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AJW
AJW
11 July 2010

Hot Water Systems

Hot Water Systems

Instantaneous Gas Hot Water Systems are not the best option. They are 'big' in Japan because they are small in size. And space is a premium…

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AJW
Jul 11, 2010 7:12 pm
phoenixrain
phoenixrain
12 July 2010

Stamp Duty Rebate

Stamp Duty Rebate

Our settlement agent handled all of it for us. They should have the form to complete it. ;)

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phoenixrain
Jul 12, 2010 5:25 am
phoenixrain
grom40
grom40
12 July 2010

FHOG incorrect payment amount?

FHOG incorrect payment amount?

Sorry I'm not too sure about OB as I'm going through a builder myself. Have you tried looking here? http://www.sro.vic.gov.au/sro/SROnav.ns ... wners?open Looking on…

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grom40
Jul 12, 2010 3:17 pm
grom40
amsaini15
amsaini15
12 July 2010

Painter/Plumber/Carpenter in Western Sydney??

Painter/Plumber/Carpenter in Western Sydney??

Hi All I am pretty new to this forum and would like to get some help in finding a reasonable Painter, Plumber, Carpenter who works around…

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amsaini15
Jul 12, 2010 11:38 pm
Richo
Richo
13 July 2010

Alfresco/Outdoor room - concrete by builder or not?

Alfresco/Outdoor room - concrete by builder or not?

One other thing to consider is if you want a different surface. Tiles straight over a slab would work either way, same with polished concrete. But say you wanted exposed…

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Richo
Jul 13, 2010 11:55 am
Richo
zoe's mama
zoe's mama
13 July 2010

I think we've found it.... need objective advice!

I think we've found it.... need objective advice!

Good for you! We're demolishing and rebuilding on a main road. The noise is not an issue for us, we're used to it, and the new house will have enough room for at least 4…

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zoe's mama
Jul 13, 2010 5:09 pm
barkly
barkly
13 July 2010

Squeaky Floorboards

Squeaky Floorboards

Whilst waiting to get under the house and provide some treatment as per Dukekamaya's suggestion sprinkle liberally talcum powder over the floor boards above so that it can…

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barkly
Jul 13, 2010 5:49 pm
thirsty
thirsty
13 July 2010

DH's cringe at me shopping and changing my mind!

DH's cringe at me shopping and changing my mind!

well, well, well........ Today we went looking at taps and basins,etc and out of all of the bathroom gear we get I don't like any of it ........SURPRISE......SURPRISE :roll:

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thirsty
Jul 13, 2010 8:38 pm
thirsty
Michelle
Michelle
13 July 2010

Timber wainscoting is it available in kit form?

Timber wainscoting is it available in kit form?

Hi All My wife and I have a colonial style farm house, that we have started to renovate. It lends it's self, to more the American style of…

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Michelle
Jul 13, 2010 8:59 pm
Michelle
Lunchtime
Lunchtime
14 July 2010

Fencing

Fencing

sounds like its on their land so chances are they are allowed to do it, you could ask them to remove the chain mesh fence to limit the eye sore

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Lunchtime
Jul 14, 2010 9:37 pm
mayerlogue
mayerlogue
14 July 2010

Eureka Red Cobble tile

Eureka Red Cobble tile

I'm in desperate need of 50-70 Eureka 110mm square 12mm thick tiles in colour Red Cobble Having renovation works done and I've cracked the front step

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mayerlogue
Jul 14, 2010 11:27 pm
sweetime
sweetime
15 July 2010

Doing things in reverse

Doing things in reverse

You should have no problems getting a refund, if that's what you want to do. Unfortunately Bunnings aren't always logical in their choices of what to stock (and when and…

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sweetime
Jul 15, 2010 12:50 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
16 July 2010

Dog proofing my yard

Dog proofing my yard
1, 2

Electric fence... harmless to the doggie but he won't try twice. Be careful to leave it on though as they seem to be able to sense it. Battery and mains available, but…

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ECOECO
Jul 16, 2010 9:11 am
ECOECO
AaA1
AaA1
16 July 2010

Garage door installation rules

Garage door installation rules

Thanks aldavies3. That's what I'm pushing my builder.

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AaA1
Jul 16, 2010 3:19 pm
Lex
Lex
16 July 2010

Floating floor in a sunken loungeroom

Floating floor in a sunken loungeroom

... and a solution to the 2 step issue. Anyone tackled a steps using a floating floor system? If so.... how did you manage the verticle aspect of…

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Lex
Jul 16, 2010 7:54 pm
Lex
Nathan SteelFab
Nathan SteelFab
17 July 2010

Where To Start - 5yr Low Cost - Renovation Blueprint

Where To Start - 5yr Low Cost - Renovation Blueprint

Is the renovation of the three stages going to make the rest of the place look dated?

