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tomasulu last won the day on September 12 2014

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  1. My 25x3 costs about $250 a month maintenance. Twice weekly cleaning.
  2. I'd stick to your design ideal and go with the metal frame. I did ALU doors myself - didn't know better - and yes the frames are thick and not as nice. I have a metal gate for outdoor and it doesn't rust. And even if it did it's just a simple paint job to cover it up.
  3. very cool, not many have the opportunity to build their own house in singapore. do you have any 3d sketches? looking forward to your updates. this is quite an undertaking. I tried and gave up on a rebuild years ago when costs quickly escalated beyond $1m. sold the property and bought another which just required a reno. a quick question, you mentioned there is an option to top up the lease... is that specific to your property and in writing or just a general policy of ura? also you mentioned this is a refab? i didn't know we have such a thing... please say more.
  4. I've also routed the circuit that supports the appliances with the highest power requirements to another. So maybe that helped too.
  5. I've a terrible case of power circuit frequent tripping too. Often it happened after a heavy downpour. I've done so many things but what worked was changing some of the items inside the db box to higher resistance ones. I can't remember what the electrician said but essentially it's to raise the threshold before the circuit trips. Not sure it's safe to do so but at least it helps reduce the tripping.
  6. I think a 60 yo cluster house won't be an easy sell. And even if it's you won't realize much cap gain on this purchase 20 years later. I'd go with a fh terrace.
  7. Mitsubishi 8 compressors, 2 cassettes (28k btu I think), and 6 blowers (including 2x 24k btu). 3 storey installation. $15+k by nation cool.
  8. Id home plus was the contractor for my lap pool and I am happy with their service. I'm sure they do repair works as well. Don't have his number with me but you can google for them.
  9. Commiserations. I had to change my polycarbonate roof because it leaked. The new polycarbonate roof leaks too but much less and only during very heavy downpour. What the workers did was to support the aluminum structure with metal pillars. The structure could support a couple of workers that way. Next time I will go with glass roof which I suspect contracts and flexes less. Also had to apply sealant to the main roof (clay tiles) due to leaks. Thankfully it's been good since then.
  10. http://www.apswater.com/article.asp?id=198&title=Alkaline+Water+Hoax+It+is+Simple+Science I've also read articles that claim purified water is terrible for you. I've been drinking it for years. Don't trust everything out there.
  11. Maybe stick to the mass market brands. I won't touch Miele ever ever again.
  12. It broke down once. Maybe twice, can't remember. I've used gaggenau and will choose it over Miele any day. Miele has very poor quality parts. I'm still shocked that the drip tray metal contact is rusted. The technician claimed that they're not designed for local conditions.
  13. In case you think it's an unfortunate case of a single bad purchase let me say I've 2 stovetops, an oven, a built-in coffee machine, a dish washer, a fridge and a couple of vacuum cleaners. All of which, except the stovetops and the vacuum machines, require at least a visit from the Miele technician. The fridge and the washer have had multiple visits. The washer was brought back to the workshop because the technicians can't fix it on premise. The stovetops work ok but the coating has began to peel off. The coffee machine performs a gazillion unnecessary tests - please fill fresh water, please empty drip tray,... - before allowing you to make a cuppa. Even though there is more than enough water left. And of course today the coffee machine breaks down because according to the error message - the drip tray contact is wet. We checked and the metal contact is rusted. Rusted! A metal piece on the drip tray that is constantly in contact with water! How can it rust in two years?? Don't get me started on the fridge. It has malfunctioned on an average of every six months. Comparatively the teka exhaust hoods we bought at the same time have served us well. Miele has absolutely the worst qc and badly designed products. The sense of quality surrounding their products is just good marketing.
  14. Make sure you get plumbers who know hansgrohe products. You can call the distributor for recommendation. My id plumber damaged them because they didn't know how to install.