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Postby geezer on Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:47 pm

What type of wood is the flooring? You folks sure build quick down unda.
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Postby wottagunn on Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:48 pm

geezer wrote:What type of wood is the flooring? You folks sure build quick down unda.

it's vinyl plank flooring - https://www.carpetcourt.com.au/flooring/vinyl



anyone here have experience with a robot vacuum cleaner? Worth it or just a gimmick?
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Postby bubbie on Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:59 pm

Definitely a gimmick , in my experience. I returned mine a few days after I bought it. My friend, on the other hand, loved it when he lived alone was never home, lol. I thought it worked drymount all in his case as well though.
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Postby Codeblue on Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:20 pm

Why didn't ya just go full hard floors? What's up with that one room with carpet, or is it all the bedrooms?
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Postby wottagunn on Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:27 pm

Codeblue wrote:Why didn't ya just go full hard floors? What's up with that one room with carpet, or is it all the bedrooms?

too expensive, was something like $20k more

that room is a study, and we have carpet in the bedrooms.
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Postby jjttdw on Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:09 am

Just had to replace HVAC and furnace....$5800. :hanging:

Guy said it would save me $40 a month on AC. :roll:
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Postby cotis on Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:44 am

jjttdw wrote:Just had to replace HVAC and furnace....$5800. :hanging:

Guy said it would save me $40 a month on AC. :roll:


12 years down the line, it will pay off!
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Postby hunterjax on Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:45 am

cotis wrote:
jjttdw wrote:Just had to replace HVAC and furnace....$5800. :hanging:

Guy said it would save me $40 a month on AC. :roll:


12 years down the line, it will pay off!

lol


Wotta - please looks great . . . digging that backsplash tile in the kitchen!
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Postby Codeblue on Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:43 am

wottagunn wrote:
Codeblue wrote:Why didn't ya just go full hard floors? What's up with that one room with carpet, or is it all the bedrooms?

too expensive, was something like $20k more

#worthit
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Postby soam24 on Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:39 pm

Ok, who has a wifi enabled garage door system and what ya got?

Doing some homework now but obv looking for real world reviews / recs.
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Postby relentlesskevin on Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:15 pm

soam24 wrote:Ok, who has a wifi enabled garage door system and what ya got?

Doing some homework now but obv looking for real world reviews / recs.

I had the first generation GogoGate. Worked alright for about two years, then the wireless antenna died. Tired to get another replacement part, but they said they dont support the first generation and I would have to purchase a whole new device. They run about $150 -200. It was nice to be able to see when my garage door was opened from my phone, or open it for someone from anywhere.
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Postby wottagunn on Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:12 pm

very close now folks. Home Presentation is booked for this friday, in which we go over everything with the site supervisor and make notes of everything we would like fixed/touched up.
Have a few things already in mind (those caps over the brick columns at the front need to be painted for example) but I can't see there being a whole lot left.
Also had some rural fencing put in to create a backyard for the dog.

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Postby HisBobness on Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:42 pm

Looks great. New home with no solar, tho?
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Postby wottagunn on Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:10 am

solar is a pretty specialised thing here, and not cheap. it's something we may do in a few years, just depends if we intend to stay in this house or not.
Wasn't going to drop $20k or so and then end up selling in a few years.
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Postby relentlesskevin on Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:53 am

HisBobness wrote:Looks great. New home with no solar, tho?

HisBobness wrote:Looks great. New home with no solar, tho?


I never understood the pricing for solar panels in the US. My company spent $750k to install a system, that is when the government was giving a $300k grant. We did a calculation of the payback based on its production, and it would take around 40 years to pay them off. That is even with the power company payback the Xrefs. Unfortunately the solar panels lifespan would not make the 40 years. From what I hear they are more affordable in Europe, or their electric prices are a lot higher.
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