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Nathan SteelFab
Jul 17, 2010 10:47 am
Nathan SteelFab
AllyA
AllyA
17 July 2010

building a 40 sq house

building a 40 sq house

Good advice! Thanks for your help.

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AllyA
Jul 17, 2010 1:03 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
17 July 2010

Squeaky Floorboards

Squeaky Floorboards

Did you lose your first topic?? Its here... viewtopic.php?f=1&t=35948&hilit=carpet I get a little suspicious when wording is identical... Try not…

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Dukekamaya
Jul 17, 2010 5:35 pm
Dukekamaya
suh
suh
19 July 2010

How do u get silicon off c/stone ?

How do u get silicon off c/stone ?

its ceaser stone isn't it supposed to be tough? carefully with a flat blade, like the scraper for getting off old rego stickers, is how i would…

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suh
Jul 19, 2010 2:08 pm
suh
JJ305
JJ305
19 July 2010

Rights when it comes to a fence

Rights when it comes to a fence

Not sure if this is all states. But I am pretty sure that if you don't want a colorbond you only have to pay half the amount of what it would cost if they were getting a…

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JJ305
Jul 19, 2010 5:07 pm
toby
toby
19 July 2010

earthworks outside building envelope - URGENT ADVICE PLEASE

earthworks outside building envelope - URGENT ADVICE PLEASE

thanks for reply. I met with the builder and they have agreed to alter the house to fit the building envelope. This means rotating the house around and making a few…

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toby
Jul 19, 2010 11:55 pm
MJAB
MJAB
20 July 2010

grey comfort tone glass - advice

grey comfort tone glass - advice

Thanks Ed, we decided to stick to the safe conservative option of clear

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MJAB
Jul 20, 2010 1:55 pm
1stBuildFR
1stBuildFR
20 July 2010

FIELD RIVER ESTATE

FIELD RIVER ESTATE

Hi We have selected the Salerno by Fairmont Homes. No soil report yet. Still new to the game. How have yours gone. We only got our block a couple of weeks ago, due to…

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1stBuildFR
Jul 20, 2010 4:52 pm
Helyn
Helyn
20 July 2010

How much water do you use?

How much water do you use?

The number of bathrooms in the house shouldnt matter - I mean, if everyone has their own ensuite or whole family share one bathroom they are still haveing, say, one shower…

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Helyn
Jul 20, 2010 9:35 pm
Helyn
garbage
garbage
20 July 2010

Demir Leather - anyone experienced these problems?

Demir Leather - anyone experienced these problems?
1, 2

Update: I've now received the sofa, nearly 7.5 months after I ordered it. So glad it's worked out, but a lesson learned - always put down a minimal deposit. If they…

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garbage
Jul 20, 2010 10:31 pm
tjilpi
tjilpi
20 July 2010

Antique White vinyl wrap kitchen. What to do???

Antique White vinyl wrap kitchen. What to do???

I think I have Antique White laminate kitchen, is that the same thing? :th: Mine isn't really yellow, more sort of light beige. But I have dark slate floors, wood handles and…

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tjilpi
Jul 20, 2010 11:50 pm
kid81
kid81
21 July 2010

site supervisor licence - Victoria

site supervisor licence - Victoria

There is no supervisor "License" so to speak. you just need your white card (the red ones are still usable for those that are eagle-eyed).

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kid81
Jul 21, 2010 9:56 am
ScoZzz
ScoZzz
21 July 2010

Filling in carport

Filling in carport

Awesome, Thanks for that.

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ScoZzz
Jul 21, 2010 2:30 pm
wolf_rt
wolf_rt
30 September 2010

Enamel Paint Question

Enamel Paint Question

hey there beckandbubs, i would have to say your problem sounds more like the enamel yellowing to me. I have seen some white enamels yellow badly in as little as 3 months,…

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wolf_rt
Sep 30, 2010 4:01 pm
594Jessica
594Jessica
21 July 2010

Demolish an old house

Demolish an old house

Just to let you know that I contacted the house remover company themax mentioned. They told me they do not move full brick homes. Nobody moves full brick homes in…

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594Jessica
Jul 21, 2010 4:58 pm
The Little Misses
The Little Misses
21 July 2010

Wall colour suggestions

Wall colour suggestions

We went with Wattyl Texas Stone for our walls

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The Little Misses
Jul 21, 2010 8:56 pm
The Little Misses
Raleighfarm
Raleighfarm
21 July 2010

Rae's apartment reno pics

Rae's apartment reno pics
1, 2, 3

Really nice Rae. Love the little corner shelf unit, I think it really finishes off the kitchen nicely.

