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    Juan, I would like to ask: Are you going to pump...

    Juan, I would like to ask:
    Are you going to pump into all of the house (or have it so you can split it off during different parts of the year) to maximise the usage of your rain water, or just the...
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    Reality Cheque!!!

    We just deferred the project. It came to the day to sign the final paperwork, got a new final cost with the builder and it all cost too much and was going to kill our lifestyle. A week of sleepless...
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    What lights in the kitchen?

    Please have a look at the kitchen and tell me what lighting you recommend. We have envisaged 3 pendant style lights down over the sink/bench which will be over-looking the dining-living area. The...
  4. Thread: Termite traps

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    There is an annual service fee of $500 I think...

    There is an annual service fee of $500 I think and I will follow up on that as my next one is due. That covered me for all of the service calls and treatments and destruction of the nest. If I...
  5. Thread: Termite traps

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    ..and another thing!

    ..........don't be fooled, if there is a colony in the area then you can be sure they are motoring around under your house looking for stuff to eat anyway. I'd rather know they are there and attack...
  6. Thread: Termite traps

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    I have traps. We just killed a colony last month...

    I have traps. We just killed a colony last month using them and saved the neighbours house, lovely old lady she is.

    They are fantastic. I don't want to spray my house every year or whatever it is....
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    Thanks for the thread frog_hopper, Black Cat and...

    Thanks for the thread frog_hopper, Black Cat and Moondog have fixed me up anyway.
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    I like what you are saying and had not considered...

    I like what you are saying and had not considered it and will give it some serious consideration. I value your input (still chuckling about the other thread), thanks. I reckon the spices are going...
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    ..and the kitchen

    All and or any comments appreciated. Its not too late. 750mm stove top gas, some sort of satin white laminate doors, laminate top - greyish - fairly tight form, pewter splash back.
    I have just been...
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    I am looking at the same question. Is it an...

    I am looking at the same question. Is it an option to have them staggered. That is, one 600 deep and then above that one 300 deep and so on?

    And ooooh aaaah, those drawers look good at the...
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    If it is solid but just old and tired with a bit...

    If it is solid but just old and tired with a bit of lifting, can you grind the sucker flat? It might look good with all of the exposed aggregate. I know I have come in late but am interested.
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    Howdy. Another option, and a sandy area sounds...

    Howdy. Another option, and a sandy area sounds ideal, is to dig a swale. Google that and there are all sorts of ideas and calculations. A friend of mine in Adelaide who has a small roof area dug...
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    Planning Approved

    Righto, it's been a while.
    We now are waiting for the council engineering approval, the first pass got sent back as there needed to be different footings for the reverse brick vaneer on 2 walls.
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    Energy efficient windows etc.

    We have settled on a renovation design for our 1930's bugallow. We are getting double glazed uPVC sliding doors (2 at W3.3 x H2.4 m) facing north with appropriate sized eaves (1.3 m) in the large...
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    http://chart.finance.yahoo.com/z?s=%5eAXJO&t=5y&q=...

    http://chart.finance.yahoo.com/z?s=%5eAXJO&t=5y&q=l&l=on&z=l&p=s&a=v&p=s&lang=en-AU&region=AU

    These are the top 200 companies in the country, no need to explain how big some of them are, or is...
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    "But hey, as soon as we have affordable baseload...

    "But hey, as soon as we have affordable baseload solar energy, count me in. :2tsup:" Quote Dr. Freud

    There are those that dare to dream and make The World a better place. And there are those that...
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    Also see this thread for links to websites for...

    Also see this thread for links to websites for more info. Clickon link below.

    http://www.renovateforum.com/f203/polished-concrete-flooring-98419/
  18. So to expand on this a bit, are these internal...

    So to expand on this a bit, are these internal instant gas water heaters compatible with solar hot water? Also, with correct air intakes and etc would you be able to enclose the flue and heater to...
  19. It looks like Bear must have killed the last...

    It looks like Bear must have killed the last Sumatran albino tiger for a paddle. Nice craftsmanship.
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    Some things are sacred!

    http://www.renovateforum.com/attachments/f187/85747d1311951336t-emission-trading-cid_b1e6a95f-9bda-4d0d-8ad0-4c37c1822857.jpg

    :tdown:

    I don't know the history of this photo but my guess is it...
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    Here is another on...go you good thing. I...

