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sdabel
sdabel
3 May 2009

calculating rain water tank size

calculating rain water tank size

I did this as a budget type of calculation, for each month calculated the water harvest based on average rainfall for the month less the water consumed. In the winter…

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sdabel
May 03, 2009 12:53 am
sdabel
Hellman109
Hellman109
3 May 2009

privary open to public in a display house!!!

privary open to public in a display house!!!

I know our builder does too, but in locked cupboards in the 'office' area (converted garage), not in an open area!

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Hellman109
May 03, 2009 1:45 pm
haywgl
haywgl
4 May 2009

Stain for stairs

Stain for stairs

Awesome thanks Donuts :)

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haywgl
May 04, 2009 2:34 pm
haywgl
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nesspop
May 04, 2009 7:05 pm
nesspop
borg
borg
4 May 2009

Photoshop colors number

Photoshop colors number

hey guys thanks for all this, this is really usefull stuff!!!

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borg
May 04, 2009 7:32 pm
borg
sooty
sooty
4 May 2009

Outstanding "debt" from previous land owner

Outstanding "debt" from previous land owner
1, 2

Yes I believe the Act I was paraphrasing from is a WA state act.

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sooty
May 04, 2009 8:00 pm
Jac6007
Jac6007
4 May 2009

Jarrah bifolds - gloss or satin varnish?

Jarrah bifolds - gloss or satin varnish?

Just had our new Jarrah (I know lots of maintenance) - 5 leaf bifold doors installed. They are being varnished with a clear varnish tomorrow - no stain. As they are an…

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Jac6007
May 04, 2009 10:20 pm
sooty
sooty
4 May 2009

Builder Refusing to install Tiles from another supplier?

Builder Refusing to install Tiles from another supplier?

Which state are you in? As I posted, I deleted all splashback tiling from the kitchen with no problem. But I'm in WA so possibly different rules for you.

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sooty
May 04, 2009 10:32 pm
kek
kek
5 May 2009

Final Inspection

Final Inspection

Have you contacted your council? They should have records of permits etc and also will be able to tell you what's required to complete the process.

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kek
May 05, 2009 7:57 am
kek
Macy
Macy
5 May 2009

Lounge must go?

Lounge must go?

Just to clarify my answer, my preference is for the plan marked Plan 1, which is . . . Bathroom Bedroom Bedroom/Lounge Joles summed it up…

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Macy
May 05, 2009 11:28 am
Ben01
Ben01
5 May 2009

Cylinder mower advice - Alroh vs Masport

Cylinder mower advice - Alroh vs Masport

Hi all, I'm looking at buying a cylinder mower and having a bit of trouble deciding which to get. The Alroh im looking at is 18.5" with Honda engine - comes in at…

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Ben01
May 05, 2009 8:13 pm

DIY Driveway

DIY Driveway

Just 2 c, unless you are quite good in this and got the skill and time...may be it's better to do it properly by professionals, which would in most cases look better and…

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building.our.first.house
May 05, 2009 10:50 pm
building.our.first.house
lisanne
lisanne
6 May 2009

FHBG extension in VIC has been confirmed for 1 more year ..

FHBG extension in VIC has been confirmed for 1 more year ..

The Vic one is the FHOG, which is $5k which iTalk is talking about, the FHOB is federal and is $21k for building and $14 for existing dwelling - more will be known next…

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lisanne
May 06, 2009 1:17 pm
MBBN
MBBN
6 May 2009

At the DesignEX Exhibition...

At the DesignEX Exhibition...

Wasn't Designex disapointing this year?! Very much a let down for me anyway

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MBBN
May 06, 2009 7:37 pm
Maxie
Maxie
7 May 2009

HIA Sydney Home Show 2009 - Free Double Passes

HIA Sydney Home Show 2009 - Free Double Passes
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Just a late thankyou for the tickets. However, can't say I enjoyed it as much as in previous years. There were definitely a lot of the usual big names missing -…

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Maxie
May 07, 2009 2:49 pm
Maxie
whoville
whoville
7 May 2009

Red Roofs

Red Roofs

We are in the estate next door to Meghan - Settlers Run, and that is next to the Botanic Gardens, so that's why!! Can't build a…

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whoville
May 07, 2009 4:17 pm
whoville
erinleigh
erinleigh
7 May 2009

Alfresco Area Ceiling Height

Alfresco Area Ceiling Height

Unfortunately if they are going per the contract that you signed, it doesn't leave you much room to move. Perhaps you could ask the builder to leave the alfresco roof…

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erinleigh
May 07, 2009 6:02 pm
erinleigh

Hey there, They are supplied locally. I have been in contact with Qld distributor and whilst it would have worked out a little cheaper I'm getting the builder…

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ozzroo
May 07, 2009 10:03 pm

Hi everyone, We have a large brick interior wall that we want to do something with. I've been trying to do some research on whitewashing to get an effect like the picture…

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chode1984
May 07, 2009 10:03 pm
chode1984
T&V
T&V
8 May 2009

Fishing Line to hold Insulation batts?

