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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 7:16 pm
Mr_Ed
Mr_Ed
20 May

Clipsal Nero

Clipsal Nero

Hi, Anyone have any experience with Clipsal Nero? Is it easy to use and reliable? Thanks

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Mr_Ed
May 20, 2018 6:12 pm

Home Theater Projector Recommendations

Home Theater Projector Recommendations

No experience but it doesnt do 3d so that's a no for me.

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TheBigHouse
May 18, 2018 11:31 pm
Ent
Ent
14 May

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 10:32 pm
Ent
Ent
14 May

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 10:25 pm

Residents of Southern Victoria and Tasmania have been on a cold, wet and windy weather alert for the last few days which has now arrived. The cause of the weather can be…

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SaveH2O
May 09, 2018 8:36 pm
SaveH2O
Drew01
Drew01
25 April

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 8:07 pm
Drew01
BJ88
BJ88
23 April

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 4:31 am
BJ88
BJ88
BJ88
23 April

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 4:25 am
BJ88
nsuinteger
nsuinteger
19 April

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 2:49 pm

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 8:36 am
Matt Fence Finish
benhelps
benhelps
14 April

Solar battery house question

Solar battery house question

Mm true. We're about an hour from Newcastle. Most of the solar battery I'm talking will be setup/designed by me, like my current solar battery proof of concept setup (2…

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benhelps
Apr 14, 2018 10:14 am
isabellamia
isabellamia
12 April

Acoustically Transparent material for Home Theatre walls

Acoustically Transparent material for Home Theatre walls

I am using an wonderful for my theater wall. The function of the noise reducing fabric is looking great and allows the sound to pass through the acoustic substrate. it is…

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isabellamia
Apr 12, 2018 2:40 pm
RjMaan
RjMaan
21 March

cinema room

cinema room

Great man. I am impressed by your work and set up. what was the cost of all this set up.?

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RjMaan
Mar 21, 2018 3:10 pm
RjMaan
RjMaan
21 March

Smart home devices

Smart home devices

with the innovation in technology, there are a lot of devices for security. I think you can find a lot of ideas on internet according to your preference.

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RjMaan
Mar 21, 2018 12:48 am
benhelps
benhelps
8 March

Real time energy monitoring

Real time energy monitoring

Fair enough. And if it adequately measured, sounds a lot simpler to just clip one on

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benhelps
Mar 08, 2018 3:23 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
1 March

Tackling inefficiency & Urban Heat Island Effect

Tackling inefficiency & Urban Heat Island Effect

The outer Western Sydney suburb of Penrith registered 47.3C on January 7 but a news team found 48C outside a school in another suburb. Why do so many people spec black…

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SaveH2O
Mar 01, 2018 7:22 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
16 February

Rainwater tank issues

Rainwater tank issues

In my humble opinion. The return vertical pipe should only come up as high as the overflow's invert as a maximum. A small drain hole would need to be drilled at the…

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SaveH2O
Feb 16, 2018 10:52 am
SaveH2O
algernon
algernon
1 February

Owner build a solar passive house

Owner build a solar passive house
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For eaves and window sizing, it's very possible to go down a rabbit hole and end up overthinking things too much. When designing our new house, I spent many, many hours…

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algernon
Feb 01, 2018 8:46 pm
NthHome
NthHome
11 January

Home Technology Hub

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

NthHome Thanks for the BoM. Do you have a double storey home? I have insulation between the ground and first floor, additional insulation in the internal walls.…

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NthHome
Jan 11, 2018 7:36 am
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Techsmax
Dec 21, 2017 11:19 am
Techsmax
Techsmax
Techsmax
18 December 2017

Raspberry Pi/Arduino and other Roll Your Own Home Automation

Raspberry Pi/Arduino and other Roll Your Own Home Automation

Hi All If you are going to be using a Pi for you controller I would recommend using the Home Assistant platform very easy to use and with a z-wave usb stick you can then…

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Techsmax
Dec 18, 2017 10:12 pm
Techsmax
Nuri
Nuri
13 December 2017

assistance with pre-wiring

assistance with pre-wiring

Cheers, I ended up running all my cables before insulation went in, except HDMI. I ran 20mm conduit in the wall where the receiver will be, then once the insulation went…

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Nuri
Dec 13, 2017 7:41 am
ddarroch
ddarroch
13 November 2017

Gas Newbie questions

Gas Newbie questions

The major energy requirements in your house are to heat your water, & space heating (depending on your climate & the quality of your build). In comparison, cooking…

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ddarroch
Nov 13, 2017 4:38 am
Keira22
Keira22
3 November 2017

T Instersection with Land

T Instersection with Land
1, 2

I have a same plot just that it has one way traffic. Let us know how did it turn out for you?

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Keira22
Nov 03, 2017 8:42 pm
gummz
gummz
18 October 2017

Glazing to Mass ratio for a U shaped house

Glazing to Mass ratio for a U shaped house

I will check out those companies. I have changed the courtyards sliding doors i to 2x french doors. They arr currently 2.4m high as i'm not too keen on 2.1m. I asked…

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gummz
Oct 18, 2017 7:14 am
deepugjacob
deepugjacob
17 October 2017

Help. Who could do this for me ?

Help. Who could do this for me ?

