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1 September 2011

Confusion about location of weep holes

Confusion about location of weep holes

It sure looks that way. Thanks everyone for your advice. I've learned more about weep holes in the last week than I ever thought I'd want to! Cheers

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AdviceWelcome
Sep 01, 2011 11:03 pm
Rowena
Rowena
1 September 2011

Orbit Homes - Feedback?

Orbit Homes - Feedback?
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Friend built with Orbit in Craigieburn about 8 years ago. She had a really good experience and would recommend them.

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Rowena
Sep 01, 2011 9:22 pm
Rowena
CA3105
CA3105
1 September 2011

HELP! What happens when the builder doesn't follow the plan?

HELP! What happens when the builder doesn't follow the plan?

The builder is not allowed to just "change" your front elevation without you signing a variation. Why have they changed it? Did they find that the way it is drawn on the…

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CA3105
Sep 01, 2011 8:49 pm
cmhamilton
cmhamilton
31 August 2011

Question re eBay

Question re eBay

I found some more actually - check out the second link... ;)

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cmhamilton
Aug 31, 2011 11:44 pm
B STAR
B STAR
31 August 2011

Telstra Next G Wireless Link Service

Telstra Next G Wireless Link Service

re being told about phone line, what does your contract of sale say??? Your probably not going to get anywhere in telstra because they haven't necessarily done anything…

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B STAR
Aug 31, 2011 9:42 pm
arenam
arenam
31 August 2011

Concrete Walls ?

Concrete Walls ?

I had concrete walls poured on site. My builder had never done it before and he quoted a reasonable price and relatively short timeframe. He now tells me that had he…

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arenam
Aug 31, 2011 8:10 pm
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Steve89
Aug 31, 2011 12:56 pm
Pugs
Pugs
31 August 2011

Conduit for Hubby's 'Man Cave'

Conduit for Hubby's 'Man Cave'

you also forgot coduit for network/ tv....

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Pugs
Aug 31, 2011 12:19 pm
Pugs
excalabur245
excalabur245
30 August 2011

builders trespassing on your land without consent

builders trespassing on your land without consent
1, 2

We had a similar situation. Luckily, the site supervisors (on either side mind you!) were relatively decent. We also bought some star…

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excalabur245
Aug 30, 2011 5:17 pm
CustomInTheGateway
CustomInTheGateway
30 August 2011

your driveway?

your driveway?

7m wide. We also had the crossover extended to the same width. This allows us to put a trailer alongside the garage and park up to 3 cars on…

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CustomInTheGateway
Aug 30, 2011 12:16 pm
mortgage2009
mortgage2009
29 August 2011

Sinkhole formed in backyard - who is liable?

Sinkhole formed in backyard - who is liable?

Hi all Sorry for not posting an update to this, we've been overseas and I've changed jobs, which has taken over my life. Ok, well we ended up contacting the council,…

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mortgage2009
Aug 29, 2011 6:09 pm
BlueEyedDevil
BlueEyedDevil
28 August 2011

Balcony extension

Balcony extension

Hi, I am new to this forum and hopefully haven't put this in the wrong place. We have a balcony constructed of timber. The bearers are 190x45's and I wish to extend the…

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BlueEyedDevil
Aug 28, 2011 10:47 pm
David Kosonen
David Kosonen
27 August 2011

Side Gate & Television Antennas in Melb - who's best ?

Side Gate & Television Antennas in Melb - who's best ?

Hi Paul.Jason If you need an Antenna installed out west i would recommend www.melbournetvantennas.com.au. They have a 10 year warranty and give pensioner discounts.

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David Kosonen
Aug 27, 2011 4:51 pm
buildingwest
buildingwest
27 August 2011

cost of rebuilding a house

cost of rebuilding a house

Hi, I am insured with aami and they have unlimited cover. They simply pay whatever it costs to rebuild your house exactly the same and takes some of the guess work out of…

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buildingwest
Aug 27, 2011 2:04 pm
buzz
buzz
26 August 2011

$1 Billion Dollar Home .. worlds first

$1 Billion Dollar Home .. worlds first

:lol: ^ and +1 to all the above. Completely over the top and ridiculous. Hopefully they never need to leave. ::smile::

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buzz
Aug 26, 2011 11:30 pm
buzz
mattwalker
mattwalker
26 August 2011

Samsung 40" LED TV - $698 - UA40D5000

Samsung 40" LED TV - $698 - UA40D5000

http://www.thecableconnection.com.au/Sa ... D5000.html Hi guys, I have the 40" Samsung UA40D5000 LED TV on sale this week. $698 Cheers, Matt

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mattwalker
Aug 26, 2011 12:24 pm
mattwalker
theanonyuser
theanonyuser
25 August 2011

homes now?

homes now?

