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Stewie D
Stewie D
Yesterday

Rainwater Harvesting Help

Rainwater Harvesting Help

As always SaveH2O, excellent advice! Stewie

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Stewie D
Jan 22, 2020 7:38 am
GLO
GLO
18 January

VEET Scheme Australia

VEET Scheme Australia

Is there a NEET (NSW Energy Upgrades Program) for us over the border?

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GLO
Jan 18, 2020 8:01 pm

A wise move, 100mm DWV has about 46% more volume and less friction loss than the 90mm (86.2mm ID) pvc stormwater pipe. Using 100mm DWV also allows you to install a…

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SaveH2O
Jan 17, 2020 1:11 pm
SaveH2O
Stewie D
Stewie D
17 January

Wood Plastic Composite decking

Wood Plastic Composite decking

Hmm. Thanks for the photos. Must admit it has been a while since I looked at any of these comp decking materials. They seem to have improved a lot in the last few years…

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Stewie D
Jan 17, 2020 8:42 am
Brett0004
Brett0004
13 January

Data points expensive

Data points expensive

Really, why would you want a full test report for domestic cat 6 installation. Most sparky data installers wouldnt have the expensive test gear any how to correctly…

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Brett0004
Jan 13, 2020 9:01 pm
randomhero24
randomhero24
7 January

Solar Hot Water noises

Solar Hot Water noises

Hi All We have a house that was built September 2018 and have been noticing during the day the hot water system making loud noises. As our bedroom is right behind the…

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randomhero24
Jan 07, 2020 8:04 am
Brett0004
Brett0004
2 January

Very high electricity consumption

Very high electricity consumption

God, all you have done now is totally confused us!!! And I am an electrician!!

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Brett0004
Jan 02, 2020 7:50 am

Dear Homeone community, I would like to have some Feng Shui advice…

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marcyboy
Dec 12, 2019 12:47 pm
Jmcev001
Jmcev001
2 December 2019

Two windows facing opposite each other in bedroom

Two windows facing opposite each other in bedroom

Hi we are buying a house and one of the potential children’s bedrooms has two windows directly facing each other. Is there a solution to this? If we installed a black…

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Jmcev001
Dec 02, 2019 11:19 pm
RorieCutie
RorieCutie
22 November 2019

Macbook to TV - Wireless Media

Macbook to TV - Wireless Media

Hi Surfprado! You can and should use AirPlay, to mirror your device's screen to a TV. I use it every time I watch movies or play a long YouTube video. Once you set it up,…

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RorieCutie
Nov 22, 2019 11:40 pm
Gaudi
Gaudi
17 November 2019

Rear door visible from front door

Rear door visible from front door

I’m becoming interested in feng shui. I live in a townhouse where the rear sliding stacker door is visible from the front door through the open stairs. I have a plant…

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Gaudi
Nov 17, 2019 4:33 pm
robbert
robbert
3 November 2019

Washing machines and environmental vandalism

Washing machines and environmental vandalism

We save water and then there's still something compromised, sadly.

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robbert
Nov 03, 2019 12:09 am
robbert
robbert
robbert
2 November 2019

do you do fengshui yourself or hire a prof?

do you do fengshui yourself or hire a prof?

I only know a few things about feng shui, and I follow some as long as it looks good. Don't really seek professionals.

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robbert
Nov 02, 2019 11:57 pm
robbert
robbert
robbert
12 October 2019

Eating plastic?

Eating plastic?

I think this is why it is not encouraged to reuse plastic bottles that are intended for single use. Such a waste but then we also ingest some of it in our bodies through them.

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robbert
Oct 12, 2019 7:10 am
robbert
CTEC Smart Homes
CTEC Smart Homes
4 October 2019

Z wave home automation questions and help

Z wave home automation questions and help

Hi Jake, Please let us know if you would like to consider WiFi option. We have smart light switch, dimmer, fan switch, curtain/shutter/blind suite your needs. Thanks

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CTEC Smart Homes
Oct 04, 2019 2:15 pm
CTEC Smart Homes
Felodred
Felodred
12 September 2019

Smart home devices

Smart home devices

What kind of device?

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Felodred
Sep 12, 2019 7:51 pm
Felodred
Felodred
12 September 2019

How should mirrors be placed??

How should mirrors be placed??
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Mirrors should not be placed in front of bed

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Felodred
Sep 12, 2019 7:41 pm
Azza23
Azza23
29 August 2019

Samsung UA40C6900VF

Samsung UA40C6900VF

I looked at the dates not year-----man my ADD is bad

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Azza23
Aug 29, 2019 10:34 pm
Tee3
Tee3
29 August 2019

Feng Shui tips/advice on my proposed floorplan?

