Saturday, November 27, 2010

Alarm Update

After having had our neighbour call me at midnight to say the alarm was going off I decided it was time complain about the alarm. It has been randomly going off for weeks and I was sick of the keypad stalling on code entry.

The alarm tech came out and I explained the problems we had been having, he decided the best option was to replace the VoiceNav (Keypad). Apparently they have been having some firmware issues. So far so good.

Something to note is the VoiceNav is very customisable, the tech changed the way the zones display and showed me how to change the sensitivity on the keypad. Lots going on in this unit if the user manual was clearer.

Epic Fail

This is how not to do a bath spout, photo taken at Metricon's new Underwood display. The display is worth a look because Metricon have gone all out on these display houses to the point they have reproduced an almost exact copy of one of their best Melbourne displays. When we selected our bath spout I double checked everything and as a result the layout was perfect.

The Colour Of Green

After a few weeks the grass has taken well and is looking very lush and green. Getting lots of comments from the neighbours and tradies. Hoping it stays this way. Will have to drag the mower up to the new house soon and give it's first cut.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Air Conditioning Fixed

Fairly happy with the response to the air conditioning problem. Reported the problem yesterday morning and received a call from the service manager this morning. They were on-site by lunch time and looking into the problem.

It seems the main issue was the drain getting an air lock, they installed a breather into the drain line and the problem was fixed with water flowing from the head unit out the drain.

A little more care at installation would have avoided this but a fast response and fix to the problem goes a long way to making up for it.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Air Conditioning Malfunction

After having had the air conditioning installers back to sort out the bodgy install of the 3.5kw bedroom unit, today I decided to give the main lounge unit a run. I set it to 22 degrees cooling and went down the road for half an hour. After returning back to the house it was lovely and cool but I could hear running water.....I turned around to see water cascading out of the head unit and down the It appears there is something wrong with the drainage. There will be a stern phone call first thing in the morning.
For the record the air conditioning was done out of contract after handover but by the same installers as Metricon use for their ducted installs. The rough-ins were perfect but something went very wrong with the installs. I suspect they unleashed a new and untested installer on me....not happy.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Progress Report

The first picture is a progress shot of the lounge area taken looking back from the dining room area. The wall behind the "tiny" TV (Which is the bedroom TV) will be painted out in a dark grey to break up the all white look. Still looking for a side table for the lamp so it can moved to other end of the lounge to make way for our M&K sub woofer.
Air conditioning is up and running in the living area and master bedroom. The install of the bedroom unit was rough as and after I lodged a complaint the service manager himself came out and sorted it straight away. Very happy with quietness of the Panasonic inverter's, second picture is of the lounge 8.0kw outside unit.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Shutters Installed

Sorry for the lack of posts but just so flat out with life, work and the house recently. The long awaited shutters have arrived and been installed in the bathrooms. Finally some privacy!!
Thinking a timber finish would have been nice but the white serves the purpose of bouncing and reflecting light very well which is why we went that way in the first place.
I've been chipping away at the lighting and preparing the slab for the wooden flooring which is sitting at the suppliers warehouse waiting for the installer to give a date that it can be done.....before Christmas was mentioned which in tradie terms could be Christmas

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Off Topic Supercharged Ford GT Test Drive

Thinking of upgrading the Holden Calais later this year or early next year so I've started test driving the most likely suspects. I got to drive one of the first of the new supercharged Coyote V8 powered GT Falcon's in Queensland yesterday. I can leave the 6 speed manual behind but the power in this thing is brutal and supercharger whine totally electrifying....It's on the short