora

petition for Oherns entrance to freeway: anyone know of this? I stumbled upon it and doesnt look like its advertised that much. i think we need everyone on this.

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chills
Jun 03, 2013 7:53 pm
paulw11
paulw11
3 June 2013

DA bits and pieces

DA bits and pieces

Through a bit of Googling I found this firm http://www.seec.com.au/geotech/ who, although they are based in Bowral, were referenced by a civil engineering consultant based…

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paulw11
Jun 03, 2013 7:25 pm
stato0000
stato0000
3 June 2013

Buying land/building in Healesville VIC

Buying land/building in Healesville VIC

We used Contractors construction group to build in Doreen in 2010, they're a small custom builder however we found them very reasonably priced and were very happy with the…

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stato0000
Jun 03, 2013 6:56 pm
Brendan13
Brendan13
3 June 2013

Retaining wall height rules, help please?

Retaining wall height rules, help please?

Hi Emily, Not sure where your from, however in Victoria there are fairly tight building regs with retaining walls, any wall over 1m needs a permit as well as any wall…

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Brendan13
Jun 03, 2013 6:33 pm
aware
aware
3 June 2013

Reasonable Priced Builder for Lockup in sutherland area

Reasonable Priced Builder for Lockup in sutherland area

no answers....thats becasue there is no such thing as a reasonably priced builder.

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aware
Jun 03, 2013 10:01 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
3 June 2013

$6000+ for fixed price contract

$6000+ for fixed price contract

Soil tests aren't that much - but dealing with certain soils can be. And slope. But an initial idea of cost shouldn't be that much. If you have a plan and sizes they…

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Saint Mike
Jun 03, 2013 7:47 am
Saint Mike
emilygjj
emilygjj
2 June 2013

Builders Jargon?? What is water tapping?

Builders Jargon?? What is water tapping?

Thank you Is it the process of obtaining a P.I.C number? Or does it include that? Who is usually liable to pay that cost?

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emilygjj
Jun 02, 2013 9:27 pm
springtime
springtime
2 June 2013

Choosing between CCTV System or Alarm System

Choosing between CCTV System or Alarm System

Hi, We built a house that was handed over last year. We decided to install an alarm as well as a CCTV system & intercom. We sat down with the electrical contractors that…

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springtime
Jun 02, 2013 9:23 am
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Casa2
Jun 01, 2013 7:41 pm


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