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Raleighfarm
Jul 21, 2010 9:50 pm
Raleighfarm
Twiggy
Twiggy
21 July 2010

Does this sound right cost of upgrade bricks

Does this sound right cost of upgrade bricks

My upgraded bricks (couldn't tell you what category they were off the top of my head) for a 42 square double storey were $7500.....and worth every…

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Twiggy
Jul 21, 2010 11:21 pm
Twiggy
Thalian72
Thalian72
21 July 2010

Architect / Draftsman Adelaide

Architect / Draftsman Adelaide

There were a couple of suggestions in this thread: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=32773 lyno69 has already replied here as well and then there was theyetti as…

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Thalian72
Jul 22, 2010 12:30 am
Greenhaven
Greenhaven
22 July 2010

Downlights

Downlights

My pleasure. Good luck.

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Greenhaven
Jul 22, 2010 5:40 pm
Greenhaven
dreamhome
dreamhome
23 July 2010

Sheer curtains or Sunscreen blinds?

Sheer curtains or Sunscreen blinds?

The sheers let plenty of light through - bright enough that I don't need to have a light on (I just needed to use the flash in the pics).…

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dreamhome
Jul 23, 2010 2:58 pm
dreamhome
sslc
sslc
23 July 2010

Whats a decent value for money sound proofing material :Melb

Whats a decent value for money sound proofing material :Melb

... I've seen multiple products, one looks like a simple underlay that would just go under a carpet and says it'll block…

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sslc
Jul 23, 2010 4:19 pm
Gaia
Gaia
25 July 2010

signing building contract before soil tests??

signing building contract before soil tests??

We had the builder do the soil tests prior to signing the contract so we had a fixed price. We paid them for it and it was deducted from the contract price after we…

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Gaia
Jul 25, 2010 11:58 am
bonster
bonster
25 July 2010

Continuous Flow Hot Water Maximum Distance to Include Heat P

Continuous Flow Hot Water Maximum Distance to Include Heat P

Hi, If putting in something like a Rinnai Continuous flow hot water system what is the recommended maximum distance to your bathroom/laundry before you should consider…

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bonster
Jul 25, 2010 3:30 pm
lilfeggle
lilfeggle
26 July 2010

Switch Homes

Switch Homes

Hi Gillian We're building with Switch, This is our second time around at building, the Admin side has his hickups, but now we are at site the tradies sure know their stuff.

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lilfeggle
Jul 26, 2010 10:46 am
lilfeggle
Richard W
Richard W
26 July 2010

Gas point in Alfresco

Gas point in Alfresco
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ok, there are 2 ways of fitting the gas point. The cheapest, neatest and easiest is during construction. 110% without question. Estimated cost of this would be $150 -…

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Richard W
Jul 26, 2010 1:41 pm
Richard W
Richard W
26 July 2010

Regulation height of external taps- urgent reply sought

Regulation height of external taps- urgent reply sought

If the customer has so specified height, we normally fit them at a comfortable enogh height to turn and also so that at least one can fit a bucket under, so 450mm to…

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Richard W
Jul 26, 2010 1:44 pm
Richard W
Richard W
26 July 2010

Water Tank Question

Water Tank Question

Every job is different but you have to consider the project in smaller parts. Part 1 Connect the roof to the tank. Part 2 Connect the tank overflow to the stormwater…

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Richard W
Jul 26, 2010 4:13 pm
nrh157
nrh157
26 July 2010

Property Planning iphone/Android App

Property Planning iphone/Android App

Now here's an interesting app that may be helpful when you are considering a property purchase :th: SMH Article…

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nrh157
Jul 26, 2010 7:46 pm
nrh157
themax
themax
27 July 2010

Things you wish you had renovated prior to moving in?

Things you wish you had renovated prior to moving in?

Break it up into tasks per day that you would like to accomplish steeled3. Makes it a little more achievable. Also a list of the HAVE TO DO's and the WOULD BE NICE TO…

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themax
Jul 27, 2010 4:42 pm
themax
Richard W
Richard W
27 July 2010

Linking two instantaneous water heaters

Linking two instantaneous water heaters

no worries croc, its ok. more than happy for people to tell me i am wrong, especially if i am.!!!

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Richard W
Jul 27, 2010 7:51 pm
to_do_list
to_do_list
27 July 2010

Soil test results class E

Soil test results class E

E Class...nice car...or Extremely reactive soil meaning it will expand and contract a lot as it gets wet and dry, respectively. This puts…

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to_do_list
Jul 27, 2010 9:26 pm
to_do_list


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