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grinder
grinder
13 September 2009

Appliances - final decision is made!

Appliances - final decision is made!

For your info Electrolux and Westinghouse are now the same company

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grinder
Sep 13, 2009 10:22 pm
grinder
harmonSmith
harmonSmith
14 September 2009

What is cost + when reffered buy a builder

What is cost + when reffered buy a builder

cost plus is also illegal, for projects under $500K in victoria

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harmonSmith
Sep 14, 2009 11:13 am
harmonSmith
novotel
novotel
14 September 2009

Rude salesperson at Homeworld

Rude salesperson at Homeworld

it's really sad isnt it? I experienced this first hand too earlier this year when i was trying to find a builder. I blame this on my youthful appearance (Hahaha jk) like…

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novotel
Sep 14, 2009 12:24 pm
btherl
btherl
14 September 2009

Study power keeps tripping..

Study power keeps tripping..

When I was a little kid I found a device in my dad's electrical equipment box - you plug it into a power point and it lights up to tell you if there's any problem with it.…

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btherl
Sep 14, 2009 1:27 pm
btherl
keepitgully
keepitgully
14 September 2009

Stamped concrete on alfresco slab

Stamped concrete on alfresco slab

based on not a lot of info you'd be best to remove the existing slab for 2 reasons; 1. you can retain exsting FFL's and maintain clearances for DPC and weep holes 2. if…

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keepitgully
Sep 14, 2009 6:23 pm
buildingwithhamra
buildingwithhamra
14 September 2009

Special Notes and Conditions

Special Notes and Conditions

I would not sign till the land was settled, or do you need to before the FHOG?

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buildingwithhamra
Sep 14, 2009 9:22 pm
Biff Costanza
Biff Costanza
14 September 2009

Renovation clusters?

Renovation clusters?

We're in a reno cluster too. Like you we're in a good location but full of period homes that are heritage protected. Add onto that the affluent nature of our neighbours…

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Biff Costanza
Sep 14, 2009 10:05 pm
Biff Costanza
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
14 September 2009

Design help needed!

Design help needed!

Slightly OT & a quick hijack for the uninitiated and now back on track :wink: Leigh & kate have you done anything?

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onc_artisan
Sep 14, 2009 11:14 pm
onc_artisan
maurita
maurita
15 September 2009

Council Search Came Back Saying Building Notes & Requisition

Council Search Came Back Saying Building Notes & Requisition

Well here is an update. I finally found out late yesterday afternoon, after i rang the Council and demanded to know what the problem is and it is that the Final Inspection…

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maurita
Sep 15, 2009 9:41 am
maurita
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dadandsue
Oct 30, 2009 8:21 pm
Bam
Bam
16 September 2009

Range hood tradie????

Range hood tradie????

The electrician will install the rangehood, and its best to get a roof plumber to duct it externally if you want to make sure its done properly

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Bam
Sep 16, 2009 1:35 pm
Bam
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16 September 2009

Mould Problem

Mould Problem

We had a mould issue in our closet. Clothes were all mouldy ( even the ones hanging up)... pillows up the top of the closet were ruined and had to be thrown out. I…

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Sep 16, 2009 3:52 pm
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adrian
adrian
16 September 2009

Putting up colorbond fence

Putting up colorbond fence

Hi All, I'm needing to replace one of my boundary fences soon as it is starting to fall over, and we now have a couple of puppys that will soon be able to find ways…

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adrian
Sep 16, 2009 9:22 pm
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suh
Sep 17, 2009 8:38 am
suh
Eager
Eager
17 September 2009

Electrical question - Vic

Electrical question - Vic

2.5mm 2c + e seems pretty small. The electrical contractor needs to work out maximum demand and must also take into account …

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Eager
Sep 17, 2009 9:30 am
Eager
apeg
apeg
17 September 2009

anyone keen on selling a wheelbarrow

anyone keen on selling a wheelbarrow

If anyone in western sydney keen on selling a second hand wheel barrow can you please pm me?

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apeg
Sep 17, 2009 12:17 pm
andy1705
andy1705
17 September 2009

Cost of a single gable carport

Cost of a single gable carport

Can anyone provide an apporximate cost for a single gable carport. The carport will be 3.6 * 6 meters, gabled to match the existing house, weatherboard clading at the…

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andy1705
Sep 17, 2009 1:46 pm
cazoraz
cazoraz
17 September 2009

Home improvements and capital gains tax....