Fishing Line to hold Insulation batts?

Hi JB, yes, i'm doing the same on the flat where the rake hits a verticle bulk head, drops 750mm then returns flat to the wall. but again this is only becos the entry is…

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T&V
May 08, 2009 3:33 am
Vascariz
Vascariz
8 May 2009

Homeone Listing of Electricians - Help please!

Homeone Listing of Electricians - Help please!

Ohh he's a fair way away from Roseville NSW! Might give him a buzz later though.

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Vascariz
May 08, 2009 1:30 pm
grace_slick
grace_slick
8 May 2009

Where do you prefer your master bedroom??

Where do you prefer your master bedroom??
1, 2, 3

I've always wanted mine at the back, but this is cause I've lived in apartments for the last 6 years and at the front is the living area and kitchen which are louder, so…

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grace_slick
May 08, 2009 4:01 pm
grace_slick
Deckman
Deckman
8 May 2009

FRP GRATING to use on deck - fire rating for Australia

FRP GRATING to use on deck - fire rating for Australia

Hi there, I am trying to find out if any one has used FRP GRATING for there deck an also been building in a flame zone as our local council need some Australian standards…

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Deckman
May 08, 2009 4:48 pm
Michelle
Michelle
8 May 2009

Ideas for using old mantle.

Ideas for using old mantle.

You would with one eye………….. :lol: :lol: :lol: :wink:

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Michelle
May 08, 2009 5:27 pm
Michelle
DeviousMe7
DeviousMe7
8 May 2009

Hallway decorating ... Opinions please

Hallway decorating ... Opinions please
1, 2

mmm is the picture on the right smaller than the centre and left picture? If so, the the right picture should be swapped with the one in the middle and definitely lose…

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DeviousMe7
May 08, 2009 5:57 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
8 May 2009

Step-down internally vs out to deck on one level ?

Step-down internally vs out to deck on one level ?

NR - what climate are you in? as for looking over the fence - is that an issue? easy to screen out whilst still allowing the sun to come in in winter, think a bit…

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Yak_Chat
May 08, 2009 8:05 pm
Yak_Chat
Tony & Emma
Tony & Emma
8 May 2009

Broadband in Berwick, The Chase Estate?

Broadband in Berwick, The Chase Estate?

Thanks for the replies. I know that broadband is available on the Chase, but I had heard that thyere were no ports left. I was wondering how those that have it managed to…

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Tony & Emma
May 08, 2009 9:58 pm
yvette72
yvette72
9 May 2009

Brisbane landscape builder liquidating

Brisbane landscape builder liquidating

it seems very one is going bust at the momment it is hard to know who to trust.Did you have a signed contract with them is so you could contact bsa for advice or maybe a…

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yvette72
May 09, 2009 10:19 am
ElephantGuy
ElephantGuy
9 May 2009

Archicentre

Archicentre

Hi to all, and thank you for the good advice Just one question- we are looking at a house that is going to auction (bank has foreclosed on the…

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ElephantGuy
May 09, 2009 4:27 pm
purpleninja
purpleninja
9 May 2009

Govt to build national broadband network

Govt to build national broadband network
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

To be fair we've had very good customer service from Internode - but then nothing drastic has gone wrong for us.

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purpleninja
May 09, 2009 8:55 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
9 May 2009

Should I register a Caveat?

Should I register a Caveat?

a recent wa supreme court action :roll: , taught us there are different types of caveats... The correct one might :roll: help you, and the wording is very important :wink:

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onc_artisan
May 09, 2009 9:36 pm
onc_artisan
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9finances
May 10, 2009 12:55 am
purpleninja
purpleninja
10 May 2009

Did you go over your budget?

Did you go over your budget?