    Here is another on...go you good thing. I thought I should colour it green..... How is the foresight of our Indonesian brothers. Bless them.


    12 July 2011 ASX ANNOUNCEMENT

    Panax Welcomes...
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    [QUOTE=SilentButDeadly;850874]However, I am here...

    [QUOTE=SilentButDeadly;850874]However, I am here merely to entertain [QUOTE]

    Halelujah baby, I'm getting entertained. Damn good sport what....!
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    From a Company giving it a crack.

    This is the sort of commentary I like.

    Commentary and Update 4th Quarter FY2011
    DSC The Renewable Energy of Choice

    The positive impact of worldwide initiatives to address climate change...
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    Very honorable of you Sir. I would like the...

    Very honorable of you Sir. I would like the opportunity to trundle off down there for a look though. I just want to see what is around. Please, also look at the other thread I copied into my...
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    Righto, so a flatter bottom bath would be a start...

    Righto, so a flatter bottom bath would be a start and a narrower lip perhaps. I have a hoof on me too but I think my lovely English bride :- (well.....as good as) will be the biggest user. She is...
  26. Thread: LED downlights

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    I just went and had a look at other links...

    I just went and had a look at other links provided. Thanks. I had found most of them.
    I have an order on the way lhm for some of the bayonnet globes/bulbs, forgot about the $10, no matter thanks...
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    I would be really surprised if they can't pull up...

    I would be really surprised if they can't pull up and back down as they did in my place, as opposed to going remote. Old school builders did things right with the view of being able to fix stuff.
    If...
  28. Hopefully, if they go down this road, they do as...

    Hopefully, if they go down this road, they do as they have just done in SA. That is you need to buy the unit prior to Oct 1, then you have 120 days to make a date for the electricity supplier, for us...
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    Out of the square

    My 1930 bungalow in Adelaide has a conduit or space running down to the existing (now replaced) switches on the doorframes of the internal, single brick walls. When we rewired we simply tied a cord...
  30. Thread: LED downlights

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    Conceptual Discussion

    :aro-u:Hello lhm,
    I would like to discuss LED options for a new build renno we are planning. I am not much for downlights but am pursuing info/options. I am happy to do it by this forum/thread as I...
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    Fantastic. I see where you are coming from with...

    Fantastic. I see where you are coming from with some of your posts in other threads. Great job.
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    Difficult entry to bath??

    It looks great, good to hear the comments on how to make a small room bigger. I am nearing 50 and had not considered hand rails - back to the drawing board for us then.
    Is the bath hard to get into...
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    Bungalow Extension

    Well, here we go.
    We are in the planning stage at the moment and have taken the first few steps of contacting a builder recommended by a friend. We saw the work on her house and were impressed and...
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    Yep, good comment. That what I liked about the...

    Yep, good comment. That what I liked about the thread I quoted, it covered off on all the considerations as you have said. It would be great if you have the money to 1/design and build the house with...
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    Your Home Technical Manual - Home Page...

    Your Home Technical Manual - Home Page

    http://www.yourhome.gov.au/technical/fs410.html

    www.wers.net
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    Not me but I like the look of it and...

    Not me but I like the look of it and amresearching materials for our build. I am trying to avoid thermal mass on the outside and this looks the ticket. Hope you get some replies on this but it is...
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    Hello PP, Boy this is about the third time I...

    Hello PP,
    Boy this is about the third time I have written this post as I keep losing it while fetching links and etc, I need forum training......
    I reckon the uPVC stuff is great and found this...
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    Just as a follow up on this comment of mine, I...

    Just as a follow up on this comment of mine, I have made a lot of enquiries regarding this matter.
    The new legislation says that you have to have an agreement with a provider in place by Sept 30 to...
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    The Energy Label

    This ebay unit was manufactured in 1997 by the looks. Be aware that the energy rating system changed in 2000 and was again reviewed in 2003. My understanding is an old 5 star is...
  40. personally, i'd never put a 3.7 star system in...

    personally, i'd never put a 3.7 star system in unless you're planning on not paying the gas bills.
    http://www.sustainability.vic.gov.au/resources/documents/Operating_costs_of_gas_appliances.pdf

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