Thank you!!!! So that’s what it’s called “ Feature timber paneling “ Now I can google . Thanks a ton

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deepugjacob
Oct 17, 2017 7:31 am
fademan
fademan
12 October 2017

Porter Davis HoneyWell automation

Porter Davis HoneyWell automation

I was told a definite no at sales, even though I am installing a 35k theatre room in my home. Argus have a Licence to print money with the PD contract. Doesn't surprise…

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fademan
Oct 12, 2017 4:59 pm
Lurgen
Lurgen
12 October 2017

Ceiling Speaker Recommendations

Ceiling Speaker Recommendations

I used Jamo IC series units and loved them.

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Lurgen
Oct 12, 2017 8:57 am
Lurgen
MarkSindone
MarkSindone
29 September 2017

Rainwater catchment in tropics (New build)

Rainwater catchment in tropics (New build)
1, 2

Not much by ways of contributing to help from me here, but just chipping in my 2 cents worth to thank you guys for starting this thread. It's actually quite interesting…

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MarkSindone
Sep 29, 2017 1:52 pm
MarkSindone
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alexp79
Aug 30, 2017 4:12 pm
alexp79
alexp79
12 August 2017

Church near the house

Church near the house

Hi All, There is a church in around 50 m on a straight line from my planned house (two land blocks away). The church itself is masked with the trees and has around 2 m…

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alexp79
Aug 12, 2017 5:16 pm
alexp79
alexp79
12 August 2017

Feng Shui Experts

Feng Shui Experts

I guess Feng Shui has to deal more with magnetic fields rather than with the sun position, therefore, there is no difference between hemispheres, magnetic north and south…

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alexp79
Aug 12, 2017 5:03 pm
alexp79
alexp79
12 August 2017

Laundry in South-East

Laundry in South-East

Hi All, It seems that the only logical location for my laundry is south-east corner of the house (which is wealth corner and there auspicious). Is there anything can be…

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alexp79
Aug 12, 2017 4:49 pm
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
1 August 2017

New Build: LED Recessed Lights or Incandescent with LED bulb

New Build: LED Recessed Lights or Incandescent with LED bulb

A well designed LED downlight with a constant current LED driver will outlast and outperform an LED globe in a traditional fitting in every metric by a substantial margin.…

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1960sModernistHome
Aug 01, 2017 6:31 am
1960sModernistHome
MoniqueElizabeth
MoniqueElizabeth
15 June 2017

Foxtel

Foxtel

We had Foxtel installed at our last house (double storey brick veneer) and there were no issues.

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MoniqueElizabeth
Jun 15, 2017 8:58 pm
MarkSindone
MarkSindone
15 June 2017

Feng what

Feng what

I have heard of several elements that you need to infuse into your home's interior. You need to have a water source like a fountain or a fish tank, natural lighting,…

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MarkSindone
Jun 15, 2017 3:23 pm
MarkSindone
MarkSindone
MarkSindone
2 June 2017

Seeing Straight through house

Seeing Straight through house

I also think it has something to do with the flow of the energy that usually starts from the front door. So if you front door directly leads to the backyard, then the…

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MarkSindone
Jun 02, 2017 7:29 am
MarkSindone
lazandjohn
lazandjohn
15 May 2017

Dahua intercom in Perth

Dahua intercom in Perth

Hi... we bought a Dahua video intercom which works perfectly fine (have had it tested by the supplier) but for some reason our electricians couldn't get it working so they…

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lazandjohn
May 15, 2017 12:05 pm
skadoosh
skadoosh
14 May 2017

The NBN Rollout and What it means to the new Home owner

The NBN Rollout and What it means to the new Home owner
1, 2, 3

How do I work this if I am building a new house in an area where NBN isn't available yet (knocking down old house - so not a new estate) We will also only have access to…

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skadoosh
May 14, 2017 10:59 pm
Hurrow
Hurrow
4 May 2017

Buider forget 2nd data point

Buider forget 2nd data point

Sinbox I believe you're building with Porter Davis as well, how did you go with getting them to put in 42 data points? We have 4 as part of an upgrade to our Opticomm…

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Hurrow
May 04, 2017 12:35 pm
GLO
GLO
4 April 2017

Speaker volume

Speaker volume

Rest speakers are typically softer unless the movie scene has sound travelling from the front to the rear IE a helicopter flying over your heads. Rear and side speakers…

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GLO
Apr 04, 2017 7:42 pm
jhiace
jhiace
31 March 2017

Bose Home Theatre System

Bose Home Theatre System

Hahahahah Volks, don't kid yourself! No one is jealous of a BOSE system. People think Bose is good because it has heaps of "doof".... no true audiophile will ever be…

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jhiace
Mar 31, 2017 10:57 am
jhiace
jhiace
31 March 2017

Design my TV Setup :)

Design my TV Setup :)

Very similar to my living room setup

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jhiace
Mar 31, 2017 10:55 am
suchbore
suchbore
29 March 2017

Sony Home Theatre - 55" 4K or 65" FHD

Sony Home Theatre - 55" 4K or 65" FHD

Woops forgot to update. :lol: Took 4 business days to arrive in Brisbane, tracking shows it came from warehouse in Melb. Very glad we went with the 65", it fills the wall…

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suchbore
Mar 29, 2017 9:20 am
suchbore


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