One of the reasons their site costs come back so high is that they don't have M class slab as a standard inclusion. Most of the builders in…

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theanonyuser
Aug 25, 2011 10:43 pm
Darren Stewart
Darren Stewart
25 August 2011

Carpenter / Roofing contractor recommendations

Carpenter / Roofing contractor recommendations

I do roofs and other carpentry work, so basically I could build the structure for you but I don't do colour bond or any other roof finishes. Oh, and I highly recommend…

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Darren Stewart
Aug 25, 2011 8:45 pm
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Darren Stewart
Aug 25, 2011 8:35 pm
nemisis
nemisis
25 August 2011

Running PVC through a strip footing

Running PVC through a strip footing

I found this on my engineering report - Where plumbing pipes penetrate the footing beams, they shall be lagged with a min. 20mm thick closed cell polyethylene material or…

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nemisis
Aug 25, 2011 4:03 pm
Lex
Lex
25 August 2011

Weird, weird behaviour of water pipes !

Weird, weird behaviour of water pipes !

:lol: I think I added the extra step in between in my mind - "turn the water on at the meter" (and then check if it refills) :lol:

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Lex
Aug 25, 2011 7:59 am
Lex
theanonyuser
theanonyuser
19 July 2012

Alternative to tiles in shower

Alternative to tiles in shower

I paid a bit over 3000 for the floor & wall tiling for the entire bathrooms :) Glass is nice, you can get it done for closer to $280/sqm for plain toughened glass. For the…

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theanonyuser
Jul 19, 2012 9:35 pm
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thegilbeys
Aug 24, 2011 10:41 pm
thegilbeys
nrh157
nrh157
24 August 2011

New Estate... how do you sort out fencing

New Estate... how do you sort out fencing

Hi Cass, We are over @ NRH, were nearing completion & needed to get fencing going so got neighbors contact details from council & sent them all a letter & they basically…

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nrh157
Aug 24, 2011 6:45 pm
nrh157
portas1971
portas1971
24 August 2011

How long is your building contract?

How long is your building contract?
1, 2

285 days. Building with contracted NBG builder. Today is day 302, although there have been issues with build and I have been allowed site access. About 4 weeks to build…

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portas1971
Aug 24, 2011 6:10 pm
kellyW24
kellyW24
24 August 2011

Where to find internal stair Hand Rails QLD

Where to find internal stair Hand Rails QLD

Hi Homeone enthusiasts :D Our internal stairs have gyprock walls on both sides with no handrail. Where can I source a brushed chrome or similar handrail that I can…

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kellyW24
Aug 24, 2011 2:37 pm
Charnley
Charnley
23 August 2011

New extension - Rising damp???

New extension - Rising damp???

The white fungus sounds like efflorescence which is not a fungus but the salts etc coming out of the bricks. Fairly common especially with new bricks/pavers. It should…

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Charnley
Aug 23, 2011 10:12 pm
Charnley
planfan
planfan
23 August 2011

WIR and Kitchen pantry

WIR and Kitchen pantry

Hi Grover http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g36 ... IRplan.png 2400mm x 1410mm the above is our WIR plan - we had it fitted with 4 drawers and 3 shelves to the left…

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planfan
Aug 23, 2011 9:00 pm
notremaison
notremaison
23 August 2011

securing wooden slats as screening

securing wooden slats as screening

Is this a timber paling fence, as I'm just looking to do the same thing if the case? I was wondering if they additional weight would cause any issues.