Home improvements and capital gains tax....

That is right. You can do anything you want to the family home and it's will not be subject to CGT. Move out, rent it out, then sell it - now…

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cazoraz
Sep 17, 2009 6:03 pm
cazoraz
buildingwithhamra
buildingwithhamra
17 September 2009

fencing cost

fencing cost
1, 2

our next door (vacant land) is sold recently, but take 90 days to settle, the previous owner understandably didn't want to pay for the fence, directs us to…

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buildingwithhamra
Sep 17, 2009 6:14 pm
qazphilby
qazphilby
17 September 2009

Planning the Reno

Planning the Reno

Yeah it will be a big job, but we are hoping to break it up as much as possible but like i said the more i look at it the more it seems to be bigger chunks then expected.

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qazphilby
Sep 18, 2009 12:57 am
boj01
boj01
18 September 2009

What exterior colour? Any Suggestions?

What exterior colour? Any Suggestions?

I don't think the house would look good painted in tones of grey with a red roof. We have a similar problem, we…

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boj01
Sep 18, 2009 9:51 am
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[JADED]
18 September 2009

Fitting in the pets.

Fitting in the pets.
1, 2

oh hes cute - just ask him hahaha ::lol:: Will no doubt have complete run of…

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Sep 18, 2009 2:40 pm
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Daryl
Daryl
19 September 2009

My account has been hacked!!

My account has been hacked!!

Seems nothing has happened in a week so if you want we can spam each other's threads? Back to gold in no time. Joking of course. Hope you regain your deserved…

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Daryl
Sep 19, 2009 7:04 pm
Daryl
Daryl
19 September 2009

leveling then raising

leveling then raising

Sort of need a little more info. If you are on stumps and have good access to these then leveling is not real expensive. If you are on stumps that are hard to get at then…

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Daryl
Sep 19, 2009 7:20 pm
adrian
adrian
19 September 2009

Fence post height

Fence post height

Hi All, I'm going to be putting up a colorbond fence shortly, and have 90 sheets of 7' colorbond iron to use. What height posts would I need for this, and how deep…

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adrian
Sep 19, 2009 9:25 pm
clueless2009
clueless2009
20 September 2009

Mail Boxes

Mail Boxes

thats cool website. didnt even think about they do these stuff. great idea's

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clueless2009
Sep 20, 2009 9:41 pm
kek
kek
21 September 2009

Incandescent Downlights????

Incandescent Downlights????

If I understand correctly, the issue is that you were expecting small attractive and bright halogen downlights, and instead got the big, ugly, energy-efficient kind that…

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kek
Sep 21, 2009 8:30 am
kek
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[JADED]
21 September 2009

Upholstered Bed Frames

Upholstered Bed Frames

I was watching Better Homes & Gardens a few months back and the 2 interior designer chicks on there made one. They totally made the process look really easy (im sure its…

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Sep 21, 2009 1:25 pm
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nine2eight
nine2eight
21 September 2009

Pool tiles protectant?

Pool tiles protectant?

Thanks for the replies. I have used the 'standard' ceramic 60x60 mosaic tiles with Just-2-ezy adhesive and an off-white grout (with Uniprime additive) I will check out…

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nine2eight
Sep 21, 2009 1:59 pm
jaelee
jaelee
21 September 2009

Stainless Steel Splashbacks

Stainless Steel Splashbacks

If the splashback is for just behind the oven, you can buy them as standard pieces from Harvey Norman, Rick Hart etc. Ikea even have one .. I think from memory around…

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jaelee
Sep 21, 2009 5:46 pm
becdoll
becdoll
21 September 2009

Gyprock disaster

Gyprock disaster

My gyprock rock guy sucks!!! He gyprocked over an entire wall that I was going to have patched with render. One ceiling is inches lower than all of the rest. And the other…

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becdoll
Sep 21, 2009 6:20 pm
Michelle From Perth
Michelle From Perth
21 September 2009

Calling for all those interested in Scott Park Builders

Calling for all those interested in Scott Park Builders

I built with SPH, and moved in last October. The sales person and pre-start consultant were excellent as you have also found, but unfortunately, that's where the customer…

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Michelle From Perth
Sep 22, 2009 12:10 am
reaver
reaver
22 September 2009

Laying concrete driveway near front water tap

Laying concrete driveway near front water tap

Thanks Kek, I'm meeting my concretor today so hopefully it'll be alright

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reaver
Sep 22, 2009 8:57 am
reaver
kiarabuild
kiarabuild
22 September 2009

Fences/ Covenants & Never Getting Quotes Back!

