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    21st Jun 2022, 07:25 AM
    Well wages have gone pretty high so that has a flow on effect. Small jobs are often more expensive if quoting company is busy. Why waste time moving between lots of small jobs if you can do one or 2 bigger ones and earn more/charge more hours. That said I would be getting at least one more quote. While I agree some people have no issue doing it themself you would be amazed the number of time I have seen even a simple plug stuffed up despite the instructions that come on packet.
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    16th Jun 2022, 02:21 PM
    Garage looks to be a detached building? If so it should have its own board. Personally the "Or here" looks best to me. Slightly away from entrance so out of sight but still easy access. However contact your sparky and get them to sign off on whatever size cable you are buying first. They need to do a load calc for the house and you may need 50mm2.
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    15th Jun 2022, 04:23 PM
    https://www.sparkydirect.com.au/p/Pair-Coil-3/8-x-3/4-Heavy-Duty-Insulated-Copper-410a-/-R32-20m-BPC3834 20m run roughly $150 to $300 in materials depending on size required. At 30m you will probably have 3x2=6 joints since 20m is pretty standard length. Very rare for a leak to occur anywhere else other than at a join unless the pipe is physically kinked during install. I've got one AC with about a 30m run and did have issues due a leak. $350 to fix and its gone 8 years since. If an...
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Electrician, construction and industrial.
Raised on a farm with old school parents.
Built and renovated several houses.
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