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notremaison
Aug 23, 2011 5:35 pm
Darren Stewart
Darren Stewart
22 August 2011

Where architraves / skirting boards meet walls

Where architraves / skirting boards meet walls

No worries, just a damp sponge or rag to clean it up btw, not wringing wet, don't be scared to go over it a few times, cleaning sponge each time, You will surprise…

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Darren Stewart
Aug 23, 2011 12:46 am

lol Pebbles, thankyou!!

Guest
Jan 01, 1970 11:00 am
karry327
karry327
22 August 2011

Fencing / Retaining wall help

Fencing / Retaining wall help

Funnily enough the cost of the retaining wall was only $990 and the fence was $750. The retaining wall is currently doing it's job but it's not the ideal sized timber and…

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karry327
Aug 22, 2011 3:20 pm
karry327

Hi guys and gals, I have another special to share with you: Samsung 51" Plasma - PS51D550 For a limited time $999 http://thecableconnection.com.au/999-Sp ...…

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mattwalker
Aug 22, 2011 11:59 am
mattwalker
rajah
rajah
21 August 2011

HELP! Does jarrah flooring match burnished wood laminate?

HELP! Does jarrah flooring match burnished wood laminate?

Hello, I am new to the forum so I hope I am doing this right! I am unsure if Jarrah floorboards in semi-gloss will match my kitchen which has white benchtops and…

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rajah
Aug 21, 2011 8:05 pm
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kyton
Aug 21, 2011 8:51 am
kyton
kyton
kyton
21 August 2011

Light Installation

Light Installation

Normally they will just install junction boxes in ceiling of each room for your sparky to connect the lights to.

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kyton
Aug 21, 2011 8:45 am
kyton
Shakel
Shakel
20 August 2011

16 week build time

16 week build time

wow! So it can be done! My building contract is for 26 weeks to build from the date the slab was complete. Unfortunately, 26 weeks+ 6 weeks over xmas + 3 days public…

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Shakel
Aug 20, 2011 9:45 pm
Shakel
ChargerWA
ChargerWA
20 August 2011

engineering approvals for sheds

engineering approvals for sheds

Honestly, by the time you pay for drafting and engineering, it will just be cheaper to buy a kit and erect it yourself. Unless you are doing something special like…

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ChargerWA
Aug 20, 2011 9:32 pm
ChargerWA
mashy81
mashy81
21 November 2012

Warm or cool LED lights

Warm or cool LED lights
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COB Chips or multi chips, COB chips are actually very cheap if not cheaper than individual chips. Individual chips are general higher efficiency the COB and they dissipate…

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mashy81
Nov 21, 2012 6:37 pm
portas1971
portas1971
19 August 2011

Homeshow discount too fiddly

Homeshow discount too fiddly

I missed out on the free tix but was grateful for the disc code. You didn't miss much anyway. I wouldn't bother going. The HIA one was much better. This one had 3 full…

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portas1971
Aug 19, 2011 10:58 pm
Oceanus2
Oceanus2
19 August 2011

Home insurance vs fence & retaining wall

Home insurance vs fence & retaining wall

Well that does suck :( Just thinking out loud, but if the wall is to be done like ours is, stepped in underground, how would you go about doing that given that they'd need…

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Oceanus2
Aug 19, 2011 6:40 pm
kyton
kyton
19 August 2011

Bankstown Council, how to approach neighbours for easement

Bankstown Council, how to approach neighbours for easement

I would think it would be better to have a solicitor / conveyancor do up a legal letter. I know when we approach our neighbour to have an easement extinguished that was…

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kyton
Aug 19, 2011 1:52 pm
kyton
notremaison
notremaison
19 August 2011

Decking - Help please

Decking - Help please

check out woodwork Australia forums which has a decking section. Seems the trick from deck revive people is napi-san as a trick of the trade.

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notremaison
Aug 19, 2011 8:43 am
Mrs P
Mrs P
18 August 2011

Recall on Rheem Heat Pump HWS

Recall on Rheem Heat Pump HWS

Oo thanks for that, I have one I might call them out to be safe

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Mrs P
Aug 18, 2011 6:46 pm
Charnley
Charnley
17 August 2011

Buying old house

Buying old house

Hi Dimaz My general checklist when looking at purchasing real estate is: 1) Get your finances in order and if possible get pre approval as this is often more attractive to…

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Charnley
Aug 18, 2011 12:14 am
Charnley

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