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  1. Bear in mind that two people standing on same...

    Bear in mind that two people standing on same floor in high heels will have equivalent people weight distribution onto 4 very small points on the floor as the same two people sitting in a bathtub...
  2. (probably late replying to this as I think you...

    (probably late replying to this as I think you already found this out, but just for clarity..)

    alas, if you really are in "Victoria" what you're doing here is not to code. You cannot have a...
  3. Conflicting advice: is a permit required to build a deck?

    g'day all:
    Have conflicting advice from various parties (council, tradies, permit company) and would like an opinion from the peanut gallery.


    Residential property in South East Melbourne...
  4. Thanks Chalkyt, this gives a lot to go on! ...

    Thanks Chalkyt, this gives a lot to go on!



    We have 34 double GPOs in the house, however most are not connected and/or our actual usage is way less than what it could otherwise be. Based on...
  5. Thanks for your response, main switchboard is: ...

    Thanks for your response, main switchboard is:
    101269

    From left to right its:
    - main circuit breaker (in): 63A
    - oven (20A CB but oven is 10A)
    - circuit for pool pump (20A CB but pool...
  6. How big can an individual circuit be (Melb/VIC/single phase)

    Am in Melbourne SE suburbs (UE distribution) with single phase power and what I presume is an 80A service fuse.
    The main circuit breaker on the switchboard is 63A.

    Question to the sparkies out...
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    Take a look at lifx (LIFX - the smart wifi light...

    Take a look at lifx (LIFX - the smart wifi light bulb), a local (aussie) startup that has wifi + mesh enabled networked LED bulbs that fit into 240V bayonet/edison screw (GU10 coming in future/soon.)...
  8. suggest you don't do this. 1. the moisture...

    suggest you don't do this.

    1. the moisture from the condenser apparently has a PH that is quite acidic.
    2. if you really want to do the calculations, look up just how much water you would...
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    need updates!

    [posted to both ICF extension project & ICF house build in Adelaide]

    Hi sundancewfs & Belair_Boy:
    I'm sure I'm not the only one that really enjoys seeing progress on each of these and would love...
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    need updates!

    [posted to both ICF extension project & ICF house build in Adelaide]

    Hi sundancewfs & Belair_Boy:
    I'm sure I'm not the only one that really enjoys seeing progress on each of these and would...
  11. I deliberately didn't state that you likely could...

    I deliberately didn't state that you likely could run some things without it tripping, because while you found that you could, you may not have realized that you were continuing to arc/heat up that...
  12. Yes it can. If you have a fault (active-to-earth...

    Yes it can.
    If you have a fault (active-to-earth or neutral-to-earth or active-to-neutral) on one circuit, even if you open its breaker that its on a shared RCD with the other circuit means you'll...
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    it could be peeling away for a myriad of reasons....

    it could be peeling away for a myriad of reasons.

    a solution we used successfully on 50 year old ceiling plaster with unknown previous paint on it was Zinser Peel Stop.
    Comes in a spray can, easy...
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    BTW one of the best comparison tools is...

    BTW one of the best comparison tools is pvoutput.org.
    you can compare your output to others around to (or anyone on there for that matter).

    for your system, generating at 16kWh/day for 2.66KW of...
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    A few points: 1. Panel power numbers are...

    A few points:

    1.
    Panel power numbers are based on a standard calculation of solar irradiation being 1000W/m2 (or something like that) @ 25C ambient.
    If the ambient temperature is lower you get...
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    clay/terracotta pipe, so its old. but there's...

    clay/terracotta pipe, so its old.

    but there's no reason why an IP cannot just be like that with a grate/grating over the top.
    looks like thats gone missing but that doesn't stop it functioning.
  17. i don't believe 138kg will be an issue. that is...

    i don't believe 138kg will be an issue.
    that is simply the equivalent of a person standing in the middle of the floor holding something heavy.

    Of course, best seek professional advice to confirm....
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    Is $27K reasonable for a kitchen + bathroom? I'd...

    Is $27K reasonable for a kitchen + bathroom?
    I'd say that it likely is possible and with quite a decent finish provided you're not changing the layout significantly, certainly not the layout of...
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    so based on that shadow diagram, assuming its...

    so based on that shadow diagram, assuming its accurate, what objections do you believe your neighbour would have that violates ResCode?
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    based on your picture & assuming North points...

    based on your picture & assuming North points upwards, i doubt that the 'shadow' would even happen....

    note the date and hours/time i posted above.

    i'd expect your architect or whomever you're...
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    i think you need to talk to your architect about...

    i think you need to talk to your architect about what ResCode says about a pergola/verandah area and if it has a transparent/translucent cover like laserlight if that is still considered "private...
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    So are you within planning guidelines on your...