As well as what's already been said have a think about things which have to be done now as opposed to which can be done later. If budget it tight concentrate on the…

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purpleninja
May 10, 2009 8:24 am
vvs mand
vvs mand
10 May 2009

when reno goes wrong b/c poor workmanship - what to do? Help

when reno goes wrong b/c poor workmanship - what to do? Help

Has anryone had experience with Dept of Fair Trading? Yes. Fair Trading has a tribunal. For $36 you can have a hearing who's decision is…

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vvs mand
May 10, 2009 11:01 am
Casa2
Casa2
10 May 2009

Tendering: Whole Job or Shell Only then Fitout seperately ?

Tendering: Whole Job or Shell Only then Fitout seperately ?

I think it will cost more, take longer and split responsibility for should something go wrong down the track.

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Casa2
May 10, 2009 5:08 pm
Solar Shane
Solar Shane
10 May 2009

Free Solar Power system?!

Free Solar Power system?!

Be careful with free solar offers, there are a lot of unhappy people because of them. Read more: Fatal Traps Exposed http://www.solarshane.com.au/traps.html

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Solar Shane
May 10, 2009 6:59 pm
fruitty
fruitty
10 May 2009

Where to put your outside sink ?

Where to put your outside sink ?

We have ask the builder to put in provision (hot n cold water point and drain) for an outside sink. It is just outside in the corner on the back wall near the alfresco…

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fruitty
May 10, 2009 7:50 pm
fruitty
ani
ani
11 May 2009

Recommendations for a solicitor in Perth.

Recommendations for a solicitor in Perth.

I found it really hard to find a solicitor who would do this (I'm in Perth too), but I decided to sit down over one weekend and spend about 15-20 hours (really) retyping…

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ani
May 11, 2009 1:26 am
ani

I'm building with Simonds. It's really not free.. you pay for the GST ($800) and hooking up to the meter or something like that. There are also additional regional charges…

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Helloween
May 11, 2009 1:26 pm
Helloween
total beginner
total beginner
11 May 2009

Any thoughts on Ariston Front Loaders?

Any thoughts on Ariston Front Loaders?

Well I am now a total expert on all things washing machine related!! Ended up buying a Bosch - only $790 for a 6.5k machine from Good Guys (not sure whether they are just…

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total beginner
May 11, 2009 1:54 pm
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leeton
May 11, 2009 2:08 pm
ken k
ken k
11 May 2009

Roof Restoration

Roof Restoration

This is one of the most amusing things I have heard if it didnt have a serious side About 4 weeks ago I decided to get my house roof renovated including all the pointing…

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ken k
May 11, 2009 4:49 pm
haywgl
haywgl
11 May 2009

Connecting electricity around handover

Connecting electricity around handover

Hmmm :th: I didn't even think to go and look at the meter Kek, but I noticed that none of our batton lights have bulbs in them so it would probably only work for the…

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haywgl
May 11, 2009 6:23 pm
haywgl
Hammerhead
Hammerhead
11 May 2009

Where Can I Find Example Drawings for Sheds, Carports, Etc..

Where Can I Find Example Drawings for Sheds, Carports, Etc..

Try Ranbuild. Or if you can get a copy of 'The Land' newspaper, there are heaps of companys that advertise in there.

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Hammerhead
May 11, 2009 9:31 pm
Hammerhead
quannum
quannum
12 May 2009

Home Warranty Insurance

Home Warranty Insurance

For those wondering, the answer from the OFT: The builder must purchase HMI for work over $12k, but they can't pass on the charge unless it's agreed to. IANAL, so please…

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quannum
May 12, 2009 8:05 pm
camelia
camelia
12 May 2009

renovation nightmare

renovation nightmare

Would like to tell you his name on this open forum but there are defamation laws. Can tell you via private email if possible

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camelia
May 12, 2009 8:17 pm

Hey Kevin :) Aren't they the best! :) I'd be lost without one. My mum and I use to breed them about 15 years ago. Once I get my house all set up and…

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Kevin Brown
May 12, 2009 8:28 pm
Kevin Brown
Eager
Eager
12 May 2009

Street lights on plan of subdivision??

Street lights on plan of subdivision??

Just a hint on streetlights, but it is by no means a definitive answer! If you live in a relatively short, curved street, chances are the streetlights will be on the side…

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Eager
May 12, 2009 9:59 pm
Eager
bingoshelley
bingoshelley
13 May 2009

Harditex blueboard

Harditex blueboard

hey camelia we looked at blueboard as an exterior cladding with render but were told it wasnt a great selling point later on im not sure if this is true but i guess if i…

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bingoshelley
May 13, 2009 11:27 am
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Daz7
May 13, 2009 11:45 am


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