Feng Shui tips/advice on my proposed floorplan?

Got it! Thanks for your input..will take this into consideration

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Tee3
Aug 29, 2019 11:04 am
Eva S.
Eva S.
21 August 2019

Church near the house

Church near the house

The location of the house is very important. Avoid purchasing a house near Churches, Temples, Fire Stations, and Police Departments. The front of the house should not face…

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Eva S.
Aug 21, 2019 9:08 pm
Eva S.
Eva S.
Eva S.
21 August 2019

Feng what

Feng what

To the uninitiated, feng shui can feel a little esoteric, but if you take the time to dig into the philosophy behind it, you'll find that it's not only based on simple…

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Eva S.
Aug 21, 2019 9:06 pm
Eva S.

The current wind map shows the South Polar jet stream stretching over the Australian southern coast, bringing cold air and strong winds with it. The Americans refer to…

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SaveH2O
Aug 10, 2019 12:13 pm
SaveH2O
arcadelt
arcadelt
1 August 2019

Smart Light Switch - Recommendation?

Smart Light Switch - Recommendation?

I suggest you to buy Honeywell Lyric T5 Wi-Fi Thermostat, I bought it from Black Friday sale, last week, its really working very well, It can provide valuable video…

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arcadelt
Aug 01, 2019 4:56 pm
AcTech
AcTech
12 July 2019

Wiring for smart switches/sockets

Wiring for smart switches/sockets

That's a great set of functions!

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AcTech
Jul 12, 2019 8:43 am
AcTech
betterman
betterman
3 July 2019

TV mounted above gas fireplace yay or nay?

TV mounted above gas fireplace yay or nay?

there's nothing wrong with doing it with todays modern gas heaters, however the main consideration is TV height. Optimal TV height is where your eye level while sitting…

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betterman
Jul 03, 2019 11:22 am
betterman
betterman
3 July 2019

Living room / Home Theatre

Living room / Home Theatre

In my last house I had the tv wall mounted , and then an electric 110 inch projcetor screen up on the roof that came down in front of the tv. Allowed for best of both…

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betterman
Jul 03, 2019 11:19 am
s-X-s
s-X-s
5 June 2019

Raspberry Pi/Arduino and other Roll Your Own Home Automation

Raspberry Pi/Arduino and other Roll Your Own Home Automation

If anybody successfully finished any projects with Raspberry Pi or Arduino - share it here. How to do it and components and little guidance too. I'm interested in it but…

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s-X-s
Jun 05, 2019 10:19 pm
s-X-s
Liliana
Liliana
27 May 2019

Cheap solar derailing the market?

Cheap solar derailing the market?

This is the contention of some "rooftop solar industry veterans" referenced in the following article which appeared today on the ABC:

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Liliana
May 27, 2019 10:27 am
robbert
robbert
20 May 2019

Home Technology Hub

Home Technology Hub
1 ... 22, 23, 24

Thanks RegVic and Drew01. We might be bothered by the sound quality of the Dot knowing it could be better. Will look into your recommendations.

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robbert
May 20, 2019 4:34 pm
robbert
aussieta
aussieta
6 May 2019

Interpreting energy usage on Powercor website

Interpreting energy usage on Powercor website

as the graph is in hourly increments you may export for 30 mins and import for 30 mins at least i hope that's what it is because my origin graph is the same

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aussieta
May 06, 2019 4:56 pm
aussieta

I have a very simple tank cleaner design that is like a vacuum head that you push slowly over the floor and it works well. In time I will have it on the website at a cost…

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SaveH2O
Apr 29, 2019 12:33 pm
SaveH2O
alexp79
alexp79
29 March 2019

Home Theater Installation

Home Theater Installation

I have noticed that trend is that DVD players are dying and everything is moving towards on-demand streaming content. Ideally you would need high speed internet…

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alexp79
Mar 29, 2019 4:49 am
James Brown
James Brown
2 February 2019

Flat roof + Solar panels - Is it possible?

Flat roof + Solar panels - Is it possible?

It is possible to install solar system in your flat roof. You also may contact with a company which provide solar system.

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James Brown
Feb 02, 2019 9:30 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
17 January 2019

TV antennas? Phone lines? Who needs them?

TV antennas? Phone lines? Who needs them?

