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    Looks great. Keep up the good work!

    Looks great. Keep up the good work!
  2. They sell these all throughout Asia. There are...

    They sell these all throughout Asia. There are models available from most of the major manufacturers. Here's one from Panasonic.
    DH-3DL2S | Panasonic

    They are a cheap solution for poorer homes...
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    GraemeCook, why were you after a heat pump setup?...

    GraemeCook, why were you after a heat pump setup? They are rare here. 8-12k for the heat pump is ridiculous.
  4. Seems a little pricey. Try these guys: Anders and...

    Seems a little pricey. Try these guys: Anders and Son - (03) 9374 1000.

    A friend used them and paid around 9.5k for 9 panels, Ferroli boiler, Honeywell thermostat and copper pipework for the...
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    $800 per radiator seems very over-priced. Are you...

    $800 per radiator seems very over-priced. Are you sure you weren't quoted an installed price for the whole system? Often the rule-of-thumb with hydronic heating in Australia is that it costs $1000...
  6. I agree with Belair_boy. A lathe would be the...

    I agree with Belair_boy. A lathe would be the best option for this. Normally when I drill stainless steel I drill hard and fast, while spraying a bit of coolant on the drill bit.
  7. Is it a secret?

    Is it a secret?
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    On a similar note, does the wall wrap go in front...

    On a similar note, does the wall wrap go in front of the plywood bracing (between weatherboards and plywood) or behind it?
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    You can get a decent sized split system for the...

    You can get a decent sized split system for the open space (6-7kW cool) and have an air transfer system installed to the bedrooms. See link below:

    IXL Ventilation

    Or you could just install a...
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    You can use a grout saw or an oscillating tool...

    You can use a grout saw or an oscillating tool with a grout removal attachment. I have completed two bathrooms at our place using both. There didn't seem to be much time difference between using one...
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    Great job on the house. Black door looks great;...

    Great job on the house. Black door looks great; we are planning the same thing.
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    That looks amazing! I love looking at this Go To...

    That looks amazing! I love looking at this Go To Whoa. I haven't heard of people using self-levelling compound over yellow-tongue. What type did you use and how did you apply it? Did you just pour it...
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    You should keep the surround. It looks like an...

    You should keep the surround. It looks like an original, albeit quirky, feature that makes your house authentic.
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    Here are a few option: Make sure the spa is...

    Here are a few option:


    Make sure the spa is insulated inside.
    Lower the temperature and only increase it the morning you plan on using the spa.
    Re-locate the spa to an area that is less...
  15. Thread: Old Safe

    by dominicw
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    We found an old safe at our place as well. We...

    We found an old safe at our place as well. We were able to lift it out with the slab attached using a rope. We then cut it open with an angle grinder, which made light work of it. Unfortunately,...
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    Welcome aboard! Would be great to see some photos...

    Welcome aboard! Would be great to see some photos of what you're working with.
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    Some additional points worth considering: Split...

    Some additional points worth considering: Split systems is generally cheaper to run. Ducted systems can have an EER of around 3, whilst split systems can have an EER of around 5. EER is the ratio of...
  18. We had that problem. After replacing the old gal...

    We had that problem. After replacing the old gal piping, the issue was resolved. The gal piping was so corroded inside, that the inner diameter was about 8mm.
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    Is everything plumbed and wired correctly? Did...

    Is everything plumbed and wired correctly? Did you connect the float switch? Is there anything trapped in the flow sensor turbine?
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    The unit is as old as the house, so about 50...

    The unit is as old as the house, so about 50 years old. The house has copper piping.
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    Gravity Fed HWS Cutting Out

    Hi All,

    We have just moved into grandma's place and are having issues with the gravity fed electric hot water system in the roof. When you run the bath tap, water initially comes out at a decent...
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    Great work. Has the outside changed much?

    Great work. Has the outside changed much?
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    I have a DeWalt 18V DC720KA and it is fantastic....

    I have a DeWalt 18V DC720KA and it is fantastic. I also have a Dewalt circular saw and angle grinder. All of the tools are very well made, reliable and durable. The drill has plenty of power and good...
  24. The condensate pump doesn't come with the units....

    The condensate pump doesn't come with the units. You have to buy this separately. But you should listen to tricky4000 and mike_perth and replace the ducted unit with a new one.
  25. You need to have a drain pipe running down from...

    You need to have a drain pipe running down from the indoor unit. Otherwise, you can fit a condensate pump that can pump the water up and out. However, these are prone to failure.
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    As an easy fix you could put a brass screw/bolt...

    As an easy fix you could put a brass screw/bolt through it, heat it with a heat gun until red and apply solder. Just make there is no water in the pipe, or it will take all of the heat away.
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    Reinforcing Concrete Stump Footings

    Hi All,

    I am planning on leveling my house early next year. The house is on concrete stumps, some of which had sunk. I haven't had a chance to have a good look, but it seems as though someone had...
  28. Thread: What's this?

    by dominicw
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    On the other side is our dining room. There is a...

    On the other side is our dining room. There is a toilet/laundry to the left and a kitchen to the right. There may have been a toilet where the laundry is a long time ago, but I can't be sure. It...
  29. Thread: What's this?

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    What's this?

    Hi All,

    I noticed this drain the other day and was hoping somebody would be able to shed some light. Is it for sewerage or drainage? What is the purpose of it? Thanks in advance.

    87273
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    Do all houses need to have one of these?

    Do all houses need to have one of these?
  31. The caps are there to allow the valves to be...

    The caps are there to allow the valves to be opened/closed. Behind the valves you will normally find a hex head for an allen key. I'm not sure what you mean by charge the lines, then re-seal them....
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    Thanks everyone. Unfortunately the house pictured...

    Thanks everyone. Unfortunately the house pictured is not mine, but a house nearby. Our house is of the same style but was 'updated' with plastic cladding, aluminium windows, fake metal roof tiles and...
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    Is there a term used to describe that the windows...

    Is there a term used to describe that the windows are mounted to protrude past the weatherboards, as opposed to most windows which are mounted flush with the boards? Thanks in advance.
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    What is this window called?

    Hi All,

    Just wondering if anyone can help identify what the windows which protrude out of weatherboard houses are called. They are often built within a box that has some detail underneath. I have...
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    Hi. Nice work, the renovations look great. What...

    Hi. Nice work, the renovations look great. What program did you use for the drawings you did?
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