Fences/ Covenants & Never Getting Quotes Back!

we got our side fencing done by JCW Property services in Rothwell and they were pretty good. Their number is 0438650063. They were very prompt with quotes and got our…

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kiarabuild
Sep 22, 2009 1:21 pm
Jodie80
Jodie80
22 September 2009

Terra cotta pots - free to good home

Terra cotta pots - free to good home

I wish you were closer to me Kek!! I'd definitely take them off your hands for you :)

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Jodie80
Sep 22, 2009 1:42 pm
Jodie80
chriskq
chriskq
22 September 2009

draftsman for inner city terrace house

draftsman for inner city terrace house

Hi All, wondering if anyone might be able to help or point me in the right direction of a draftsman company that has experience dealing with inner city terrace…

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chriskq
Sep 22, 2009 5:51 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
22 September 2009

Buying a house with no slab?

Buying a house with no slab?

I'd be hoping the mudbricks are on strip footings. But I'd be inclined to remove the soil against them inside and out and reveal the footing. There is no problem pouring…

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onc_artisan
Sep 22, 2009 6:01 pm
onc_artisan
buildingwithhamra
buildingwithhamra
22 September 2009

Where can I buy a carved wood wall hanging?

Where can I buy a carved wood wall hanging?

Thanks oze, I finally worked out it was Indian, but for the life of me could not find an Indian importer in Australia.

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buildingwithhamra
Sep 22, 2009 7:43 pm
Hills Guy
Hills Guy
22 September 2009

Removing Gyprock

Removing Gyprock

That’s a hard one to answer with any certainty. Was the original wall a polished finish? The rougher the texture of the render the more the glue will bite and probably…

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Hills Guy
Sep 22, 2009 9:47 pm
*frosty*
*frosty*
22 September 2009

Electric Tariff for Solar

Electric Tariff for Solar

Okay, connection for new build is easy! When you Elect meter request goes in, your electrician will need send a work request into AGL (or whoever you want to retail you…

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*frosty*
Sep 22, 2009 11:07 pm
*frosty*
Cabinfever
Cabinfever
23 September 2009

my electrical plan

my electrical plan

Absolutely not. Most wouldn't…

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Cabinfever
Sep 23, 2009 11:18 am
Cabinfever
jacobvz
jacobvz
23 September 2009

Double door fridge - is it roomy enough?

Double door fridge - is it roomy enough?

I used to have a side by side fridge/freezer when I lived in Europe and it was quite large (they do come in defferent sizes). It could easily fit 2 cases of beer on the…

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jacobvz
Sep 23, 2009 2:25 pm
kyton
kyton
24 September 2009

Subdivision question.

Subdivision question.

Call Lake Maq council - they are nice and friendly. They will tell you over the phone what the minimum size a block can be in your local area. For instance where we are in…

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kyton
Sep 24, 2009 9:22 am
kyton
RISBM
RISBM
24 September 2009

Is there any way to find out about a new land estate?

Is there any way to find out about a new land estate?

The best way to find new estates is to go to the top developers sites, thats were i found my new home estate!, try these couple. http://www.delfin.com.au/ (house and…

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RISBM
Sep 24, 2009 12:23 pm
damonik
damonik
24 September 2009

Timber suppliers in Perth

Timber suppliers in Perth

Hi guys, I'm in the process of beginning my first renovation and I've found this delightful forum full of like minded people! I'm wondering if anyone can give me some…

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damonik
Sep 24, 2009 6:09 pm
buildingcarinya
buildingcarinya
24 September 2009

Anyone building in Lyndarum Estate!!!

Anyone building in Lyndarum Estate!!!

Hello All I am new to this forum and found it very interesting. Currently we are building in Lyndarum(Epping) which is almost finished as it is upto final stage. Just…

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buildingcarinya
Sep 24, 2009 8:38 pm

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