Most of this list my family doing over the Internet. I include here long phone calls, watching TV shows and movies, online training. Therefore, a single Wi-Fi network is…

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arcadelt
Jan 17, 2019 3:46 pm
GLO
GLO
31 December 2018

No reason for new homes to include gas

No reason for new homes to include gas

I’ve have read that ATA article and am building a new house now. I cook with induction but with 4 kids I welcome the instant gas hot water. I tend to agree with the ATA…

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GLO
Dec 31, 2018 10:22 am
ebanster
ebanster
4 December 2018

Clipsal Nero

Clipsal Nero

Ok great to know that it could be retrofit after build. I don't want to be overspending too much on the initial build coz I am sure builder would put margins on the…

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ebanster
Dec 04, 2018 11:00 pm
ebanster
dotnetdan
dotnetdan
3 November 2018

Real time energy monitoring

Real time energy monitoring

I got a https://iotawatt.com/ device. It can monitor up to 14 channels and I have integrated into Home Assistant (There is a JSON API) Love it.

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dotnetdan
Nov 03, 2018 12:53 pm
GLO
GLO
3 September 2018

Solar Panels Instead Roof Tiles - Experiences?

Solar Panels Instead Roof Tiles - Experiences?
1, 2

I'm getting 1.5kw solar tiles with a Fronius symo only west facing front roof profile.

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GLO
Sep 03, 2018 9:35 pm
Monty4
Monty4
29 June 2018

Rainwater tank issues

Rainwater tank issues

To close this thread off...... In consultation with our builder, it was agreed that he would reduce the roof catchment being diverted to the tank to the northern roof area…

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Monty4
Jun 29, 2018 6:00 pm
Sloppy
Sloppy
22 June 2018

Home Theater Projector Recommendations

Home Theater Projector Recommendations

Hey Simon. What projector did you end up going with?

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Sloppy
Jun 22, 2018 10:09 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
19 June 2018

CSIRO recruiting citizen scientists to map energy use

CSIRO recruiting citizen scientists to map energy use

"Power to the people" John Lenon The CSIRO Are doing an incredible job Here is another great app download it and share your data with others...hth

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jun 19, 2018 1:45 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Mojitostan
Mojitostan
20 May 2018

CAT6 Wiring cost "per point"

CAT6 Wiring cost "per point"

AllCastle Homes charges $138 for Cat5E and $168 for CAT 6.... Big catch is still need to pay $110~ $140 to terminate them... ( Fuming at the moment but think will end up…

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Mojitostan
May 20, 2018 8:16 pm
Ent
Ent
14 May 2018

Cordless phone Uniden Bluetooth and NBN line in.

Cordless phone Uniden Bluetooth and NBN line in.

Set up the brought from fleabay Uniden cordless phone with the ability to use Bluetooth to connect to your phone and also normal phone line connect from the NBN. Natually…

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Ent
May 14, 2018 11:32 pm
Ent
Ent
14 May 2018

Duelling Z standards and power outlets

Duelling Z standards and power outlets

Sockitz appear to be an option, assuming their website actually works! The approach is sensible with you buying the power outlet and also been able to chose the…

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Ent
May 14, 2018 11:25 pm
Drew01
Drew01
25 April 2018

Aquaplate tank water smells

Aquaplate tank water smells

we've got 4 aquaplate tanks, and no issues with taste or smell... but we've never had water delivered, ours all comes from our own roof with 100L first flush diverters

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Drew01
Apr 25, 2018 9:07 pm
Drew01
BJ88
BJ88
23 April 2018

TV Antenna

TV Antenna

Most builders don't include TV Antennas in their builds, as some people don't end up needing one right away, have their own preference of the type they chose or where they…

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BJ88
Apr 23, 2018 5:31 am
BJ88
BJ88
BJ88
23 April 2018

Smart Home Network Diagram

Smart Home Network Diagram

Excellent setup, I often use some of that equipment in smart wiring installations we do. The Hikvision NVR is a nice piece of equipment.

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BJ88
Apr 23, 2018 5:25 am
BJ88
nsuinteger
nsuinteger
19 April 2018

Media room setup

Media room setup

the builder wont accept to install your cable because then they will have to accept responsibility for any faults that are caused by your cable (fire for example). The…

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nsuinteger
Apr 19, 2018 3:49 pm
Matt Fence Finish
Matt Fence Finish
17 April 2018

Chicken Coop

Chicken Coop

I recently finished our chicken pen and coop. Was a bit of a saga (I'm good at pulling pallets apart now), but worth it for the fresh eggs and recycling the kitchen…

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Matt Fence Finish
Apr 17, 2018 9:36 am
Matt Fence Finish

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