    So are you within planning guidelines on your overshadow of your neighbour? You don't say.

    To be clear, these are what ResCode says. You are either in compliance with it, or you are not. There is...
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    +1 on the Viron P300. i have one of them, i use...

    +1 on the Viron P300.
    i have one of them, i use it for both the pool heating and filter.

    have had it close to 12 months now, works fantastic.
    runs on the quiet setting so runs overnight when...
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    When you say "treated" what exactly do you mean?...

    When you say "treated" what exactly do you mean?
    Did a pest controller find the nest?

    An active termite problem basically requires that they have a source of water.
    Did your pest controller find...
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    Is there anything in your renovation/extension...

    Is there anything in your renovation/extension which is against ResCode or against any heritage overlay in your area?
    Reality is that if everything you are doing is within ResCode then there are...
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    yep, i did it to our place. mongrel of a job! :) ...

    yep, i did it to our place. mongrel of a job! :) took me about 5 days, 5 hrs/day for a ~20 square house.
    (strange shape and lots of ducts up there)



    yes just fix as low down as you can and...
  27. 1. the agg pipe (as pictured) cannot be used, its...

    1. the agg pipe (as pictured) cannot be used, its broken.
    2. i'd argue its likely the WRONG kind of agg pipe anyway. socked is the only way to go, with appropriate aggregate around it

    as a guess...
  28. post a pic of your timber cladding. if its...

    post a pic of your timber cladding.
    if its anything like weatherboards, its simply to pull one board off above/below the noggin on the stud wall and 'push' up (or down) a R1.5 poly bat then re-nail...
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    looks to me like someone did a dodgy renovation,...

    looks to me like someone did a dodgy renovation, removing an older ~900mm single door & replaced it with an aluminium sliding door ~1800mm wide WITHOUT putting in a lintel above it or incorrectly...
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    here's a practical suggestion from left field:...

    here's a practical suggestion from left field:
    do a deal with a neighbour either side or behind you for access via a gate opening onto THEIR property so you can get your boat/car/whatever out of...
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    either of cat5e, cat6 or cat6a will do the job. ...

    either of cat5e, cat6 or cat6a will do the job.

    cat5e is good enough for gigabit ethernet (100MB/s) at up to 100m.
    cat6 (with the appropriate 8p8c connectors) is futureproof for 10GbaseT...
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    you cannot change these things from the Networker...

    you cannot change these things from the Networker BUT they are changeable from the controller inside the central unit LCD.
    the Library has the documents you're after. ...
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    nah, use the right tool for the right job. a...

    nah, use the right tool for the right job.
    a 'wonder bar' makes it easy to 'pull' or push things tight.

    86252

    as far as price, no idea if thats good or not, seems a little high for something...
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    for a width of 90mm and a depth of 19mm yes its...

    for a width of 90mm and a depth of 19mm yes its normal for them to buckle/bow. nature of wood.
    you'll find that some are probably worse than others.

    hard to say whether thats "typical", a lot of...
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    i'd go option #1. plenty of times we take HOT...

    i'd go option #1. plenty of times we take HOT things out of the microwave, you want a bench right there to put them down on to.

    love the idea of integrated fridge. we did that. since you're...
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    there is no 'standard' but there are 'maximums'...

    there is no 'standard' but there are 'maximums' that the local planning laws (council) permit.

    personally i think the most common around where i am (SE Melb suburbs) is 1.5m.
    we have a fence...
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    yes i meant H4.

    yes i meant H4.
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    that your builder built it using M class is a...

    that your builder built it using M class is a good sign. but i'd still want to verify what the soil report says on it.
    if its pretty solid clay then thats fine. basically you don't want your...
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    first up, whether you concrete the pergola posts...

    first up, whether you concrete the pergola posts into the ground depends on what the materials are for your posts & whether they CAN be in the ground.
    what's the material for your posts?
    ...
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    if wherever you're getting it from, if you have a...

    if wherever you're getting it from, if you have a choice between a "Toro" and a "Dingo" go for the Toro.
    basically they are the same in terms of the attachments they use and the kinds of things that...
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